SOURCE: GateRocket


October 07, 2010 08:30 ET

GateRocket Presents Strategies for FPGA Design at EDA Events

EDA Tech Forum Boston and EDA Virtual Conference Feature Overviews of Device-Native Approach to Eliminate "Long Loops" in FPGA Verification & Debug

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  GateRocket® Inc. will deliver presentations at two EDA industry events on Thursday, Oct. 14, describing best practices for reducing FPGA verification and debug times. The presentations will occur first at the EDA Tech Forum in Westborough Mass., and later online as part of the EDA Virtual Conference. Both events are free of charge with advance registration.

WHO: GateRocket, supplier of advanced FPGA design and debug solutions for Xilinx and Altera programmable devices.

WHAT: GateRocket will describe its Device Native® approach to verification which extends the existing simulation environment in a way that enables engineers to detect bugs up-front in the design process that would otherwise slip through to system integration. The company's RocketDrive® is a hardware-based solution that significantly accelerates simulation and debug of large FPGAs; it bridges the gap between the RTL and the FPGA, enabling silicon-accurate simulation because it integrates the target FPGA device into the simulator.

EDA Tech Forum, Doubletree Westborough, Mass.: 12:40pm (Eastern), Thursday, Oct. 14
EDA Virtual Summit, Online: 4pm (Eastern), Thursday, Oct. 14 (as part of verification track)

EDA Tech Forum
EDA Virtual Summit

WHY: A recent FPGA Journal survey indicated that the process for identifying and fixing FPGAs by looping from the lab, where a bug is identified, back through simulation, synthesis, and place and route adds between 92 and 148 days to the FPGA design process. GateRocket has shown that its solutions can reduce this process by 55% or more by allowing the same bugs to be found and fixed during the simulation phase. According to FPGA Journal editor Kevin Morris: "By allowing the simulator to perform like the development board, many of us would be inclined to do more of our debug there, saving us some big time in the lab later on."

About GateRocket:  GateRocket, Inc., located in Bedford, Mass., offers electronic engineers the first Device Native® verification and debug solution for advanced FPGA semiconductor devices. The company's RocketVision software debug tool and its RocketDrive hardware verification system enables users to verify and debug advanced FPGA designs faster and with higher quality for greatly improved time-to-market, and realize more reliable and predictable results. Learn more about GateRocket online at and sign up for a free webinar.

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