Blog Review: Dec. 30

Blogs for the New Year.


It’s been a quiet week on the blog front. If you’re looking for a bit of downtime while you enjoy the New Year, we present thoughts on what’s happened this year and what may be to come from last week’s System-Level Design newsletter:

Editor in Chief Ed Sperling finds acquisitions and the leading edge of design defined 2015, but other changes are ahead.

Technology Editor Brian Bailey observes that every year, smart people come up with new and inventive ways to celebrate the holidays.

Mentor Graphics’ Warren Kurisu looks at the challenges in architecting new IoT devices.

Synopsys’ Tom De Schutter uncorks poll results about software and virtual prototyping.

Aldec’s Henry Chan digs into why the Universal Verification Methodology is so important.

Arteris’ Kurt Shuler zeroes in on why physically aware NoC IP is critical in complex designs.

Agnisys’ Anupam Bakshi identifies the challenges in moving from a static spec to a live one.

eSilicon’s Mike Gianfagna examines how the basic high school science project has changed.

Cadence’s Frank Schirrmeister predicts a key breakthrough next year in the ability to seamlessly glide through abstraction.

XtremeEDA’s Neil Johnson questions whether a competition is brewing between shift left and agile, both of which are amorphous strategies.