Validating that the functionality of the design behaves, as intended, is a critical step in the design and verification flow. There are obstacles to obtaining true validation however. Often substantiating a design's behavior is done using methods that don't depict an accurate picture of operation in a real environment. For instance, the use of simulation can only provide you with a partial assessment because it can't cover multiple IP blocks working together. This sort of inaccuracy can lead to critical errors in the design being missed. In order to obtain a full understanding of behavior, the design needs to run on hardware in a real-world environment. Even if this is done, the hardware performing the validation may be too slow to provide the real-time assessment that is needed. To alleviate these issues, designers have turned to building their own FPGA prototyping environments to confirm design behavior at speed, but building in-house prototyping systems is tricky and comes with its own inherent challenges.
The FPGA Prodigy Prototyping technology provided by S2C effectively addresses these issues with off-the-shelf, scalable, and flexible FPGA prototyping systems. Our technology is the highest performance FPGA technology on the market and can run at speeds much faster that emulation. Validation environments can be quickly built and extended using S2C's vast library of daughter cards. Users can feel secure working with highly reliable technology backed by world-class customer support.
True system validation can be achieved using the following Prodigy Prototyping hardware and software solutions: