Gleichmann Electronics Research, one of the leading manufacturers of premium ASIC/FPGA development platforms and tools, presents for the first time its “SEmulator Interface Box” at embedded world 2009 in Hall 9, Booth 235. The innovative SEmulator technology enables a seamless transition between simulation and emulation. For little extra cost, emulation platforms like Gleichmann Electronics Research Hpe_midiv2, now also supporting ARM Cortex-M3 developments, can be converted into a hardware accelerator to support simulation of complex ASICs or FPGAs.
Gleichmann Electronics Research development platforms distinguish themselves by enabling data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s between the emulation hardware and a host PC through an optional PCI Express link. Thus significantly speeding up simulation times of common RTL simulators such as Mentor Graphics’ ModelSim or Aldec’s Active HDL. More importantly, real hardware is used early in the development process and real hardware interfaces to other systems can be implemented. Even hardware without a simulation model can be included in the simulation (hardware-in-the-loop).
Hpe (Hardware prototyping & emulation) systems are modular and highly configurable. A baseboard with the most commonly used interfaces is mounted with either an FPGA or processor module that can be further customized with a variety of child boards. EXM32 elastomeric connectors that were specifically developed for board stacking, connect the boards together.
All components are connected through EXM32 connectors that were specifically developed for board stacking. Among other benefits these single piece connectors generate cost only, if an optional extension is really used. Customers can reuse the system building blocks like modules and childboards in their end product and save development time and cost. Also the childboard system can be used to generate a variety of products with only little extra effort.
As a rule Hpe systems also support tools related to embedded software development. For instance, Hpe_midiv2 for ARM Cortex-M3 developments include the JTAG and Trace ports required for JTAG debuggers and Trace Port Analyzers such as RealView® ICE/Trace, thus enabling software and hardware development in parallel.
Gleichmann Electronics Research (Austria) GmbH & Co KG
Gleichmann Electronics Research (Austria) GmbH & Co KG is a subsidiary company of Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH in Frankenthal, Germany. Founded in 2004, the company develops and manufactures development tools for FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and offers services in connection with ASIC development.