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Archive for February, 2009

Predator vs. Alien …….. sorry! Processor vs. Hardware ….

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I wrote a guest blog on Paul Mclellan’s EDA Graffiti which you may find of interest: “Processor vs. hardware: the winner is…“, dealing with ASIPs. But on a gratuitous side note, Paul in his introduction made a comment about Cumbernauld, Scotland (where I used to work for Burroughs at one time) that you may not [...]

NASCUG meeting at DVCon 2009

Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 @ 2:23 am in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today (Tuesday February 24, 2009) I attended the North American SystemC Users Group meeting held in conjunction with DVCon 2009.   The agenda contained the normal OSCI update (from Ken Tallo of Intel, OSCI Chairman), and several presentations from vendors and users.   Many of the slides are available for download from the agenda site. The first [...]

New evidence for the Verification Takes X% of the effort ….

Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 @ 12:50 am in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some of those who read this blog may recall a post I wrote last November, entitled “The Myths of EDA – the 70% rule”, about the oft-stated claim that Verification takes 70% of the effort in a design project. I was at the North American SystemC User Group meeting (NASCUG) at DVCon today, and ran [...]

The Two Cultures

Posted: Monday, February 2nd, 2009 @ 7:26 pm in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

In 1959, C.P. Snow gave a lecture entitled “The two cultures” – about, to quote the Wikipedia article: Its thesis was that the breakdown of communication between the “two cultures” of modern society — the sciences and the humanities — was a major hindrance to solving the world’s problems. Right now, I wonder if in [...]