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April 17, 2013
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3D-IC integration – a stepwise approach

2.5D-IC integration overcomes 2D limitations such as cost, offchip bandwidth bottlenecks and I/O pin scarcity, and offers a route to true 3D-IC integration.
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April 10, 2013
Marco Casale-Rossi is a senior staff product marketing manager in the Design Group at Synopsys.

Time to take up the 3D integration challenge

It’s time to take up the challenge of applying 3D integration technology to IC design. The manufacturing process technology is maturing, the tool chains are in place, and the opportunities to broaden your market by applying a new form of systemic integration are growing.
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April 4, 2013
Michael Sanie, Synopsys

Debugging the debug challenge

Debug of logic and testbench debug makes up 35% of chip design, and is growing as power-management and hardware/software issues become part of the task.
February 12, 2013
Nithya Ruff, Director of Product Marketing for Virtual Prototyping Solutions at Synopsys.

Dev kits bring virtual prototyping to everyone

Now companies in any tier can use development kits as a platform to speed development, bridge the hardware-software divide and build out ecosystems quickly.
Expert Insight  |  Topics: Embedded - Architecture & Design  |  Tags: ,   |  Organizations:
February 12, 2013
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How virtual prototyping enabled Altera’s SoC FPGAs

The technique drove ‘agile systems development’ for the programmable logic vendor’s new product line.
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February 5, 2013
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Using VIP for cache coherency hardware implementations

Cache coherency implemented in hardware increases the verification effort. VIP-based strategies are described with particular reference to ARM protocols.
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January 24, 2013
Neill Mullinger, group marketing manager for VIP, Synopsys

Verification IP: the questions you should ask

How should you quiz your verification IP vendor to get the right VIP for your needs? Synopsys' Neill Mullinger details a checklist of the key points to raise.
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December 12, 2012
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Enabling 3D-IC design

Meeting the challenges of moving beyond planar integration to side by side, and eventually truly stacked, dice, for designers, tool vendors and the supply chain.
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December 6, 2012

20nm timing analysis – a practical and scalable approach

Using hierarchy and improved constraints management to accelerate static timing analysis at 20nm and below.
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November 16, 2012
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The Shift Left: how virtual prototyping reduces risk

The business case behind how virtual prototyping speeds development, improves hardware and software quality, and improves ROI.

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