Dr. Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Consultant
EETimes (8/15/2016 01:55 PM EDT)
De-risking complex networking SoC development is no longer a remote objective; rather, it is available to all design teams today.
Recently, I've been writing a series of articles on the benefits of using hardware emulation for verifying networking system-on-chip (SoC) designs ahead of silicon availability. In this column, I wish to describe a new approach to bridge the gap between the pre-silicon verification and the post-silicon validation of the same networking designs.
In order to set the stage, let's highlight the trends in this highly competitive market segment. The massive adoption of software-driven networking (SDN) architectures has been driven by the upsurge of new markets, such as cloud computing, big datacenters, and mobile. Figure 1 charts the SDN market trend in revenues, which are anticipated to grow by 135% over the next two years.
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