By Bernard Murphy
Aldec has offered front-end EDA tools for over 30 years but may not be a familiar name to mainstream IC design engineers. That’s probably because for most that period they haven’t really targeted IC design. They have been much more focused on PC-based design for FPGAs particularly where requirements traceability has been important, for example in avionics design, where DO-254 compliance is mandatory.
But there have been important shifts in interesting markets over the past few years which move closer to Aldec’s center of gravity. Fragmenting market needs demand device volumes that are not cost-effective in custom IC implementations, a problem further compounded by rapidly evolving standards, such as...
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