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The New Mixed-Signal Flow
We are on the cusp of the mixed-signal era. Today’s mixed-signal designs require a new approach that enables design teams to be as efficient as possible productivity-wise, not to mention encouraging close collaboration among analog and digital designers.
Oct 25, 2012

Techonomic Trends Drive Verification
The level of integration that designers can archive today is staggering.
Apr 06, 2009

Synopsys Introduces Discovery 2009
Platform Encompasses New Multicore Simulation Performance, Native Design Checks, Comprehensive Low Power Verification Capabilities, and CustomSim Unified Circuit Simulation Solution.
Apr 06, 2009

Synopsys Moves Tools to Multicore Hosts
Synopsys has increased verification speed and brought digital, analogue and memory simulation under the same roof as it moves its tools to multi-core hosts.
Apr 06, 2009

Migrating Complex Networking ASIC Verification Environment
As the computer hardware industry strives to obey Moore’s Law, the telecommunication industry is following the even more rapid phenomena as described by Metcalfe’s Law: the potential number of contacts between each end computer increases rapidly, the effort to reduce the congestion at the network layer is greatly contributing to today’s system-on-chip (SoC) complexity.
Mar 18, 2008

How VHDL designers can exploit SystemVerilog
SystemVerilog, the standard that originated from Accellera and is now IEEE1800, is not just for Verilog users. VHDL users can also improve their design processes using its proven verification features.
Mar 15, 2008

Synopsys tries to organize its efforts in EDA multiprocessing
It’s hard to imagine a set of applications that need computing resources more than the chain of EDA tools for a 65 nm chip design.
Mar 10, 2008

Verify SoCs Faster And More Predictably With SystemVerilog And Constrained-Random Stimuli
Verifying the integration and operation of new IP in a legacy system-on-a-chip (SoC) becomes challenging. This is true particularly when the legacy SoC environment was built using a directed test methodology and validation of new IP requires corner case stimulus to achieve required functional coverage.
Mar 05, 2008

VMM application packages- the next level of productivity
The history of the EDA industry shows a clear, repetitive pattern. Designers develop new proprietary technologies, leveraging de facto and sanctioned industry standards; leading-edge users identify the most effective of these new technologies; and the industry turns the knowledge that users gain into the next set of de facto or sanctioned standards, allowing the creation of a set of newer technologies.
Feb 21, 2008

IC verification key: ‘Do it step by step, don’t cut corners’
The EDA industry hasn’t come up with a silver bullet to reduce the amount of functional verification IC engineers need to perform to get chips out the door in a timely manner, but adherence to a strict methodology can better your chances of producing chips that avoid respins.
Feb 08, 2008

Future Verification Appears Uncertain
A funny thing happened on the way to 45 nm. Verification- once the sleepy backwater arena of the EDA industry- suddenly became massively important. "Verification effort increases exponentially when design size increases linearly," explains Tom Borgstrom, Director of Solutions Marketing at Synopsys.
Oct 15, 2007

Detecting Leakage Problems in Low-Power Designs
With more than one billion units shipped in 2006, cell phones have become the largest market segment for semiconductor content in the electronics industry.
Sep 13, 2007

Power-Sensitive 65nm Designs Increase the Need for Transistor-Level Verification
The vision expressed in Moore's Law; that the number of transistors on a chip would double approximately every two years, has been driving the semiconductor industry for many process generations.
Aug 27, 2007

Synopsys, Zuken tie simulation to boards
Promising an integrated platform for system-level electronic design, simulation, and verification, Synopsys Inc. and Zuken have announced a partnership to link Synopsys' Saber mixed-signal simulator to Zuken's CR-5000 pc-board design environment.
May 30, 2007

Start at the Top to Reduce Re-Spins for Analog-Digital Chips
Modern integrated-circuit design methodologies and advanced process technologies can produce complex mixed-signal devices. These devices, which are known as systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), feature a large number of digital, analog, and RF cores on a single chip.
Jun 14, 2005

What's needed for mixed-signal verification
eeDesign is the comprehensive source of information for electronics design tools and methodologies. Its scope includes EDA tools, silicon intellectual property (IP), chip design methodologies, and chip and system architectures.
May 28, 2004




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