What can chip design learn from the software world?
Event Type
Designer, IP and Embedded Systems Track Presentations
Virtual Programs
Hosted in Virtual Platform
Machine Learning/AI
DescriptionMany industries are undergoing a major transformation in the last years, but it seems the chip design practice is still basically where it was decades ago, with relatively minor improvements since. On the other hand, new bigger projects enabled by the on-going Moore's law race, pose increasingly harder design & verification challenges – that our industry is struggling to keep up with.
It seems that our friends in the Software industry also face big challenges, but they have been introducing many and different approaches, methodologies, technologies to do things different…and better.
We will discuss the need and possibility of doing things different and potentially better, looking at certain concepts from the software development world and look into some possible concepts that could be adopted more broadly, such as: Open Source, Agile methodology and leveraging data and machine learning.