Microsemi webinar shows how to accelerate debug cycles in FPGA design



As the FPGA devices get larger and more complex, the need for advanced and easily accessible debug tools becomes paramount. The Microsemi IGLOO®2 and SmartFusion®2 implement advanced architectural enhancements directly into the silicon to provide a level of debug unprecedented in the FPGA industry. This webinar will provide insight into how Microsemi has integrated circuitry into the silicon that gives you the tools to quickly identify issues in your FPGA design. We will present SmartDebug, introduced in our latest Libero® SoC v11.0 software, which is the interface to access the new debug capabilities such as Live Probe and Active Probe. Additionally, it will illustrate Synopsys Identify® ME, a state-of-the-art RTL debugger for Microsemi FPGAs which provides internal visibility of the target system at full speed. RTL reference designs and IP enables rapid design-in of complex functions but the simulation and debug can cause bottlenecks in the FPGA project schedule. FPGA debug is evolving to accelerate verification by providing an RTL perspective of the live hardware operation and a simulator-like experience. The combination of Synplify Pro® ME, Identify ME, and Libero SoC provide a powerful tool set to explore state spaces not easily reached by simulation and quickly isolate the root cause of functional problems. Attendees of this webinar will learn: - New silicon architecture designed for debugging IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 - Functional components of SmartDebug, Live Probe and Active Probe - Advantages over embedded logic analyzers and external test equipment Synopsys Identify - Overview of Identify ME - FPGA debug process flow - RTL instrumentation - Viewing debug information - Interfaces and automation of debug tasks After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer Mobile attendees Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet Microsemi webinar