ARM’s Juno platform links to HAPS prototyping system for software bring-up

July 07, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
An adaptor connects Synopsys’ HAPS prototyping system with the Juno ARM Versatile Express board to speed software development, hardware/software integration and system validation for ARMv8-A based SoC designs.

Synopsys’ HAPS adaptor enables a HAPS FPGA-based Prototyping System to connect to a Juno ARM Development Platform (block diagram, above). This software development platform includes the Juno Versatile Express board with ARM Cortex-A72, or Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 MPCore, Mali-T624 and reference software through Linaro Linux. Synopsys’ HAPS FPGA-based integrated hardware and software prototyping system delivers the fastest time to first prototype, with the highest system performance, and supports up to 1.6 billion ASIC gates. By using HAPS systems with the Juno ARM Development Platform, designers can accelerate software development, hardware/software integration and system validation for ARMv8-A based system-on-chips (SoCs).

 

HAPS FPGA-based physical prototyping systems include an integrated hardware and software tool flow for design planning, FPGA synthesis and debug. The HAPS ProtoCompiler software, which has built-in knowledge of the HAPS system architecture, automates partitioning to map IP blocks to complete subsystems and SoCs. This enables the fastest time to first prototype and subsequent compile iterations in hours compared to non-integrated prototypes. HAPS systems deliver superior debug visibility and automation through HAPS built-in Deep Trace Debug (DTD) technology, providing the ability to capture thousands of debug signals or seconds of trace data per FPGA at speed. ISynopsys DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits support the Juno ARM Development Platform to provide a reference design that enables designers to quickly start implementing IP in a SoC .

 

The HAPS adaptor for the Juno ARM Development Platform is available now for HAPS-80, HAPS-70 and HAPS-DX systems. The DesignWare USB 3.0 Host IP Prototyping Kit for Juno ARM Development Platform is also available.

 

Synopsys HAPS: www.synopsys.com/Prototyping/FPGABasedPrototyping/Pages/HAPS.aspx