Are you looking for an easier way to develop the right product for your target customer, on time and within budget? Perhaps it's time to learn something from the software world and apply "agile" software development methods to SoC design, according to Neil Johnson, principal consultant at design services provider XtremeEDA.
XtremeEDA is a member of the recently-formed Cadence System Realization Alliance. With offices in Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, and Austin, XtremeEDA is a major provider of design services and training for ASIC, FPGA, and SoC design and verification. The company focuses heavily on ESL modeling and functional verification.
This posting, however, is mostly about a web site launched by Johnson and Bryan Morris, a software industry veteran and long time colleague. Called Agile SoC, the site contains a number of articles showing how agile software development methods can be applied to all phases of IC design. Johnson sees a strong connection between these methods, some of which have been adopted at XtremeEDA, and EDA360.
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