This is a shout out to Jason Andrews from Cadence who mentioned the value of embedded systems, debugging, visualization and verification as cornerstones in technology going forward. Everything seems to be tied to everything else, and we all need to get our heads out of the cubbyholes (aka cubicles) and take a look at better and more comprehensive ways to solve problems.

Jason also gave a nice plug to If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?, and for that I thank him. He mentioned that we share a common publisher, Elsevier/Newnes with his book Co-verification of Hardware and Software for ARM SoC Design. With hardware and software merging closer and closer together as time goes on, we need to be more cognizant of the challenges of verification. We can’t design, develop, debug, or test in a vacuum any longer. Check it out.