Aldec to Showcase Xilinx Zynq-based ADAS and IoT Gateway Development Platforms at ARM TechCon 2016

Date: Oct 20, 2016
Type: Release

Henderson, NV – October 20, 2016 – Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-HDL language simulation and hardware-assisted verification solutions for FPGAs and ASICs today announced that it will showcase Xilinx® Zynq™-based Embedded Development Kits (EDK) for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway at ARM TechCon to be held in Santa Clara, California on October 25-27, 2016.


Visitors to Aldec’s Booth #215 at ARM TechCon will have the opportunity to view the following demonstrations:

  • ADAS Multi-Camera Surround View reference design based on TySOM-2-7Z045 EDK + TySOM-2-ADAS-FMC. The design captures, processes and displays four simultaneous First Sensor® Blue Eagle™ camera video streams in real-time. To achieve the goal of for real-time processing performance, the most computational intensive fragments of code are off-loaded from the ARM Cortex-A9 to the FPGA part of the Zynq device using Xilinx SDSoC™. The accelerated parts of the design include edge detection, colorspace conversion, and frame merging tasks. Related White Paper: Xilinx Zynq-based Development Platform for ADAS. 


  • IoT Gateway reference design based on TySOM-1-7Z030 EDK. This design runs on the core of an Embedded Linux Host that provides Internet LAN or WAN (wired or Wi-Fi connection) and handles cloud protocols designated for IoT applications such as MQTT protocol used by the Amazon Web Services (AWS). The IoT Gateway supports multiple wireless and wired protocols used to build Personal Area Networks (PAN) comprising of Edge layer devices including Bluetooth, Z-wave, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and USB.


  • Co-Emulation with ARM® Fast Models™ Virtual Platform based on HES-7 + HES-DVM. The ARM Cortex A15 EVS Subsystem and the Image Processing Subsystem running on Aldec’s emulator are connected via Verification IP (VIP) that includes transaction-level model (TLM) adaptors, Bus Functional Models (BFMs) and hardware transactors compliant with the Standard Co-emulation Model Interface (SCE-MI). The reference design boots Linux OS and runs the Image Filtering application that uses the emulated hardware subsystem.


About TySOM™ Embedded Development Kit

The TySOM™ EDK is for the embedded designer who requires high-performance RTL simulation/debugging for embedded applications such as IoT, Embedded Vision, UAV, and Automotive. The TySOM kit includes Riviera-PRO™ Advanced Verification Platform and a Xilinx® Zynq™ development board that contains a single Zynq chip (FPGA + Dual ARM® Cortex-A9), memories (DDR3, uSD), communication interfaces (miniPCIe, Ethernet, USB, Pmod, JTAG) and multimedia interfaces (HDMI, audio, CMOS camera). 


About Aldec

Aldec Inc., headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, is an industry leader in Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, Hardware-Assisted Verification, SoC and ASIC Prototyping, Design Rule Checking, , CDC Verification, IP Cores, Embedded, Requirements Lifecycle Management, DO-254 Functional Verification and Military/Aerospace solutions.


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Media Contact:          
Christina Toole, Aldec, Inc.                             
+ (702) 990-4400

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