Cadence is committed to keeping design teams highly productive. A range of support offerings and processes helps Cadence users focus on reducing time-to-market and achieving silicon success. Overview
- Lets you start software development months before RTL and FPGA prototypes are available
- Creates a first-working virtual prototype in days vs. weeks
- Improves collaboration between hardware and software development teams
A key component of the Cadence® System Development Suite, our Virtual System Platform simplifies the creation and support of virtual prototypes with faster debugging. Design teams can begin developing software weeks to months before a hardware prototype is available, and software teams can use it as their application development platform.
As part of a connected development flow, the platform can be used to validate the system hardware/software interfaces as the register-transfer level (RTL) becomes available. By facilitating early software development, higher software developer productivity, and continuous hardware/software integration validation, the Virtual System Platform and System Development Suite can shave months off of system development schedules. Also part of the System Development Suite, the Cadence Palladium® Z1 enterprise emulation platform and Palladium Hybrid deliver a connected solution for early software validation.