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FPGA-Based Prototyping is Hard to Do—Or is It?

25 Oct 2011 - 15 Nov 2011  
Irvine, Austin, Chelmsford, Ottawa, San Jose  

It’s all about the software; getting to tapeout is often not the biggest problem anymore! Software has started to dominate development costs and schedules; it has become a product differentiator and, if done right, a competitive advantage. Therefore, it’s critical to get a head-start on software development and hardware/software integration, long before the actual silicon is available. How critical? A recent IBS survey estimates that a 9-12–month delay in system integration and bring-up will result in a revenue loss of $50-100M.

Does System-Level Design and Validation Really Have to be So Hard?

In this seminar, we will provide a fresh perspective on how using the right methodologies and tools, at the right time, will speed up system development and validation by 50% or more.

The FPGA-based prototyping methodology is used widely as a platform for early software development, but has earned the reputation of being difficult to do. You will learn first-hand that it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. The new Cadence Rapid Prototyping Platform can dramatically improve prototyping bring-up time and make FPGA-based prototyping much easier to use and to deploy.

Dates and Locations
Tues, Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 - 4:15pm, Irvine Register
Thurs, Oct 27, 2011, 1:00 - 4:15pm, Austin Register
Tues, Nov 8, 2011, 1:00 - 4:15pm, Chelmsford Register
Thurs, Nov 10, 2011, 1:00 - 4:15pm, Ottawa Register
Tues, Nov 15, 2011, 1:00 - 4:15pm, San Jose Register

1:00-1:15pm Introduction and Overview
1:15-1:30pm Cutting System Development Time in Half With the Cadence System Development Suite
1:30-2:15pm Cutting System Development Time in Half With the Cadence System Development Suite
2:15-2:30pm FPGA-Based Prototyping: Does it Really Have to be This Difficult?
2:30-3:00pm Break and Discussion
1:15-1:30pm Live Demonstration of the Cadence Rapid Prototyping Platform
– Step-by-step implementation of an embedded system SoC design
- Boot and execute LINUX
3:00-3:30pm Increasing Prototyping Productivity and Performance Through FPGA Architecture and Design Tools (Altera)
3:30-4:00pm Another Type of Prototyping: The Cadence Virtual System Platform
1:15-1:30pm Close

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