Category Archives: ESL

Heterogeneous SoC design gets its own foundation backed by heavy hitters. Good things sure to follow

I am an unabashed advocate of heterogeneous SoC design. Have been for decades. It’s a system-level design approach that lacks the elegance and academic symmetry of homogeneous processing in exchange for a more efficient, bare-metal, hard-core approach to system design … Continue reading

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Some chip-design reality from Mentor’s Wally Rhines at last week’s annual DAC ESL panel

Last week at DAC, Mentor’s Chairman and CEO Wally Rhines chaired a panel on ESL but in his introduction, Wally spoke more about chip-design costs and associated software development. “The rapidly escalating cost of chip design has more to do … Continue reading

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