Henderson, Nevada, USA – June 10th, 2020 –These days the verification process starts right when the design process begins, and it keeps going well past the end of the design phase. Simulation is used extensively at every stage of design and can go a long way to help validate a design. However, for many types of designs, especially those that process complex data streams, emulation has to be used to ensure proper operation. In a recent webinar Aldec not only discusses the limitations of simulation-only verification for ASICs and large FPGAs, they also help show how it is possible to create common testbenches that are applicable to emulation as well to improve efficiency and help in problem diagnosis.
In the webinar titled Common Testbench Development for Simulation and Prototyping, Alexander Gnusin goes into great detail about the reasons for using a common testbench between simulation and emulation, and then he dives into the specifics of how to make it happen.