Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Productivity Multiplied

"Productivity. Multiplied." that's the slogan for Xilinx's Vivado tool suite. I wonder if the marketing folk understand that actual multiplication of productivity stems not from the tools; but from those who design, train, support and ultimately use them? We love Vivado, warts and all. When you consider the depth and sophistication of the offering, it is possibly one of the best digital design CAD tool values ever. That it's married up with 28nm series-7 silicon that has been evolving for over a quarter a century doesn't hurt. Add the standardization of AXI interfaces, as opposed to the wild-west with every IP for itself; and the situation looks good.
Mike with Christina, holding the one series-7 platform we have spent almost no time with!

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