Keeping Up With The Productivity Challenge

Until recently, EDA software rode the coattails of increasing processor performance as part of its drive to continue providing faster and more powerful development software to the people designing, among other things, the next generation of faster processors. It was a fortuitous ring. Around the turn of the century, with the migration to multi-core computing systems, all of that changed. In ord... » read more

Virtual Prototypes: When, Where And How To Use Them

An innovation-hungry public and a highly competitive marketplace make for short product cycles, while the sophistication and performance expected of digital devices grows with every new product generation. Heterogeneous multiprocessing, where different cores do specialized work, has become the industry norm inside those devices, radically increasing the amount of software needed, the importance... » read more