Ask Not How FPGA Prototyping Differs From Emulation – Ask How FPGA Prototyping and Emulation Can Benefit You

Ask Not How FPGA Prototyping Differs From Emulation – Ask How FPGA Prototyping and Emulation Can Benefit You
by Daniel Nenni on 11-17-2022 at 10:00 am

Figure 1 Proto vs. Emu Dan 161122

The differences between commercial FPGA Prototyping (“Prototyping”) and Emulation have been well documented by the purveyors of commercial Prototyping and Emulation solutions, and the technical media.  What has received less coverage is how Prototyping benefits differ from Emulation benefits.  Both are intended to reduce… Read More


Load-Managing Verification Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud

Load-Managing Verification Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud
by Bernard Murphy on 09-22-2022 at 6:00 am

Scheduling emulation min

There’s a reason the verification hardware accelerator business is growing so impressively. Modern SoCs – now routinely multi-billion gate devices – must be verified/validated against massively demanding test plans, requiring high levels of test coverage. Use cases extend all the way up to firmware, OSes, even application… Read More


Webinar: MimicPro™ – A Revolution in the Prototyping and Emulation Segment

Webinar: MimicPro™ – A Revolution in the Prototyping and Emulation Segment
by Admin on 08-24-2022 at 2:08 pm

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This webinar will introduce to you a revolutionary new way to do prototyping and emulation at best-in-class performance, productivity, and pricing by unifying the hardware and a new software stack so one system is capable of prototyping and delivering essential emulation functionality.… Read More


WEBINAR: A Revolution in Prototyping and Emulation

WEBINAR: A Revolution in Prototyping and Emulation
by Daniel Nenni on 08-23-2022 at 6:00 am

MimicPro Picture

This webinar will introduce to you a revolutionary new way to do prototyping and emulation at best-in-class performance, productivity, and pricing by unifying the hardware and a new software stack so one system is capable of prototyping and delivering essential emulation functionality.

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Bringing Prototyping to the Desktop

Bringing Prototyping to the Desktop
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-16-2022 at 6:00 am

Corigine MimicTurbo GT Card

A few months ago, I wrote about Corigine and their MimicPro FPGA prototyping system and MimicTurbo GT card solutions. That article went into the various features and benefits of the two solutions, with the requirements for next-generation prototyping solutions as the backdrop. You can access that article here. At 250+ employees,… Read More


Power Analysis in Advanced SoCs. A Siemens EDA Perspective

Power Analysis in Advanced SoCs. A Siemens EDA Perspective
by Bernard Murphy on 02-23-2022 at 6:00 am

Power verification methods min

The success of modern battery-powered products depends as much on useful operating time between charges as on functionality. FinFET process technologies overtook earlier planar CMOS in part because they significantly reduce leakage power. But they exacerbate dynamic power consumption thanks to increased pin capacitances.… Read More


MBIST Power Creates Lurking Danger for SOCs

MBIST Power Creates Lurking Danger for SOCs
by Tom Simon on 01-25-2022 at 10:00 am

MBIST power emulation

The old phrase that the cure is worse than the disease is apropos when discussing MBIST for large SOCs where running many MBIST tests in parallel can exceed power distribution network (PDN) capabilities. Memory Built-In Self-Test (MBIST) usually runs automatically during power on events. Due to the desire to speed up test and … Read More


Exploring a Software First Approach to Avoid SoC Re-spins

Exploring a Software First Approach to Avoid SoC Re-spins
by Daniel Nenni on 01-19-2022 at 4:47 pm

Traditional coverage-based verification methods are no longer sufficient to verify complex SoCs integrating many processor cores and IP subsystems.  To conquer the verification challenge of complex SoCs, companies are shifting their development paradigm to a software first approach.  By considering the target software

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A Next-Generation Prototyping System for ASIC and Pre-Silicon Software Development

A Next-Generation Prototyping System for ASIC and Pre-Silicon Software Development
by Kalar Rajendiran on 12-05-2021 at 6:00 am

Corigine Prototyping Systems

Every now and then, disruptive technology is brought to market, challenging the way things have been done to that point. We are all familiar with many such technologies. The rhetorical question is, how many of us were aware, recognized and acknowledged those technologies before they became well established? For example, a startup… Read More


High-Level Synthesis and Open Source Software Algorithms

High-Level Synthesis and Open Source Software Algorithms
by Daniel Payne on 05-07-2020 at 10:00 am

hls flow min

The DVCon conference and exhibition finished up in California just as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up in March, but at least they finished the conference by altering the schedule a bit. Umesh Sisodia, CEO at CircuitSutra Technologies presented at DVCON on the topic, Using High-Level Synthesis to Migrate OpenRead More