Aldec to showcase Verification Spectrum for SoC FPGAs at Embedded World 2018

Date: Feb 21, 2018
Type: Release

Nuremberg, Germany - February 21, 2018 – Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed HDL language simulation and hardware-assisted verification for ASIC and FPGA designs, will showcase its industry-proven Verification Spectrum for SoC FPGAs at Embedded World 2018 to be held on February 27 - March 1, 2018, in Nuremberg, Germany.


Today’s SoC FPGAs present new verification challenges for system, software and hardware teams. Various issues related to HW/SW integration continue to increase, and yet they are only typically found in the FPGA testbed, which are costly to fix and often result to significant project delays. With Aldec’s 34+ year expertise in FPGA and ASIC verification, the Verification Spectrum is an end-to-end solution that provides best-practice verification methodologies, coding standards, integrated tools and FPGA prototyping boards that supports the Continuous Integration development flow.


Verification Spectrum to be showcased at Booth 4-560:


  • Mixed-Language RTL Simulator with Riviera-PRO™ - Supporting the latest VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog and UVM with 32/64-bit functional and timing simulation. Enables the ultimate testbench productivity, reusability, and automation by combining the high-performance simulation engine with advanced debugging capabilities at various levels of abstraction. Integrated with FPGA vendor development tools such as Xilinx® Vivado™ and Intel® Quartus™.
  • Design Rule Checking and CDC/RDC Analysis with ALINT-PRO™ - A design rule checking environment with a rich set of HDL coding standards for unit and chip-level linting. Focused on verifying RTL coding style, RTL and post-synthesis simulation mismatches, reliable and portable FSM descriptions, clocks and reset tree issues, clock domain crossing (CDC) and reset domain crossing (RDC) analysis.
  • Traceability Management with Spec-TRACER™ - Automates traceability creation from functional specification to SW and HW design source code, verification plan, testbench and test results.  Traceability is a requirement for safety-critical applications such as DO-254 (avionics), ISO 26262 (automotive) and IEC 61508 (industrial).
  • HW/SW Co-Simulation Solution with QEMU and Riviera-PRO - System integration and simulation of FPGA custom IPs with software running on the SoC processor is simplified with the Aldec QEMU Bridge that connects open-source QEMU (co-emulator) and Riviera-PRO. The QEMU Bridge converts SystemC TLM transactions to AXI and vice versa providing a fast interface for HW/SW co-simulation. Such a solution helps the hardware and software teams to work together locate, identify, and fix bugs at an earlier stage in the development process.
  • SoC FPGA Prototyping Platform with TySOM™ - Small form-factor prototyping boards for embedded designers who require high-performance re-configurable SoCs for embedded vision applications (ADAS, surveillance and multimedia) and networking solutions.
    • The TySOM-3-ZU7EV features Quad ARM® Cortex-A53, Dual ARM Cortex-R5, UltraScale+ PL with Video Codec H.265/H.264, HDMI IN/OUT, 256MB NAND Flash, 4x USB 3.0, 2x FMC connector, QSFP+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
    • The TySOM product line includes main Zynq boards, FMC daughter boards, advanced reference designs, tutorials and custom Linux that supports the Yocto Project.


About Aldec

Aldec Inc., headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, is an industry leader in Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, SoC and ASIC Emulation/Prototyping, Design Rule Checking, CDC/RDC Verification, IP Cores, Requirements Lifecycle Management, DO-254 Functional Verification, Embedded Solution, High-Performance Computing and Military/Aerospace solutions.

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