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October 30, 2017
Debug case study for ARM/AXI based design

Case study: Verifying and optimizing software for power on SoCs

How emulation was used to debug out-of-spec power on a multicore ARM design using the AXI bus.
May 22, 2017
Ashish Darbari is director of product management at OneSpin Solutions.

Introducing Doc Formal: the journey so far

Our new columnist introduces himself and traces the progress of formal verification over the last two decades. Join the discussion.
November 2, 2015
Verification IP for greater productivity

How to cut verification time with VIP

This article shows practical ways to use verification IP for greater productivity with specific code examples from Mentor Graphics' Questa platform.
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July 20, 2015
TSMC finFET

Lessons learned in the finFET trenches

In sessions at the 2015 Design Automation Conference, engineers who had worked on finFET-oriented projects revealed how the technology has changed their design practices and where others may want to think twice about making the move.
May 15, 2015
Four-core Cortex-A72 layout example

Cortex-A72: microarchitecture tweaks focus on efficiency

ARM has revealed a number of details of the microarchitecture that underpins its flagship Cortex-A72 as the processor moves towards its production release.
May 6, 2015
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Fixing late ECOs in ARM core subsystems at STMicroelectronics

Using equivalence checking to validate ECOs in ARM core subsystem development at STMicroelectronics
March 16, 2015
Brian Fuller is editor in chief at Cadence Design Systems.

Design reaches out from the edge

We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
October 28, 2014
Featured image for hybrid testbench article

Harness virtual machines to create an efficient ‘live’ hybrid testbench

This 'how to' guide shows how to combine the power of emerging and existing technologies for faster, more comprehensive test.
October 18, 2014
Soft-blocked floorplan

Placement optimizations push power and clock on Cortex-M7 project

Soft blocking to prevent cell spreading and other placement-optimization techniques helped improve power and clock speed on a Cortex-M7 test chip designed by ARM and Cadence.
October 6, 2014
Power grid signal track blocking

ARM, TSMC design explores 16nm finFET issues

ARM and TSMC used an extensive pre-planning process, including a static analysis of each module's overall logic structure, to put together a 2.3GHz processor design based around ARM's main 64bit Big.Little pairing for the foundry's 16nm finFET process.
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