31 Jan '12, 6am

System-Level Design and the Waves of EDA (System Design and Verification Blog - Team ESL, Cadence)

Before January comes to an end it is time for my annual flashback and brief reflection on where we are in system-level design, and a look at how the state of today compares to the predictions we made 10 years ago. 2011 was an interesting year for system-level design. In May Cadence announced its participation in the system-level domain with the System Development Suite. The year before, in 2010, we had seen consolidation in the virtual platform space with Synopsys picking up VaST, CoWare and Synfora. Later in 2011 we saw Mentor spinning out their high-level synthesis technology to Calypto. Overall, system-level design is a topic covered by all major vendors and not a forte of visionary start-ups anymore. This year, when digging up the January IEEE Spectrum collection from my garage, I found issues from both 10 years and 15 years ago, 2002 and 1997. Ouch. 1997 was the year ...

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