CoreEL designs, manufactures and supplies an array of FPGA based hardware platforms for ASIC prototyping and IP validation. These platforms are designed to provide maximum flexibility to end users to meet their porting requirements, scalability and faster development across an array of applications.
It is an established fact that more than 50% of all the semiconductor chips are born with functional issues. So, taping out a design for fabrication is really a question of an engineer’s confidence on the quality of verification. With the process geometries shrinking and gate densities ever increasing verification easily takes more than 70% of the development cycle time. Therefore, the extent to which an engineer has verified and validated his design will determine whether the chip will fall in or out of the 50% statistics.
Prototyping the design on FPGAs takes that confidence several notches higher. With advantages like faster validation, real-time validation, at-speed interfaces, real time data handling, early software development, post tape-out ECO validation etc. prototyping on FPGAs is fast becoming the preferred methodology for ASIC verification.
CoreEL offers a range of hardware products for various ASIC Prototyping and IP Development requirements. A user can chose a suitable hardware platform depending on the size of the design, interfaces required and the flexibility needed. Available under the Power Series brand, CoreEL solutions can be used for prototyping up to 8M ASIC gate capacity