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AMIQ EDA Adds Support for Visual Studio Code to DVT IDE Family

AMIQ EDA Adds Support for Visual Studio Code to DVT IDE Family
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-31-2022 at 10:00 am

FSM of State DVT VSCodium

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a widely known adage across the world. Recognizing patterns and cycles becomes easier when data is presented pictorially. Naturally, data visualization technology has a long history from the early days, when people used a paper and pencil to graph data, to modern day visualization platforms.… Read More


Automated Documentation of Space-Borne FPGA Designs

Automated Documentation of Space-Borne FPGA Designs
by Daniel Nenni on 02-21-2022 at 10:00 am

Kepler Schem

Over the past three years, I’ve spoken frequently with Cristian Amitroaie, CEO and co-founder of AMIQ EDA, to understand how the company is helping engineers cope with the challenges of chip design and verification. With their broad customer base and many years of experience in the EDA business, the folks at AMIQ really seem to … Read More


Continuous Integration of RISC-V Testbenches

Continuous Integration of RISC-V Testbenches
by Daniel Nenni on 12-02-2021 at 6:00 am

RISC V Results

In my last blog post about AMIQ EDA, I talked with CEO and co-founder Cristian Amitroaie about their support for continuous integration (CI). We discussed in some detail how their Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Verissimo SystemVerilog Linter are used in CI flows. Cristian… Read More


Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches

Continuous Integration of UVM Testbenches
by Daniel Nenni on 09-13-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM Report

In recent years, one of the hot topics in chip design and verification has been continuous integration (CI). Like many innovations in hardware development, it was borrowed from software engineering and the programming world. The concept is simple: all code changes from all developers are merged back into the main development… Read More


What’s New with UVM and UVM Checking?

What’s New with UVM and UVM Checking?
by Daniel Nenni on 06-30-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM and UVM Checking

About once a quarter, I touch base with Cristian Amitroaie, CEO and co-founder of AMIQ EDA, to see what’s new with the company, products, and users. Sometimes he surprises me, as he did earlier this year when he mentioned that their tools check about 150 rules for non-standard constructs in SystemVerilog and VHDL. When we talked … Read More


Why Would Anyone Perform Non-Standard Language Checks?

Why Would Anyone Perform Non-Standard Language Checks?
by Daniel Nenni on 03-29-2021 at 6:00 am

Non Standard

The other day, I was having one of my regular chats with Cristian Amitroaie, CEO and co-founder of AMIQ EDA. One of our subjects was a topic that we discussed last year, the wide range of languages and formats that chip design and verification engineers use these days. AMIQ EDA has put a lot of effort into adding support for many of these… Read More


Does IDE Stand for Integrated Design Environment?

Does IDE Stand for Integrated Design Environment?
by Daniel Nenni on 12-21-2020 at 6:00 am

SemiWiki2 design 1

As regular readers may know, every few months I check in with Cristian Amitroaie, CEO of AMIQ EDA, to see what’s new with the company and their products. In our posts so far this year we’ve focused on verification, and now I’m wondering how an integrated development environment (IDE) provides benefits to designers. They work on huge… Read More


Don’t You Forget About “e”

Don’t You Forget About “e”
by Daniel Nenni on 09-25-2020 at 10:00 am

e Flow Vert

I imagine that the title of this post will remind many of 80s synth-pop, or perhaps the movie The Breakfast Club. But my topic is the venerable hardware verification language (HVL) known simply as e. It has quite an interesting history and it played a key role in the development of the modern testbench methodology that most chip verification… Read More


The Polyglot World of Hardware Design and Verification

The Polyglot World of Hardware Design and Verification
by Daniel Nenni on 07-23-2020 at 10:00 am

SemiWiki article

It has become a cliché to start a blog post with a cliché, for example “Chip designs are forever getting larger and more complex” or “Verification now consumes 60% of a project’s resources.” Therefore, I’ll open this post with another cliché: “Designers need to know only one language, but verification engineers must know many.”… Read More


An Important Step in Tackling the Debug Monster

An Important Step in Tackling the Debug Monster
by Daniel Nenni on 02-28-2020 at 6:00 am

AMIQ EDA Compare Report SemiWiki

If you’ve spent any time at all in the semiconductor industry, you’ve heard the statement that verification consumes two-thirds or more of the total resources on a chip project. The estimates range up to 80%, in which case verification is taking four times the effort of the design process. The exact ratio is subject to debate, but… Read More