SAN JOSE, Calif.-- The old model of innovation "just doesn't work" anymore, and EDA vendors are stepping up their own innovation to keep systems designers more efficient and productive.
That was the message from Sanjiv Taneja, Cadence Vice President of Product Engineering for Front End Design, who addressed the Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit here April 2.
"It's very clear that ... the traditional innovation model is under complete stress," he said.
Enabling Faster Exploration
One of the focuses of EDA today should be to provide tools to free system architects to allocate their time optimally--where appropriate and valuable--on the complex, time-consuming task of detailed micro-architectural specifications, but leaving the vast majority of innovation at the algorithm or system level, Taneja said.
He said: "In this world of a disaggregated design chain, the one thing as a system designer you control is the architecture. It's completely under your control. You can bring all the underlying ideas and algorithms to bear."
The key question becomes how do you enable the system architect to explore algorithm ideas quickly, "in a time frame of relevance," Taneja added.
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