By Loring Wirbel

Senior Correspondent, Footwasher Media


The recent expansion and diversification of the FPGA verification market bears a certain resemblance to the ASIC verification market of 20 years ago, though beset with opposite challenges, thanks to the changes wrought in 20 years by Moore’s Law.  When companies such as Quickturn Systems created large logic emulation systems to verify ASICs in the early 1990s, users had to be convinced to spend significant amounts of money while dedicated floor space equivalent to a mainframe, all to verify system ASICs.  Today, FPGA verification can be addressed in add-in boards for a workstation, or even in embedded test points within the FPGA itself.


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