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Jim Granville
04/07/16 18:21
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#190657 - Silicon is the Gold Standard
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:
I know (of) a couple of people that, regardless of the chip to be used in production, develop using a SILabs chip getting live debugging, thus avoiding all the mistakes caused by simulation.

You mean they do this across brand ?

Certainly, I'd always say Silicon is the Gold Standard, but I'm not sure I'd use SiLabs silicon, to proof an Atmel or STC design.

Simulation would usually always be used in conjunction with a real silicon systems, but I'm not sure what you imagine as "mistakes caused by simulation" ?

Simulation does not, by itself, cause any mistakes, and it can give information Silabs IDEs for example, simply cannot, like (elapsed) cycle times.

The Clock Generation Schematic also gives a System Config view, missing from most IDEs.

For Atmel MCUs and SiLabs parts at 25MHz, TSim51 should be Cycle-Accurate.

List of 11 messages in thread
Turbo51, TAsm51      Kerim Fahme      04/07/16 00:27      
   a note about simulation      Erik Malund      04/07/16 06:31      
      Being able to have a limited choice of      Kerim Fahme      04/07/16 08:32      
         if so, I understand,      Erik Malund      04/08/16 07:48      
            It is not about money.      Kerim Fahme      04/08/16 18:28      
      Silicon is the Gold Standard      Jim Granville      04/07/16 18:21      
         re simulation 'mistakes'      Erik Malund      04/08/16 07:32      
            Novice mistakes are always with us..      Jim Granville      04/08/16 14:55      
               everyone else blindly believes      Erik Malund      04/09/16 07:02      
         across brand      Erik Malund      04/08/16 07:45      
   hmm..      Jim Granville      04/07/16 18:10      

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