Hardware emulation future is exciting

EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Expert The future of hardware emulation has been proclaimed impressive, as shown by its upward market performance trend. As revealed by a recent ESD Alliance Market Statistics Service (MSS) report, the total revenue in 2019 stood at over $10 billion, representing an 8.3 percent increase over 2018 performance. The hardware-assisted … Read more

Adding Hardware Emulation to the 5G Chip Design Verification Flow

timestech.in By: Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Expert, www.rizzatti.com April 17, 2020 A 5G system-on-chip (SoC) design is a multifaceted system with complex communications, computing and memory requirements, and many blocks that must work together seamlessly for it to effectively perform its duties. Verifying a such an intricate design is not a matter of just running a … Read more

Embedding Software Algorithms in New Chip Applications Calls for New Verification Solutions

EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti (Contributed Content) | Thursday, February 20, 2020 More and more new system-on-chip (SoC) designs at leading semiconductor companies embody software algorithms conceived and developed on host computers and in earlier embedded designs. Migrating such algorithms to cutting-edge SoC projects that power up AI, deep or machine learning, high-performance compute, automotive, 5G, … Read more

How to Become an RTL Simulation Expert vs. Hardware Emulation Expert

Part 2 of this two-part series on designing and using a modern hardware emulation platform highlights how to become an expert in using a modern hardware emulator vis-à-vis a hardware-description-language (HDL) simulator. Lauro Rizzatti In Part 1, we reviewed the process of designing a modern hardware emulation platform. Here, we’ll look at the skills and training … Read more

Designing a Modern Hardware Emulation Platform

This first part of a two-part series authored by two leading experts in the field of hardware emulation explores how to build a platform that meets today’s needs. Electronic Design Lauro Rizzatti & Charley Selvidge Jan 13, 2020 Unlike other electronic-design-automation (EDA) point tools, developing a hardware emulation for functional verification requires mastering multiple disciplines. … Read more