2000 MAPLD International Conference Panel
September 27, 2000
Can we ever trust run-time-reconfiguration of PLDs?
We trust microprocessors, so why not PLDs?
Are COTS technologies and 'Best Commercial Practices' good enough?
What do we trust the least, the PLD hardware or software, the verification process, or the design engineer?
- Discrete Logic
- ASIC (mask-Programmable)
- Schematic Capture
- HDL Synthesis (VHDL, Verilog, C++, other)
- State Machine and Logic Generators
- Logic Optimizers and Translators
Panel Member Organization John McCollum Actel Corporation Sandi Habinc European Space Agency: Microelectronics: Space Applications and Design Methodology Ray Salemi Mentor Graphics Eldon Hall MIT Instrumentation Lab Dr. Rod L. Barto Spacecraft Digital Electronics Henry Spencer SP Systems Peter Alfke Xilinx
Doc Draper Quote:
I would like to volunteer for service as a crew member on the Apollo mission to the moon ... We at the Instrumentation Laboratory are going full throttle on the Apollo guidance work, and I am sure that our endeavors will lead to success ... let me know what application blanks I should fill out ...
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