Revolutionize emulation and prototyping

Revolutionize emulation and prototyping

Revolutionize emulation and prototyping

Siemens Digital Industries Software today introduced the hardware-based verification and validation system Veloce CS.

Veloce CS is a first in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry and includes hardware emulation, enterprise prototyping and software prototyping. Veloce CS is based on two state-of-the-art integrated circuits (ICs) - the new, purpose-built Crystal accelerator chip from Siemens for emulation and the adaptive SoC (system-on-a-chip) FPGA AMD Versal Premium VP1902 for enterprise and Software prototyping.

The solution includes three new services: Veloce Strato CS hardware for emulation. Veloce Primo CS hardware for enterprise prototyping. Veloce proFPGA CS hardware for software prototyping. Designed for congruence, speed and modularity across all three platforms, the Veloce CS system supports design sizes from 40 million gates to designs that integrate more than 40+ billion gates.

Additionally, Veloce CS runs full system workloads with superior visibility and congruence by selecting the right tool for the job, as each task has unique requirements. This enables much faster project delivery and helps reduce the cost per test cycle. To achieve this milestone, Siemens worked with key customers and partners to develop innovative hardware and a new, fully unified software architecture:

Veloce Strato CS offers a significant improvement in emulation performance over Veloce Strato, up to five times at full visibility and scaling from 40 million gates to 40+ billion gates. Veloce Primo CS is based on AMD's latest Versal Premium VP1902 FPGA. It is the industry's most congruent enterprise prototyping system, scaling from 40 million gates to 40+ billion gates. Both the Veloce Strato CS and Veloce Primo CS solutions run on the same operating system, ensuring exceptional congruence while providing the freedom to seamlessly switch between platforms. This can significantly speed up startup, setup time, troubleshooting, and workload execution.

Veloce proFPGA CS, which also leverages the AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive FPGA-based SoC, which provides a fast and comprehensive software prototyping solution, is the industry's fastest and most comprehensive software prototyping solution, scaling from one FPGA to hundreds can. This exceptional performance coupled with the highly flexible and modular design can help customers dramatically accelerate firmware, operating system, application development and system integration tasks.

The entire Veloce CS system is available in a modular blade configuration that fully meets the needs of modern data centers in terms of ease of installation, low power consumption, excellent cooling and compact footprint. Additionally, the Veloce proFPGA CS solution offers a desktop lab version for additional user flexibility. Veloce CS is qualified to run on the latest HP DL385g11 servers with AMD EPYC CPU. “The evolution of SoC and system-level designs has brought many changes over the last decade. These changes have made the use of hardware-assisted verification more necessary than ever,” said Alex Starr, Corporate Fellow, AMD.

“We worked closely with Siemens to integrate AMD's leading Versal Premium VP1902 device into the heart of the Veloce Primo CS and Veloce proFPGA CS systems. The goal was to increase performance and scalability and to qualify the HP DL385 gen11 servers powered by AMD EPYC CPUs for use with the entire Veloce CS system. The Veloce CS system, including the Veloce Strato CS emulation platform, demonstrates how Siemens is responding to customer needs and the innovation taking place within the Veloce Group.”

Customers have access to the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of apps and solutions, included in all three new Veloce CS systems. “Time to market is critical for Arm’s entire partner ecosystem. This highlights the need for tools that provide modularity, granularity and speed for IP and SoC verification,” said Tran Nguyen, senior director, design services at Arm. “Siemens’ Veloce platforms have become an integral part of the Arm development process, and we continue to see the benefits of the new Veloce Strato CS system for accelerating hardware design and software development.”

“Veloce CS is the industry’s only fully congruent, fast, modular, hardware-based, three-system system,” said Jean-Marie Brunet, Vice President and General Manager, Hardware-Assisted Verification, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “With the Veloce CS system, we are addressing the specific needs of hardware, software and systems engineers, all of whom play an essential role in developing the world's most advanced electronic products. By providing the right tool for the job, Veloce CS innovations accelerate the entire verification process and reduce total cost of ownership, which can increase profitability.”

The Veloce Strato CS system is now available to select partner customers. General availability of the three hardware platforms is planned for summer 2024. The Veloce CS system is intended to be cloud ready with general availability.