SAN FRANCISCO—EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. and programmable logic vendor Xilinx Inc. have made available the FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM), a practical guide to using FPGAs as a platform for system-on-chip (SoC) development, the companies said Wednesday (March 2).
According to the companies, the FPMM includes design and verification expertise contributed by engineering teams from several companies, including Texas Instruments Inc., STMicroelectronics NV, Freescale Seminductor Inc. and Nvidia Corp. Each of these engineering teams has employed FPGA-based prototyping to accelerate complex ASIC and SoC development projects, according to Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) and Xilinx (San Jose, Calif.).
The manual covers all aspects of FPGA-based prototyping, including understanding the challenges and benefits of prototyping, the implementation of a SoC design in FPGA and its use for software and system validation, the companies said. The manual is authored by Doug Amos and René Richter of Synopsys and Austin Lesea of Xilinx.
More information about the book, including instructions on how to purchase a copy through Amazon.com and downloading a free eBook version, are available on Synopsys' website.