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Faraday Launches SoReal! 2.0 Virtual Platform to Support Its FPGA Board for Early SoC Software Development

News provided by Faraday Technology Corporation
September 27, 2017 15:00 KST

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) September 27, 2017 -- Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today announced the availability of its SoReal!™ 2.0 Virtual Platform. The upgraded solution enables Faraday’s SoCreative!™ FPGA board to connect to the customized SoC virtual platform, becoming a mixed prototyping approach. A key benefit of this platform is that it enables newly developed designs to be integrated into the FPGA to help customers start early SoC software development without the extra IP modeling efforts.

Faraday first introduced the SoReal! Virtual Platform in 2014 providing VDK software to compliment the overall ASIC design service capability. The ready-to-use ASIC VDK software contains both virtual IP models and sample software, with complete debug and analysis tools creating a comprehensive out-of-the-box solution. SoReal! 2.0 delivers essential VDK software coupled with the SoCreative! FPGA hardware coherent environment, enabling embedded software such as middleware, IP driver, OS, and application software to be easier developed based on the mixed prototypes that present the exact same architecture of the SoC.

“Integrating an entire SoC design into an FPGA platform is a time-tested method for early software development,” said Flash Lin, COO at Faraday Technology. “Faraday’s SoC virtual platform provides our customers with a cutting-edge solution, designed to mitigate the time-consuming EVB debugging processes and accelerate SoC developments. By leveraging Faraday’s existing FPGA platform, the new SoReal! 2.0 Virtual Platform offers significant additional value to ASIC customers seeking earlier entry into the software development phase of their SoC projects.”

For SoReal! 2.0 Virtual Platform demonstration, please visit Faraday at the following exhibitions:

· SEDEX, Oct 17-19 in Seoul, Korea
· Embedded Technology, Nov 15-17 in Yokohama, Japan

About Faraday Technology Corporation

Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035) is a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 26262. The broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, DDR2/3/4, low-power DDR1/2/3, MIPI, V-by-One, USB 2.0/3.1 Gen 1, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, and programmable SerDes, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, visit or follow Faraday on LinkedIn.

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