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22 Jul, 2011

Dennis Brophy Historical Perspective In my early days of standards development, I was intrigued how a standard went from the development phase to use phase.  New standards were heralded with great fanfare but were also followed very quickly with books and other material to allow the “mere mortal” to understand what the IEEE standards prose meant and how best to use it.  Everyone had their favorite VHDL book and I … Read More

VITAL, VHDL, VMM, OVM, Accellera, UVM, UVM World, OVM World

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

25 Mar, 2011

Dennis Brophy Wally Rhines DVCon 2011 Keynote Highlights Survey on Verification Languages OK, maybe it is not the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but Wally Rhines’ DVCon 2011 keynote did have a slide titled “SystemVerilog in the Ascendancy.”  It is not a word I see or use much.  In fact, Google labs’ “Book Ngram Viewer” shows ascendancy has been in decline since around 1825. It struck me that the title was tending … Read More

OVM, DVCon, VHDL, Wally Rhines, UVM, Verification

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

25 Feb, 2010
Functional Verification

I Do It …

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy … To Advance Technology for Humanity It is a humbling honor to have been elected chair of the IEEE Standards Association’s (SA) Corporate Advisory Group (CAG).  While Corporate Membership in the IEEE SA has been an element of the organization from its inception, it has only been in recent years that it has started to bring the voice of global industry into the IEEE’s standards making process.  As … Read More

VHDL, Accellera, 1076, CAG

7 Dec, 2009

Dennis Brophy Congratulation Peter! At the December 5, 2009 IEEE SA Awards Ceremony, the “Ron Waxman Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC) Meritorious Service” award was presented to Dr. Peter Ashenden.  He was recognized for “leadership in keeping the Design Automation standards Committee on the path to technical and organizational excellence during its formative years.” While many who may use VHDL might … Read More

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