Srivatsan Raghavan, Senior Architect, Vayavya Labs
EETimes (11/8/2013 10:00 AM EST)
I recently attended Cadence-Live in Bangalore to learn about the latest and greatest in verification technologies. As expected, many of the sessions were geared towards System-on-Chip (SoC) verification using formal and simulation techniques. The main draw was the hardware-assisted (HA) verification session track. Yes, I use the word "hardware-assisted" since the word "emulation" is overloaded, confusing, and a misnomer.
It looks as if the "Big Three" EDA vendors are gearing up for the next battle to capture the SoC verification market. Hardware boxes such as Palladium have been around for years. So, why the sudden buzz? My take? Two factors as follows
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