Emulation and simulation acceleration technologies provide the means to more efficiently detect power issues before tapeout – and find the worst-case modes that need to be fixed.
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This 'how to' guide shows how to combine the power of emerging and existing technologies for faster, more comprehensive test.
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.
We look at how best to leverage both software debug tools and emulators, the limitations to traditional techniques, and the drive toward offline debug.
Is it worth trying to iron out all the bugs in an SoC before taping out, or should design teams anticipating a re-spin go to silicon earlier and use the chips that come back as verification accelerators?
Verification of hardware and software has become a key bottleneck for chip design. Hardware-assisted verification is removing that bottleneck.
Three key characteristics determine a verification platform's ability to add value to the design flow. But how they score within a project depend on how each is applied and at which point.
Different users within a design team will have varying needs for prototype capabilities. What type of prototype to pick is not always 100 per cent clear. Here are some pointers on how to make the choice.
Overcome the time and visibility limitations of simulation and of gate-level and RTL-based strategies to achieve full-chip analysis.
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