Traditional coverage-based verification methods are no longer sufficient to verify complex SoCs integrating many processor cores and IP subsystems. To conquer the verification challenge of complex SoCs, companies are shifting their development paradigm to a software first approach. By considering the target software up front, as a critical part of the SoC development process, designs teams are able to signoff a new SoC for production with high confidence.
In this Synopsys webinar we will cover the primary pre-silicon methods, along with their benefits, to execute a software first strategy:
- Virtual prototyping
- FPGA-based prototyping
Through the example of a production processor design project, we will provide insight into each methodology and how it helps to accelerate verification coverage. This event is hosted by a software first methodology expert and aimed at verification and software teams working on next-generation SoC designs.