Cars, Security, And HW-SW Co-Design

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss parallel hardware/software design with Johannes Stahl, director of product marketing, prototyping and FPGA, [getentity id="22035" e_name="Synopsys"]; [getperson id="11411" comment="Bill Neifert"], director of models technology, [getentity id="22186" comment="ARM"]; Hemant Kumar, director of ASIC design, Nvidia; and Scott Constable, senior member of ... » read more

The Power Of Software

There is no argument about the increasing importance of software in system designs today, given the intimate and integral role it plays in directing the very hardware it is co-designed with. There is also a very good case for certain kinds of software that lend themselves more to certain types of processors. This, of course, depends on what is meant by the type of processor, asserted Coli... » read more

Are Models Holding Back New Methodologies?

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss the state of the industry for [getkc id="101" kc_name="modeling"] at abstractions above [getkc id="49" kc_name="RTL"], a factor which has delayed adoption of [getkc id="104" kn_name="virtual prototypes"] and the proliferation of system-level design and hardware/software codesign. Taking part in the discussion were Frank Schirrmeister, group director... » read more

Mythbusting: Co-Design

By Ann Steffora Mutschler It turns out that while there needs to be understanding between hardware and software engineers, the people doing the programming don’t actually want or need to interact. There is not, nor probably ever will be, one single team with hardware and software engineers happily working together on a project. But it’s not a total disconnect. There are a number o... » read more