Simon Southwell has 35 years in Research and Development, with experience in ASIC design, FPGA, and embedded software development. Now spending time contributing IP to the open-source community, and sharing experience and knowledge through writing articles and mentoring undergraduates and junior engineers. Also currently a collaborator on the OSVVM project, a verification methodology and VHDL library, adding and supporting its co-simulation capabilities. Particular areas of interest include processor systems and sub-systems, system modelling in software, the software/hardware interface and co-simulation of logic and software.
Amongst the many areas of experiences are original logic IP design targeting both ASIC and FPGA, logic verification, HPC (supercomputers), processor systems, networking (802.3 and proprietary), embedded software, co-simulation technology, software modelling of SoC systems, data compression logic, PCIe endpoint design, cellular (3G and 4G), wireless (802.11 and 802.15.4) and more. Joint or sole author on several logic IP related patents.