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Archive for April, 2008

The persistence of ESL synthesis

Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2008 @ 8:03 pm in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Many people are familiar with Salvador Dali’s painting, The Persistence of Memory: When I look at developments in ESL, I sometimes think of the painting and its title. Some of the old ideas in ESL must be good ones because they keep coming back. ESL synthesis, for example, has now been through at least two [...]

A plea: Let’s reach a consensus on the meanings of ManyCore, MultiCore, MultiProcessor…..

Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2008 @ 6:12 pm in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

I’m sitting here at the Electronic Design Process Symposium 2008 in Monterey after a fascinating morning session on multicore, manycore, MPSoC, SMP, AMP and the like, in which my colleague Steve Leibson and I participated. Together with impressions from attending the MultiCore Expo in Santa Clara a couple of weeks ago, the discussion, and the [...]

Existentialism at my local

Posted: Thursday, April 10th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

About 30 years ago (!!!!) I worked for Burroughs in Scotland. (Some of you may remember it…….designed and built computers. After merging with Sperry, it became Unisys). Here I was introduced to the grand institution of the local: i.e., the pub just up the way. Our works local was the Castlecary Inn, up the road [...]

Do designers share a common ESL design ideology?

Posted: Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 @ 8:23 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Hello, and welcome to my first blog post on the Chip Design website. Thanks for John Blyler and his colleagues for setting this up. For my first post, I want to talk a bit about whether ESL has standardised on one approach. As always, I welcome your comments! I hope to follow up this first [...]