ESL providers get practical

A quiet shift is emerging in electronic system-level design. Rather than look to upend existing methodologies, ESL providers are moving toward practical tools that solve real and immediate problems.
Two or three years ago, the debate was over whether RTL designers would abandon VHDL and Verilog and move up to C-language design. Designers recoiled at the prospect. That debate has now largely gone away, although some large consumer design companies are starting to use C language synthesis.