Richard Goering, EE Times(02/09/2006 2:11 PM EST)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Electronic system level (ESL) design tools and methodologies have value, but many capabilities have yet to be developed, according to users and vendor representatives at a panel at the DesignCon 2006 conference here Wednesday (Feb. 8).
The panel was entitled "The bottom-line business impact of ESL: getting the right architecture right." Moderator Daya Nadamuni, analyst at Gartner Dataquest, described three ESL design methodologies identified by Dataquest — algorithmic, processor/memory, and control logic.
Jack Donovan, co-founder of training firm ESLX, said that customers are looking for requirements traceability, early software development, reuse of verification models, and behavioral synthesis.
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