FPGA News – 2007.11.09

Temento Systems Introduces Debug-on-Demand FPGA Designs
Temento Systems ® SA announced a Debug-on-Demand model available on its website in order to decrease the cost of debug tools for FPGA designs, while having access to advanced features. FPGA designs are becoming more complex and are integrating more third-party IP’s. Either for prototyping or for production, FPGA designers cannot afford anymore “guess’n check” debug methodologies and need to think about design-for-test as early as design project starts. If 80% of design bugs can be fixed in a short period of time, the remaining 20% can take as long as 80% of the debug phases, impairing the design closure date. Design errors are more tedious to isolate and they require high-end debug technologies such as complex triggering functions or “assertion-based verification” on-chip to track down the very last functional error.