The Role and Benefits of FPGA Prototyping in the ASIC Design Cycle

Mar. 21, 2017, Mar. 21, 2017 – 

This joint Open-Silicon and PRO DESIGN Electronic webinar, moderated by Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki, will address the benefits of FPGA-based prototyping in the ASIC design cycle, and the role it plays in significantly reducing the risk and schedules for specification-to-custom SoC (ASIC) development and the volume production ramp. Early software development and real time system verification, enabled by FPGA prototyping, offers a cost-efficient high-end solution that shortens process cycles, boosts reliability, increases design flexibility, and reduces risk and cost. The panelists will outline best practices to overcome technical design challenges encountered in FPGA prototype development, such as design partitioning, real-time interfaces, debug and design bring-up. They will also discuss the key technical advantages that FPGA-based prototyping offers, such as architectural exploration, IP development, acceleration of RTL verification, pre-silicon firmware and software development, proof of concept and demonstrations. They will also talk about its affect on performance, scalability, flexibility, modularity and connectivity.

Who should attend this Webinar:

This webinar is ideal for hardware system architects, hardware designers, SoC designers, ASIC designers, and SoC firmware and software developers.

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Bernard Murphy - Moderator

Bernard is a blogger for SemiWiki, covering IP and SoC design. He has also written past blogs for EE Times and has contributed to Semiconductor Engineering as well. Prior to joining SemiWiki, Bernard served as CTO for Atrenta for 15 years. He played a key role in the company's inception in 2000 by creating the initial product line, launching the engineering organization, defining and driving several new products and initiating product positioning. Prior to that, Bernard served as Director of Western Region Services for Duet Technologies from 1993 to 1998, and Partnership Manager for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. from 1989 to 1993. Bernard holds a doctor of philosophy degree in nuclear physics and a bachelor's degree in physics, both from the University of Oxford.

Speaker Biographies:

Philipp Ampletzer
Director of Sales and Business Development
PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH

Philipp serves as Director of Sales and Business Development for PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH in Germany. He has been with the company for over ten years, where he started as a project manager. He has also served as sales manager of the company's Asia-Pacific region, and key account manager for the company's "proFPGA" product family of ASIC prototyping systems and Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Services (EMS). Philipp holds a bachelor of honor degree in business administration and engineering from Munich University of Applied Sciences. He is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

Sachin Jadhav
Technical Lead, Systems and Software Engineering

Sachin serves as Technical Lead of Systems and Software Engineering for Open-Silicon, where he manages the ASIC prototyping collateral operations. He has ten years of specialized experience in ASICs, architecture, embedded systems, debugging, embedded software, device drivers, communications protocols, shell scripting and kernel. Prior to joining Open-Silicon, Sachin held software and engineering positions at Pace, 2Wire and Calsoft Pvt. Ltd. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology.


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