How to Build PCIe Speed Adapters for In-Circuit SoC Emulation

How to Build PCIe Speed Adapters for In-Circuit SoC Emulation
by Daniel Nenni on 10-22-2020 at 11:00 am

Abstract:

Hardware assisted verification became much more affordable due to the availability of high capacity FPGAs such as Xilinx Virtex UltraScale US440 and their adoption for emulation verification environments. One of the advantages of FPGA-based emulation systems is that it’s much more flexible than traditional processor-based… Read More


High-Performance PCIe 5.0 IP + VIP UVM Verification Environment (US)

High-Performance PCIe 5.0 IP + VIP UVM Verification Environment (US)
by Daniel Nenni on 10-15-2020 at 11:00 am

Abstract:

Together with Aldec, PLDA and Avery Design Systems, we will present and demo our newest PCIe 5.0 IP + VIP UVM simulation and debugging environment. PLDA’s PCIE 5.0 XpressRich includes internal datapath automatic scaling, configurable pipelining, Rx stream mode for custom credit management, L1 PM substates, dynamically… Read More


Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs

Webinar: Static Verification for RISC-V Cores and SoCs
by Daniel Nenni on 09-28-2020 at 6:00 am

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RISC-V has been trending ever since it landed on SemiWiki in 2016.  Even more so now that Arm is in flux with the Nvidia acquisition. Verification is a fast growing EDA challenge with the number of verification engineers steadily outpacing design, so this webinar is a best case scenario for SemiWiki traffic, absolutely.

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Webinar Replay – Insight into Creating a Common Testbench

Webinar Replay – Insight into Creating a Common Testbench
by Tom Simon on 06-04-2020 at 6:00 am

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These days the verification process starts right when the design process begins, and it keeps going well past the end of the design phase. Simulation is used extensively at every stage of design and can go a long way to help validate a design. However, for many types of designs, especially those that process complex data streams, … Read More


Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards

Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards
by Admin on 03-17-2020 at 11:00 am

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Tue, Mar 17, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT

** Work email address required**
ABSTRACT
Presently, emulation and FPGA-based prototyping are essential verification and validation techniques for a SoC, ASIC designs and become irreplaceable in pre-silicon verification of Deep Learning Accelerator designs. Challenges of
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Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards

Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards
by Daniel Nenni on 03-09-2020 at 6:00 am

Aldec Webinar SemiWiki

Before starting your next FPGA Prototyping Project you should catch the next SemiWiki webinar – “Six Automated Steps to Design Partitioning for Multi-FPGA Prototyping Boards”, in partnership with Aldec.

A significant portion of my  30+ years in the EDA industry has revolved around design verification with some form of FPGA … Read More


Enhancing Early Static FSM

Enhancing Early Static FSM
by Alex Tan on 08-08-2018 at 12:00 pm

Finite state machines (FSMs) are widely adopted as part of reactive systems to capture their dynamic behaviors using a limited number of modes or states that usually change according to the applied circumstances. Some terminologies are frequently used to describe the FSM characteristics: state, transition, condition and … Read More


RAL, Lint and VHDL-2018

RAL, Lint and VHDL-2018
by Alex Tan on 06-11-2018 at 12:00 pm

Functional verification is a very effort intensive and heuristic process which aims at confirming that system functionalities are meeting the given specifications. While pushing cycle-time improvement on the back-end part of this process is closely tied to the compute-box selection (CPU speed, memory capacity, parallelism… Read More


RDC – A Cousin To CDC

RDC – A Cousin To CDC
by Alex Tan on 04-18-2018 at 12:00 pm

In a post-silicon bringup, it is customary to bring the design into a known state prior to applying further testing sequences. This is achieved through a Power-on-Reset (POR) or similar reset strategy which translates to initializing all the storage elements to a known state.

During design implementation, varying degrees of… Read More


Clock Domain Crossing in FPGA

Clock Domain Crossing in FPGA
by Alex Tan on 03-12-2018 at 12:00 pm

Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) is a common occurrence in a multiple clock design. In the FPGA space, the number of interacting asynchronous clock domains has increased dramatically. It is normal to have not hundreds, but over a thousand clock domains interactions. Let’s assess why CDC is a lingering issue, what its impact and the … Read More