Virtual Development Kit
iSYSTEM Debugger and Software Analyzer front-end support for Synopsys VDK
Before a real target hardware is available, it makes sense to start development and initial integration work with a virtual hardware. Increasing complexity of embedded software in general, time-to-market and the early setup of a test automation justify the use of such virtual hardware also called Virtual Target or Virtual Prototype.
The iSYSTEM IDE and debugger winIDEA for Synopsys VDK is the same front-end and functionality used for on-target software development and debugging. As soon as target hardware is available, simply switch to it by a mouse click and continue working in the environment you are already used to.
The main use-cases for the iSYSTEM-Synopsys VDK setup:
- Bootloader development
- Initial integration work of an AUTOSAR Stack
- MCAL integration
- Test Automation/CI
An iSYSTEM Synopsys VDK licence is a yearly fee that includes support for different architectures, feature sets and maintenance. It currently offers debug support for the Infineon AURIX™ TC49x and ST Microelectronics SR6P7G7 Processor Family.