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Cures for writer’s block

There comes a time in any writer’s life when she or he just can’t write. The well-known phenomenon of “writer’s block” plaques professional authors, college students, and thank-you-note-writing-kids alike. Today, I have a bad case of it. I wanted to write about something interesting. Posts about the WiMAX vs. LTE standards war, “The Web is […]

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Interoperability Programs: As Important to Customers as Ever

Today’s economic climate is challenging to everyone, needless to say. Purchase decisions are scrutinized and budgets are tight for customers and suppliers alike. Now, as always, customers want choices and complete solutions. Interoperability – and suppliers’ programs that promote it – are now as important to customers as ever. My company continues to be a […]

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VMM Support – 3 of 3

In this week’s SCDSource article by Richard Goering, “Mentor, Cadence VMM support may boost VIP interoperability”, Cadence states they support VMM.  With all 3 of the big 3 EDA vendors (Cadence, Mentor, and Synopsys) supporting VMM, I think it’s safe to say that VMM is well-accepted in the industry.  ‘Nuff said. EDA standards blog The Standards Game VMM […]

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You asked for it – VMM open source!

It is with pleasure and a measure of pride that I’m letting everyone know that  Synopsys’ VMM verification methodology is now available via open source under Apache 2.0. We have heard numerous requests for our VMM implementation to be made open source, and today we have done just that.  And more.  VMM is as open as it […]

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Ratings are working again

Hello, Everyone!  I had been wondering why none of my posts had received any ratings since the end of last year.  One of my subscribers recently pointed out that nothing was happening upon mousing-over (is that a word?) the stars.  I did a little investigation and found that an option had been incorrectly set which pretty much […]

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Why Must We Be Friends?

There is chatter in the standards arena that unless the 3 biggest EDA vendors can agree at the outset, a standard cannot be successful.  What an innovative way to block standardization! I cannot recall, in any organization, that there was agreement at the beginning of a standards effort.  Some disagreements were more heated than others, […]

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"You're Not Invited" is Open?

I was amused by a recent EETimes article written by my counterpart at Cadence. In the article, Stan Krolikoski states, “One of the ploys of many an EDA company releasing a technology is to call the technology ‘Open.’” He then proceeds to describe the “openness” of OVM. I find it ironic that OVM was certainly […]

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Keeping a heated meeting under control

I’ve been to a lot of standards meetings. More than I can count. Generally, the meetings have been civilized and the participants have been respectful. Yet, there have been occasions when tempers flared and adults behaved like children. A few months ago, I observed a simple process for keeping a heated meeting under control. The […]

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Rate me low!

I must say I’m very much enjoying blogging about EDA standards. Not only is the topic interesting and important to my customers, but equally so to my competitors. In the short time that I’ve been blogging, I’ve received insightful comments, intriguing questions, and strongly-stated positions. One thing I’ve really gotten a kick out of is […]

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Fearing a Fight

A rather strange survey is being conducted called “The Cost of Non-Convergence of Two Timing Model Formats (CCS and ECSM)”. Supposedly, its purpose is to ascertain the relative cost of supporting the two formats. I can answer this question easily: it costs more to support two formats than one. So, what is the point of […]

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