ProDesign Rolls Out CHIPit Platinum V5 for SIC, SoC Prototyping

ProDesign, leading supplier of high-speed ASIC and SoC verification platforms, announced the launch of the CHIPit Platinum V5. The new CHIPit Platinum features an enhanced system architecture based on largest Xilinx Virtex-5 LX330 FPGAs, further enhanced debugging features and completely new software for an easier design implementation, than ever before.

The Platinum Edition V5 handles complex ASIC and SoC Designs up to 28 M ASIC gates and is aimed at customers who need a flexible high-speed verification solution to shorten the time to market by eliminating costly respins and by providing early prototypes for software development or end customers.

The CHIPit Platinum Edition V5 is the first ASIC prototyping system that can handle up to 21 Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs with a flexible programmable connection topology for a large number of different configurations. The combination of this unique system architecture and the complete new CHIPit Manager Software 4.0 for design implementation and system configuration makes this the most comfortable and easy to use ASIC Prototyping system on the market.

Among the many new debugging features in CHIPit Manager 4.0 software is a software tool that helps spread a design over many FPGAs. The tool allows a designer to review the hardware opportunities, including the available platform clock resources, the virtual location of the FPGA within the system and other important factors.

“We developed the new generation of the CHIPit Platinum system with the input and help of our key customers. Based on this information, we have enhanced the complete software environment. With this new environment the user is guided through the complete design implementation flow to get his design running as easy and as fast as possible” stated Heiko Mauersberger CTO of ProDesign.

The first public presentation of CHIPit Platinum Edition V5 will be held in booth #6678 during the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2007 June 04 – 08 in San Diego, CA.

More info: Pro Design Electronic