Posts Tagged ‘EDA & IP’
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
This article by Atrenta’s CTO Bernard Murphy and investor Jim Hogan has attracted a lot of interest.
Murphy and Hogan say that we can draw inspiration from biology on how to design the IoT fortress: specifically, how the human body wards off attacks from bacteria, viruses, other bad and harmful stuff.
And they describe in detail the concept on how electronic engineers can plan to do so.
It’s an intriguing piece that gives electronic designers a first huge step on how to secure the IoT and keep those of us who are IoT-interconnected – Borg Collective like – protected from the inevitable cyber attacks.
Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things
What do you think?
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
More on our coverage of the panel on the IoT……Audience member, Gabe Moretti, had quite a bit to say about the IoT and the automobile. And Jim Hogan shares a story.
Moretti: Let me talk to you about the very latest model car….The first thing it does when I get in the car is ask me for my cell phone. It connects to my cell phone, and only some of the functions are available to me if I have the cell phone with me…and the cell phone is off. What’s the problem I have with all of us engineers talking about what a great opportunity IoT is? We’re forgetting that supply is only successful if there is a demand.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
In our continuing series on the IoT, Frank Schirrmeister of Cadence explains what three components of the IoT are important to him.
Schirrmeister: There are three components of importance. Fitbit. ARM’s going very big in that area, with their silicon partners. That’s not the IoT in its completeness. That’s an important component, but the analog mixed-signal components are certainly fun and challenging in this domain.
Then there are two more pieces to the Internet of Things that make me very happy, from a system design perspective: The first one is the hub of my data from the Fitbit. I have at least four hubs that I’m concerned about. My cell phone when I’m mobile. My computer at home. My living room; apparently my TV knows about my habits.
And there is my car. So that’s a hub – a very important piece. And from a system design perspective, there’s system development, emulation, FPGA, virtualization. There is a huge interesting market for us.
Then the third piece is this whole cloud space. That’s where the Intel, ARM, PC battle is waging. And that’s also a very important component of the Internet of Things where all the data crunching has happened and the health data that the health monitor needs to pick up. It is a very attractive market for EDA and will be very important to drive requirements, as well, for us.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
In today’s snippet from the IoT panel, Randy Smith, VP of Marketing at Sonics, gives his views on how the IoT will affect the EDA and IP industries.
Smith: Time to Market will be more important. The need for software-hardware co-design and speed will equal new applications and solutions for EDA.
A lot of it will be in consumer, which is why there is a lot of hype, because when we think consumer, we think high volumes, perhaps a trillion devices out there. But what’s different in that market as compared to some other markets is that time to market is so much more critical.
So for IoT, you’re going to need the equivalent of agile software development and hardware. You’re going to need to respin that design in three months. It would not be a tremendous surprise if you see some previous ASIC practices like gate arrays start to get more traction again.
Monday, July 21st, 2014
As we had previously announced, venture capitalist Jim Hogan moderated a panel at DAC regarding the IoT.
It was an eye opener about all things IoT……or maybe we should call it the IoE (The Internet of Everything), or as one prominent editor noted, the IoW (The Internet of Whatever). Our panelists included: Gary Smith, Market Analyst, GSEDA; Frank Schirrmeister, Group Director, System Development Suite, Cadence; Bernard Murphy, CTO, Atrenta; and Randy Smith, VP of Marketing, Sonics.
Very lively discussion among panelists, but also from the floor! Most notably editor Gabe Moretti of Chip Design and Simon Bloch of Samsung. Bloch, Sr. Director of R&D in mobile consumer wireless devices, posed questions and stimulated discussion to the point where he might be called the unannounced 6th panelist.
Over the next few blogposts, we’ll share snippets of that discussion. Gary Smith will start us off…..
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
As DAC frenzy hits us all, here’s an event that EDA/IP users and media people ought to consider attending.
It’s a Jim Hogan-moderated discussion event on
IoT system design concerns
Jim will 1) introduce the topic; 2) spur, moderate, provoke discussion and 3) sum up what we’ve learned during this session. Of course, this group of speakers are pretty opinionated and won’t need much provocation.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
In a recent blog entry we asked Chris Rowen, Cadence Fellow and Tensilica Founder, to share with us what EDA and IP (as an industry) need to do in 2014 to serve its user base better. The following is a follow-up blog by Rowen explaining how.
System-design Evolution Follows the Data
When last we chatted in this forum, I responded to a question Ed Lee proposed to this as part of the Predictions 2014 series: What do EDA and IP (as an industry) need to do in 2014 to serve its user base better?
Monday, March 17th, 2014
RTL Signoff is certainly one of the hot topics in chip design circles lately, and one that is garnering great interest and concern. I chatted recently with Piyush Sancheti, VP of Marketing at Atrenta, on what it is, why it’s a design imperative, and how it should be done.
Liz: Piyush, thanks for taking the time out to chat with me today on this vital topic…RTL Signoff.
Piyush: No problem, Liz
Liz: So, to start out, what is RTL Signoff?
Piyush: “RTL Signoff” gained momentum as an established concept in 2013. While the concept is not new, a commonly-accepted definition did not exist in the past, which is now beginning to emerge. Here’s what I think RTL Signoff is: a comprehensive series of well-defined MUST-pass requirements for your RTL before you commit the design to downstream implementation such as synthesis and physical layout. In addition to this complete set of RTL Signoff requirements, you need tools and methodologies to meet the requirement, along with tangible metrics to measure your pass/fail criteria.
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Brian Fuller - editor in chief of the now-lamented EE Times during its best years - and I were talking about it being great that there are these predictions about where EDA/IP is going in 2014. Chris Rowen’s wrap up prediction talked about EDA’s need to move beyond component – level focus. Chris isn’t alone in this idea.
The question is: HOW will EDA/IP get beyond the component level and start looking at what’s beyond the 25-year EDA horizon and how EDA can and must add value.
Brian and I would love to hear what readers out there think…..
Does EDA & IP need to go beyond?
Where does it need to go?
And how will it get there?