Team Specman guesstimates that a majority of users have migrated to "IntelliGen" -- the all new, Aspect-Oriented generation engine inside of Specman and IES-XL, and/or they are in the process of adopting IntelliGen now. However, in case your CAD configuration is just becoming unfrozen after a long project, or you just want to quickly train new users on this powerful technology, we are excited to announce there is a new lab on IntelliGen available now on the Xuropa online community. Simply go to:
and click on the "Specman 'IntelliGen' Stimulus Generation Lab".
You can make a make one-off request to do the lab without signing up for the Xuropa community, or dive right in if you are already a community member. (Digression: the Xuropa community is an EDA-specific social network -- roughly similar to LinkedIn -- but with specific features to help you identify and connect with other professionals in your area of expertise (eg. verification, FPGA design, AMS, etc.)
IMPORTANT: this lab is not some cheesy Flash demo -- it's a real live, online workshop where you run and play around with the actual tool. This video by fellow blogger Joe Hupcey III from the DVCon 2009 launch of this lab platform for our VIP Portfolio elaborates on this new training medium.
Finally, as a refresher, here are some links to prior Team Specman posts on IntelliGen technology and methodology:
Constraint layering - Fine Tuning Your Environment - Part 1 and Part 2
P.S. This whole "online lab" experiment is an interesting one from the general perspective of "using the internet to enable people to do something that can be expensive to do effectively in-person". Of course the general idea is to give you the opportunity to get real training 24/7, on your own terms, and get the information you need without having to beg your boss for travel authorization or training budget. As such, if you try the lab -- if only in the interest of science -- please let us know if the experience "worked", and/or what can be improved to make it more valuable to you.