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PRO DESIGN to use ARM Juno Development Platform with proFPGA Prototyping System

By Business Wire News   


PRO DESIGN has announced a collaboration with ARM to extend its usage of ARM® technology by interfacing the popular Juno ARM Development Platform to proFPGA, the scalable and modular FPGA-based prototyping solution, to increase design and verification efficiency for ARMv8-A based designs.

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ARM Juno Development Platform with the proFPGA Prototyping System (Photo: Business Wire)

ARM Juno Development Platform with the proFPGA Prototyping System (Photo: Business Wire)

The Juno ARM Development Platform is a software development platform for ARMv8-A. It includes the Juno Versatile Express board and an ARMv8-A reference software port available through Linaro. The Juno hardware provides software developers with an open, vendor-neutral ARMv8 development platform with ARM Cortex®-A57 and Cortex-A53 MPCore for ARMv8-A big.LITTLE™, ARM Mali™-T624 GPU for 3D Graphics Acceleration and GP-GPU compute, 4 lane Gen 2.0 PCI-Express and SoC architecture, aligned with Level 1 (Server) Base System Architecture. The platform is a one-stop shopping product for anyone needing to test, prototype, or design a 64-bit product for the ARM ecosystem.

The proFPGA product family is a complete, scalable and modular multi-FPGA prototyping solution consisting of different types of motherboards, various Xilinx Virtex® FPGA modules based on the latest Virtex® UltraScale™ technology and a portfolio of interconnection boards/cables, as well as a large range of daughter boards like DDR3/4 memory boards and high-speed interface boards (PCI-Express Gen 3.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, DVI, etc.).

In a common project, the R&D teams of ARM and PRO DESIGN developed a proFPGA-ARM-Juno adapter board, providing a method of interconnecting proFPGA prototyping systems with the ARM Juno development platform.

“The ARM ecosystem is gearing up to deliver more complex SoC designs and that necessitates the need for more powerful prototyping tools,” said Vincent Korstanje, vice president of marketing, systems and software group, ARM. “Our collaboration with PRO DESIGN will enable our partners to derive even greater value from ARM’s Juno development platform.”

By combining these two powerful platforms in one system, the user can benefit from all the features and tools of the Juno Platform together with the scalable capacity offered by the proFPGA prototyping platform. This way the user has maximum flexibility to design and verify either IP, sub-systems or even complete ARM based SoC designs. Thanks to the modularity and scaleability of the proFPGA systems the user can handle design sizes from 1 million up to 600 million ASIC gates.

“We are very happy to collaborate with ARM on this project – a lot of our prototyping customers are already using ARM processors in their SOC designs and IPs. By using these two platforms together, our customers will benefit hugely, being able to use the best of both worlds to develop and verify their ARM-based design much more efficiently.” said Gunnar Scholl, CEO at PRO DESIGN.


The proFPGA-ARM-Juno Adapter Board is available as of November 2015.


PRO DESIGN will demonstrate the advantages and benefits of the proFPGA-ARM-Juno solution at the ARMTech Con Expo in Santa Clara, California at booth #803, November 11 – 12, 2015.


The privately held company was founded in 1982 and has around 85 employees, with various facilities in Germany, France and USA. PRO DESIGN has more than 33 years of experience in the EDA market and as provider in the E²MS market. It has built up extensive knowledge in the areas of FPGA design and board development, electronic engineering, high-performance PCB design, construction, production, assembly and testing.

For more information about PRO DESIGN please visit:

PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH
Gunnar Scholl
Tel: +4980628080


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