By Lee Hansen (Xilinx) and Doug Amos (Synplicity)
(01/30/08, 02:02:00 PM EST) -- Programmable Logic DesignLine
These days, a large portion of ASIC, SoC, and ASSP designs are at least partially prototyped in one or more FPGAs. This amounts to many thousands of prototyping projects per year. Compared with other ASIC verification methods, however, FPGA Prototyping is mistakenly seen by many as an ad-hoc mix of tools that must be cobbled together by hand. In reality, powerful integrated tools, platforms, and expertise exist that greatly improve the productivity of FPGA-based ASIC prototyping. This article highlights recent tool advances that can help you set-up, implement, and verify your prototype faster than ever before.
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