Synopsys Virtualizer Virtual Prototyping Solution

Synopsys introduced their Virtualizer virtual prototyping solution. Prototypes created with Virtualizer accelerate software development schedules by up to nine months, and increase productivity by up to 5x over traditional approaches to teams performing software development, hardware/software integration, system-on-chip (SoC) verification and system validation. Virtualizer is available now. Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs), which includes a subset of Virtualizer features, is also available now.

Synopsys Virtualizer virtual prototyping solution

Synopsys Virtualizer Features

  • Fast time to virtual prototype availability with the broadest portfolio of models and reference designs, intuitive graphical prototype assembly and debug, and standard-based (SystemC/TLM) support and publishing capabilities
  • Virtual prototypes adapted to multiple end user design tasks for optimal accuracy with support for multiple levels of abstraction
  • High debug and analysis efficiency through system-level software debug and analysis, hardware/software combined analysis and synchronized integration with 3rd party software debuggers and embedded software development tools
  • Integration with adjacent flows including SoC integration, hardware verification and system validation/testing
  • Services to accelerate modeling and virtual prototype creation as well as prototype deployment leveraging decades of experience
  • Accelerates software development schedules by up to nine months and delivers up to 5X increase in design productivity compared to traditional methods
  • Leverages Virtio, VaST and CoWare technologies deployed at over 50 semiconductor and electronic systems companies
  • Fast and accurate simulation with comprehensive system visibility and control delivers near real-time software execution with unparalleled debug and analysis efficiency
  • Integral part of tools, models and services for early software development, hardware/software integration, and system validation
  • Enables efficient software-driven verification by linking to Synopsys’ HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems and VCS functional verification solution
  • Supports OSCI TLM-2.0 and SystemC and runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Enables electronic product developers to conduct system validation by networking multiple virtual prototypes together with physical system simulation, testbenches and virtual I/Os

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