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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) processor vendors have successfully enabled software validation on emulation for pre-silicon RTL verification as well as post silicon debug with full visibility. For processors running a software stack on emulation, reproducing real-world application issues occurring within few minutes take days to replicate on emulation. Debugging such issues often take few iterations and the process can run into weeks even for crucial customer issues. We look at a technique which creates and uses snapshots of emulation state and testbench state in a virtual emulation setup which drastically reduces overall turnaround time for post silicon issue debug
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