Speaker: Toshio Nakama, S2C Inc.

Conference: Verification Futures 2015 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker: Toshio Nakama, CEO
Organisation: www.s2cinc.com
Presentation Title: FPGA-based Prototyping – Tackling Large Designs Earlier
Abstract: The utility of a working FPGA prototype is undisputed. It allows hardware designers to develop and test their systems, and it provides software developers early access to a fully functioning hardware platform.  Despite these advantages, FPGA-based prototyping has typically only been used during late stage design for system validation and software development due to previous hurdles in scalability and debug.  However, being able to utilize FPGA prototyping early can circumvent possible critical design errors thus help to close the time-to-market gap.  This presentation will explore how new advances in FPGA prototyping technology are tearing down the barriers of scalability, early design exploration, and debug to allow designers for any size application to get to software implementation much faster.
Biography Toshio Nakama is the Co-founder and CEO of S2C, Inc.  He has over 18 years of experience in the electronic design automation industry as well as FPGA architecture and design. Prior to S2C, Toshio held the positions of Asia director of sales and field applications engineering manager at Aptix and worked at Altera. Toshio has an EMBA degree from CEIBS and a BSEE from Cornell University.