Integration & Debug

September 14, 2015
Simics - continuous integration prototype

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

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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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

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.

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