Mentor Graphics

November 6, 2014
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is an independent verification consultant. You can contact him at lauro AT rizzatti DOT com

The budget case for emulation

Need to convince your FD of emulation’s growing ROI and the need to invest? Click here and ‘Forward’
November 5, 2014
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How to use pattern matching to improve automatic waiver management

Fab and IP vendor collaboration is making pattern matching-based libraries a vital component of DRC accuracy and efficiency. Learn how to take advantage.
October 28, 2014
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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.
September 10, 2014
John Ferguson is the director of marketing for Calibre DRC applications at Mentor Graphics. John has worked extensively in the area of physical design verification for the manufacture of leading edge integrated circuits.

If we’d only known then what we know now

Innovation in physical verification is driven by incoming nodes but new tools and features can and should be fed back up the technology chain.
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August 12, 2014
Joe Kwan is the Product Marketing Manager for Calibre LFD and Calibre DFM Services at Mentor Graphics.

Sign-off lithography simulation and multi-patterning must play well together

Sign-off lithography verification is vital as we move beyond double to multi-patterning but changing responsibilities in the flow must be handed with care.
July 22, 2014
The evolution of software debug using hardware emulation

The evolution of software debug using hardware emulators

We look at how best to leverage both software debug tools and emulators, the limitations to traditional techniques, and the drive toward offline debug.
June 30, 2014
Future of thermal simulation

The future of thermal simulation for electronics products

Complexity and the increasing use of thermal analysis software by non-expert designers demands new approaches for chip and PCB implementations.
June 18, 2014
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Full 3D-IC parasitic extraction

How to enhance an 'ideal' parastitic extraction strategy to create a full 3D assembly-level parasitic netlist for simulation and circuit analysis.
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June 15, 2014
Chips on a wafer

Early tape-out: smart verification or expensive mistake?

Is it worth trying to iron out all the bugs in an SoC before taping out, or should design teams anticipating a re-spin go to silicon earlier and use the chips that come back as verification accelerators?
April 28, 2014
John Ferguson is the director of marketing for Calibre DRC applications at Mentor Graphics. John has worked extensively in the area of physical design verification for the manufacture of leading edge integrated circuits.

Protecting IP in a collaborative signoff environment

The encryption chain for today's highly collaborative designs needs to be managed with care.

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