DAC Day Three: UVM, Machine Learning And DFT Come Together

The industry and users have a love/hate relationship with UVM. It has quickly risen to become the most used verification methodology and yet at the same time it is seen as being overly complex, unwieldy and difficult to learn. The third day of DAC gets started with breakfast with Accellera to discuss UVM and what we can expect to see in the next 5 years. The discussion was led by Tom Alsop, pri... » read more

The Week In Review: Design

M&A Mentor Graphics acquired Nimbic, which makes simulation software for power and signal integrity and electromagnetic interference. No purchase price was given. Synopsys’ Coverity subsidiary acquired Kalistick, which makes cloud-based software solutions to boost test efficiency. Terms of the deal were not provided. Tools and IP Sonics introduced a new development environment for... » read more

Blog Review: Sept. 4

By Ed Sperling Cadence’s Brian Fuller looks at the opportunity for EDA in the cloud and where it’s most likely to gain traction. How about the PCB? Synopsys’ Mick Posner has moved beyond broad-based design ecosystems. He’s now reaching out to local neighborhoods with FPGA prototypes. Sounds like quality family time. Mentor’s Colin Walls concedes that all non-trivial software ... » read more