Posted by Michael Posner on June 7, 2011
Here is a short summary of my first days impression from DAC 48 gained from walking the exhibit hall. The amount of FPGA-based prototyping hardware being exhibited has definitely increased over previous years. This is in respect to both the number of explicit vendors directly involved in FPGA-based prototyping and the vendors that are utilizing an FPGA-based prototyping platform to demonstrate their capabilities or IP. This really reflects the importance designers get and see in FPGA-based prototyping. The HAPS hardware is on display right at the front of the Synopsys booth, very eye catching.
Many of the IP vendors are utilizing FPGA-based prototyping to show proof of their IP’s operation. This is something that the Synopsys DesignWare IP teams have been doing for some time utilizing of course the Synopsys HAPS motherboards. Here is an archive of video’s showing the DesignWare USB 3.0 IP operational on HAPS: http://synopsysoc.org/tousbornottousb/category/haps/
If you are attending DAC drop me a comment and let me know your first days impressions.