Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
February 19, 2019

DVCon USA 2019 preview: Breker Verification Systems

The company will demonstrate the latest capabilities in its Trek5 portfolio, building on Accellera’s Portable Stimulus Standard.

February 19, 2019

DVCon USA 2019 preview: SmartDV

The verification IP specialist is focusing on its new products for RISC-V verification and for emulation platforms next week in San Jose.

February 18, 2019

UltraSoC scales up debug architecture

UltraSoC has increased the capacity of its embedded analytics architecture to encompass large-scale manycore architectures.

February 18, 2019

How to optimize your testbench-to-DUT connections

Testbench connections often depend on the virtual interface feature of SystemVerilog but other options – like abstract classes – can help.

February 15, 2019

China Focus 1: Wally Rhines maps startup and design growth

In the first of a weekly series on China’s evolving design sector, we look at how the Mentor President and CEO identifies some of the key drivers.

February 12, 2019

Thin copper iodide films point to better transparent PMOS

Researchers working at Dongguk University have found thinning layers of copper iodide can make transparent, high-mobility p-channel transistors

February 12, 2019

IEDM looks to spin glasses and brain-like platforms

IEDM plans to expand its range of coverage for the 2019 event to encompass a range of novel computing platforms, from neuromorphic architectures to machines that emulate thermodynamic systems.

February 11, 2019

DVCon USA 2019 preview: Mentor

DVCon USA is coming soon. Mentor’s 2019 involvement includes a keynote from parent Siemens and a tutorial on managing your formal verification processes.

February 8, 2019

Taking an IoT edge design from proof-of-concept to prototype

A new paper describes a case study for a pressure-sensing IoT application based on the ARM DesignStart platform and Mentor IoT tool flow.

February 6, 2019

Safety and test IP heads for automotive AI applications

Automotive AI specialist FABU has licensed a portfolio of IP from Synopsys to help assemble ISO 26262-compliant SoCs

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