New article on the SemiWiki.com website by Ellie Burns from Mentor Graphics.
"When I got the opportunity to blog about verification, I thought, what new and interesting things should I talk about? Having started my EDA career in 1983, I often feel like one of the “oldies” in this business…remember when a hard drive required a static strap, held a whopping 33 MB, and was the size of a brick? Perhaps they should get someone who has just a few less EDA miles on them? However, thinking further on it, “we veterans” have experienced big changes in design and verification and the impact that tools and technology have had in creating new devices and exciting new markets that are changing the way we live. We have a lot to share.
That’s why I’m initiating a series of blogs to discuss valuable insights into the methodologies, tools, and flows we will need to move into the next generation of high technology. I’ll begin with several blogs about a trend I am seeing now—further reducing the power in designs in a world of increasing performance using a fairly complex interaction of HW and SW. After looking at the most important trends in low power, we’ll broaden our conversation to encompass other trends in verification."
Read the entire article.