Speed and Accuracy when You Need It

Built to enable the rapid creation of virtual and hybrid platforms, the Cadence® Helium™ Virtual and Hybrid Studio gives you the speed you need for early pre-silicon software bring-up and the accuracy you need for pre-silicon hardware/software co-verification, all with a unified embedded software debug experience and native integration with Cadence’s Xcelium™, Palladium®, and Protium™ verification engines.

Key Benefits

Rapid Platform Assembly

Powerful GUI-based correct-by-construction virtual SoC platform assembly studio. Start with a reference platform booting the latest Linux and Android build, or from scratch with an extensive virtual model library, including, native support for the full Arm® Fast Model portfolio.

Advanced Hybrid with Gearshift Technology

Seamlessly mix virtual models with RTL models running on Xcelium, Palladium, or Protium engines, and dynamically hot swap from virtual to RTL models midway through simulations using the unique Gearshift technology.

Unified Debug

Multi-core, multi-process embedded software debug interface connects seamlessly to both RTL and virtual CPU models, offering a unified debug experience from virtual to hybrid to RTL.

Helium Virtual and Hybrid Studio

Next-generation engine for HW/SW co-verification and debug