Webinar: SystemVerilog Strategies

Webinar: SystemVerilog Strategies
by Daniel Payne on 07-24-2019 at 11:30 am

Hosted by Oasis Sales and Trilogic, Inc.

Overview

SystemVerilog (SV) has become the basis for verifying FPGA and ASIC designs.  As the complexity of SOC designs grows, advanced verification methodology concepts such as: Constrained Random Stimulus, Functional Coverage, and Test Environment Reuse are needed at the system … Read More


Renaming and Refactoring in HDL Code

Renaming and Refactoring in HDL Code
by Daniel Nenni on 02-12-2019 at 12:00 pm

I’ve enjoyed my past discussions with Cristian Amitroaie, the CEO of AMIQ EDA, in which we covered their Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and their Verissimo SystemVerilog Testbench Linter. Cristian’s descriptions of AMIQ’s products and customers have intrigued me. They… Read More


I Thought that Lint Was a Solved Problem

I Thought that Lint Was a Solved Problem
by Daniel Nenni on 11-16-2018 at 12:00 pm

A few months back, we interviewed Cristian Amitroaie, the CEO of AMIQ EDA. We talked mostly about their Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and how it helps design and verification engineers develop code in SystemVerilog and several other languages. Cristian also mentioned… Read More


Portable Stimulus enables new design and verification methodologies

Portable Stimulus enables new design and verification methodologies
by Jim Hogan on 10-19-2018 at 12:00 pm

My usual practice when investing is to look at startup companies and try to understand if the market they are looking to serve has a significant opportunity for a new and disruptive technology. This piece compiles the ideas that I used to form an investment thesis in Portable Stimulus. Once collected, I often share ideas to get feedback.… Read More


CEO Interview: Cristian Amitroaie of AMIQ EDA

CEO Interview: Cristian Amitroaie of AMIQ EDA
by Bernard Murphy on 07-05-2018 at 7:00 am

AMIQ EDA has caught my attention over the last few months. My first impression was that this was just another small IDE company trying to compete with established and bundled IDEs from the big 3, a seemingly insurmountable barrier. This view was challenged by an impressive list of testimonials, not just from the little guys but also… Read More


A Picture is worth a 1,000 words

A Picture is worth a 1,000 words
by Daniel Payne on 12-28-2017 at 7:00 am

Semiconductor IP re-use is a huge part of the productivity gains in SoC designs, so instead of starting from a clean slate most chip engineers are re-using cells, blocks, modules and even sub-systems from previous designs in order to meet their schedule and stay competitive in the market place. But what happens when you intend to… Read More


Getting More Productive Coding with SystemVerilog

Getting More Productive Coding with SystemVerilog
by Daniel Payne on 08-31-2017 at 12:00 pm

HDL languages are a matter of engineering personal preference and often corporate policy dictates which language you should be using on your next SoC design. In the early days we used our favorite text-based editor like Vi or Emacs, my choice was Vi. The problem with these text-based editors of course is that they really don’t… Read More


Getting Ready for Bluetooth-5 Verification

Getting Ready for Bluetooth-5 Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 01-13-2017 at 7:00 am

Bluetooth has been very successful for many years, but arguably trapped in a niche, at least for us consumers, as a short-range wireless alternative to a wire connection – to connect your phone to a car or speakers for example. (In fairness I should add that the 4.2 version has improved range and Bluetooth has already become quite … Read More