March 26, 2004 -- We all know that ESL stands for Electronic System Level design, and per Gartner Dataquest's definition, it encompasses the concurrent design of the hardware and software parts of an electronic product.
However, the important word in ESL is "system." All designers probably have their own definition of what a system is, depending on the subset of the product they're working on, and at which design stage. The difficulty for them is finding the right ESL design tool adapted to their needs and their vision of what their system is.
What really is the difference between ESL tools, and what are the key questions designers should ask themselves to find the right tool that will help them do their job faster and more easily?
By Vincent Perrier. (Perrier is co-founder and director of CoFluent Design)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.