What is the most read article on design on EE Times website? Brian Bailey has an article up running through the top 10. It turns out that the #1 article is Understanding Clock Domain Issues by Saurabh Verma and Ashima S. Dabare of Atrenta. It actually had more than double the views of the second place paper. Checking clock domain crossing is complicated but really important. I’ve been suprised at how many views blogs get here when I write about it.
But wait, there’s more. Atrenta also had a second article in the top 10. Coming in at #9 is Power Awareness in RTL Design Analysis by Narayana Koduri.
But wait, there’s even more. John Cooley does a survey of users at DAC. The #1 hot tool at DAC was SpyGlass Power. Well, it was actually first equal, sharing the spot with Calypto’s PowerPro RTL and Apache’s PowerArtist. Clearly power reduction is a hot(!) topic.
For the silver medal, in Cooley’s #2 place, was Atrenta IP Kit (sharing with IC Manage’s IP Central and Sonics SGN). Design really is changing towards much more of an IP assembly process and ensuring the quality of the IP and managing all the views is really important.Share this post via: