The short answer to the question posed in the title is: Nobody knows. It all depends on Cadence. It could be good, or it could be bad. So what’s my point? FMF has always, since 1995, provided models as standards compliant source code. One of the advantages to our users is that no matter what… Continue reading What Does Cadence’s Aquisition of Denali Mean for Denali Customers?
In April, I wrote about the advantages of having a schematic library architecture that supports downstream processes such as functional verification. For users of the PCB Matrix Symbol Wizard, building symbols for such a library just got easier. In it latest release, this tool can now read FMF VHDL and Verilog models, and from them,… Continue reading Library Integration Just Got Easier
We have on the FMF website, a model request form. Many of you have already used this form and I thank you. At this time I would like to explain what happens when an engineer requests a model. It begins with a user filling out the on-line form. The minimum required information is your name,… Continue reading Model Requests
Why talk about schematic libraries in a blog focused on system verification? Most systems (printed circuit boards on up) are still designed using schematic capture software. I was talking to a manager at a medical devices company the other day about his company’s schematic symbol library. Like most libraries, it contained schematic symbols and a… Continue reading The Value of Integrated Schematic Libraries
The Embedded Systems Conference – Silicon Valley runs from March 30 to April 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. This is one of the largest conferences in the electronics engineering industry. It is also the only one I know of with a true systems focus – both hardware and software. This… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Attend the Embedded Systems Conference