Software Defined EVERYTHING!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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While we may like to toss around the term “Software Defined XYZ”, the truth is that all modern systems are the result of careful tradeoffs between hardware and software.  Grant Martin shares his perspectives on the topic.

ESL: Reach For Another Rung

Friday, January 9th, 2009

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Sorry for two posts about the same subject, but Brian Bailey’s whitepaper (System Level Virtual Prototyping becomes a reality with OVP donation from Imperas) really got me thinking. Overall, Brian formulates a strong argument for system-level model-based design.

Is it (Finally) ESL’s Time?

Friday, January 9th, 2009

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I found a great article on OVP World written by Brian Bailey about ESL and the forces at work affecting ESL adoption. It’s called “System Level Virtual Prototyping becomes a reality with OVP donation from Imperas” and I highly recommend it.

Will the Real ESL Please Stand Up?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

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The exact definition of ESL is a moving target, and the subject is interpreted differently among different constituencies.  This interesting article discusses ESL from the perspective of Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, with insight from Tensilica thrown in.

EDA Vendors Talk about ESL

Friday, December 12th, 2008

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The Editor-in-Chief of SOC Central interviewed representatives from Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, CoWare and Cadence for a recent webcast.  They talked about ESL, the benefits and obstacles to adoption, and how tools from their companies can be used to implement an ESL flow.