@Garcia: Wow! I've taken a look to the Protium platform and it's a really impressive tool!
Thsi class of tool really is amazing -- back in the mid 1980s the company I was working for developed a simple emulator / hardware accelerator -- but FPGAs had only just come on the scene and we never even thought of them in this context.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.