The Cost of Ownership of Hardware Emulation

Source: ChipDesign By Lauro Rizzatti June 26, 2018 In general, the cost-of-ownership (COO) of a piece of equipment encompasses the purchase price plus several additional expenses that users incur during the lifetime of the equipment –– anywhere from three to five years –– to keep it operational, usable, safe and in good condition. Some of these … Read more

Podcast Transcript: Artificial Intelligence Meets Verification Technology

Source: EEWeb By: Max Maxfield As you may recall, a couple of months ago my chum — verification expert Lauro Rizzatti — asked me if I’d be interested in joining him on a podcast. Since Lauro knows that I’m currently very interested in advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks (ANNs), machine learning, deep … Read more

Not All Emulators Are Created Equal

Source: ElectronicDesign By Lauro Rizzatti, Jean-Marie Brunet Posted June 13, 2018 Speed, throughput, and latency are the key parameters in determining hardware-emulation performance. For a verification technology that wasn’t well known outside of the largest semiconductor designs until a decade ago, hardware-emulation adoption has grown considerably over the past few years. Semiconductor companies from Silicon Valley … Read more

It’s Prime Time for Hardware Emulation in the Cloud

Source: EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti June 13, 2018 Now, no obstacles stand in the way for any potential users to benefit from the power of emulation and meet their tape-out deadlines. I was let in on a soon-to-be-announced breakthrough on the verification front that I can’t keep to myself. I’m about to share it, but first… … Read more

Mentor User2User 2018 Report

Source: Mentor Blog By Jean-Marie Brunet Posted May 23, 2018 On May 15, Mentor, a Siemens Business, held its annual Silicon Valley User2User (U2U) conference at the Santa Clara Marriott. Two keynotes by Dr. Wally Rhines, president and CEO of Mentor and Hooman Moshar, vice-president of engineering at Broadcom, opened the event. The keynote from Dr. Wally … Read more

Prime Time for Hybrid Emulation and the Shift Left Methodology

Source: EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti | Posted: May 15, 2018 As one panelist stated: “Shift left? Yes, we are doing it. Yes, it’s been incredibly effective. Yes, it’s been incredibly painful.” A prominent theme at DVCon in February was the broad adoption of the “shift-left” methodology to accelerate embedded software development. (Note: In this context, the … Read more

Cutting through the AI hype with OneSpin’s Raik Brinkmann

Source: TechDesignForum By Lauro Rizzatti | Posted: May 4, 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI) and its two main offshoots, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), are hot topics right now. But in actual fact. It can be traced back to a conference in 1956 at Dartmouth College. At the time, researchers considered designing systems that resembled … Read more

I Became An Engineer: Because Of A 1930s Vintage Radio

Source: ECN April 6, 2018 Jennifer DeLaOsa – Associate Editor ***Editor’s Note: The “I Became An Engineer” blog runs every Friday. To share your story email*** This week’s story comes to us from ECN reader Dr. Lauro Rizzatti. My interest in engineering started when I was about 14 years old. I disassembled my dad’s old 1930s German radio, … Read more

A Reading List of Industry Favorites

Source: EEWeb By Lauro Rizzatti April 2, 2018 A business acquaintance recently asked me to name a few books she could recommend to a newcomer to the semiconductor industry and, more specifically, the system design ecosystem. What began as a casual “ticking off” of a few titles on my fingers soon transitioned into a return to … Read more

How hardware emulation helps drones take flight

Source: TechDesignForum By Lauro Rizzatti March 19, 2018 I recently had the chance to visit with Bo Shen, founder and CTO of Artosyn Microelectronics. The fabless Shanghai-based company, established in 2011, specializes in SoCs for one of today’s most exciting markets: drones. Bo shared details of both Artosyn’s latest designs and the verification flow the company … Read more