Integration & Debug

April 20, 2016
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Accelerating Android bring-up using VDKs in the LAVA framework

Accelerating software testing is vital to speeding up embedded system development, especially for Android and Linux systems running on ARM-based hardware. Virtual prototyping strategies, including the use of VDKs, can help.
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April 14, 2016
Victor Reyes, technical marketing manager, System Level Solutions group, Synopsys.

Scaling automated software testing with Virtualizer Development Kits

How to accelerate many aspects of software testing by using virtual prototypes to stand in for target hardware from early in the development cycle.
January 20, 2016
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Using end-to-end prototyping to reduce the impact of rising software content in SoCs

A look at using end-to-end prototyping to ease architecture development, hardware/software integration, and system validation in SoC designs
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December 9, 2015
Emulation IoT Networking Challenges

Emulation overcomes the five main IoT and networking verification challenges

More protocols, multibillion-gate designs, minimized power, burgeoning software and, for networking, hundreds of switch and router ports emphasize the need for scalable, virtualized emulation.
November 23, 2015
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Enabling greater reliability, scalability and flexibility of GPU emulation at AMD using a hybrid virtual-machine based approach

How AMD coupled a virtual PC and transaction-based emulation to accelerate the verification of its latest GPU
October 21, 2015
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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
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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 14, 2015
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Maximizing the benefits of continuous integration with simulation

Embedded systems developers are turning to agile techniques and continuous integration. To make these processes possible, you need an environment that supports easy access to virtual prototypes throughout the life cycle.
September 7, 2015
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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.
July 10, 2015
Jim Thomas is director of software testing at specialist test and verification company TVS.

What hardware verification can learn from software development

What hardware designers can learn from software verification techniques such as agile, behaviour-driven development, code coverage and zero known defect strategies
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