|Methods and Tools for Bring-Up and Debug of an FPGA-Based ASIC Prototype|
Software simulation of RTL is no longer capable of providing all of the verification required for today's complex ASIC designs. Modern ASICs are a complex mixture of hardware and software, so it is necessary to verify the design within the context of the complete system, running the full range of software at speeds that approach real-time. Successfully validating an ASIC design on an FPGA-based prototype before committing to silicon is now a key project milestone for most design teams. This paper examines some of the best practices for both successful bring-up and logic debug of ASICs using FPGA-based prototypes.
Troy Scott, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys, Inc
|Can You Have It All? Evaluating FPGA-Based Prototyping Systems|
In this paper, Synopsys discusses the attributes necessary for creating a successful FPGA-based prototyping solution. By maximizing the use of an FPGA-based prototyping system, validation efforts can be significantly reduced and early software development enabled - at the same time. Download this paper to read about the one solution that brings together all of the necessary hardware and software components to create a complete flow and provide the necessary levels of productivity for your next design.
Michael Posner, Product Manager FPGA-based prototyping solutions, Synopsys, Inc.
|Universal Multi-Resource Bus: The gateway to your prototype|
In order to boost the utility of an FPGA-based prototyping platform, certain critical components are required, including a high-performance, low latency communication channel and direct access to all pins, signals, nodes and registers within the FPGA. This paper provides an in-depth look at Synopsys’ new UMRBus (Universal Multi-Resource Bus) interface - the unique communications architecture that provides users of HAPS systems with: a built-in mechanism that allows bi-directional data exchange for more efficient debug; co-simulation for fast system bring-up; accelerated transaction-based verification and a physical connection to virtual prototyping environments through standard SCE-MI interfaces.
|Understanding the Real Cost of Prototyping Hardware|
This white paper provides an in depth look at significant factors to consider when choosing to develop or purchase prototyping hardware. Costs, development time, and effort are considered in detail as well as other factors such as bill-of-materials cost, manufacturing time, and test yield. The paper also provides information on how to request a “Cost Comparison Spreadsheet” which will allow you to explore the various options and make an informed decision for your particular situation.