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Frank Schirrmeister

Frank Schirrmeister is Senior Director at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose, responsible for product management of the Cadence System Development Suite, accelerating system integration, validation, and bring-up with a set of four connected platforms for concurrent HW/SW design and verification.

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DAC 2014—ESL Design Is Dead... Long Live ESL!
Next week the EDA industry is getting together in San Francisco for Design Automation Conference 2014. As I pointed out in a recent blog called " Confessions of an ESL-Aholic ", the scope of electronic system level (ESL) design has changed quite   Read More »
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The Importance of Ecosystems in the Internet of Things Era
As we develop electronics in early 2014, the battle between processor architectures is raging in all spaces, from deeply embedded through mobile to servers. Choosing the right ecosystem partners is crucially important, and today's announcement of   Read More »
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Getting Ready for ESL with Emulation!
Next week on Monday, August 19 th , Gary Smith will run a webinar called " ESL - Are You Ready? " Atrenta's Mike Gianfagna, fellow co-blogger Jason Andrews, and I have had discussions with Gary since DAC in Austin about how the ESL flow   Read More »
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DAC 2013 – System Design on Wednesday, June 5th
The DAC exhibition comes to a close today, and we have another day with great presentations related to the Cadence System Development Suite. If you want to follow along the flow of our core engines from virtual through RTL simulation, acceleration, emulation   Read More »
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DAC 2013 – System Design on Tuesday, June 4
We had a great day on system design yesterday, followed by great party at Austin City Limits with "Asleep At The Wheel" and the EDA band around Jim Hogan. Today shapes up to be just as great! We started early today at 8:00am with our Cadence   Read More »
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DAC 2013 – System Design on Monday, June 3rd
The first day of DAC starts off today with four great presentations on system design at our DAC Theatre. Freescale will present on their use of FPGA-based prototyping, AMD will show their enhanced use of Palladium together with TLM models, ARM will present   Read More »
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DAC 2013 – Software Driven EDA for the “Age of Gods”
This year's Design Automation Conference is less than a week away, and it's time for my preview of what to see at DAC. Last year I had likened my passion for system-level design to the Energizer Bunny , keeping on drumming. Maybe that year was   Read More »
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System to Silicon Verification – CDNLive Gives a Reality Check on How Hardware and Software Meet
Ever since switching from being a hardware/software chip developer to being an enabler with tools in EDA and embedded software, I was part of a team working towards methodologies and tools to improve the interaction of hardware and software. In December   Read More »
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Securing Invisible Things … or “Why Denial Works!”
The opening keynote of the Embedded World conference in Germany left me with chills. No, it was not a grand theatrical performance letting me crave for more. It simply scared the bejevies out of me with respect to the safety and security of embedded devices   Read More »
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Application Specific System-Design and Verification at Embedded World and DVCon
This week (February 25 th 2013) is a busy one for system development and the Cadence System Development Suite in particular. For mobility, the place to be is Barcelona -- the Mobile World Congress will show the latest in everything mobile and connected   Read More »
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