Posted by Hannah Conrad on July 18th, 2013
Guest: Amol Bhinge, Senior Verification Manager, Freescale
Host: Karen Bartleson, Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.
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As the size and complexity of SoC designs increase, a not-unexpected problem arises. Scaling the simulation environment to fit the demands of a state-of-the-art SoC requires skill, experience, creativity and collaborative innovations with EDA vendors. Amol Bhinge talks about how to overcome the never-ending obstacles facing SoC engineers today and tomorrow
Amol Bhinge: “It is really becoming monstrous. The challenges are becoming . . . crazy. Chips are getting so complex in terms of size itself that it’s getting very difficult for the simulation environment and the verification environment . . . to catch up with design size. . . .When the next project comes, it’s three times bigger than the previous project.”
During the show, Amol talks about:
- why he is passionate about scaling the simulation environment
- his most triumphant moment during the simulation of an SoC
- what he knows that might surprise someone who is very experienced in SoC simulation
- what he envisions verification of SoCs will look like 10 years from now
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