BEDFORD, USA: GateRocket Inc., a leading supplier of verification and debug solutions for advanced FPGAs, has signed an agreement with AcconSys Inc., a major distributor of electronic design automation (EDA) products in China.
AcconSys will provide sales and support for GateRocket’s RocketDrive and RocketVision FPGA verification products throughout China.
As device complexity and size continue to escalate, design verification has emerged as the primary challenge in the development of leading-edge field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
GateRocket offers the industry’s first Device Native approach to the specific verification and debug challenges involved with the most advanced FPGAs from Xilinx and Altera. It focuses exclusively on FPGA design, and its RocketDrive and RocketVision products cut FPGA simulation and lab debug time in half versus traditional approaches.
This is accomplished by integrating the FPGA into the simulation environment through the RocketDrive product to enable a native execution of the design on the target FPGA device. The accompanying RocketVision debugging tool provides new levels of visibility and patent pending debug algorithms that enable engineers to track down and correct sources of design errors. By combining the actual FPGA hardware and RTL simulation models in the same verification run, GateRocket slashes verification and lab debugging time.
“There is tremendous potential for GateRocket in China as more product developers adopt FPGA-based methodologies, both for production systems and prototyping platforms,” said GateRocket President and CEO, Dave Orecchio.
“We are very pleased to be working with AcconSys which has the technical expertise and local knowledge to make our partnership a great success. In addition, this relationship provides great synergy with our ecosystem partners, particularly Mentor Graphics, since AcconSys distributes their products throughout China as well.”
“FPGAs are indispensable for any high-performance system, but verification and debugging of complex FPGA designs has become a big challenge,” said Chen Feng, AcconSys GM.
“As a well-known solutions provider in China, AcconSys often receives inquiries about advanced FPGA verification and debug, so we are very pleased to partner with GateRocket, which offers a comprehensive approach to meet these challenges. We are confident GateRocket’s innovative Device Native technology can help our customers significantly increase their FPGA verification and debugging efficiency.”