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Building And Configuring A Linux OS From Linaro


The Linux operating system is a very popular operating system for embedded applications. Many modern systems including IoT gateways use the Linux OS because of its versatility and support for multiple architectures. The Aldec TySOM platform, which is based on the Xilinx Zynq SoC with ARM Cortex processor, can be utilized as an IoT Gateway system. This document describes the process for building... » read more

FPGA VHDL Verification


By Espen Tallaksen This is actually possible – and with an average efficiency improvement of 20% to 50% for medium to high complexity FPGAs. Less for data path oriented designs and more for control or protocol oriented designs. At no extra cost. All that is required is that you do your testbench development the same way you do your design. Every single FPGA designer knows that a good to... » read more

Xilinx Zynq-based Development Platform for ADAS


ADAS is an essential step between initial DA (Driver Assistance) systems and fully autonomous cars capable of driving without human guidance. Aldec provides an FPGA-based development platform powered by Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC/FPGA heterogeneous technology, as well as a set of ADAS-class reference designs for rapid development of current and next-generation ADAS solutions for the automotive market... » read more

Introduction To AXI Protocol


By Brandon Wade When part of a team, your group can become more capable than a single individual, but only if your team can work together and communicate effectively. Having members of a group talk over each other leads to nothing but a cacophony, and nothing gets done. For this reason protocols need to be established, such as letting others speak without interruption, or facing those you ar... » read more

It’s Time To Get Your University In Sync With Zynq


By Zach Nelson It’s time for universities to say goodbye to their outdated FPGA boards and introduce the Xilinx Zynq chip. The chip is a device which combines an FPGA fabric with a processing unit. The chip is very similar to other FPGA devices, but it does have a few key advantages and features that can enhance your designs and increase its capabilities. What can Zynq do? The Zynq ... » read more

Enhancing Verilog Designs With Embedded PSL


PSL (Property Specification Language) is one of the easiest introductions to the world of design properties, assertions and coverage points to anybody familiar with Verilog HDL. The designer of a digital circuit has the best understanding of the operation of the circuit, which makes her or him the best person to define properties that will fire assertion messages in case of incorrect design beh... » read more

Aldec HES Emulation Integration With Imperas OVP


Virtual platforms play a significant role in system level development, but require the speed that emulation systems provide for hardware/software co-verification. This white paper describes a high performance virtual modeling solution achieved by integrating Aldec’s Transaction Level Emulation System with Imperas’ OVP (Open Virtual Platform) and OVPsim (OVP simulator). Hardware and Software... » read more

Virtual Modeling With Aldec And Imperas


Virtual platforms play a significant role in system level development, but require the speed that emulation systems provide for hardware/software co-verification. This white paper describes a high performance virtual modeling solution achieved by integrating Aldec’s Transaction Level Emulation System with Imperas’ OVP (Open Virtual Platform) and OVPsim (OVP simulator). Hardware and Software... » read more

SoC Verification Made Easy


As designs grow larger, the time spent verifying a project is growing longer as well. As a solution, some companies are trying to ‘shift-left’ their schedules. Verification via software simulators is not fast enough for large System-on-Chip (SoC) design projects, there-fore one option is to use an FPGA emulator to speed up the design process. But what happens when a bug occurs? This docu... » read more

Q&A With FAA DO-254


Aldec together with FAA DER Randall Fulton conducted a webinar to provide clarifications on some of the most commonly misunderstood objectives and aspects of DO-254. The following is the list of questions that were submitted to Aldec for the webinar. All questions are related to applying DO-254 to FPGAs and PLDs. The answers from Randall Fulton are provided correspondingly. To read more, c... » read more

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