Today’s SoC Design Verification and Validation Require Three Types of Hardware-Assisted Engines

Lauro Rizzatti offers Semiwiki readers a two-part series on why three kinds of hardware-assisted verification engines are now a must have for semiconductor designs continues today. His interview below with Juergen Jaeger, Prototyping Product Strategy Director in the Scalable Verification Solution division at Siemens EDA, addresses why different hardware platforms should be used in a … Read more

EE Times Europe Magazine – September 2022

The September 2022 edition of EE Times Europe Magazine discusses innovations in automotive connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving. It also analyzes trends and developments in neuromorphic, quantum, and photonics industries. Welcome to the September 2022 Edition of EE Times Europe Magazine! Two megatrends, autonomy and electrification, are revamping corporate strategies and changing the face of … Read more

The Growing Use of Hardware-Assisted Verification

Hardware-assisted verification (HAV) solutions are the must-have verification tools today as complexity, functionality, and performance requirements grow. They are also mandatory to ensure that design power consumption meets the power budget allocated. This need was obvious at the 2022 Design Automation Conference (DAC), as chip design verification engineers relayed tales of challenges solved by employing … Read more

Verifying 10+ Billion-Gate Designs Requires Distinct, Scalable Hardware Emulation Architecture

In a two-part series, Lauro Rizzatti examines why three kinds of hardware-assisted verification engines are a must have for today’s semiconductor designs. To do so, he interviewed Siemens EDA’s Vijay Chobisa and Juergen Jaeger to learn more about the Veloce hardware-assisted verification systems. What follows is part one, a condensed version of his discussion with … Read more

Implementation basics for autonomous driving vehicles

The automotive industry is delivering the first implementations of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for Level 2 (foot off the gas or break) and Level 3 (hands off the wheel) vehicles. Though it’s struggling to develop an autonomous driving (AD) system from L4 (eyes off the road) to L5 (completely self-driving and autonomous) vehicles. The challenge … Read more

EDA Product Mix Changes as Hardware-Assisted Verification Gains Momentum

The Design Automation Conference, as always, is a good barometer on the state of EDA and my area of interest, verification. The recent DAC offered plenty of opportunities to check on trends and the status quo. Remarkably, exhibitors and attendees were upbeat about the chip design landscape despite concerns about supply chain shortages and the … Read more

The Challenges to Achieve Level 4/Level 5 Autonomous Driving Jan PatnzarVice President of Sales and MarketingVSORA Lauro RizzattiConsultant The path to achieve fully autonomous driving (AD) progresses through five levels of increasing automation, as codified by the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) in 2014 under Standard J3016. It starts with L1 or basic driver assistance, and moves to L2, which means feet off … Read more

Hardware-assisted verification technology in the mainstream

By Jean-Marie Brunet, and Dr. Lauro Rizzatti Today, system-on-chip (SoC) devices permeate our world and propel numerous industries. They are integral for the internet of things (IoT), to power up complex 5G/6G wireless applications, sit at the core of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) algorithmic processors, drive powerful data center computers and storage devices, and are … Read more

Scalable Verification Solutions at Siemens EDA Siemens EDA Lauro Rizzatti recently interviewed Andy Meier, product manager in the Scalable Verification Solutions Division at Siemens EDA. Andy is a product manager in the Scalable Verification Solutions Division at Siemens EDA. Andy has held positions in the electronics and high-tech fields during his 20-year career including: Sr. Product Marketing manager at Siemens EDA, Product … Read more

Behind the Scenes: Expanding the Siemens IC Verification Portfolio with Veloce proFPGA Siemens acquired the proFPGA product family from Pro Design in 2021. I recently spoke with Gunnar Scholl, former CEO of Pro Design and now director of engineering in the Scalable Verification Solution Division (SVSD) at Siemens, and Gabriele Pulini, product marketing manager in SVSD at Siemens. Gunnar, what was the motivation to sell proFPGA? … Read more