The Big Three Weigh in on Emulation Best Practices

The Big Three Weigh in on Emulation Best Practices
by Mike Gianfagna on 08-18-2020 at 10:00 am

Emulation Best Practices

As software content increases in system-on-chip and system-in-package designs, emulation has become a critical enabling technology for the software team. This technology offers software developers the opportunity to verify their code in against a high-fidelity model of the target system that actually executes fast enough… Read More


Mentor at DVCON 2020!

Mentor at DVCON 2020!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-17-2020 at 6:00 am

DVCon 2020 SemiWiki

Are you ready for the premier conference for functional design and verification of electronic systems?

Sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, DVCon is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, intellectual property (IP)… Read More


Virtualizing 5G Infrastructure Verification

Virtualizing 5G Infrastructure Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 10-17-2019 at 5:00 am

5G backhaul, midhaul, fronthaul

Mentor have pushed the advantages of virtualized verification in a number of domains, initially in verifying advanced networking devices supporting multiple protocols and software-defined networking (SDN), and more recently for SSD controllers, particularly in large storage systems for data centers. There are two important… Read More


Emulation Evaluation for the Ages!

Emulation Evaluation for the Ages!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-24-2018 at 7:00 am

One of the more entertaining things I get to observe in the semiconductor ecosystem is competitive customer evaluations of tools and IP. Seriously, this is where the rubber meets the road no matter what the press releases say.

This time it was emulators which is one of the most interesting EDA market segments since there is no dominant… Read More


Mentor Emulation Platform Now available on Amazon Web Services

Mentor Emulation Platform Now available on Amazon Web Services
by Daniel Nenni on 06-13-2018 at 7:00 am

Emulation is a hotly contested EDA market segment (which is being won by Mentor) and EDA in the Cloud is a trending topic so putting the two together is a very big deal, absolutely.

The following is a quick email Q&A with Jean-Marie Brunet, Director of Marketing, Emulation Division, Mentor, a Siemens Business. If you have other… Read More


Mentor Leads Emulation Innovation

Mentor Leads Emulation Innovation
by Daniel Nenni on 04-05-2018 at 8:00 am

Publishing eBooks on FPGA Prototyping and Emulation really was an eye opener for me as a long time EDA and IP professional. Both markets are considered EDA in the traditional sense but they are very much in the systems business with a lot of IP. Both markets are also growing very rapidly and operate side-by-side with complimentary… Read More


Mentor Plays for Keeps in Emulation

Mentor Plays for Keeps in Emulation
by Bernard Murphy on 02-17-2017 at 7:00 am

EDA has always been a fiercely competitive market, no more so than in emulation where the clash of claims and counter-claims can leave those of us on the sidelines wondering who’s really on top. Sales are the obvious indicator but leadership there flips back and forth between product releases. That makes Mentor’s choice to play … Read More


ARM and Mentor Enabling the Ecosystem for the Backbone of IoT

ARM and Mentor Enabling the Ecosystem for the Backbone of IoT
by Daniel Nenni on 06-24-2016 at 7:00 am

Charlene Marini (VP of ARM Segment Marketing) did a nice presentation at the ARM/Mentor Summit last month at the Mentor HQ in Fremont. I just got the slides so let me give you a quick summary from my notes. It was a very good presentation on IoT and emulation which in my mind is the new simulation. I also attended an IoT panel at #53DAC that… Read More


Army of Engineers on Site Only Masks Weakness

Army of Engineers on Site Only Masks Weakness
by Jean-Marie Brunet on 05-17-2016 at 7:00 am

Hardware emulation was conceived in the 1980s to address a design verification crisis looming on the horizon. In those days, the largest digital designs were stressing the limits of the software-based, gate-level simulator that was the mainstream tool for the task.

It was anticipated and confirmed in short notice that adopting… Read More