Posted by Marc Serughetti on July 28, 2009
I listened today to the presentation from Olivier Mielo, a software engineer from ST-Ericsson. It was a very exciting presentation on why virtual platform will be the way to move forward to address the curretn challenges of software development.
In his presentation Olivier talked about the use of a SystemC virtual platform to develop and validate a UMTS layer1 protocol stack. Here are some of the great points that he made.
He first explained the design challenges which included:
He then explained why traditional methods such as FPGA protoypes or stand alone proprietary simulation would not work. Here are his points on FPGA:
They decided to deploy virtual platforms using CoWare technologies and expertise. After explaining their deployment and use, the following conclusion were reached:
You can listen to his presentation by visiting the CoWare booth #3665 at DAC in San Francisco. There will be replays during the rest of the week.
Patrick Sheridan is responsible for Synopsys' system-level solution for virtual prototyping. In addition to his responsibilities at Synopsys, from 2005 through 2011 he served as the Executive Director of the Open SystemC Initiative (now part of the Accellera Systems Initiative). Mr. Sheridan has 30 years of experience in the marketing and business development of high technology hardware and software products for Silicon Valley companies.
Malte Doerper is responsible for driving the software oriented virtual prototyping business at Synopsys. Today he is based in Mountain View, California. Malte also spent over 7 years in Tokyo, Japan, where he led the customer facing program management practice for the Synopsys system-level products. Malte has over 12 years’ experiences in all aspects of system-level design ranging from research, engineering, product management and business development. Malte joined Synopsys through the CoWare acquisition, before CoWare he worked as researcher at the Institute for Integrated Signal Processing Systems at the Aachen University of Technology, Germany.
Tom De Schutter
Tom De Schutter is responsible for driving the physical prototyping business at Synopsys. He joined Synopsys through the acquisition of CoWare where he was the product marketing manager for transaction-level models. Tom has over 10 years of experience in system-level design through different marketing and engineering roles. Before joining the marketing team he led the transaction-level modeling team at CoWare.