Olivier Coudert on August 16th, 2010

Systems on Chip (SoCs) integrate increasingly complex hardware features with even more complex software applications, which makes validating SoCs a challenging task. FPGA-based prototyping has become an increasingly popular way of validating SoCs, for good reasons: FPGA devices have enough capacity to fit complex ASICs, and run fast enough to interact with real world interface […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 21st, 2010

No doubt that for the next two weeks you will find many DAC reports in blogs and corporate marketing websites. So I tried not to write yet another DAC report, with a long list of companies and products. Instead, I have chosen to share my absolutely non-exhaustive, completely biased view of DAC. I will then […]

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Olivier Coudert on May 31st, 2010

Cadence unveiled EDA360 in April. Now that I found the time to read its 28-pages white paper, I can finally comment on it. EDA360, John Bruggeman’s brainchild, is a manifesto that promotes a vision for the future of EDA. In a nutshell, it states the following: So far EDA has been providing the tools to […]

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Olivier Coudert on January 14th, 2010

Yes, did you feel it? No, I am not talking about the two earthquakes that I felt last week in San Jose, shaking the buildings, and leaving people with that weird feeling that they just experienced a whisper of the Big One to come. No, I am talking about the tremor in the US economy. […]

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