June 1, 2016
How Google and Qualcomm use HLS and HLV

How Google and Qualcomm exploit real world HLS and HLV

By taking a pragmatic approach, the two technology giants have comfortably adopted high-level synthesis and verification - and have shared their experiences.
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May 23, 2016
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Bit width tweaks point way to practical deep learning

In both data centers and automobiles deep learning is taking hold. But it is a technique that challenges conventional microprocessors, leading system designers to look at alternative architectures for acceleration.
January 8, 2016
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The shape of system design and verification in 2016

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the term Electronic System Level (ESL), introduced by Gary Smith in 1996. Where are we now? And how will developments this year push the frontiers of practical ESL design?
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September 24, 2015
OneSpin HLS and formal verification

Linking high-level synthesis with formal verification

High-level synthesis provides a way to explore hardware architectures to come up with the most efficient implementation for a given situation. But it has taken time for verification techniques to catch up with the idea and ensure design and architecture match.
August 5, 2015
Power switch

‘Even the software guys are starting to talk in milliwatts’

System-level power is the next frontier for a power-intent standard – or rather a collection of them – being developed by a partnership between Accellera, Si2 and the IEEE.
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April 30, 2015
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is an independent verification consultant. You can contact him at lauro AT rizzatti DOT com

Putting emulation on the map

Emulation is now served by all three leading vendors and is a hot topic for discussion among engineers. The major verification conferences need to follow suit.
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March 16, 2015
Brian Fuller is editor in chief at Cadence Design Systems.

Design reaches out from the edge

We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
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November 23, 2014
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Acceleration homes in on power issues

Emulation and simulation acceleration technologies provide the means to more efficiently detect power issues before tapeout – and find the worst-case modes that need to be fixed.
May 15, 2014
Bill Neifert is chief technology officer of Carbon Design Systems. Bill has designed high-performance verification and system integration solutions, and also developed an architecture and coding style for high-performance RTL simulation in C/C++.

Bringing true power analysis to hardware/software co-design

While some HW/SW co-design and verification techniques are in place, a power analysis methodology is only just emerging
December 16, 2013

How high-level synthesis helps optimize low power designs – Part Two

Continuing our series on high-level synthesis (HLS) for low power design. Part Two details how HLS helps you make and evaluate architectural decisions.


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