Archive for June 6th, 2006

It’s time for a change

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Yes, indeed the methodology should be done by people who know it best i.e. design engineers. EDA companies should step in to facilitate this and not formulate them. We should not have situations where the design engineer needs to grapple with firstly the design & process complexities and secondly with trying to fit the design tool into his design methodology. With the increasing complexities associated with sub micron designs, there is a need for more and more collaboration. The tasks are too mammoth and interlinked for any single entity to manage on their own. Realization of the methodology flow within the common & open source verification environment by solutions and not just point tools should be the offerings from the EDA vendors. Indeed an open source community which leverages on the combined industry expertise is the need. However such open source platforms take time to be adopted as players approach it warily keeping their IPs and niche expertise in mind.