Taiwanese fabless semiconductor MediaTek has adopted Synopsys' HAPS-80 prototyping system for its next generation system-on-chips portfolio.

HAPS-80 is part of Synopsys' Verification Continuum platform, which provides virtual prototyping, static and formal verification, simulation, verification IP, emulation, prototyping and debug services. Synopsys said HAPS-80 delivers twice the performance and twice the capacity compared to the prior generation, enabling MediaTek to accelerate their software development and system validation tasks.

MediaTek is also using HAPS ProtoCompiler to automate system partitioning and reduce their time-to-first prototype to weeks, while also taking advantage of the advanced waveform creation capability of HAPS prototypes to validate their SoC with the Synopsys Verdi debug solution, according to Synopsys.

SA Hwang, general manager of design technology at MediaTek, said Synopsys' prototyping system "delivers the features our designers and validation teams require to execute a large number of software tests and perform real-world interface testing."