Synopsys Virtual Prototyping Software Tool, Virtualizer addresses the increasing development challenges associated with software-rich semiconductor and electronic products by enabling companies to accelerate both the development and deployment of virtual prototypes. The results? Accelerated time to market, increased designer productivity, and improved product quality. Virtual Prototyping Software Tools are used for prototyping fully custom SOCs, systems with PCB models, Software-Driven Verification, Software Development-Integration and Test, analog mixed signal hardware design, verification and validation.

Virtual Prototyping Hardware-Software Tool - Virtualizer

Virtual Prototyping Hardware-Software Tool - Virtualizer

Semiconductor and electronics companies developing the next generation of wireless, consumer and automotive devices are facing growing challenges. These include verifying more complex hardware, developing software in a timely and cost effective manner and communicating specification across their supply chain efficiently. Virtual prototypes are fast, fully functional software models of systems under development that execute unmodified production code and provide a higher debugging/analysis efficiency. They are used for software-driven verification, embedded software development, integration and test, and to improve communication within the supply chain. Virtual prototyping results in faster time-to-market through both earlier and faster development. The Synopsys Virtual Prototyping solution covers authoring tools, model libraries, end user debug and analysis tools, methodologies and services.

The Virtualizer tool set focuses on two distinct users: the developer creating the virtual prototype and the end user of the prototype. For each of these users we focus on delivering higher productivity through ease of use and debug/analysis efficiency.

  • Virtual Prototype Developers – the complete Virtualizer tool set focuses on the efficient creation of basic modeling blocks and the assembly of these blocks into a virtual prototype of the system
  • Virtual Prototype Users – Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs or VDK+) enable users to implement the virtual prototype in order to complete specific design tasks such as software development integration and test, hardware verification, SoC integration or system validation/testing

A Comprehensive Virtual Prototyping Solution Delivers More. Virtualizer is part of Synopsys’ next-generation virtual prototyping solution, which enables:

  • Fast time to virtual prototype availability with the broadest portfolio of models and reference designs, intuitive graphical prototype assembly and debug, and standard-based (SystemC/TLM) support and publishing capabilities
  • Virtual prototypes adapted to multiple end user design tasks for optimal accuracy with support for multiple levels of abstraction
  • High debug and analysis efficiency through system-level software debug and analysis, hardware/software combined analysis and synchronized integration with 3rd party software debuggers and embedded software development tools
  • Integration with adjacent flows including SoC integration, hardware verification and system validation/testing
  • Services to accelerate modeling and virtual prototype creation as well as prototype deployment leveraging decades of experience