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.
ProtoCompiler understands HAPS FPGA prototyping hardware, so it can optimize logic placement and partitioning, even on designs with up to 250m ASIC gates.
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.
This part illustrates the technique using examples addressing memory corruption, multicore systems and cache coherency with particular reference to watchpoints.
The second part of our series illustrates VP tools and techniques using the familiar example of Linux bring-up on an ARM-based SoC.
The first in a series of articles about using virtual prototyping techniques to achieve more effective debug.
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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Trying to balance your use of simulation and FPGA prototyping is tough. Acceleration used with Accelerated VIP offers simulation-like visibility and debug with near FPGA performance.
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