Archive for EDA

Signs that the EDA industry is recovering

Signs that the EDA industry is recovering

June 10, 2011 3 Comments

For quite some time industry pundits have been talking about how the EDA industry is in trouble. Large EDA companies can’t or won’t innovate, VCs have little interest in startups because the chance of a successful exit is too small, and user companies are scared to adopt because of the dangers associated with the startup […]

Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

June 8, 2011 No Comments

OK, now I know there every once in a while I mess up, spell a word wrong, get some punctuation or grammar wrong, or even – yes I admit it – make a factual error. When I do I am quickly humbled and try the best I can to correct the situation. But if I […]

Hogan and McLellan attempt to Show you the Money

Hogan and McLellan attempt to Show you the Money

June 7, 2011 2 Comments

This dynamic duo have spoken a few times now about what it takes to be successful in EDA and how VCs see the industry. While we hear a lot about how VCs dont find our industry of interest, Jim and Paul go into the whys and hows of EDA companies, how much they can afford […]

Gary Smith at DAC

Gary Smith at DAC

June 5, 2011 No Comments

Everyone else will be diligently reporting about what Gary Smith said at DAC this year, so you wont find that here, instead, I will talk between the lines. For almost as long as I can remember, Gary Smith has stood up at DAC, either with Gartner or with his own company and started DAC off […]

Pavilion Panels at DAC

Pavilion Panels at DAC

May 11, 2011 1 Comment

In my previous DAC blog, I talked about the new companies that would be exhibiting in the verification and ESL space. Today, I will talk about the pavilion panels. These can be accessed by anyone with an exhibition pass and does not require a full conference pass. As usual, Gary Smith has the first panel […]

New exhibitors at DAC this year

New exhibitors at DAC this year

May 9, 2011 1 Comment

Have you wondered what new companies and technologies are going to be displayed at DAC this year? Well here is a list of the new companies (exhibiting at DAC for the first time) in the verification and ESL spaces and a little bit about what they are hoping to show. More details and a must […]

Verification 101: Positive and Negative Verification

Verification 101: Positive and Negative Verification

April 9, 2011 1 Comment

The concept for this installment of verification 101, is something that I have been talking about for a number of years now, and yet does not appear to be widely known or recognized. That does not mean that people are not using this concept, just that they are unaware and thus unable to properly plan […]

Verification 101-2 Directed and Random testing

Verification 101-2 Directed and Random testing

April 6, 2011 2 Comments

In this edition of Verification 101, we will take a closer look at dynamic verification and in particular simulation. A simulator is a piece of software that exercises a model of the design. The design can be written at several levels of abstraction using a variety of languages. For example an analog model of the […]

Verification 101: What is Verification all about?

Verification 101: What is Verification all about?

April 1, 2011 1 Comment

We often think that everyone knows the basics, but let’s face it, we have all, at some point in our careers, been given a task that we have never performed before and for a while we stand, or sit, looking stupid because all of the other people in the meeting know what the acronyms stand […]

Verification IP explained

Verification IP explained

March 30, 2011 No Comments

This was originally posted on techbites.com in 2009. Since then Accellera has approved UVM, which replaces both OVM and VMM Verification IP is a collection of verification models that are packaged to enable both the verification of a block and the verification of that block when integrated into a larger system. This short paper, will […]

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