At the recent DVCon 2016 conference in Silicon Valley, there was a lively and popular panel, with 135 attending despite the early hour. Moderated by Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering, it featured a variety of views on the role of ESL (Electronic System Level) in design and verification for both hardware and software.
Panelists included (from left to right below)
Patrick Sheridan, Synopsys
Raik Brinkmann, One Spin
Simon Davidmann, Imperas Software Ltd.
Bryan Bowyer, Mentor
Dave Pursley, Cadence
Adnan Hamid, Breker
Simon Davidmann of Imperas Software Ltd. kicked off the discussion by questioning the very definition of ESL, calling the terminology a misnomer and contending that the key issue is designing electronic products: not just the hardware, but both hardware and software. He stated: EDA vendors need to…
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