Verification Throughput for Pre-Silicon Software Validation
Cadence® Protium™ FPGA-based prototyping platforms rapidly bring up an SoC or System prototype and provide a pre-silicon platform for early software development, SoC verification, system validation, and hardware regressions.
Protium X2 Enterprise Prototyping Platform
Our newest FPGA prototyping platform delivers increased verification performance and capacity for development of complex SoCs and systems. The Protium X2 platform leverages the latest Xilinx VU19P for FPGA prototyping and the use of both copper and optical interconnect to deliver the highest prototyping verification performance for multi-billion-gate SoC designs.
Protium X1 Enterprise Prototyping Platform
Our first-generation FPGA-based prototyping platform provides extreme scalability and flexibility in a data center-optimized form factor. The Protium X1 platform combines a modern, blade-based hardware with an industry-leading implementation and debug software suite, all of which ensures that your prototype comes up quickly and reliably with everything you need to start firmware and software development early.
Protium S1 Desktop Prototyping Platform
Our desktop prototyping platform is a great starter kit for those needing prototyping for IP or small SoC designs. While not as expandable as the Protium X1 and X2 platforms, Protium S1 FPGA-based prototyping offers the same fast bring-up in a compact, affordable form factor.
Complementing our emulation systems is a comprehensive portfolio of physical and virtual interface support, to make using Protium FPGA prototyping even easier and more productive.
Protium prototyping supports use models to improve verification productivity through:
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Learn how our customers use the Dynamic Duo to optimize workload distribution between verification, validation and pre-silicon software bring-up and adopt a shift-left methodology to accelerate their product development process.
AMD Designs 3rd-Gen EPYC Server Processors for HPC with Dynamic Duo
Palladium and Protium help AMD push emulation in capacity, next-gen testbench design, advanced clocking, and hybrid use.
With twice the useable capacity, 50 percent higher throughput, and faster modular compiler turnaround, we can validate our most sophisticated GPU and SoC designs comprehensively and on schedule.
Narendra Konda, Senior Director, Hardware Engineering, NVIDIA Corporation
The ability to perform design bring-up and transition between the Palladium Z2 emulation and the Protium X2 prototyping platforms in short time provides us with the opportunity to optimize our shift-left deployment for our most challenging SoC designs.
Alex Starr, Corporate Fellow, Methodology Architect, AMD
The tightly integrated Cadence and Xilinx front-to-back flow allows software developers to use the platform at the earliest possible point during the development flow and to focus on design validation and software development rather than prototype bring-up.
Hanneke Krekels, Senior Director, Core Vertical Markets, Xilinx, Inc