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The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) gives designers a mixed-signal verification framework that supports constrained-random verification, better positioning them to meet coverage goals and find corner-case problems.
The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) gives designers a mixed-signal verification framework that supports constrained-random verification, better positioning them to meet coverage goals and find corner-case problems....More
With the new 1149.1-2013 and the upcoming release of IEEE Std. P1687, huge changes and unmistakable momentum are on the horizon in the realms of reuse and automation, promising to once again revolutionize the industry....More
The ARTS radar target simulator developed by ITS and miro-sys is now available from Rohde & Schwarz, to be used in combination with the company’s FSW signal and spectrum analyzer with the frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) chirp signals option....More
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....More
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
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
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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