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By Brad Griffin
Electronic designs are increasing in capacity, complexity, and performance.
Of course, but with this push for "Moore" comes ever-increasing pressure to get new products to market as quickly as possible while, at the same time, ensuring that these products are robust and will not fail in the field.
The only practical way to address all these diverse requirements is to make design and verification tools and methodologies more powerful, intuitive, and easier to use.
Almost any electronic development methodology and/or workflow can be segmented into three main stages: a pre-design exploration phase, the design phase itself, and a post-design verification phase. The graphic below illustrates these stages:
Figure: Electronic development has three main stages: explore, design, and verify
Historically, the engineers responsible for the exploration, design, and verification stages have used different tools. What’s more, all the tools in use across these three stages have traditionally been standalone point tools that are not well-integrated into the overall environment, thereby adding unnecessary risk and error into the workflow.
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