Lauro Rizzatti


Lauro Rizzatti is a verification consultant. He was formerly general manager of EVE-USA and its vice president of marketing before Synopsys’ acquisition of EVE. Previously, he held positions in management, product marketing, technical marketing, and engineering. He can be reached at  

Hardware Emulation: A Weapon of Mass Verification
Greater time-to-market pressures, along with escalating hardware/software integration and quality concerns, make the verification process a strategically important step in chip design. Coming to the rescue is a new generation of cost-effective hardware emulators.
Emulation Design Datacenters Support Verification Engineers
Emulation allows the register transfer level (RTL) source code to be used as the model but with enough processing performance to enable system-level work, especially when it involves software development or running software workloads.
What’s The Difference Between FPGA And Custom Silicon Emulators?
The fundamental difference between commercial FPGA-based emulators and emulators based on custom silicon lies in the core element that maps the design-under-test (DUT).
Four Technologies Converge In Hardware Emulation
Metaphorically speaking, a hardware emulation system sits on four technological pillars: the hardware, the compiler, the run-time environment, and the supporting verification intellectual properties, or VIPs.
Finding A Bug In The SoC Haystack 1
Finding critical bugs in the interaction of the embedded software running with the underling hardware is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Finding problems quickly in the course of running billions and trillions of cycles of operation requires unique hardware debug tools and a rigorous tracing methodology.
Power Trumps Performance In Today’s SoC Designs
As the mainstream process node moves to 40 nm and as 28-nm, 20-nm, and 14-nm finFETs gain momentum, the largest designs are approaching billion-gate capacities. These trends make power-aware verification and switching activity tracking for power estimation extremely compute-intensive tasks that can only be addressed by the latest generations of emulators.
IP Models Need To Work Everywhere
Without IP reuse, today's consumer products would be impossible. But IP vendors are complicating things with "black-box" models that don't run on all verification environments. EVE's Lauro Rizzatti proposes a solution.
Social Media And Streaming Video Give EDA Cause For Optimism
Social media begets traffic, traffic begets bandwidth, and bandwidth, or the lack thereof, begets consternation. EVE's Lauro Rizzatti connects the dots between Facebook, EDA, and a new generation of network infrastructure.
Multicore SoCs Make Emulation Mandatory
In his latest "Verification Veritas" column, EVE's Lauro Rizzatti explores the intersection of multicore-SoC design and emulation.
Is An Emulation Hockey Stick Coming?
SoCs are no longer part of the system; they are the system. The explosion in SoC operating modes points toward a verification crunch. Emulation is a technology whose time in the spotlight may have finally arrived. EVE's Lauro Rizzatti explains why.
Get Faster Verification For Less Power
Concern for how long verification takes is universal, but have you given thought to how much power it consumes? EVE's Lauro Rizzatti makes the case for emulation as the lowest-power alternative.
Missing Your Schedule Can Cost You Plenty—Even Billions
The price of fixing bugs is directly related to how thoroughly they're rooted out and how long that takes to accomplish. EVE's Lauro Rizzatti takes you through some of the math and methodology options for saving big bucks on respins.
Master Of Many Trades: Designing An Emulator Calls On Diverse Skills
Looking for a fully rounded EDA-user experience? Try designing an emulation system! EVE's Lauro Rizzatti explains how such a design endeavor calls for mastering of myriad facets of design at an extremely high level.
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Guest Blogs
Nov 11, 2014

How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 4

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014

Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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