DAC 2012

The 2012 Design Automation Conference took place in San Francisco at the beginning of June.

June 7, 2012

DAC 2012: Synopsys marries virtual and FPGA prototyping

Expose your transaction-level innovations to the real world early on and catch bugs before simulation.
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June 6, 2012

DAC 2012: A look inside Accellera’s UCIS

Accellera has approved version 1.0 of the Unified Coverage Interoperability Standard (UCIS). Here's how it works.
June 6, 2012

DAC 2012: Intel’s Ivy Bridge chip chop shop

Intel's Ivy Bridge series of processors were designed from the outset to be split apart and recombined to create variants of the base platform, Intel architecture project manager Brad Heaney explained during the Wednesday keynote session at DAC 2012.
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June 5, 2012

DAC2012: Collaboration key to success at 20nm

Foundries can’t hand down design rules on tablets of stone any more - success at 20nm will take close collaboration with customers and tool vendors
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June 5, 2012

DAC 2012: ARM tips subthreshold power-gating technique

Could subthreshold circuitry help extend the reach of power gating? Mike Muller said during his DAC keynote that the technique looks viable.
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June 5, 2012

DAC2012: Rethink tools licensing for cloud computing, EDA Industry told

Could more flexible licensing strategies for cloud-based EDA enable more efficient simulation and a new wave of business models?
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June 5, 2012

DAC2012: Sagantec offers lifebelt to 28nm users, path to 20nm libraries

Can process migration tools help the yield-challenged and speed the path to 20nm?
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June 4, 2012

DAC 2012: Google your way to DFM

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is targeting the end of the year for release 2.0 of its OpenDFM standard, which will include support for DRC+ and make it possible to build search engines for yield.
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June 4, 2012

ESL: are we there yet?

Verification drives system-level adoption as sales leap 76%. Virtual prototyping is also on the rise but there are gaps in the tool-set.
June 4, 2012

DAC2012: Can FD-SOI shrink chips, solve FinFET issue for SoCs?

What are the chances that FD SOI will become a mainstream process for future nodes?
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