DSP Survey, Solutions and Resources
Shaping the Future of ASIC/FPGA DSP Design Flow – Take survey
Aldec is conducting a brief survey through April 30, 2013, to better address the challenges and requirements faced by DSP designers in the field.
Fastest Co-Simulation Interfaces for MATLAB®, Simulink®, SystemVue®
Aldec Riviera-PRO™ offers the fastest direct co-simulation interfaces with MathWorks MATLAB® & Simulink® and Agilent SystemVue®, enabling multi-domain electronic system-level (ESL) design flow for DSP, RF, and FPGA/ASIC design.
Related Application Notes:FPGA Prototyping Using Agilent SystemVue and Aldec Riviera-PRO
DSP-Aware Debugging Tools
There are two types of Independent Design Environments (IDE) – those with and those without DSP-aware debugging tools. When an IDE does not provide DSP- aware debugging tools, engineers must use workarounds in the design process instead of focusing their attention on DSP concepts and improving productivity.
See Using Plots for HDL Debugging as a Powerful Alternative to Traditional Waveforms
Designs that use IEEE 754-2008™ floating-point arithmetic present another debugging challenge. The white paper, Making Floating-Point Arithmetic Work in Your RTL Design explains how to tackle floating-point arithmetic debugging challenges using the tools available with Riviera-PRO IDE.