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FPGA Based Prototyping

In Design Methodologies on March 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM

FPGA based prototyping is commonly used for prototyping ASIC designs. It is also being used increasingly for early verification of SoC design. This prototyping approach gives the opportunity to test and establish proper functionality of SoC software even before the actual SoC is taped out. SoC trend has clearly shown that software forms a major chunk of SoC design and hence it is even more essential to ensure its functionality as early as possible so that time to market can be met quickly. Synopsys and Xilinx have together released a book titled FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual which is available here. The book provides in detail the prototyping methodology as well as a few case studies. It also covers partitioning for multi-FPGA designs.

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