Due to the growing complexity in embedded integrated
systems, prototyping techniques are required
that enable development and debugging for large
IP based SOC designs.Creating ad-hoc prototypes is not the best
solution,as additional design time is required, something that is
almost never available. It is now possible to utilize a
powerful and flexible development platform such as
for full ASIC at-speed emulation.
All the peripheral and bus decoders are provided
as Verilog source code, which means you have
full control over what is being emulated and moreover, the entire
design can be mapped into an ASIC.
reductions in development time and
cost are achieved due to the use of a proven
development board which allows the designer
to concentrate on the real task in hand. Moreover,
during the development and fab phases of
the project, software development can be performed
on the same design emulated on the development
board. ASIC design groups can use CARMeN-II
as a demonstration platform for the
system under development, for hardware and
software co-design and specification
verification with customers.