Brian Bailey

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Brian Bailey is an independent consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification. Prior to this he was the chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics. He is the editor for the EETimes EDA Designline and a contributing editor to EDN. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees (is he crazy), and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering (yes – he is another Brit, so of course he is crazy).

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    • Unfortunately most Analog components are highly specialized and just in the same way that we have problems with generalized abstractions for analog models, the same problems exist when trying to make them programmable, such as in an FPGA. There have been programmable op-amps, or other specific analog components, but just think about the general difficulty in taking analog components such as capacitors and resistors and routing them through a programmable fabric, when the interconnect has capacitance and resistance itself. So, unfortunately this is not possible today.