Prodigy Player Pro

Cockpit for Prototype Design and Multi-Debug Set Up

Prodigy Player Pro is a tool that works with the FPGA-based prototyping platforms from S2C. Prodigy Player Pro plays three roles in speeding your development process – it configures the prototype, runs remote system management and provides set up for multi-FPGA debugging.



  • Faster partition engine supporting billion gate designs
  • Enhanced pin-multiplexing macro increases system performance up to 50%
  • Flexible pin-multiplexing ratios across multiple clock domains
  • Up to 70% time saving via optimized black-box flow
  • Fully automate and increase productivity with TCL scripting



An integrated GUI environment and Tcl interface makes it easy to take an existing design, compile it, partition it into multi-FPGAs, and generate the individual bit files.

Automated Compile Flow

Prodigy Player Pro has an intuitive GUI environment to guide all compile steps. After a design is compiled once, you can perform an ECO flow automatically in Tcl mode:

  • Import design
  • Set up probes
  • Run synthesis
  • Partition design
  • Assign & I/Os
  • Run FPGA place and route
  • Generate bit file(s)

I/O Assignment

Prodigy Player Pro provides a library of S2C daughter board pin-map files, and automatically matches them to I/O connectors. GUI-based clock and I/O properties assignment minimizes chance of error.


  • Automatic and guided partitioning to multiple boards
     - User-guided performance optimization
     - User configurable cable connection setup
  • Black-box approach to save partitioning time
  • Enhanced system performance by TDM optimization
  • Pre-qualification of signals before automatic pin-multiplexing insertion
  • Timing estimation to quickly understand the performance before place and route


For compiled designs, Prodigy Player Pro enables you to control the target Prodigy Logic Module or Prodigy Logic System directly from the same software console, through either Ethernet or USB connections. The lock/unlock mechanism allows multiple users to use one system simultaneously.

Multiple FPGA Configurations

Prodigy Player Pro can download the design to the FPGA(s) through USB or Ethernet. It can also write the design to an SD card on the Prodigy Logic Module/System and download the design from an SD card.

Remote System Control

All system features can be controlled remotely through USB or Ethernet.

  • Automatic detection of daughter cards when plugged in
  • Easy monitoring I/O voltages, currents and temperatures
  • Controlling multiple Prodigy Logic Modules/Systems conveniently from one console

Hardware Self-Test

A step-by-step wizard enables users to check for potential broken I/O pins, interconnection nets and clock lines. Users can also verify the global clock frequencies and I/O voltage settings.

Virtual “SWs & LEDs”

Prodigy Player Pro provides virtual switches and indicators that you can use just like real hardware.

  • Virtual LEDs for quick monitoring of design status
  • Virtual push buttons and switches to set design input conditions quickly
  • Virtual UART for convenient firmware debugging

Debug Set Up

Prodigy Player Pro allows users to pre-select the signals to be observed before compilation and define the trigger conditions to start a data capture. During runtime, the selected signals are captured and stored in an external DDR3/DDR4 memory for analysis.

Integrated In-Circuit Debug Setup

  • Preserve internal FPGA probes
  • Probes are distributed to multiple FPGAs automatically based on the partition results
  • Set up trigger and trace signals in multiple FPGAs from a single console

Trigger Condition Specification

Users can easily set the trigger events and combinational events through the Prodigy Player Pro Debug panel.

  • Trigger Events support: ==, !=, >=, <=, >, < and counting
  • Combinational Events support: !, &, |, ^, -> and counting
  • Supports up to 8 event trigger blocks

Large Number of Probes Without Re-Compile

  • Mark an unlimited number of internal FPGA probes
  • Trace up to 32K probes per FPGA in 8 groups of 4K probes each without FPGA re-compilation

Concurrent Multiple FPGAs Debug (MDM hardware required)

  • Debug multiple FPGAs using a single Logic Analyzer
  • Transmit trigger and trace data from multiple FPGAs to MDM through high-speed transceivers
  • Write the sample data in VCD/FSDB format for analysis
  • Store large external 8GB of waveform

Hardware Support

  • Compile: VU, KU, S10 and A10
  • Runtime: VU, KU, S10 and A10
  • Debug Set Up: VU, KU and S10

OS Support

  • Windows 7/10 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6/7.6 64-bit
  • Ubuntu Linux 14.04/16.04 64-bit
  • CentOS 7.4 64-bit

Language Support

  • Synthesizable RTL (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog)
  • Synthesizable gate-level netlist
  • Mixed languages