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

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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


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

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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


Debugging Hardware Designs Using Software Capabilities

Debugging Hardware Designs Using Software Capabilities
by Daniel Nenni on 12-20-2019 at 6:00 am

Every few months, I touch base with Cristian Amitroaie, CEO of AMIQ EDA, to learn more about how AMIQ is helping hardware design and verification engineers be more productive. Quite often, his answers surprise me. When he started describing their Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse Integrated Development Environment… 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