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.
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Mid-market users are driving richer features and cost competition into PCB design software like never before, largely thanks to the Internet of Things.
Ethernet is set to become one of the key communications standards for automotive. Early system-level simulation lets designers gauge performance before moving to hardware prototypes.
Emulation is now served by all three leading vendors and is a hot topic for discussion among engineers. The major verification conferences need to follow suit.
The introduction of the DDR4 memory-bus standard will allow system designers to meet aggressive performance targets for their next-generation systems. But the changes required to support the higher datarates of DDR4 place stringent demands on the PCB designer.
We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
High-performance audio processors will introduce consumers to an upgraded theater-quality audio experience.
Emulation and simulation acceleration technologies provide the means to more efficiently detect power issues before tapeout – and find the worst-case modes that need to be fixed.
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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.
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