Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Millennium Discount Code

I promise I'm not turning this into a spam blog for my business (see the business twitter account for all my self-promotion), but I want to get the word out about early-adopter discount codes that I have made available.  I'll start an MSD specific blog and continue promoting things there as well.

The discount code is for $99 off, which is a free Self-support subscription.  There are only 20 purchases available with this code:


Please give it a try, download and install the product, go through the Hello World tutorial, let me know how it all works. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MSD: A Red Hat-like business for Open Source EDA (Verilog, VHDL, etc.)

I have been working with commercial EDA tools (Verilog, VHDL, etc.) for years and always found them to be quite overpriced and frustrating.  Whenever I bring up the idea of using open source tools I get responses just like I got when first brining up Linux in the workplace back in 2001.  Things like, "you get what you pay for" and "it's only free if you don't value your time."  Red Hat (and SUSE/Novell) addressed those concerns for business people and made Linux mainstream (and put UNIX out of business and made a lot money for themselves in the process).  Maybe a similar business could do the same for open source EDA.

To that end, I have quit my job and I've spent the past few week putting this business together.  What do you think? (AKA,