Zynq-7000 EPP Extensible Virtual Platform

Xilinx and Cadence Design Systems have developed an extensible virtual platform for Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) based systems. The virtual platform enables system design, software development, and testing prior to hardware availability. The Cadence/Xilinx solution can map the Zynq-7000 family’s extensibility without the need for any hardware other than a workstation. Early access to Zynq-7000 EPP Extensible Virtual Platform will be available around the first quarter of 2012.

Cadence/Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP Extensible Virtual Platform

Zynq-7000 EPP Extensible Virtual Platform

  • Enables system design, software development, and testing of Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP based systems
  • Easy to deploy and use without SystemC or modeling-specific expertise
  • Accurate enough to replace hardware for development purposes
  • Other than a computer, no other hardware is needed to map the Zynq-7000
  • Features Cadence Virtual System Platform (VSP) technology
  • Integrates with a range of Cadence offerings which provide multiple options for co-simulation
  • Stable, feature-rich, fast and functionally accurate model of the Zynq-7000 EPP processor system, its peripherals, memory and I/O
  • Transaction-level models (TLM) can be used to support custom devices that will be instantiated within the Zynq-7000 device’s programmable logic
  • Pre-hardware prototyping and configuration
  • Hands-on system specification development
  • System application development (Linux, RTOS, device drivers and bare metal applications)
  • Full run control and hardware register visibility for enhanced debug capabilities
  • Fault injection and Metric-driven hardware and software verification
  • Can boot Linux and other operating systems

More info: Xilinx | Cadence Design Systems