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HW/SW Co-Simulation for SoC FPGA designs
Aldec’s Co-Simulation Solution using QEMU and Riviera-PRO

Heterogeneous System on Chip (SoC) devices like the Xilinx Zynq 7000 and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC combine a high-performance processing system (PS) with state-of-the-art programmable logic (PL)....

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The Power of PCIe in Performance-based FPGA World
Understanding High speed serial data transfer

In today's world, when the entire computing industry is talking about high-performance and high-speed applications using FPGAs, just what are the factors that can assure such performance and speed?...

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Problems Accessing Registers? – See how UVM RAL can help

As a digital design or verification engineer you know that certain features or configurations of the device can be achieved by programming some registers to set values.For example, a 32-bit register can have several fields within it...

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Verification Effectiveness with Riviera-PRO: SystemVerilog Randomized Layered Testbench
Understanding SystemVerilog Layered Testbench

In this blog, I will discuss randomized layered testbenches used in SystemVerilog. We need to understand why we need it,...

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Do I really need a commercial simulator?
A quick view of the benefits of a commercial simulator

As an Applications Engineer I visit lots of potential customers, or talk to them at trade shows, who are doing FPGA designs but don’t own a commercial simulator. I ask them why that is. Most of the time it is budgetary restrictions. They don’t...

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SystemVerilog Functional Coverage in a Nutshell
Use native SystemVerilog constructs as metrics for verification closure in Riviera-PRO

Let’s say you have a block you need to verify. How do you know that the stimulus you are about to use is exhaustive enough and that you have covered the necessary scenarios/situations to prove it is working correctly?...

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Trace Your Assertions

When I enter the word “assertions” into a search engine I get lots of results, including articles, books, courses, and tools. Nothing unusual there, as assertions have been present in the EDA industry for many years. They considerably increase...

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Plots: A New Way To Analyze Data

Data analysis is often a very time consuming process for a hardware design or verification engineer. We always end up using the waveform viewer which may not be very efficient in giving us a high-level overview of what we’re looking for. Data that is spread across...

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Zynq-based Embedded Development Kit for University Programs
Cost-effective solution for HW/SW development projects

Creativity and innovation, which lead the society to success, rest on the foundational institutions such as schools and universities. They provide fertile soil to seed, grow and flourish enterprises....

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Accelerating Simulation of Vivado Designs with HES
Improve verification speedup with Aldec’s HES-DVM

FPGA Design Verification Challenge The FPGA design and verification “ecosystem” changes rapidly to keep pace with the fast growing size of FPGA devices. The largest Xilinx Virtex UltraSCALE chips provide 4.4 Million logic cells...

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