by Don Dingee
Debate rages about which approach is better for SoC design: simulation, or emulation. Simulation proponents point to software saving the need for expensive hardware platforms. Emulation supporters stake their claims on accuracy and the incorporation of real-time I/O. A few years back, some creative types coined the term SEmulation, a hybrid utilizing both approaches. A quick search turns up an Altera white paper on that exact topic, circa 2007, and an even older reference of first usage of the term in EDA around the year 2000.
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