Hardware Validation Platforms
Arasan’s Hardware Validation Platforms enable early validation of a new interface by emulating the complementary device at the interface protocol level. Beyond this, it facilitates early application development for reference board designs and production testing, before complementary devices are available in silicon. Further in the product cycle, it acts as a reference platform to help root-cause any incompatibilities between the device under development and the silicon device it is communicating with.
Often, a developer of cutting edge silicon products with new standard interface protocols has no means of validating one’s design with complementary devices which themselves may be under development. When such complementary devices do become available, a full speed reference platform that faithfully adheres to the protocol and provides the accompanying software stacks is necessary to aid the bringup of a device trying to communicate with another for the first time, followed by rapid deployment of reference boards to OEM’s and production testing of the OEM’s end products.