Performance analysis and early architecture exploration ensures that you will select the right FPGA platform and achieve optimal partitioning of the application onto the fabric and software. This early exploration is referred to as rapid visual prototyping. Mirabilis Design’s VisualSim software simulates the FPGA and board using models that are developed quickly using pre-built, parameterized modeling libraries in a graphical environment.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Third Quarter 2006. Article © Xcell Journal.