FPGA Summit – Day 1

I decided to attend the FPGA Summit at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose this week.  It is intended to become an annual event and if it grows the way the Flash Memory Summit, run by the same people, has, it will become a big conference in a few years. I admit I have not… Continue reading FPGA Summit – Day 1

See you at ICCAD

This is a quick note to let you know that I will be attending (and very briefly speaking at) the EDA Bloggers BOF at ICCAD this Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose. The meeting will take place in the Fir Ballroom from 4-6pm. For more information check the SKMurphy site.… Continue reading See you at ICCAD

Tailoring Verification Models to Customer Needs

Last Thursday, Stephan Rosner and I gave a joint presentation to the Flash Memory Summit titled “Tailoring Verification Models to Customer Needs”.  You may download it in pdf here.  We explained that there are two design flows that require flash memory (and other) models. One flow is for ASIC designs.  It is concerned with IP… Continue reading Tailoring Verification Models to Customer Needs

Flash Memory Summit

There will be a joint presentation by Free Model Foundry and Spansion, LLC. at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday, August 13.  Together we will be showing how FMF style models help engineers design new products faster and more accurately, and IC vendors sell more parts. The conference is free so,… Continue reading Flash Memory Summit

Model Maintenance

In April, Randy Allen of Raytheon informed me that his latest compile of the FMF models had elicited an unexpected number of warning messages from the ModelSim 6.3f VHDL compiler.  Although they were “only warnings” and the models still compiled and ran correctly, a large number of benign warnings can easy mask one that a… Continue reading Model Maintenance