Re: Hardware-based vs software-based emulation

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:34:06 +0100
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> On 2017-02-17, at 10:58, wrote:
> On Friday 17 February 2017, 11:50:09 Marko Mäkelä <> wrote:
>> What is the benefit of implementing the emulation of a full system in 
>> VHDL or FPGA, instead of implementing it in software?
>> The only reason to use hardware-based emulation that I can think of is 
>> the ability to connect original (or compatible) peripherals.
> for me the main reason is latency...

Both reasons are very much valid. For me the resulting device should feel like the real thing in all aspects, except that it might correct some flaws/deficiencies of the original. If not, then I don't bother having an extra box when I can run the emulation on the main machine anyway.


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