Carving Up Verification

This article from Semiengineering explores how the verification is evolving in semiconductor industry and describes how to use the four main engines of verification such as, formal, simulation, emulation and prototyping. Read More Find out how T&VS have developed a unique process that enables companies to make continuous improvements to their design and verification environments.

2018-10-12T05:26:43+00:0012th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Moving DFT into chip design with hardware emulation

Design for Testability (DFT) consists of IC design techniques that add testability features to a hardware product design. The added features make it easier to develop and apply manufacturing tests to the designed hardware. Verification Consultant, Lauro Rizzatti, describes how hardware emulation provides enough verification power to move DFT into the chip design thus accelerating [...]

2018-10-12T05:00:44+00:0012th October, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Power Analysis with Emulation

Today's ubiquitous nature of low-power design puts immense pressure on design teams to meet their power budgets. Whether it's prolonging battery life or reducing peak power issues in the chip, engineers face increasing headaches verifying their designs' power efficiency. This article explores how hardware emulation with accurate power models creates an ideal solution for identifying [...]

2018-06-26T07:36:37+00:0026th June, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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. [...]

2018-01-19T04:00:12+00:0019th January, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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 [...]

2017-12-28T05:23:43+00:0028th December, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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 [...]

2017-12-15T05:26:38+00:0015th December, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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. Read More Find out how T&VS [...]

2017-12-08T02:16:05+00:008th December, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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 [...]

2017-11-28T09:25:31+00:0028th November, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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 [...]

2017-11-16T05:04:35+00:0016th November, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

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. Read More Find out how T&VS Hardware Emulation services [...]

2017-11-10T05:01:17+00:0010th November, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|