The folks at Xilinx just sent me an email saying that Logicview Electronic Technology has selected Virtex-6 FPGAs for the company's next-generation prototyping system and hardware emulation platform slated for introduction in early 2012. This was interesting for a number of reasons, not the least that I’ve never heard of Logicview before.
From the announcement I discover that “LogicView is a leading supplier of ultra-large-scale system-on-a-chip development and verification platforms that drastically shorten research and development cycles through geometric-level acceleration, high-speed communications, total signal visibility and automatic partitioning. Logicview has built two generations of its industry leading products using Xilinx programmable platforms, including the company's popular Matrix 1000 Prototyping System and Logicview Emulation Platform which were both designed with Virtex-5 LXT and FXT FPGAs.”
Formed in 2008, Logicview’s current generation of prototyping and emulation platforms make full use of the capabilities offered by Virtex-5 FPGA, including hard cores, PCIe endpoint modules, 6.5 Gbps high-speed serial transceivers, and dynamic reconfiguration technology.
I was hoping to learn more, but when I went to Logicview’s website and clicked on the English link… I received my very first “404 Page not found” error in Chinese.
Of course this can happen to anyone – I cannot recall all of the problems I’ve had with my own websites … it’s just unfortunate for something like this to go wrong when a big announcement occurs.
My very first "404 Page not found" message in Chinese
Anyway, after they’ve fixed their website, maybe I can persuade the folks at Logicview to write a “How To” design article walking us through their FPGA-based prototyping and emulation technologies…
Watch this space…