A look at using end-to-end prototyping to ease architecture development, hardware/software integration, and system validation in SoC designs
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.
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.
Effective low-power design for embedded-systems will take a new culture of close collaboration between hardware and software engineers.
SoC integration can be accelerated by using virtualization to make the benefits of emulation more accessible to both hardware and software engineers.
The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.
Open-source toolchains give companies ultimate control over their development environments, but how many can really afford the resources to debug and develop their own tools? Would they be better off with a commercially supported open-source approach?
We talked to Mentor Graphics CEO Wally Rhines about the solutions that already exist to combat increasing design complexity.
For the sake of clarity and sanity, let me first point out that you are reading an article written in the fall of 2008. The importance of this will become obvious when I reveal my topic: parallel programming for the multicore age. You thought I was about to claim first-past-the-post on a new technological challenge […]
The Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference is a comparatively young event—it reached only its 11th edition this March. Nevertheless, it has now firmly established itself on the EDA calendar and this year significantly extended its scope to become the world’s most important electronic systems design automation conference. At the same time, it […]