When DVCon opens next week, attendees will hear plenty of talk about Portable Stimulus, a methodology and technology that’s grabbing industry attention and gaining momentum with the design verification community. In fact, I predict it will be the buzz of the conference this year.
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Tags: ADI, Adnan Hamid, Breker Verification Systems, Cavium, DVCon 2017, EDACafe, ESD Alliance, IBM, Intel, Jim Hogan, NVIDIA, OneSpin Solutions, portable stimulus, Qualcomm, TrekSoC, Verification GPS, Vista Ventures
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I expect that the activities of the EDA Consortium (EDAC), our industry’s main trade organization, are followed more closely by EDA vendors than users. However, some of you may have seen the recent publicity surrounding the organization’s name change to the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESDA). I applaud this move because it reflects the gradual but ongoing merger of EDA and embedded systems, a topic that we have covered here on The Breker Trekker in the past.
However, I do have two reservations about the specifics of the name change. First, as some people have pointed out, “ESD” is strongly associated with “electrostatic discharge” for us engineers who have worked on actual lab benches and not just in the world of abstract EDA models. But that’s a minor quibble as far as I’m concerned. My bigger issue is that EDAC did not use the name change as a chance to expand from “design” to “development” in its description of scope. Please continue reading as I expand a bit on all three of these points.
Tags: Bob Smith, Breker, dac, Design Automation Conference, EDA, EDA Consortium, EDAC, embedded systems, ESD Alliance, ESDA, functional verification, graph, graph-based, hardware, IoT, portable stimulus, scenario model, simulation, SoC verification, software
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