Amlogic Reduces HW/SW Integration Time
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Amlogic has adopted the new Cadence® ProtiumTM S1 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platform to deliver multimedia system-on-chip (SoC) designs to market faster. Using the Protium S1 platform, Amlogic accelerated its hardware/software (HW/SW) integration process, resulting in a time savings of two months compared to its previous traditional HW/SW integration method.
Amlogic, an early participant in the Protium S1 platform beta program, found that the platform’s unique implementation and accelerated time to prototype capabilities enabled its engineering team to begin software development on its SoC designs earlier than before. The platform also allowed designers to boot Linux and Android faster and run AnTuTu benchmark scoring in a single day.
“The Protium S1 platform enabled us to successfully run multiple instances of the design in parallel so that we could be much more productive,” said Jerry Cao, software engineering director at Amlogic. “In addition, the platform shares a common compile flow with the Cadence Palladium® Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform, which allows us to re-use our existing Cadence verification environment and achieve functional congruency between the two platforms.”
The Protium S1 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platform is a next-generation platform that enables early software development, reducing design bring-up time by an average of 80 percent versus traditional FPGA prototyping approaches. The Protium S1 platform further extends the innovation within the Cadence Verification Suite and supports the company’s System Design Enablement strategy, which enables system and semiconductor companies to create complete, differentiated end products more efficiently.
Amlogic is a global fabless system-on-a-chip (SoC) leader that provides open platform solutions for multimedia consumer devices including OTT/IP STBs, Smart TVs and Smart Home products. Amlogic has combined its highly-optimized media processing engine and system IPs with industry-leading CPU and GPU technologies to produce solutions for leading pay-tv operators, OEM, and ODM partners. Through proprietary techniques, Amlogic has been able to achieve cost, performance, and power consumption optimizations never seen before. Amlogic lets partners rapidly develop market-leading products by providing turnkey solutions on both Android and Linux. Amlogic is founded in Santa Clara, California, with R&D centers, support and sales offices in Santa Clara, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Taipei, Seoul, and France.
Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence® software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.