Rapid Prototyping and Time to Market

Simplify Packet Processing Design with P4 and Vivado Tools (WP555)

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Getting your product to market is faster with the accelerated design cycle. Once the P4 is created, detailed information on the latency of the design and the memory requirements of the system are available. This aids in high-level design decisions such as device selection. Different options can be trialed. After initial decisions are made, the design can then be synthesized and brought through the back-end flow in the Vivado tools to assess the feasibility of the design in terms of resource allocation and timing closure. The P4 code can be verified much quicker than an RTL alternative approach, which provides earlier confidence in the design sizing information from the Vivado tools.