Electrical rule checks (ERC) are now available to deal with increasing PCB design complexity, speed project delivery and protect the intellectual property within them.
SoC integration can be accelerated by using virtualization to make the benefits of emulation more accessible to both hardware and software engineers.
Mind how you go. The only truly free thing about open source tools is the download itself. There is, however, a 'third way', matching professional support to these often useful options.
You can waive some physical verification errors related to legacy IP found in foundry DRC checks. Knowing which has involved lengthy manual analysis. TSMC is enhancing the process with automation.
This case study shows how the evaluation of various design options requires a thorough approach to system-level modeling.
CSR used a customized approach to automated dummy fill layout for AMS to address layer density and device matching issues in standard flows aimed at digital SoCs.
The Linux Trace Tookit next generation provides open source tracer technology that helps surmount debug and optimization challenges
Mentor's Stephen Pateras explains how the proposed IJTAG standard speeds IP test by replacing time-consuming custom and ad hoc methodologies.
Embedded hardware and software are experiencing exciting advances but free, open source technologies only go so far in connecting them. Help is on the way.
Overcome the time and visibility limitations of simulation and of gate-level and RTL-based strategies to achieve full-chip analysis.
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