Missing In Action: Open-Source EDA Tools

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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Paul McLellan presents an extremely well reasoned explanation for the stark absence of open-source technology in the commercial EDA tools space.

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.