“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” – George Carlin
In economic terms, you always want to give the easiest jobs to the lowest-paid employees. Save the hard stuff for the expensive and highly trained specialists. Ideally, you want each person working on a task they’re just … Read More → "Promoting Design Hygiene"
Design automation and verification take center stage in this week’s podcast! First up, Seena Shankar (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the power of cloud computing in EDA. Next, Vanessa Cooper (DVCon U.S. Technical Program Committee Chair) gives special sneak peek into this year’s Design and Verification Conference and Expo. Vanessa and I discuss the various workshops and tutorials offered at this … Read More → "Infinite Compute Capacity"
Today, we call it “acceleration” – the use of specialized hardware to optimize compute tasks that do not perform well on conventional von Neumann processors. We have entered an “age of acceleration” driven primarily by the explosion in AI technology. Countless startups are engaged in developing chips with alternative architectures that accelerate and parallelize various types of compute-intensive algorithms. As a result, we are living in a … Read More → "Silexica Bridges the HLS Gap"
The upshot: Optima claims to have accelerated functional-safety fault coverage by 1000x, making possible large ASIL-D chips.
Functional safety is the new headache on the block. Once reserved for mil/aero designs only, automobiles have now shoved it into the spotlight. We’ve talked about it Read More → "Large ASIL-D Chips"
We all know that today’s engineering teams are facing increasing challenges surrounding thermal aware designs. Whether you are designing a board, an IC, or a system, we all struggle with thermal and electrical simulation at one point or another. In this week’s Fish Fry, Jerry Zhao (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the challenges of thermal and electrical simulation and the benefits of electrical and thermal co-simulation … Read More → "Thermal Trials and Temperature Tales"
In this week’s podcast we take a closer look at how the increase of machine to machine data traffic has encouraged a movement toward spine leaf architecture and die-to-die connectivity in hyperscale data centers. Manmeet Walia (Synopsys) joins me this week to discuss the evolution of data center technology and how the challenges surrounding cache currency and network functionality is driving change in the world of hyper scale … Read More → "Hyperscale to the Rescue"