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Archive for December, 2008

Myths of design – the 80/20 rule

Posted: Monday, December 29th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

One of the statements that is repeatedly made about design goes something like this: 80% of the (performance/cost/energy consumption/your favourite product metric) of a design is determined in the first 20% of the design (time/effort/your favourite design process metric). This of course, is a simple variation of the well known 80-20 rule, (often called the [...]

An update on commercial ESL

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 7:45 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

On Tuesday December 9 2008 there was a webcast on ESL hosted by John Miklosz, editor of SoC Central, and featuring four speakers from various EDA and ESL companies: Frank Schirrmeister of Synopsys Glenn Perry of Mentor Graphics Johannes Stahl of CoWare Mike McNamara of Cadence Each of them gives an overview of ESL as [...]