August 5, 2011

Everything is Fair in Love and EDA

Bruggeman Exits Cadence and Forte Makes a Claim for High Level Synthesis

by Amelia Dalton

In this week's Fish Fry, I interview Sean Dart (Forte Design Systems CEO) about where he sees the future of SoC design and how high level synthesis will play a part in the years to come. 

I also try to sort through the details of John Bruggeman's recent departure from Cadence Design Systems as Chief Marketing Officer and investigate how this shift will affect the future of Cadence's EDA360 manifesto.

I have a DE0-Nano Development Board to give out this week, but you'll have to tune in to find out how to win.

If you like this new series be sure to drop a comment in the box below.


Watch Previous Fish Frys

Fish Fry Links - August 5, 2011

Bryon Moyer's blog post on EDA360 

Forte Design Systems

Verific Design Automation

Time Travel Not Possible 

DE0-Nano Development Board

More Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems


Lord Loh.

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Posted on August 05, 2011 at 4:06 PM

* seriously -- run it smiling
char *a;

Lord Loh.

Total Posts: 62
Joined: Dec 2009

Posted on August 05, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Looks like > and < signs cannot be posted on the forums. It would be nice if the characters could be escaped. Bug Report?

I wanted to post the program. Not my original work - I am bad at poems. I shall post something original if could come up with something.


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Posted on August 08, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Here is what I made up my poem in C language during the weekend. I was actually in the situation depicted in the poem =D It was really fun writing it. Hope De0-Nano feels good too grin



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Joined: Apr 2009

Posted on August 08, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Brackets are indeed a tricky business on the web. We have the forums strip those out -- and other code-relevant characters -- to protect us against maliciousness of all kinds.

To post your code, just surround your text with [code] [/code] brackets like so:

if ($worldDomination == true) {
echo "buahahahahaaa!!!";
} else {
echo "phooey.";

- your friendly neighborhood IT hack


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Joined: Aug 2011

Posted on August 09, 2011 at 3:31 PM

The following is MY verilog poem
which is derived from these lyrics, by Jim Steinman's song The Invocation.

´´If light were dark and dark were light
The moon a black hole in the blaze of night
A raven's wing as bright as tin
Then you, my love, would be darker than sin.´´

module the_invocation ();

string my_love,you,black_hole,moon;
string [1:0] blaze_of_night,tin,ravens_wing,sin;
int dark,light,darkness,bright;
initial begin

bright = 1/darkness;
if ((light==dark) && (dark==light)
&& (blaze_of_night[moon] == black_hole)
&& (ravens_wing[bright] == tin[bright]))
my_love = you = sin[darkness] + 1;
$display(¨Then you, my love, would be darker than sin.¨)

#1 $finish;
hope someone gets what its saying =D


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Joined: Jun 2011

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Woo hoo! I can't wait to try out the STK600 kit!! What do I need to do now to get it?


Total Posts: 198
Joined: Apr 2009

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:09 PM


I just sent you an email about how to claim your prize! Thanks again for your entry.

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