FPGA Verification Capabilities
This track introduces techniques for addressing complexity by evolving your organization’s FPGA verification process capabilities.
Today we are witnessing a phenomenal increase in FPGA design starts as one means to reduce risk. In fact, Gartner recently reported that FPGAs now have a 30-to-1 edge over ASICs in design starts. Although FPGAs have traditionally been relegated to glue logic, low-volume production, or prototype parts used for analysis, this is no longer the case. Gate count and advanced features found in today’s FPGAs have increased dramatically to compete with capabilities traditionally offered by ASICs alone.
The change in FPGA capabilities has results in the emergence of advanced FPGA system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, which includes the integration of third-party IP, DSPs, and multiple microprocessors—all connected through advanced, high-speed bus protocols. Accompanying these changes has been an increase in design and verification complexity, which traditional FPGA flows are generally not prepared to address. This track introduces techniques for addressing complexity by evolving your organization’s FPGA verification process capabilities.