Category Archives: Design

Posts that relate to hardware design, design verification, board bring-up, and other design verification topics.

New VTOS Tools support for NXP QorIQ T1xxx

VTOS ToolsVTOS DDR and VTOS Scan Plus were updated to support NXP QorIQ T1xxx family of processors. Use the the tools for DDR3/4 tuning and validation. Create tests and commands for working with GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART, Bluetooth, Ethernet PHY, and SD/MMC/SDIO devices. Read more

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Introducing JTAG Integration with VTOS Tools™

JTAG Integration with VTOS ToolsKozio offers new product integration that reduces the effort of bringing up new boards, or automating the testing of newly manufactured boards. Kozio is providing seamless integration with JTAG programmers. Read more

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VTOS™ Support for the Freescale QorIQ P5 Family of Processors

blog-banner-vtos-suiteKozio released VTOS™ support for the Freescale QorIQ P5 family of processors. This release of VTOS provides a verification package and Embedded Verification IP for the P5020 and P5040 family members. A pre-built configuration kit is available for the Freescale P5040RDB reference board. Use VTOS Builder to configure VTOS for an evaluation board or your custom P5 board and begin verifying from day one. Read more

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Kozio Showcases VTOS on Virtual System Prototypes

Kozio announces partnership with Carbon Design Systems, a provider of cycle-accurate virtual system prototypes. The partnership combines Kozio’s light-weight verification software with Carbon’s virtual system prototypes, providing faster verification and characterization for SoC designers. Read more

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Comprehensive Verification and DDR Testing for the AM355x

blog-banner-vtosKozio offers a verification package with great test coverage for designs using any TI Sitara AM335x processor. The VTOS package for AM335x designs is available for download today with sample projects included for reference designs including the BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, and AM335 Starter Kit. Read more

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VTOS for Kinetis K6

VTOS CPU Package UpdateKozio released VTOS support for the Freescale Kinetis K6 family of microcontrollers this February. This release of VTOS provides a verification package and verification modules for the K60, K61, and other K6x family members. Read more

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A dream matchup of flexible logic with flexible verification – Zynq-7000

VTOS Zynq SupportLast week we announced that our verification and test platform now supports the Xilinx Zynq combination of an ARM + FPGA. The Zynq provides a very flexible combination of a hard processing core along with programmable logic, and Kozio’s VTOS provides an extensive test library with run-time scripting for an equally flexible verification solution.
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Accelerating Intel Architecture Support Virtually

Running VTOS on a VM Our business thrives on our ability to quickly support new processor architectures. Often times, we are on the bleeding edge supporting the next generation of a processor that has at best a single reference board using it. The Kozio engineering team creatively used a system virtual machine for developing and debugging VTOS running on Intel Architecture hardware platforms. Read more

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Working with SPI Devices and VTOS

blog-banner-spiSPI has won a significant role in embedded systems because of the board real estate savings over a parallel I/O bus. Most embedded processors now include a SPI controller; this includes higher end 32-bit processors using ARM, Intel Architecture, and Power Architecture, as well as microcontrollers such as the STM32, LPC, Stellaris, MPC 5xxx, and PIC32. When working with SPI devices under VTOS, you will save significant time configuring, programming, communicating with connected devices, and verifying your hardware design. Read more

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Display Verification Made Easier

Kozio’s VTOS allows you to configure and functionally test displays in record time. Displays and touchscreens are being used everywhere. We are seeing a rapid increase in the use of displays on a variety of embedded devices. Read more

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