Integration & Debug

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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January 20, 2015
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Assertion-based emulation

Combining assertion-based verification techniques with emulation makes for easier debug, better coverage and greater functional efficiency.
November 6, 2014
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is an independent verification consultant. You can contact him at lauro AT rizzatti DOT com

The budget case for emulation

Need to convince your FD of emulation’s growing ROI and the need to invest? Click here and ‘Forward’
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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