SoC and ASIC Prototyping

HES7-Top_VirLogoToday's growing complexity in ASIC designs and decreasing time-to-market time, have made SoC and ASIC Prototyping an essential process in product development. SoC and ASIC Prototyping eases the time constraint of system verification which lessens the probability of defects at tape-out, allowing manufacturers to release products much sooner to customers. Utilizing FPGAs in ASIC development allows for at-speed design implementation, permitting a more realistic functional coverage and integration with embedded software.


HES-7™ provides SoC/ASIC hardware verification and software validation teams with a scalable and high quality FPGA-based ASIC prototyping solution backed with an industry leading 1-year limited warranty. Each HES7XV4000BP board (2x Xilinx® Virtex®-7 2000T) has up to 24M ASIC gates of capacity, while latest HES7XV12000BP board (6x Xilinx® Virtex®-7 2000T) has up to 72M ASIC gates, not including the DSP and memory resources.

The HES-7 prototyping solution was architected to allow for easy implementation and expansion. Using a non-proprietary HES-7 backplane connector, HES-7 can easily expand prototype capacity up to 96 million ASIC gates (when 4x HES7XV4000BP used), up to 288M ASIC gates (when 4x HES7XV12000BP used) or up to 633M ASIC gates (when 4x HES7-UltraScale used) and can include the expansion of daughter boards.

HES-7 also provides support for ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ application development, leveraging Xilinx Zynq™ All Programmable SoC, and includes peripherals supporting media interfaces, memories and additional connectors to expand the development of a wide array of SoC applications. Designers can now leverage the serial processing capabilities of the Cortex-A9 processor for applications that require intensive computations and operating systems with the parallel processing capabilities of HES-7 ASIC prototyping platform to create applications across a diverse range of markets.

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