Emulation Division, Mentor Graphics
With the majority of designs today containing one or more embedded processors, the verification landscape is transforming as more companies grapple with the limitations of traditional verification tools. Comprehensive verification of multi-core SoCs cannot be accomplished without including the software that will run on the hardware. Emulation has the speed and capacity to do this before the investment is made in prototypes or silicon.
This means that, theoretically speaking, emulation's time has come. However, there has been an intractable and very practical barrier to that arrival. The high-cost of emulators has made them affordable only for companies with deep pockets. Fortunately, recently introduced