Real-valued modelling provides a way of speeding up the simulation of SoCs with significant analog content through the use of discrete-event solvers.
The technique enables early software development and hardware/software co-design strategies before a project is more rigidly defined in RTL.
The value of the emulation market has almost doubled in the last four years as the technique becomes increasingly valuable to hardware/software co-verification.
More than half of design companies claim to use ABV but many have yet to deploy full methodologies.
Building a prototype SoC in one or a set of FPGAs can aid field trials, software development and hardware/software integration. But it's not easy, so the decision to go ahead needs careful consideration.
Verification IP is becoming an increasingly important component for system design due to the rapid proliferation of new protocols and interfaces, chiefly driven by mobile comms.
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