About the Author
Samir Palnitkar is a recognized authority on Verilog HDL, modeling, verification, logic synthesis, and EDA-based methodologies in digital design. He has worked extensively with design and verification on various successful microprocessor, ASIC, and system projects. He was the lead developer of the Verilog framework for the shared memory, cache coherent, multiprocessor architecture, popularly known as the UltraSPARCTM Port Architecture, defined for Sun's next generation UltraSPARC-based desktop systems. Besides the UltraSPARC CPU, he has worked on a number of diverse design and verification projects at leading companies including Cisco, Philips, Mitsubishi, Motorola, National, Advanced Micro Devices, and Standard Microsystems.