Using FPGAs to accelerate verification of your next ASIC: Introducing the FPGA Co-emulator
Most ASIC IP and SoC platforms will be validated at some point using FPGAs; this task is typically known as ASIC FPGA prototyping. Such a prototype is the closest representation of the final silicon and typically used to validate and test software and perform at-speed testing of real world interfaces. At the same time, FPGAs