Chapter 30. Multi-FPGA Systems: Logic Emulation

Russell TessierDepartment of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst

Application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) verification has been an important and commercially successful application of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for over a decade. By mapping the logic of a new chip design onto a system of FPGAs, logic emulation systems provide a high-speed simulation of the design under development. As FPGA technology has matured and FPGA logic capacity has grown, the use of FPGAs for functional logic emulation has increased. Contemporary emulation systems often include a sizable number of FPGA and memory devices organized in topologies that allow for efficient ...

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