Pocatello, Idaho--March 9, 1998-- American Microsystems, Inc. (AMI) announced the availability of a comprehensive FPGA-to-ASIC conversion seminar. This half-day seminar is developed by engineers for engineers who are interested in making the leap from expensive FPGAs to ASICs or who are concerned about ASIC second-sourcing.
During the past 12 years, AMI has successfully converted over 1,000 FPGA and ASICnetlists into AMI ASICs. AMI's NETRANS conversion capabilities include over 70 FPGA and ASIC formats.
The seminar covers issues that apply to all migrations, independent of a particular vendor, and is divided into three sections: a NETRANS introduction, design for portability, and simulation and test. Each of these segments address key technical issues faced when moving from an FPGA to an ASIC.
The NETRANS introduction discusses AMI's conversion capabilities, vectorless migration support, and manufacturing processes. The design for portability discussionfocuses on how an engineer can design with the FPGA-to-ASIC conversion in mind. This session addresses a variety of issues, such as documentation, synchronous vs. asynchronous design, and testability. The simulation and test discussion will explore how to use board- and system-level simulations for functional and timing verification. Regression testing using FPGA and ASIC models will be discussed, and ATE issues and design for test strategies will be reviewed.
The seminar, which is presented by AMI's field and factory application engineers, is presented on-site at participating companies and is targeted at FPGA and ASIC designers and engineering managers. The NETRANS introduction section is also appropriate for purchasing professionals.
2300 Buckskin Road
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(800) 639-7264 Dept 921
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