The encryption chain for today's highly collaborative designs needs to be managed with care.
Fighter pilots have long trusted highly sophisticated automation. That’s how you can meet the challenges posed by advanced PCB design techniques.
Lithography is only just beginning to play a role in cell IP selection but early analysis already matters.
Shifting DFM validation earlier in the flow speeds NPI, cuts respins and gives you a critical edge.
The number of scenarios needed for MCMM timing analysis has skyrocketed. IC implementation calls for a concurrent approach to deal with the issue.
Effective low-power design for embedded-systems will take a new culture of close collaboration between hardware and software engineers.
It is not just a choice between EUV and multiple patterning for future nodes, but even between varieties of multi-mask technologies. How will you decide?
If EUV is further delayed until 8nm, the industry has to explore other options for patterning, and the effects they will have on the DFM flow.
Extracting finFET parasitics means a shift to 3D models, field solvers for greater accuracy, and MCMM techniques.
PGA has been IC-centric for mainstream 2D configurations. It must become system-centric for 2.5D and 3D systems.
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