Using multi-gigabit transceivers to test and debug FPGAs

June 29, 2011 // By Julien Happich
This white paper introduces Byte Paradigm’s Thunder Series probe, a new generation PC-based instrument that uses FPGA multi-gigabit transceivers as high-speed interface for collecting trace data and inserting test pattern stimulus during FPGA testing and debugging. This paper shows the advantages of using high bandwidth links in combination with adequate embedded instrumentation IP implemented in FPGA.
Byte Paradigm, Thunder Series probe, FPGA, multi-gigabit transceivers