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Three Perspectives on the Hardware/Software Interface – Who’s Right?

March 1, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The hardware/software interface, or HSI is the critical piece of technology that allows software to communicate with the hardware it’s controlling.

With all the dedicated processors in most designs today, this is a very important part of the architecture. If it doesn’t work, the product doesn’t ship. If it has a subtle bug, new features may be impossible to add later. All parts of the design team have their own view of the HSI – what they need it do to, how they want it done and what they need to know about it to get their job done.

This is just the start, there are many more cross-dependencies. Software teams struggle to get involved early in the hardware portion of the design, verification teams struggle to find ways to test the HSI across both software and hardware interactions.

And architects often have a vision of how the system should work that may not be share by the software and verification teams. In this entertaining webinar, you will hear the perspective of an RTL architect, verification engineer and firmware developer.

Each will bare their soul regarding their challenges and frustrations. Who has the best perspective, and how can these teams all work better toward a superior system design? These are some of the questions that will be answered during this unique and informative webinar.


The perspectives of all three team members will all be channeled by Josh Rensch, the very talented principal applications engineer at Semifore. Josh has done chip design and verification at IBM, Lockheed Martin, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Intel among others before joining Semifore about three years ago. Josh also has experience supporting advanced EDA tools at XtremeEDA and Mentor Graphics (now Siemens EDA). Josh is also an accomplished speaker, maintaining a consulting practice through Rensch Consulting.

This webinar is in partnership with SemiWiki and Semifore

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March 1, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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