SDSoC tool support and training will enable embedded software developers to boost software performance with hardware.
Hardent, a Xilinx Authorized Training Provider (ATP) and Certified Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program, announces that it is now offering support services and training for the Xilinx® SDSoC™ Development Environment. Embedded software developers will be able to take advantage of one of the latest Xilinx tools to leverage hardware acceleration on software systems.
Released by Xilinx in March 2015, the SDSoC Development Environment is part of the Xilinx SDx™ family of development environments. SDSoC is a high-level tool that encompasses many other tools, such as a C/C++ toolchain, Vivado® HLS, and the Vivado Design Suite. It allows embedded software designers to quickly explore the performance of different hardware architectures.
“The SDSoC Development Environment revolutionizes how embedded designs work with custom hardware accelerators by providing a comprehensive development environment in which designers can easily decide which elements of their design are to remain in software and which are to be accelerated in hardware, without having to actually manually implement the hardware.” says Shaun Purvis, Embedded Specialist and SDSoC Trainer at Hardent.
To help customers understand the challenges that SDSoC solves and leverage the performance and productivity gains offered by the tool, Hardent now provides SDSoC support services and official Xilinx SDSoC training. “As a Xilinx Alliance Member, Hardent had privileged early access to SDSoC,” explains Nick Ni, SDSoC Product Manager at Xilinx. “Hardent has developed an in-depth understanding of the tool’s capabilities and has been invited to speak alongside Xilinx experts at several SDSoC events across North America.” Combining Hardent’s experience in embedded software development, FPGA design, and the Vivado Design Suite, SDSoC support services available from Hardent include creating a custom SDSoC platform, tailored Linux images, Vivado HLS optimizations, accelerator performance analysis, and customized IP modules.
As the Xilinx Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for Canada, New England and the Southeastern United States, Hardent also offers a one-day “Embedded C/C++ SDSoC Development Environment and Methodology” training course. Taught by certified SDSoC trainers, the course introduces the purpose, underlying structures, and basic functionality of the SDSoC tool, enabling embedded designers to quickly start adding hardware acceleration to a software system.
Hardent is currently offering a special limited time offer where a node-locked license for the SDSoC Development Environment is included in the price of the training. Register now for one of Hardent’s upcoming Xilinx SDSoC training sessions. For more information about support services for the Xilinx SDSoC development environment, visit Hardent’s website.