The Week In Review: Design


IP Cryptographic flaws have been discovered in the IEEE P1735 standard for encrypting IP and managing access rights. A team from the University of Florida found "a surprising number of cryptographic mistakes in the standard. In the most egregious cases, these mistakes enable attack vectors that allow us to recover the entire underlying plaintext IP." The researchers warn that an adversary coul... » read more

Week 23: ICCAD, The Kaufman Award And The DAC Exhibitor Meeting


It was another week of travel though this time I stayed on schedule – no missed flights! I was in San Jose for several days during which I briefly crossed paths with two EDA stars. Their work suggests that the present and future of our industry is in good shape. And I was there to host a meeting for those exhibiting at DAC, which, if you’ll excuse the pun, will be an even better place to sh... » read more

The Hunt For The Next Application To Drive System-Level Design And Verification


In recent years, most of my customer presentations highlighted some type of mobile device – system and system on chip (SoC) — to explain the challenges for system-level design and verification. But I also like to look into other application domains to understand how challenges may develop over time and to identify similarities and differences in challenges between application domains. Co... » read more