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15
Sep

Refreshingly different MathWorks

In my last blog, I talked about model-based design and Ken Karnofsky commented on it. Ken is the senior strategist for signal processing algorithms at MathWorks. He said that I got it somewhat wrong and so I was eager to find out more from him. He basically told me that considering model-based design as only being an abstraction method misses some important aspects of it.

21
Jul

To the Virtual Prototype and Beyond

Ah, the joys of summer vacations and scheduling around them. I was disappointed that Synopsys was to have a press release while I was on vacation – especially when it was on one of my favorite topics – virtual prototypes. To make matters worse, by the time I got back, their key guy was about [...]

19
May

Stimulus done right

Stimulus should provide a return on the investment made. The ROI for potholes must be pretty low, but the ROI for making kids excited about engineering is huge. Robots are one way to do that.

05
May

The simulator is no longer enough

It seems as if all of the major EDA vendors have now come to the realization that RTL simulation is just not a total solution anymore. Gone are the days when it was the one tool that would be used for all aspects verification from implementation through integration to system-level tests. For a while the [...]

11
Aug

Interview with Tom Sandoval, CEO of Calypto

At DAC, I missed an appointment with a company CEO. While I had excuses, at the end of the day I just blew it. Many CEO’s would have said, you had your chance and lost it, but not Tom Sandoval at Calypto. He hardly seemed bothered, or at least did not show it when [...]

13
Jul

Innovations in formal verification

Last week, I received another press release from Jasper Design Automation that talked about advances they have made in a number of areas, including performance (a 2X increase in speed/memory footprint), packaging (common backend for several front ends) and technical (introduction of quiet trace and more parallel operations). This is not the first major [...]

07
Jul

DAC: From the perspective of a start-up company

DAC is still a big deal for our industry. It brings together researchers, EDA vendors and users to share information and ideas. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Chris Kappler, a founder of a small startup that will be at DAC for the first time this year.
Brian: First of all can you [...]

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