New Tool that Synthesizes Python to RTL for AI Neural Network Code

New Tool that Synthesizes Python to RTL for AI Neural Network Code
by Daniel Payne on 05-21-2024 at 10:00 am

Catapult AI NN tool flow – Python to RTL

AI and ML techniques are popular topics, yet there are considerable challenges to those that want to design and build an AI accelerator for inferencing, as you need a team that understands how to model a neural network in a language like Python, turn that model into RTL, then verify that your RTL matches Python. Researchers from CERN,… Read More


DVClub Europe: Latest VHDL Verification Techniques

DVClub Europe: Latest VHDL Verification Techniques
by Admin on 02-26-2024 at 8:01 pm

DVClub Europe: Latest VHDL Verification Techniques

This DVClub focuses on the latest verification techniques in VHDL including UVVM and OSVVM

Agenda (GMT)

13:00 Welcome and Introduction – Mike Bartley, Tessolve

13:00 Espen Tallaksen, EmLogic – Get the right FPGA quality through efficient Specification CoverageRead More


Webinar: RTL-to-GDSII Flow for ASIC Design Using Cadence Tools

Webinar: RTL-to-GDSII Flow for ASIC Design Using Cadence Tools
by Admin on 11-28-2023 at 4:46 pm

Would you like to know how to design a complete chip using the RTL-to-GDSII Flow?

In this free technical Training Webinar with Application Engineer Sai Srinivas Pamula, we’ll teach you the essential steps in the RTL-to-GDSII design flow using a wide variety of industry-leading Cadence tools—such as the Xcelium Logic Simulator,… Read More


The Inconvenient Truth of Clock Domain Crossings

The Inconvenient Truth of Clock Domain Crossings
by Anupam Bakshi on 07-17-2023 at 6:00 am

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Almost everything that we do in chip design and verification was invented to raise the abstraction above schematics and polygons. Register-transfer-level (RTL) design, functional simulation, logic synthesis, floorplanning, and more fall into this category. Even the notion of binary circuits is an abstraction. Underneath… Read More


Webinar: Introduction to Logic Simulator Programming Interfaces for FPGA Designs (Three Part Webinar Series) Part 2: The Power of VHDL’s VHPI (US)

Webinar: Introduction to Logic Simulator Programming Interfaces for FPGA Designs (Three Part Webinar Series) Part 2: The Power of VHDL’s VHPI (US)
by Admin on 04-03-2023 at 3:53 pm

Abstract:

The programming interfaces of logic simulators are largely the domain of specialists writing proprietary tools and extensions and are only vaguely in the consciousness of many design and verification engineers, if aware at all. Yet the simplest use of such interfaces opens up a whole world of possibilities in extending

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Defacto’s SoC Compiler 10.0 is Making the SoC Building Process So Easy

Defacto’s SoC Compiler 10.0 is Making the SoC Building Process So Easy
by Daniel Nenni on 03-02-2023 at 6:00 am

SoC Integration IP XACT RTL

We have been working with Defacto since 2016 and it has been quite a journey. Putting an entire system on a chip is a driving force in the semiconductor industry. With the complexity of designing a modern SoC constantly increasing, new tools and methodologies are required and it all starts with RTL.

Defacto Technologies is an innovativeRead More


The State of FPGA Functional Verification

The State of FPGA Functional Verification
by Daniel Payne on 02-15-2023 at 10:00 am

Design Styles min

Earlier I blogged about IC and ASIC functional verification, so today it’s time to round that out with the state of FPGA functional verification. The Wilson Research Group has been compiling an FPGA report every two years since 2018, so this marks the third time they’ve focused on this design segment. At $5.8 billion… Read More


The State of IC and ASIC Functional Verification

The State of IC and ASIC Functional Verification
by Daniel Payne on 02-09-2023 at 10:00 am

Silicon Spins min

Way back in 2002 there was a study from Collett International Research on functional verification, and since 2010 the Wilson Research Group has continued that same kind of study with a new report every two years. What attracts me to this report is that it doesn’t just look at the installed base of one EDA vendor, instead it looks… Read More


A Hardware IDE for VS Code Fans

A Hardware IDE for VS Code Fans
by Daniel Nenni on 11-22-2022 at 10:00 am

VS Code Remote SSH Article Diagram

A few times a year, I check in with AMIQ EDA co-founder Cristian Amitroaie to see what’s new with their company and the integrated development environment (IDE) market for hardware design and verification. Usually he suggests a topic for us to discuss, but this time I specifically wanted to learn more about the version of their Design… Read More


Bespoke Silicon Requires Bespoke EDA

Bespoke Silicon Requires Bespoke EDA
by Michiel Ligthart on 10-26-2022 at 10:00 am

Bespoke EDA

When I first heard the term ‘bespoke silicon,’ I had to get my dictionary out. Well versed in the silicon domain, I did not know what bespoke meant. It turns out to be a rather old-fashioned term for tailor made and seems to be very much British English. The word dates from 1583 and is the past participle of bespeak, according… Read More