Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Vast EDA Conspiracy

several folks noted that one of the saving graces—one of the things that will seemingly prevent EDA from getting hit too hard by Piracy--is that EDA software tends to be extremely buggy
-- Websites offering a Synopsys tool for $20? EDA pirates or legit? - Between The Lines - Blog on EDN

I've been banging my head against the wall the past few days trying to debug EDA software that the AE hasn't been able to figure out, and now this! Do EDA vendors intentionally let software quality wane to ensure maintenance revenues and prevent piracy? I always love a good conspiracy theory ...

2 comments:

Sandeep said...

Dare I ask .... which tool ??

Oh and about the conspiracy theory-nice guess!!

nikhil_unc said...

Hi John,

It's pretty hard to get the CAD software right the first time.

And the marketing folks are in a big hurry all the time.

They want to sell pre-alpha software and Sometimes they go and sell the ideas to the customer much before the c code even exists for that functionality.

--my 2 cents :)