Today I'm running a guest article written by Henry Von Bank of Posedge Software, a Cadence Verification Alliance Partner. For some background refer to the interview I did with Henry back in November 2008. Henry has been working on advanced system verification using Incisive Software Extensions (ISX) and Virtual Platforms, and shares some of his ideas and techniques below.
At Posedge Software, one of the things we have often considered is whether tools or methodologies from one discipline would work well for another. After working in both hardware and software development, there are definitely cases where I have liked some tools for software development better than the comparable hardware tools. One of the first projects I worked on was a code editing tool for hardware languages that provides features available in many software development environments.
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