Increasing design complexity is posing heighten verification complexity. Most of the consumer electronic products that are pushing vendors toward state of the art processes require real time responses. These applications cannot be debugged using software based tools. Thus the use of FPGAs for SoC verification has become the norm.
In the last two weeks both Synopsys and Tektronix have introduced new powerful verification solutions to aid engineers developing SoC devices.
Synopsys announced the availability of Synopsys’ HAPS®-70 Series FPGA-based prototyping systems, extending its HAPS product line to address the increasing size and complexity of system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Taking full advantage of the technology originally gained with the Synplicity acquisition, the new product offers superior mapping and debugging capabilities when combined with the Certify, Synplify and Identify software tools.