by Martin Vlach, Mentor Graphics
I don't know how this came about, but the other day I got hired to do something called AMS Verification. It seems that there is this chip design that combines digital and analog stuff, and I was asked to make sure that all of it works when it's put together and that it does what it was meant to do when they got going in the first place.
Not knowing any better, I guess I'll start by hoping that all of the pieces they handed to me were done just right as far as those designer dudes understood when they got handed their jobs. So here's what I'm thinking: The dudes may be real good in designing, but they are humans too and so they probably missed some points, and misunderstood some others, and when it's all put