DesignWare IP Virtual Development Kits 

Accelerating Software Development 

Synopsys DesignWare IP Virtual Development Kits are software development kits (SDKs) that use a virtual prototype to enable developers to quickly bring-up, debug, and test software for DesignWare IP in parallel with SoC development.

DesignWare IP Virtual Development Kits: Instantly Start Software Development for IP


DesignWare IP Virtual Development Kit
The IP Virtual Development Kits (VDKs) contain a configurable model of the DesignWare IP integrated with a multi-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 virtual prototype based on the ARM Versatile™ Express development board. The kits run Linaro® Linux® with reference drivers for the DesignWare IP and provide non-intrusive debug control and visibility. In addition, their Eclipse-based tools interface seamlessly with the most popular embedded software debuggers such as Eclipse CDT, DDD, Lauterbach TRACE32 and ARM DS-5. As the ARMv8 processor has both 64-bit and 32-bit operating modes, the DesignWare IP software can be optimized for the target mode and application. The reference design can easily be extended and modified to reflect the target SoC using Synopsys’ Virtualizer tool or CoStart services.

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Accelerate Software Bring-Up and Debug with DesignWare IP Virtual Development Kits

DesignWare IP VDKs consist of configurable models of DesignWare IP and a multi-core ARM Cortex-A57 Versatile Express-based reference design. The IP VDKs run Linaro Linux and include reference drivers for the DesignWare IP. The unparalleled, non-intrusive debug control and visibility provided by the IP VDKs ease software bring-up.


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