Integration & Debug

October 15, 2014
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Accelerating ‘time to prototype’ with ProtoCompiler

A look at a tool and a flow that makes it easier to put designs on to a HAPS physical prototyping system for verification, debug and software development purposes
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August 19, 2014
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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.
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May 24, 2014
Mick Posner is Director of Product Marketing for Synopsys' FPGA-Based Prototyping Solutions.

Prototypers get faster route to first clock tick

ProtoCompiler understands HAPS FPGA prototyping hardware, so it can optimize logic placement and partitioning, even on designs with up to 250m ASIC gates.
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February 4, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Four

The fourth installment discusses the extra levels of debug capability available when using virtual prototypes through the example of an ARM big.LITTLE-based embedded system.
January 15, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Three

This part illustrates the technique using examples addressing memory corruption, multicore systems and cache coherency with particular reference to watchpoints.
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December 8, 2013
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Two

The second part of our series illustrates VP tools and techniques using the familiar example of Linux bring-up on an ARM-based SoC.
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September 10, 2013
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part One

The first in a series of articles about using virtual prototyping techniques to achieve more effective debug.
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April 30, 2013
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Knock down the wall to SoC integration

SoC integration can be accelerated by using virtualization to make the benefits of emulation more accessible to both hardware and software engineers.
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April 24, 2013
Colin Walls

The rush to open source tools

Mind how you go. The only truly free thing about open source tools is the download itself. There is, however, a 'third way', matching professional support to these often useful options.
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