Taken for Granted

ESL, embedded processors, and more

Archive for July, 2008

Space exploration … design, that is

Posted: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 @ 12:34 am in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

The other day I was emailing back and forth with my colleague Steve Leibson about the new Cadence ESL synthesis tool. He commented that there seems to be a gap between IP-centric design (such as processor-centric design, or the use of other large configurable IP blocks) and the general ESL world – for example ESL [...]

Leibson’s Law in Action? Cadence returns to ESL with new synthesis tool

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

My colleague and friend Steve Leibson writes a blog for EDN, “Leibson’s Law”, in which he discusses many items relating to his informal law: Leibson’s Law: It takes 10 years for any disruptive technology to become pervasive in the design community. In this case, I wonder if Cadence’s announcement today (July 14, 2008) that it [...]

Not taking a country for granted

Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2008 @ 1:35 am in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

In the “good old days” of business trips, before the internet and cellphones, sometimes a business trip could actually include a large element of travel. That is, in between the meetings there might be time to actually see some interesting historical or cultural sights in the cities and countries one was visiting. With a fortuitous [...]