Breaking your products so your customers won't have to.
Thoughts on hardware verification, the EDA industry, and related topics from the perspective of JL Gray, a verification consultant at Verilab.49th DAC: Day 1 Highlights
The 49th Design Automation Conference kicked off yesterday evening with a reception and a presentation by Gary Smith. One of the themes of Gary's talk was his observation that a phenomenon he termed "multi-platform design" was allowing chips to be designed for approximately $40M, as opposed to the $75M he had predicted last year. Part of the reason for the reduction in cost was, in his view, based on a significantly increasing use of ESL techniques (especially on the modeling and verification side of things).