EDA Playground is a neat idea. From your browser you can simulate chunks of SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, C++, SystemC and other HDLs, using Aldec and Cadence tools. The idea is you can learn about the tools, evaluate and share code, develop and share small prototypes, and generally have a fun time – if playing with EDA design is your idea of fun. And it is free.
Now EDA training company, Doulos, which acquired EDA Playground earlier this year, is adding Synopsys’ VCS verification tool providing another dimension to the Playground.
The EDA Playground was the brainchild of Victor Lyuboslavsky of Victor EDA, Inc and Doulos is planning more extensions to the toy box as part of its plans to extend the established classroom-based training with more on-line material.