ESL

October 25, 2012

Vivado HLS/AutoESL: Agilent packet engine case study

How Xilinx' Vivado HLS enabled the creation of an in-fabric, processor-free UDP network packet engine
October 23, 2012
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Vivado, inside the new Xilinx design suite

The FPGA vendor's new flagship is now on public release. It adds an array of features, including support for system-level to HDL synthesis.
October 3, 2012

System virtual prototyping

The technique enables early software development and hardware/software co-design strategies before a project is more rigidly defined in RTL.
September 18, 2012
Bill Neifert

Virtual prototyping moves further into the mainstream

Carbon Design Systems' CTO Bill Neifert argues that his company's deal with Samsung sends a clear signal, whether or not you're one of his customers.
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March 28, 2012

SystemC

How SystemC enables system modelling at higher levels of abstraction, and the creation of virtual platforms.
March 7, 2012
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Three essential steps to SoC design and verification

An evolved ESL-to-RTL methodology flow addresses the ‘discipline gaps’ between software and hardware engineering by using three system level-based software-hardware verification steps. The strategy is already available in TSMC’s Reference Flow 12.
February 9, 2012
Dennis Brophy

New SystemC reference simulator open for public comment

A reference simulator for the latest version of SystemC is now available for public review and comment, writes Accellera's Dennis Brophy. Here's what’s new in the proof-of-concept simulator, and how you can participate to refine the Accellera Systems Initiative’s work for standardization.
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January 29, 2012

Transaction level modeling

Transaction-level modeling (TLM) describes a system by using function calls that define a set of transactions over a set of channels.
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January 23, 2012
Virtual prototyping platform

Seven habits of highly effective virtual prototypes

Virtual prototyping is not a new technique, but the advent of transaction-level modeling and an increased focus on seven key requirements for their effective use means that today's versions are much more broadly applicable and comparatively future proof.
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August 23, 2011

The white heat of technology

We report from National Instruments’ annual user conference, NIWeek 2011, held in a sizzling Austin last month.
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