Electronic systems of all sizes are routinely being integrated into single integrated circuits (ICs).
While the largest systems-on-chip (SoC) make headlines, there are numerous small and medium SoCs that must be implemented quickly and efficiently. Verification of these designs must include hardware, low-level software (operating systems and drivers), and application software. This verification requires three coordinated approaches. The Veloce™ family of verification tools includes the Veloce Strato emulation platform and the Veloce Primo enterprise prototyping platform, which focus primarily on the verification of hardware and its interface to low-level software infrastructure. These constitute two out of the three necessary verification vehicles.