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Have you had a v8 today? ARMv8 processors of course…

The quick road to the recommended daily allowance of vegetables and fruits is often a bottle of v8. It is quick, nutritious and makes us feel less guilty about any of our nutritional imbalances. It makes us feel virtuous, that we have done something good for our body today. 

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Exploring the Benefits of a Hybrid Prototype

This month Nithya asked me to contribute a post on hybrid prototyping and add some color to how design teams have been benefitting from integration between virtual and FPGA-based prototypes. It’s been about six months since Synopsys announced the availability of a data exchange which links a Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) to the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping system based on AMBA transactors and the HAPS UMRBus interface kit. Since that time we have further validated popular use scenarios for a hybrid prototype. So, what are the cases where there’s a benefit to connecting a SystemC TLM based model to an FPGA-based prototype?

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