Poised For Aspect-Oriented Design?


In 1992, [getperson id=" 11046 " comment="Yoav Hollander"] had the idea to take a software programming discipline called aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and apply it to the verification of hardware. Those concepts were incorporated into the [gettech id="31021" t_name="e"] language and [getentity id="22068" e_name="Verisity"] was formed to commercialize it. Hollander had seen that using obj... » read more

The Problem With EDA Standards


In the EDA industry, does standard mean the same as it does in most industries? The Free Dictionary defines it as: Something, such as a practice or a product, that is widely recognized or employed, especially because of its excellence. In the EDA industry, a standards body is the place where EDA companies and customers come together to try and bring about convergence, often in a new or emerging... » read more

Interface Additions To The e Language For Effective Communication With SystemC TLM 2.0 Models


The last several years have seen strong adoption of transaction-level models using SystemC TLM 2.0. Those models are used for software validation and virtual prototyping. For functional verification, TLMs have a number of advantages—they are available earlier, they allow usersto divide their focus on verifying functionality and protocol/timing details, they enable higher level reuse, and they... » read more