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Accelerate SoC Design: DIY, FPGA Boards & Commercial Prototyping Solutions (I)

Accelerate SoC Design: DIY, FPGA Boards & Commercial Prototyping Solutions (I)
by Daniel Nenni on 05-07-2024 at 6:00 am

Logic System

In the early days, chip designers had to rely on time-consuming simulation results or wait for the engineering sample to validate whether the design meets its intended objectives. With the increasing complexity of SoC designs, the need to accelerate software development has also risen to ensure a timely entry to market.

In the… Read More


Enhancing the RISC-V Ecosystem with S2C Prototyping Solution

Enhancing the RISC-V Ecosystem with S2C Prototyping Solution
by Daniel Nenni on 04-11-2024 at 6:00 am

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RISC-V’s popularity stems from its open-source framework, enabling customization, scalability, and mitigating vendor lock-in. Supported by a robust community, its cost-effectiveness and global adoption make it attractive for hardware innovation across industries.

Despite its popularity, evolving RISC-V architectures… Read More


2024 Outlook with Toshio Nakama of S2C

2024 Outlook with Toshio Nakama of S2C
by Daniel Nenni on 02-05-2024 at 10:00 am

Precision Chip Strategy, PCS

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your company.
I am Toshio Nakama, the founder and CEO of S2C and a strong advocate of FPGA accelerated ASIC/SoC design methodology. I first started my career at Altera as an FAE and served in technical and sales management roles at Aptix Corporation. I co-founded S2C in Silicon Valley in 2003 … Read More


Prototyping Chiplets from the Desktop!

Prototyping Chiplets from the Desktop!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-05-2023 at 10:00 am

S2C PLM Mini

S2C has been successfully delivering rapid SoC prototyping solutions since 2003 with over 600 customers, including 6 of the world’s top 10 semiconductor companies. I personally have been involved with the prototyping market for a good part of my career and know S2C intimately.

S2C is the leading independent global supplier… Read More


S2C’s FPGA Prototyping Accelerates the Iteration of XiangShan RISC-V Processor

S2C’s FPGA Prototyping Accelerates the Iteration of XiangShan RISC-V Processor
by Daniel Nenni on 10-30-2023 at 10:00 am

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S2C announced that the Beijing Institute of Open Source Chip (BOSC) adopted its Prodigy S7-19P Logic System, a VU19P-based FPGA prototyping solution, in the development of the “XiangShan” RISC-V processor. S7-19P not only accelerates the iterations of processor development but also simplifies other companies to realize … Read More


ViShare’s Rapid Market Entry with FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution from S2C

ViShare’s Rapid Market Entry with FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution from S2C
by Daniel Nenni on 09-07-2023 at 10:00 am

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ViShare Technology, a fabless semiconductor company focusing on video codec, developed a chip for 8K60 video streaming with the help of S2C FPGA-based prototyping solution. This solution enables ViShare to accelerate its verification process and time-to-market by 6 months.

Since its establishment in 2012, ViShare has been… Read More


Systematic RISC-V architecture analysis and optimization

Systematic RISC-V architecture analysis and optimization
by Don Dingee on 08-28-2023 at 10:00 am

RISC V architecture analysis and optimization chain

The RISC-V movement has taken off so quickly because of the wide range of choices it offers designers. However, massive flexibility creates its own challenges. One is how to analyze, optimize, and verify an unproven RISC-V core design with potential microarchitecture changes allowed within the bounds of the specification. … Read More


Sirius Wireless Partners with S2C on Wi-Fi6/BT RF IP Verification System for Finer Chip Design

Sirius Wireless Partners with S2C on Wi-Fi6/BT RF IP Verification System for Finer Chip Design
by Daniel Nenni on 08-17-2023 at 10:00 am

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Sirius Wireless, a provider of RF IP solutions, collaborated with FPGA prototyping solutions expert S2C to develop its Wi-Fi6/BT RF IP Verification System, aiming to improve work efficiency and reduce time-to-market for their clients.

The emergence of Wi-Fi6, a wireless connection technology (WCT), has unleashed unexpectedRead More


S2C Accelerates Development Timeline of Bluetooth LE Audio SoC

S2C Accelerates Development Timeline of Bluetooth LE Audio SoC
by Daniel Nenni on 06-15-2023 at 6:00 am

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S2C has been shipping FPGA prototyping platforms for SoC verification for almost two decades, and many of its customers are developing SoCs and silicon IP for Bluetooth applications.  Prototyping Bluetooth designs before silicon has yielded improved design efficiencies through more comprehensive system validation, and… Read More


S2C Helps Client to Achieve High-Performance Secure GPU Chip Verification

S2C Helps Client to Achieve High-Performance Secure GPU Chip Verification
by Daniel Nenni on 04-20-2023 at 6:00 am

S2C Prototyping 2023

S2C, a leading provider of FPGA-based prototyping solutions, has helped a client achieve high-performance secure GPU chip verification. With the help of S2C’s Prodigy prototyping solution, the client was able to start software development and hardware-software co-design early, leading to accelerated time-to-market… Read More