May 23, 2016
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
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?
September 24, 2015
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
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.
April 30, 2015
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.
March 16, 2015
We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
November 23, 2014
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
While some HW/SW co-design and verification techniques are in place, a power analysis methodology is only just emerging
December 16, 2013
Continuing our series on high-level synthesis (HLS) for low power design. Part Two details how HLS helps you make and evaluate architectural decisions.
November 14, 2013
Different users within a design team will have varying needs for prototype capabilities. What type of prototype to pick is not always 100 per cent clear. Here are some pointers on how to make the choice.