The article reports that the SoC development teams are turning to FPGA-based prototypes as a solution to verifying and delivering consumer electronic products in a timely manner. The author stated that FPGA-based prototypes are the only paradigms that run fast enough to exercise very complex software applications and operating systems. He added that with the use of the prototype, the software embedded into the ASIC or SoC can be integrated with at-speed hardware much earlier in the project so design teams can expedite software development. He emphasized that the prototype equips designers to better handle the emerging challenges associated with increased device and software complexity.
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The article reports that Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) was launched by the Imperas Ltd. to establish an open standard solution for developers to quickly and inexpensively simulate embedded software on system-on-chip (SoC) designs. It stated that the OVP Web site which is found at www.OVP-world.org serves as the portal for OVP with informations reagrding technology, discussion forums for the OVP community and links of all OVP components that can be downloaded. Furthermore, the site provides presentations, datasheets, videos, demonstrations, discussion forms and press information.