Back in 1995, the EDA companies were all touting top-down design as the methodology that would overcome the unending rise in product complexity. They were also pushing frameworks at that time. Frameworks are rarely spoken of today and, when they are, it is usually in a sarcastic manner. Top-down design however, would seem to be more relevant than ever.
What is top-down design and why do I call it mythical? (more…)