Third Revolution: The Search for Scalable Code-Based Design
Over the last 25 years, there have been two major revolutions in how we do digital design: the move to language/synthesis based design (starting in 1986) and design reuse (starting around 1996). We are well overdue for a third revolution. Current design methods are not meeting the needs dictated by the complexity and size of today’s SoC designs, much less the designs of the future.
This talk will describe the current candidates for the next revolution in digital design: high level synthesis, chip generators, and radical extensions to the synthesizable subset of current RTL languages. It will also describe how the economics of SoC design and manufacturing, as well as the economics of EDA, will affect and possibly de-rail the third revolution.
Mike Keating, Synopsys Inc.