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DVCon 2014 Video: For Improved Verification, Think About the Flow

Comments(0)Filed under: Cadence, verification, EDA vendors, EDA software, simulation, RTL, Andy Eliopoulos, vManager

SAN JOSE, Calif.-For many years, the EDA industry thrived as myriad point tools emerged from myriad startups to address crucial electronics-design needs.

Andy Eliopoulos Cadence VP on verificationNow, the increasing pace of design complexity is such that that approach is not really tenable, according to Andy Eliopoulos, vice president, R&D, Advanced Verification, at Cadence. I pulled Eliopoulos aside from his busy DVCon 2014 schedule to give us some insight into this major shift. He said: 

"In the past EDA focused on point tools, and customers would buy a best point tool and mix and match them. What you see now is, you have to have a complete solution that transcends tools. And that solution coupled with a methodology is how you can solve today's problems."

He pointed to X propagation, X optimism, and X pessimism approaches in RTL simulation, which he called "a great point tool feature" but needs to be coupled with a methodological flow.

I also asked Eliopoulos his thoughts on software-driven verification and the new Cadence vManager verification-management tool.

Here's what he had to say: 

Brian Fuller

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