hardware-software coverification

October 21, 2015
HAPS cables 150

FPGA-based prototyping 3: Which board do I need?

Part three of our series looks at the choices you face as you decide whether to build or buy a board.
September 28, 2015
HAPS cables 150

FPGA-based prototyping 2: Understand the real cost

Part two of our series on FPGA-based prototyping looks at two critical factors to address before a project begins: budgeting and high-level implementation.
September 7, 2015
HAPS cables 150

FPGA-based prototyping 1: What’s all this buzz about?

This multi-part series addresses various aspects of FPGA-based prototyping. Future installments will address budgeting and implementation, but we start by looking at why the technique is generating so much interest.
August 19, 2014
ZeBu server

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.
July 22, 2014
The evolution of software debug using hardware emulation

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.
May 15, 2014
Bill Neifert is chief technology officer of Carbon Design Systems. Bill has designed high-performance verification and system integration solutions, and also developed an architecture and coding style for high-performance RTL simulation in C/C++.

Bringing true power analysis to hardware/software co-design

While some HW/SW co-design and verification techniques are in place, a power analysis methodology is only just emerging
May 23, 2013
Cost of verification

Facing the verification management challenge

The growing verification challenge, and how to address it by coordinating multiple debug strategies.
April 4, 2013
Michael Sanie, Synopsys

Debugging the debug challenge

Debug of logic and testbench debug makes up 35% of chip design, and is growing as power-management and hardware/software issues become part of the task.
May 28, 2012


The value of the emulation market has almost doubled in the last four years as the technique becomes increasingly valuable to hardware/software co-verification.
April 5, 2012

FPGA prototyping

Building a prototype SoC in one or a set of FPGAs can aid field trials, software development and hardware/software integration. But it's not easy, so the decision to go ahead needs careful consideration.


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