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If you were looking for more evidence that the transition from RTL to ESL is gaining momentum, today at "Day 0" of DVCon (a/k/a "SystemC Day") you would discover plenty of supporting data points. Here is a brief video interview with my colleague Steve Svoboda on the day's events, how far we've come from the first wave of SystemC hype back in 2000, and what Cadence is doing in this space:
Bottom-line: this "day 0" of events was a great warm-up for the rest of the show, and I'm looking forward to day 1!
Joe Hupcey III
Reference LinksThe official DVCon sitehttp://www.dvcon.org/
Comprehensive list of Cadence-sponsored events & papers(Be sure to sign up for our free lunch panel on the growing debug crisis on Wednesday)http://www.cadence.com/mail/dvcon2010.html
Images from last year's show to give you an idea of what it's like, in case you have never been to a DVCon before.http://www.flickr.com/photos/24605532@N08/collections/72157614716018724/
Very insightful - great to see the industry momentum around raising the design and verification abstraction from RTL to TLM!