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4 Feb, 2014

Joe Rodriguez Marketing teams at FPGA vendors have been busy as the silicon nanometer geometry race escalates. Altera is “delivering the unimaginable” while Xilinx is offering “all programmable SoCs” to design centers. It’s clear that the SoC has become more accessible to a broader market today and that FPGA vendors have staked out a solid technology roadmap for the near future. Do marketing … Read More

Verilog, Verification, VHDL, Code Coverage, Coverage, Assertions, FPGA, Functional Verification

5 Aug, 2013

Harry Foster Language and Library Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs that present the highlights from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (for a background on the study, click here). In my previous blog (Part 7 click here), I focused on some of the 2012 Wilson Research Group findings related to testbench characteristics and simulation strategies. In this blog, I present … Read More

IEEE 1800, RTL, VHDL, 1364, testbench, Verification, Verification Academy, 1076, Verilog, Functional Verification, SystemC, Accellera, functional coverage

3 May, 2013

Dave Rich A unique concept most beginners have trouble grasping about the Verilog, and now the SystemVerilog, Hardware Description Language (HDL) is the difference between wire’s (networks) and reg‘s (variables). This concept is something that every experienced RTL designer should be familiar with, but there are now many verification engineers with no prior Verilog experience trying to pick up SystemVerilog … Read More

Verification, Functional Verification, Verilog

23 Apr, 2013

Harry Foster This is the first in a series of blogs that presents the results from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Study Overview In 2002 and 2004, Ron Collett International, Inc. conducted its well known ASIC/IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into the state of the electronic industry and its trends in design and verification. However, after the 2004 … Read More

UVM, Assertion-Based Verification, Formal Verification, Accellera, Verification Academy, Verification Methodology, functional coverage, Verilog, Functional Verification, VHDL

15 Apr, 2013
Embedded Software

What is an FPGA?

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls In the early days of embedded systems, software engineers typically had some understanding of hardware design. Indeed, in many cases, it was the hardware designer who implemented the software. Over the years, as the amount of software development has increased, engineers have become less and less “hardware aware”. I find this transition interesting from the viewpoint of an embedded software … Read More

Verilog, RTOS, VHDL, FPGA, MicroBlaze, NIOS, Nucleus

6 Feb, 2012
Embedded Software

More on System-C

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls

Some weeks ago, I published a posting from my colleague Richard Vlamynck, who was explaining the ideas behind System-C and modeling at different levels of abstraction. He promised to write more and I was very pleased to receive a new contribution … It’s just me again, blogging about hardware models in general and System-C in particular. Earlier, I’d mentioned the fact that System-C can be used

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VHDL, System-C, Precision, Handel-C, Verilog

31 Oct, 2011

Colin Walls As I work for a company that has traditionally had a strong focus on hardware design, I am particularly interested in the relationship between hardware and software development and the synergies between the two disciplines. Previously, I have discussed the dominance of software in modern designs [here] and the relationships in the EDA world [here]. But today I want to think about how hardware guys actually … Read More

Hardware, Verilog, VHDL, hardware design

17 Jun, 2011

Dennis Brophy How do your favorites rank? Have you ever wondered how popular the different IEEE standards for electronic design automation are? Have you ever wondered which ones show the least interest? When buying books online, popular book buying websites sites will rank customer purchases. Many newspapers manage lists that you can consult to determine what is the most popular; what has the highest demand. But … Read More

SystemC, Verilog, 1076.4, 1364, 1076, VHDL, IP-XACT, VITAL

11 Oct, 2010

Dennis Brophy United States Plays Host in Seattle, WA The IEC’s 47th General Assembly meeting opened on October 11th in Seattle, WA USA.  Plans had been put in place for about 2,500 delegates but that number was exceeded by nearly 25% with more than 3,100 people registered.  Three days before the start of the meeting the Technical Committee 93, which addresses all the design automation standards held seven working … Read More

1364, 1666, 1076, iec, TC93, Verilog, VHDL, dual-logo, WG2

18 Dec, 2009

Dennis Brophy Just in time for the holidays!  IEEE Std. 1800™-2009, aka SystemVerilog 2009, is ready for purchase and download from the IEEE.  The standard was developed by the SystemVerilog Working Group and recently approved by the IEEE.  It is an entity project of the IEEE jointly sponsored by the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) and the Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC).  The working group members … Read More

CAG, 1364, Verilog, PLI, VPI, DASC, DPI

28 May, 2009
IC Design

Source Netlist Creation for LVS

Posted by Matthew Hogan

Matthew Hogan Hopefully you’ll find the current and future content posted here interesting enough that you’ll come back and share own opinions, thoughts and ideas. Please let me know if there are specific topics you’re interested in. Maybe we can look at these in the future… Today, I’d like to explore the task of creating a trusted source netlist that is used as the template for comparison to prove that your layout … Read More

Verilog, SPICE, Calibre_LVS, Hierarchical LVS, Calibre, Netlist, nmLVS, Hierarchical_LVS, LVS

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