Cadence Design Systems’ virtual platform for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) is now available as a production release. The Zynq-7000 EPP virtual platform enables simultaneous development of hardware and software before hardware availability. It reduces development costs and speeds time-to-market. The Cadence virtual platform for the Zynq-7000 EPP is available now to customers who are in the Xilinx early access program.
The Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform virtual platform is based on the Cadence Virtual System Platform technology. It is a fast, pre-verified, feature-rich model of a Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP. The Cadence Virtual System Platform is a component of the Cadence System Development Suite. It features tightly integrated hardware and software debugging (including multi-core debug support), mixed domain simulation and acceleration and the ability to automatically build new model TLM 2.0 register interfaces with error-checking, test generation, and documentation from an IP-XACT description.
In addition to mirroring the EPP hardware, the virtual platform can be extended using transaction-level modeling (TLM) to support custom devices that will ultimately be instantiated within the Zynq-7000 device’s programmable logic.
The Zynq-7000 family is Xilinx’s first Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). This new class of product combines an industry-standard ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processing system with Xilinx 28nm unified programmable logic architecture. This processor-centric architecture offers the flexibility and scalability of an FPGA combined with ASIC-like performance and power and the ease of use of an ASSP.
More info: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.