Key theme at design show

Key theme at design show
Richard Ball Verifying IC designs – the current bottleneck in the design process – is the key theme of this year’s 35th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco. Some of the highlights from the 200 companies at the show include emulator specialist Quickturn which has revamped its product line. Cadence has announced a formal verification tool which will compete with those from Synopsys, Chrysalis and the UK’s Abstract. Quickturn’s emulator make use of reconfigurable computing concepts, as does Axis Systems’ latest simulator.


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