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    Article Hybrid emulation for development, validation and verification

    This article introduces hybrid emulation, a combination of emulation and virtual prototypes, and its application to tasks such as architecture validation, early software development and software-driven verification.

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  1. Future of thermal simulation
    Article The future of thermal simulation for electronics products

    Complexity and the increasing use of thermal analysis software by non-expert designers demands new approaches for chip and PCB implementations.

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    Altera uses standardized design flows to help integrate Intel foundry rules, cut time to tape-out – and speed the evolution of its design flows.

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  1. The evolution of software debug using hardware emulation
    Article The evolution of software debug using hardware emulators

    We look at how best to leverage both software debug tools and emulators, the limitations to traditional techniques, and the drive toward offline debug.

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