Tag Archives: Emulation

2017 was Hardware Emulation’s “Marvel-Apps” Year

Emulation introduced “apps” in 2016 and new apps were announced in 2017. Among others, design-for-test (DFT), low-power verification and Deterministic In-Circuit Emulation (D-ICE) applications became available in 2017. Advances in emulation technology and its integration into the design tool flow allowed for a new paradigm to perform hardware/software verification and validation ahead of first silicon. Verification Consultant, Lauro Rizzatti describes why 2017 has thrived as a “marvel-apps” year for the hardware emulation.

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Co-Modelling Takes Emulation to The Next Level: System-Of-Systems

As designs move beyond SoC to more complex System-of-Systems (SoS), it’s essential for design teams to effectively verify that these systems function together as intended. Increasingly, system design companies are turning to emulators as the only verification platform with the capacity and performance to validate that their SoC and SoS designs function as intended. Today’s most advanced emulators enable SoS verification with the help of an advanced capability called co-modeling. This article describes why co-modelling is a powerful capability for hardware emulation.

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Data-hungry applications demand emulation

New markets for multimedia and high-definition video chips are quickly becoming the next wave fuelling the electronics industry. One market which exemplifies that is unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones which require exhaustive verification and data collection components that either store data in-system or upload that data to a larger storage infrastructure. All this data makes verification times too long for simulation.

This article from Tech Design Forum summarizes how the emulation deliver an acceleration of thousand of times the performance of simulators to churn through the enormous masses of data required for verification.

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Emulation versus Prototyping

As emulation methodologies become more popular and affordable for a variety of different-sized SoC/ASIC projects, the question arises as to why emulation should be used in areas where high-speed prototyping is still the main hardware verification technique performed. This article from Semiwiki explains the difference between emulation and prototyping.

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Emulation in FPGA

Since from many years, emulators were available only to verification teams working on the largest projects in companies with deep enough pockets. Due to size rather than capabilities they were called “Big Box” emulators and typically were used to recover some of the time lost on RTL simulation.

Meanwhile, FPGA technology has been available long enough to mature to the point where FPGA based emulation became available. This article explores the typical differences between FPGA usage in prototyping and emulation and describes the role of emulation in FPGA.

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Emulation – A Job Management Strategy to Maximize Use

There are many reasons why hardware-based emulation is a “must have” for an effective verification flow. Increased complexity, protocols, embedded software, power and verification at the system level all drive the need for the kind of performance, capacity, and “shift-left” methodology that only emulation delivers.

But this growing need for emulation is still met with some resistance by verification teams primarily because some regard emulation as an expensive and hard to use resource. This article from Mentor Graphics highlights what is at the heart of these perceptions, and how can an emulation job management strategy address these misconceptions.

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Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs

This article from SemiWiki focuses at the verification requirements and various verification methods design teams employ for verifying video-intensive multimedia SoCs and then examine how an emulation methodology was effectively applied to verify an SoC in one of the fastest-growing segments in the multimedia market drones.

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Steps to Verifying an SSD Controller with Emulation

As storage technology and use models continue to evolve, so do the verification tools needed to solve today’s challenges. This article explores why emulation is well suited to address these challenges, and has been proven by leading storage companies who are using it today in their production environments.

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Hardware Emulation’s Play in New Multimedia Markets

New markets for multimedia and high-definition video chips are quickly becoming the next wave fuelling the electronics industry. This article from Mentor Graphics focuses on why emulation is very efficient at handling enormous amounts of streamed data and describes why emulation plays a key role in multimedia markets.

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Find out how T&VS Hardware Emulation services allow verifying the robustness of a design and helps optimize the design for improved performance.

Emulation Methodology for Drones and Other Video-Intensive Multimedia SoCs

This article from SemiWiki summarizes the verification requirements and various verification methods design teams employ for verifying video-intensive multimedia SoCs and outlines how an emulation methodology was effectively applied to verify an SoC in one of the fastest-growing segments in the multimedia market.

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Find out how T&VS Hardware Emulation services allow verifying the robustness of a design and helps optimize the design for improved performance.