SAN JOSE, Calif.-What's missing in system-design
verification environments today? For many, it's software.
That's the perspective of Cadence Product Director Frank
Schirrmeister, who participated in a DVCon 2104 panel that raised that very
Schirrmeister, in an interview with me and Cadence blogger
Richard Goering at DVCon 2014, said it's not the only piece (analog-mixed
signal is finding its fit in the overall puzzle as well). But:
"Software itself is
such a big component of the electronics design infrastructure, that it cannot
be overlooked because there's an interdependency between software and hardware."
Schirrmeister said the importance of software verification
stretches across the entire electronics system ecosystem, from the silicon
itself, to the device it serves, all the way up to the cloud servers that
process the data from the device.
Here's Schirrmeister talking about the spectrum and the
future of software-driven verification:
--The Importance of Ecosystems in the Internet of Things Era
--Jim Hogan at DVCon 2014: Functional Verification Faces "Abundant Chaos” from New Technologies