Frank Schirrmeister, VP Solutions & Business Development at Arteris authored this Semiconductor Engineering article.
July 6th, 2023 - by Frank Schirrmeister
This coming week from July 9th to July 13th, experts from all over the world will descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco to discuss aspects of what we call “Electronic Design Automation” (EDA) and typically associate with hardware development. There will be many celebratory elements this year, given the milestone of 60 years. For me, this will be the 25th DAC that I am attending. During my first DAC in 1998, Gary Smith had just coined the term “Electronic System Level” (ESL), and High-Level Synthesis was the year’s hot topic. The industry has made great strides since then, albeit not always in the predicted direction. High-level synthesis has “simply” become the front end for digital implementation flows. It has never grown up to synthesize many whole chips, but it is these days critical to block development, porting between semiconductor technologies, and Engineering Change Order (ECO) management.