Whether the design targets an ASIC, ASSP or FPGA, design prototyping is an essential verification methodology in every IC project. Prototyping can be implemented in various hardware configurations and technology depending on the design complexity. Still, in all cases, FPGA-based platforms have become the de-facto due to the versatility and maturity of FPGAs. The wealth of the FPGA marketplace facilitates finding the appropriate FPGA parts that satisfy the required number of DSP, RAM and logic resources for most applications. Besides the basic logic elements known as primitives, today’s FPGAs contain complex blocks like microprocessor subsystems or peripheral PHY blocks, enabling the implementation of Systems-on-Chip (SoC) with high-speed communication interfaces and various standards like PCI Express, USB, SATA, QSFP+ and the like.
Building the prototyping platform from the ground up with such complex FPGA devices would be both time consuming and risky. Aldec’s prototyping platforms and associated solutions mitigate these risks, and a reliable prototype can be implemented quickly.
Scalable HES Prototyping Platform
Designing state-of-the-art FPGA prototyping boards involves several months of development, production and testing, and can only be completed by a team of experienced hardware designers. Choosing the appropriate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware platform for design prototyping is key to success and can help you save plenty of time and resources in the project schedule.
Aldec HES Prototyping Platform is a complete solution incorporating the most powerful FPGA devices that provide a scalable logic resource and is complemented by the rich choice of peripheral daughter cards compliant with the FMC interconnect standard.
Embedded Prototyping Boards
TySOM ™ is a family of embedded system prototyping boards. Depending on the board, one of three FPGAs forms the core: a Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™, a Xilinx Zynq-7000 or a Microchip PolarFire SoC. The boards are compatible with the wide range of daughter cards from Aldec via industry-standard interfaces (FMC or BPX). This makes the TySOM Embedded Prototyping Boards from Aldec ideal for the rapid development of applications that include automotive (and especially ADAS), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), embedded vision, embedded HPC (including edge processing), Include IoT, IIoT, and industrial automation.