HW and SW Co-verification for Xilinx Zynq SoC FPGAs

HW and SW Co-verification for Xilinx Zynq SoC FPGAs
by Daniel Payne on 07-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

It constantly amazes me at how much FGPA companies like Xilinx have done to bring ARM-based CPUs into a programmable SoC along with FPGA glue logic. Xilinx offers the Zynq 7000 and Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs to systems designers as a way to quickly get their ideas into the marketplace. A side effect of all this programability and flexibility… Read More


Aldec Swings for the Fences

Aldec Swings for the Fences
by Bernard Murphy on 03-17-2017 at 7:00 am

In today’s fast-moving technology markets, companies who are prepared to step up to opportunity can break out of traditional bounds to become players in bigger and fast-growing markets. It looks to me like Aldec is putting itself on that path. They have announced an end-to-end hardware/software co-verification solution… Read More


When installing a sink, it’s a lot faster to buy a saw

When installing a sink, it’s a lot faster to buy a saw
by Don Dingee on 04-25-2013 at 8:10 pm

Mentor’s announcement from Design West this week pretty much signals the end of standalone ESL tools, in favor of more useful stuff. They have pulled the pieces of their Sourcery CodeBench environment along with their embedded Linux offering and their Vista virtual prototyping platform into a native embedded software development… Read More


Mentor’s New Embedded Strategy

Mentor’s New Embedded Strategy
by Paul McLellan on 04-22-2013 at 2:01 am

If there is a trend I can detect in verification in 2013, it is taking verification environments and making the user interface, scripts, and tools work uniformly across the whole spectrum of possible verification “substrates” from virtual platforms, FPGA boards, emulation, actual chips, RTL simulation and so … Read More