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Source code as final design document in hardware development

Sometimes it makes a lot of sense to look outside one’s own box. Who would have know that in hardware design they actually use a programming language to produce the final work product of the design process for a new chip design. The language is called Verilog.

The new chip design expressed in Verilog is verified using simulators and if everything works as intended, it is sent off to manufacturing where the actual physical chip is built.

Interesting … isn’t it?