Embedding Software Algorithms in New Chip Applications Calls for New Verification Solutions

EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti (Contributed Content) | Thursday, February 20, 2020 More and more new system-on-chip (SoC) designs at leading semiconductor companies embody software algorithms conceived and developed on host computers and in earlier embedded designs. Migrating such algorithms to cutting-edge SoC projects that power up AI, deep or machine learning, high-performance compute, automotive, 5G, … Read more

How to Become an RTL Simulation Expert vs. Hardware Emulation Expert

Part 2 of this two-part series on designing and using a modern hardware emulation platform highlights how to become an expert in using a modern hardware emulator vis-à-vis a hardware-description-language (HDL) simulator. Lauro Rizzatti In Part 1, we reviewed the process of designing a modern hardware emulation platform. Here, we’ll look at the skills and training … Read more

Designing a Modern Hardware Emulation Platform

This first part of a two-part series authored by two leading experts in the field of hardware emulation explores how to build a platform that meets today’s needs. Electronic Design Lauro Rizzatti & Charley Selvidge Jan 13, 2020 Unlike other electronic-design-automation (EDA) point tools, developing a hardware emulation for functional verification requires mastering multiple disciplines. … Read more

System-of-systems validation for automotive design

Tech Design Forum By Jean-Marie Brunet and Lauro Rizzatti December 17, 2019 Jean-Marie Brunet is senior marketing director for the Emulation division at Mentor, a Siemens business. Lauro Rizzatti is a verification consultant. What’s more complex than a system? Well, multiple systems connected together seems like a logical next step. With the combination of technology … Read more

A Renaissance in the Emulation Business Is Nigh

It is reasonable to predict that hardware-assisted verification revenue will break through $600 million by the end of 2019. EETimes By Jean-Marie Brunet and Lauro Rizzatti 12.16.2019 It is reasonable to predict that hardware-assisted verification revenue will break through $600 million by the end of 2019. Hardware emulation was conceived in the mid-1980s by a … Read more

Why Hardware Emulation Is Necessary to Verify Deep Learning Designs

Verification Horizons INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that computers have changed our lives forever. Still, as much as computers outperform humans at complex tasks such as solving complex mathematical equations in almost zero time, they may underperform when solving what humans can do easily — image identification, for instance. Anyone in the world can identify … Read more

Can AI Help Manage the Data Needed for SoC Verification?

EEWeb Thomas Delaye, director of technical marketing in the Emulation Division at Mentor, a Siemens Business, recently studied how data could be used more effectively in chip design verification tools, such as hardware emulation. A big challenge, he discovered, because hardware emulation has a data problem, notably the large amount it generates. What follows is … Read more

Budgeting for Hardware Emulation Platforms

GSA Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 By Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Expert Hardware emulation is a strategically essential ingredient of a verification flow used in a broad range of applications. It’s also an expensive line item in a yearly budget because of a variety of factors including acquisition cost and expenses to keep it operational, usable, … Read more

Designing Neural Networks Is Like Cooking

EEWeb Posted Monday, September 30, 2019 By Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Expert When you want to improve or change a dish, the expert explained, you start with a basic, well-known recipe, and proceed to make small changes. For example, you might modify the ratios of ingredients or replace some ingredients with others that you are familiar … Read more