There’s perhaps no industry more competitive than electronics design and manufacturing, and the semiconductor industry relies on expensive EDA tools that must be utilized efficiently for maximum value and performance. As Moore’s law has stalled and designs grow in size and complexity, organizations are looking for new ways to speed up verification and regression testing. Increasingly, firms are turning to hardware-assisted verification technologies to simulate designs faster and speed up regression tests.
This paper explains some of the challenges associated with hardware verification and introduces Altair® Hero™ — an enterprise job scheduler purpose-built for multi-vendor emulation environments. It also discusses techniques used to improve emulator efficiency and show how organizations can improve throughput and realize a better ROI on their emulator investments by leveraging advanced workload management.