MATLAB and Simulink for System Development on Versal Adaptive SoCs

System designers use MATLAB and Simulink to develop, deploy, and verify designs on Versal™ Adaptive SoC devices. You can use MATLAB and Simulink to:

  • Model and simulate hardware architectures and algorithms
  • Deploy systems to Versal Adaptive SoC boards using automatic HDL and C code generation
  • Debug and verify algorithms running on Versal development boards connected to MATLAB and Simulink test environments

Simulating Designs for Versal Adaptive SoC Devices

MATLAB and Simulink let you simulate and analyze SoC designs for Versal Adaptive SoC devices. This approach enables you to:

  • Partition algorithms between portions to execute on Arm® Cortex®-A72 processors and implement as IP cores in programmable logic
  • Incorporate IP cores into preconfigured reference designs and edit the created model to include the algorithm targeted to the processor
  • Run simulations of hardware or software applications that incorporate the effects of communication between processors, programmable logic, and off-chip DDR memory

Deploying Models to Versal Adaptive SoC Boards

Using SoC Blockset enables you to build software applications and generate IP cores. The blockset also lets you:

  • Drive the process of generating HDL and C code from Simulink models using HDL Coder and Embedded Coder
  • Prototype on the Versal AI Core Series VCK190 Evaluation Kit from AMD
  • Customize models with predefined internal interfaces, external input/output (I/O) interfaces, and AXI4 registers

Verifying Deployed Algorithms on Versal Adaptive SoC Hardware

You can verify your HDL code with MATLAB and Simulink testbenches rather than writing Verilog or VHDL testbenches. Verifying the code works by using cosimulation with HDL simulators from Siemens® EDA, Cadence®, and AMD®. This process lets you:

  • Verify and test on the Versal AI Core Series VCK190 Evaluation Kit
  • Verify IP cores programmed into the fabric of Versal Adaptive SoC devices using FPGA-in-the-loop testing
  • Test and debug on hardware using MATLAB to access on-board memory with AXI Manager and FPGA Data Capture


Learn about the products used for system development on Versal Adaptive SoC applications.