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October 31, 2014

A short introduction to IC Compiler II

A look under the hood of IC Compiler II, Synopsys' next-generation netlist-to-GDSII implementation system.
October 27, 2014

Enabling symmetric multiprocessing for embedded Linux on ARC processor cores

This article looks at some of the key architectural and implementation decisions Synopsys has made in developing a version of its HS series of licensable processor cores to serve the embedded Linux market
Article  |  Topics: Embedded - Architecture & Design, IP - Selection  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations:
October 15, 2014

Accelerating ‘time to prototype’ with ProtoCompiler

A look at a tool and a flow that makes it easier to put designs on to a HAPS physical prototyping system for verification, debug and software development purposes
October 10, 2014
Dr Yervant Zorian, Synopsys

Finding and fixing faults in finFET memories

FInFET memories have different defects than those based on planar transistors. Here's how to test and repair them.
Expert Insight  |  Topics: IP - Assembly & Integration, EDA - DFT  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations:
September 18, 2014

Using optimized design flows to meet PPA goals for SoC processor cores

How tuning a design flow can help optimize SoC processor cores for power, performance and area - and make it possible to do different optimisations for different cores on the same SoC.
September 2, 2014
Intel's trigate is among the structures to be modeled by the revised BSIM4

Design enablement and entitlement for 14/16nm finFET processes

How EDA tools are evolving to make it possible to design with finFET processes.
Article  |  Topics: EDA - IC Implementation  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations: , ,
August 27, 2014
Prasad Saggurti is the product marketing manager for embedded memory IP at Synopsys.

Six key criteria for deciding to migrate to a finFET process

Moving to a finFET process means considering process readiness, cost and yield, as well as the traditional power, performance and area advantages
Expert Insight  |  Topics: EDA - IC Implementation, IP - Selection  |  Tags: , ,   |  Organizations: , , , , ,
August 19, 2014
ZeBu server

Hybrid emulation for development, validation and verification

This article introduces hybrid emulation, a combination of emulation and virtual prototypes, and its application to tasks such as architecture validation, early software development and software-driven verification.
July 25, 2014
Steven Cline is a senior design automation Manager at Altera’s Austin Technology Center, focusing on design-flow automation for traditionally placed and routed blocks and custom FPGA IP used on Altera’s advanced FPGA products.

Using standardized design flows to cut time to tape-out – and speed design-flow evolution

Altera uses standardized design flows to help integrate Intel foundry rules, cut time to tape-out - and speed the evolution of its design flows.
Expert Insight  |  Topics: IP - Design Management, EDA - IC Implementation  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations: , ,
July 20, 2014
Rebecca Lipon is the senior product marketing manager for the functional verification product line at Synopsys. Prior to joining the marketing team, Rebecca was an applications engineer at Synopsys working on UVM/VMM adoption, VCS, VIP, static and formal verification deployments.

Rethinking SoC verification

The argument for an integrated approach to SoC verification

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