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What is ASIC emulation (also logic emulation)?
The use of programmable circuits, usually based on FPGAs, to emulate the design of an ASIC or an IC before it is built. ASIC emulation allows you to check the operation of a design before committing the time and money required to fabricate the IC. Emulation serves the same purpose as simulation/design verification but is much faster because it is based on hardware rather than software.
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2007-07-16 FPGA-based coprocessors ease ASIC emulation
Today, designers are using FPGA-based coprocessors to eliminate issues associated with conventional ASIC emulation and hence, deliver more accurate designs quickly and with less effort.
2002-03-11 Verification tool enables rapid ASIC prototyping
Designed for creating ASIC and SoC prototypes using off-the-shelf FPGAs, the SpeedGate Direct System Verification environment addresses all hardware prototype creation and verification challenges
2002-04-11 TransEDA SoC verification tool combines emulation, simulation results
Designed to accelerate SoC verification, TransEDA plc's VN-Cover Emulator allows users to collect coverage data, and merge them with simulation results to measure a design's verification completeness.
2004-01-08 Transaction-level emulation platform rolls out
Emulation and Verification Engineering SA and Zaiq Technologies Inc. are teaming up to announce a transaction-level verification platform
2007-01-10 Tool claims breakthrough in ASIC debugging
Claiming a breakthrough in ASIC debugging, Synplicity will release details about TotalRecall, which it says will bring full debug visibility to FPGA prototypes used for ASIC verification
2011-10-24 Overcome challenges of ASIC/SoC prototyping with FPGAs
Learn about FPGA-based prototyping and the various factors that must be taken into account to successfully implement a prototyping strategy.
2015-12-30 Minimising risk through hardware emulation
Hardware emulation can speed time-to-market by delivering thoroughly verified RTL and gate-level designs to the backend design flow, along with validated embedded software ahead of silicon availability
2004-05-03 Micros benefit from ASIC heritage
The newest generation of ASICs more often than not arises from the 32bit microcontrollers. They're not all that different anymore.
2004-11-22 Mentor adds more emulation products supporting USB, PCI Express
Mentor announced the release of two new iSolve speed adapters from its family of emulation products supporting the USB and PCI Express industry standard protocols
2005-09-28 Low-cost emulation board raises speed
Offering a board-level verification product that promises enough speed for simultaneous hardware and embedded software debugging, Emulation and Verification Engineering will announce its ZeBu-UF series, along with the first member of the new family
2003-04-22 iStor unveils ASIC for iSCSI storage arrays
The company has released an ASIC-based adapter card that could handle 10Gb iSCSI traffic for storage arrays
2015-09-21 Hybrid emulation: A practical solution
In this article, we show how the hybrid combination of virtual platform and FPGA hardware offers a best-of-both-worlds approach.
2015-11-03 Hardware emulation for complex networking chips
To overcome network congestion and outages, project teams designing complex switches and routers have turned to hardware emulation as the foundation for their verification strategy
2004-06-30 French emulation firm raises $7.2M
Preparing for a considerable expansion, French verification provider Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE) has closed a second round of funding totaling $7.2 million
2004-04-06 ET systems assist ASIC, IP design engineers
Emulation Technology has introduced six ASIC and FPGA development systems that are designed to assist ASIC or IP design engineers.
2009-01-26 zFAST synthesis capabilities handle large designs
EVE offers synthesis capabilities known as zFAST (ZeBu FAst SynThesis) to handle large designs with a bottom-up and top-down approach targeting its ZeBu (for Zero Bugs) emulation systems
2013-10-24 Xilinx, TSMC announce CoWoS 3D IC volume production
The programmable Virtex-7 HT family claims to be the industry's first heterogeneous 3D ICs in production that feature up to sixteen, 28Gb/s and seventyCtwo, 13.1Gb/s transceivers.
2004-11-16 Truths, lies and FPGA prototypes
Traditional FPGA prototyping tools need improvement, and the industry needs a standard metric to help evaluate those solutions.
2004-03-18 Synopsys takes another stab at FPGA synthesis
Synopsys has tweaked its Design Compiler ASIC synthesis tool to enable designers to use the same tools and potentially the same design flow for ASICs and FPGAs
2010-04-21 Stratix FPGAs deliver up to 1.6Tbit/s serial switching
Altera Corp.'s 28nm high-end Stratix V FPGAs will offer up to 1.6Tbit/s of serial switching capability, 1.1 million logic elements and 53Mbit embedded memory.
2007-11-01 Software drives prototyping for ASICs, SoCs
Much can be done to make prototypes faster to bring up and easier to change. The ultimate goal is to create an environment where designers can get to work quickly, debug rapidly and make changes without delay. In this new era, FPGA-based prototyping will have a key position along with other verification methodologies.
2003-10-16 SoCMosaic speeds IC co-development
Having reduced chip development time with its SoCMosaic platform, Toshiba Corp. is promising to shorten time-to-market further for custom chips.
2015-06-11 Realising true FPGA-based verification
The scale of the latest FPGA technology is making that valuable emulator speed-up possible, but without the capital and operating expense associated with the big-box.
2004-06-30 ProDesign expands hardware-assisted platform line
ProDesign released the CHIPit Platinum Plus Edition that provides ASIC and SoC designers a platform for high-end verification systems
2011-05-05 NextOp, Nvidia ink license deal for BugScope
NextOp Software and Nvidia have signed a multilicense agreement for the expanded use of the BugScope assertion synthesis product.
2003-09-23 Mentor, SLE form strategic alliance
Silicon Logic Engineering (SLE) and Mentor Graphics Corp. have entered into a business collaboration that is expected to speed mission-critical design verification and reduces the risk of additional manufacturing operations due to undetected design errors.
2003-12-11 Mentor Graphics co-establishes SoC training center in China
Mentor Graphics Corp. and the Microprocessor Research and Development Center (MPRC) of Peking University of Beijing, China, have announced the opening of an SoC verification training center in China.
2005-11-01 Integrate flash device programming, reduce cost
Flash memory devices offer high density and low cost to engineers who seek devices that are easy to program and erase.
2006-12-21 IC verification users satisfied, survey says
Sixty percent of chip designers say they are satisfied with their IC verification environments according to a survey of more than 600 engineers sponsored by Emulation and Verification Engineering
2010-06-16 FPGAs pack 820K logic elements, 23.1Mbit memory
Altera Corp. has begun shipping Stratix IV E EP4SE820 FPGA featuring 820K logic elements, 23.1Mbit embedded memory and 960 18x18 multipliers.
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