Companies Support Electronic System-Level Design and Verification

5/25/2005 - More than twenty companies are joining together to spread awareness of electronic system-level (ESL) design and verification tools and methodologies, through a campaign culminating at the upcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, Calif.

Under the "ESL Now!" banner, more than 20 companies are inviting users to participate in an online survey regarding their current and planned ESL tool usage. The survey results will be compiled and announced after DAC. Respondents will be entered to win one of several Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable) video game systems.

The survey can be accessed at the website. Prizes will be announced on that website and will also be announced in the DAC Pavilion at the end of each day during the conference.

Between now and June 15, 2005, attendees can visit the website to fill out the survey. Daily prize drawings will be held June 13 -15, 2005.

About ESL Now!
As system-on-chip (SoC) designs grow ever more complex, developers are turning to electronic-system-level (ESL) solutions. Designed to improve productivity, reduce risk and tackle growing design complexity, ESL methodologies support mixed-language descriptions and IP reuse, and are targeted at very complex SoC and heterogeneous designs. With ESL, hardware and software can be developed and verified in parallel, problems can be identified and resolved much earlier in the design flow, and tasks that used to consume years of time and effort can now be completed in months. Under the "ESL Now!" banner, more than twenty companies representing a wide variety of ESL modeling, verification, software tools generation and synthesis solutions, services and standards are banding together to spread awareness of ESL.

Companies involved in the ESL Now! campaign include ACE Associated Compiler Experts, Beach Solutions, Bluespec, Cadence Design Systems, Carbon Design Systems, Celoxica, ChipVision Design Systems, CoFluent Design, CoWare, Doulos, Forte Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Novas Software, Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), Poseidon Design Systems, Prosilog, Synfora, Synopsys, Inc., Tenison EDA, Tensilica, VaST Systems Technology, and Virtio. The promotional sponsor of ESL Now! is Design & Reuse. For more information, visit

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