editor's blog
Subscribe Now

Emulator in the Cloud

The other day we noted the launch of Mentor’s Veloce2. There’s one other angle to their release that sidestepped the main announcement. And that is that they will make available a cloud version of Veloce2.

We’ve looked at the different models used for tools in the cloud, including Synopsys and Cadence, Altium, Nimbic, Tabula, IPextreme, and Vector Fabrics. Some, like Synopsys, are cherry-picking apps for burst demand – simulation in particular. Others, like Tabula and Vector Fabrics have tools as their exclusive delivery mechanism.

Mentor’s angle will be to make emulation services available for smaller companies that can’t afford the large capital outlay required for owning your own emulator. Such companies might not even use one enough for an outright purchase to make sense even if they found a big ol’ pile o’ cash on the doorstep to buy it with.

While this is still in the works, you can add it to the list of companies dipping their toes (or whole bodies) into the cloud. (OK… honestly? Not sure that metaphor works…) Even if Jim thinks it might be silly. (For some rather reasonable reasons.)

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/cTEPUNpqcRg Made at Samsung HQ (camera Sean) Monday: Bob Smith on ESD Alliance, ES Design West...with Wine Tuesday: After Meltdown and Spectre Wednesday: Vision Q7 DSP: Real-Time... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site....
May 17, 2019
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier conference for automated electronics design and verification technology. For 2019, DAC returns to sunny Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 2-5, 2019. We'€™ve packed each day full of exciting ...
May 17, 2019
In the days of old we looked into the “green” for guidance on how much further down into the world of miniaturization we could go. What is the green you ask? I am talking about the substrate that has served us all well for many years; the PCB. We are at a crossroa...
Jan 25, 2019
Let'€™s face it: We'€™re addicted to SRAM. It'€™s big, it'€™s power-hungry, but it'€™s fast. And no matter how much we complain about it, we still use it. Because we don'€™t have anything better in the mainstream yet. We'€™ve looked at attempts to improve conven...