hardware-software co-design

September 13, 2019
John Blyler is a Consulting Editor of Tech Design Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Interference Technology. He spent the first half of his career as a hardware-system systems engineer and program managerand the second half as a technology journalist, science writer and educator. John is an affiliate professor of systems engineering at Portland State University and lecturer for UC-Irvine’s online IoT program.

AI firsts (and more) at America’s SEMICON

SEMICON West showed a distinct thematic shift away from preserving Moore's Law to assessing the architectural implications of AI, as EDA was brought into the event.
January 28, 2019

Emulation for AI: Part Two

The second part of this feature looks at how Wave Computing's objectives with its dataflow processing unit for AI mapped to the use of emulation in its development.
January 25, 2019

Emulation for AI: Part One

An increasing number of AI players are building their own silicon and finding that emulation is key to overcoming the major challenges.
October 30, 2017
Debug case study for ARM/AXI based design

Case study: Verifying and optimizing software for power on SoCs

How emulation was used to debug out-of-spec power on a multicore ARM design using the AXI bus.
October 21, 2015

FPGA-based prototyping 3: Which board do I need?

Part three of our series looks at the choices you face as you decide whether to build or buy a board.
September 28, 2015

FPGA-based prototyping 2: Understand the real cost

Part two of our series on FPGA-based prototyping looks at two critical factors to address before a project begins: budgeting and high-level implementation.
September 7, 2015

FPGA-based prototyping 1: What’s all this buzz about?

This multi-part series addresses various aspects of FPGA-based prototyping. Future installments will address budgeting and implementation, but we start by looking at why the technique is generating so much interest.
January 27, 2015
Dunstan Power of ByteSnap

Assessing technical design trade-offs during product development

Understanding design trade-offs can help achieve the correct balance of functionality, cost, and time to market, says design consultancy chief
November 6, 2014
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is an independent verification consultant. You can contact him at lauro AT rizzatti DOT com

The budget case for emulation

Need to convince your FD of emulation’s growing ROI and the need to invest? Click here and ‘Forward’
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

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