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“Redefining ESL” Panel Insights from DVCon 2016

At the recent DVCon 2016 conference in Silicon Valley, there was a lively and popular panel, with 135 attending despite the early hour.  Moderated by Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering, it featured a variety of views on the role of ESL (“Electronic System Level”) in design and verification for both hardware and software.

Panelists included (from left to right below)

Patrick Sheridan, Synopsys
Raik Brinkmann, One Spin
Simon Davidmann, Imperas Software Ltd.
Bryan Bowyer, Mentor
Dave Pursley, Cadence
Adnan Hamid, Breker

Simon Davidmann of Imperas Software Ltd. kicked off the discussion by questioning the very definition of ESL, calling the terminology a “misnomer” and contending that the key issue is designing electronic products: not just the hardware, but both hardware and software. He stated: “EDA vendors need to..."

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Simon Davidmann: EDAC must evolve on multiple fronts

EDAC must become an industry organization that looks after all of the companies within the circle of technologies involved in electronic product design

Peggy Aycinena is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential at www.aycinena.com. She can be reached at peggy at aycinena dot com. In October Peggy interviewed Simon on his views for an article on EDACafe.

Simon Davidmann, Imperas CEO, has been thinking about the EDA industry for a while, and the consortium that represents it. And like a lot of observers, he thinks change is in the air. In previous blogs, I myself have predicted that EDAC will evolve to offer better representation to IP providers, but Davidmann believes changes in the consortium will be even more dramatic.

“When EDAC was started,” Davidmann said in a recent phone call, “it was about CAD tools. But design automation has evolved from schematic layout and simulation to a point where everything is focused on really big designs. Yes, IP is a"...

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