Missed the live session. Catching up on the archive. Very nice slides and good intro. Thanks a lot! Looking forward to Friday's session on testing. That is a big problem in my division. Our firmware development cannot start without hardware/ASIC, which itself takes one year to develop. Is everyone else using FPGA or some kind of hardware emulation systems for this? Can we build a software-based platform for firmware development?
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