Taken for Granted

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Archive for March, 2009

S(p)eeking truth about(to) power ….

Posted: Saturday, March 21st, 2009 @ 4:01 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The title of this post is of course due to my irrepressible appetite for puns.   Before getting to the meat of this post (pun intended), let’s open with a pithy quote: “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made” – John Godfrey Saxe, The Daily Cleveland Herald, [...]

Breaking out of the ESL box

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2009 @ 12:07 am in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

An interestting article by Geoffrey James on ESL in today’s edition of the DACeZine:  Squeeze Play:  How will ESL change the EDA industry? Rene Magritte, Son of Man, 1964: “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” It is good to see Geoffrey take a [...]

Bailey on verification at the club

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2009 @ 11:14 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Today I attended the latest meeting of the Silicon Valley branch of the DV Club. For those not familiar with the DV club (DV = Design Verification), it was started by Eric Hennenhoefer in Austin a few years ago. It now has branches in Austin, Bangalore, Boston, Bristol, Dallas, RTP, San Diego and Silicon Valley. [...]

Reuse, Revisited, ……… again!

Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2009 @ 6:54 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A few days ago I wrote a post pointing people to my friend Steve Leibson’s articles revisiting the Reuse Methodology Manual, looking at what is still valid and what are wrong approaches to current SoC design practice (based on the fact that the book was last revised in 2002). Steve has added further short articles [...]

Electronic Design …. it’s a process. Come discuss it ….

Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

For many years a very interesting workshop/symposium called EDPS (Electronic Design Processes Symposium) has taken place in the Monterey (California) area at the Monterey Beach Resort Hotel. This is a relatively small meeting of 30-60 people who discuss key issues in electronic design and methodology. I’ve been able to attend several and speak at a [...]

Reuse, Revisited

Posted: Monday, March 2nd, 2009 @ 4:44 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

My colleague Steve Leibson is taking a look, in his blog, at the famous Reuse Methodology Manual (RMM) by Mike Keating and Pierre Bricaud, first published in 1998 with the third edition dating from 2002 (reprinted in paperback in 2007). This well-known methodology book has been referenced hundreds of times and is in use in [...]