Synopsys

January 11, 2017
Derek Bouius

Three steps to implementing robust encryption

A look at the steps necessary to validate implementations of the cryptographic algorithms that are used to protect today’s devices and communications infrastructure.
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December 16, 2016
Robert Vamosi, CISSP and security strategist at Synopsys

Software validation strategies for connected cars

Software validation strategies will become increasingly important as cars become more complex, connected and autonomous.
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December 12, 2016
Eric Huang, Synopsys

USB 2.0 as an integration standard for IoT products

USB 2.0 could become an integration standard for IoT SoCs, due to its ubiquity, available drivers, support for rapid prototyping, and area efficiency.
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December 2, 2016

Hierarchical signoff of SoC designs at advanced process nodes

Hierarchical signoff strategies for large SoCs at advanced nodes can be effective if sufficient attention is paid to reflecting the impact of cross-hierarchy parasitics.
November 29, 2016
Ken Brock, product marketing manager, Synopsys

Six ways to exploit the advantages of finFETs

FinFET processes and libraries are maturing, enabling designers to explore the best ways to take advantage of the capabilities of the new transistor design
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November 22, 2016
Visual: cars speeding along a road

Implementing DDR DRAM in automotive applications

A look at how DDR DRAM is being adapted for use in automotive systems, and the demands its use puts upon interface IP for SoCs.
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November 21, 2016
Brian Davenport is a staff engineer in Synopsys’ Verification Group focusing on automotive functional safety solutions and technologies.

How functional safety verification helps us build safer cars

Considering the issue of functional safety verification in automotive systems design, within the context of ISO26262
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October 27, 2016
Ron Lowman, strategic marketing manager for IoT, Synopsys

Exploring the advantages of monolithic Bluetooth low energy radio integration

A look at implementing Bluetooth low energy interfaces into a design and the trade-offs involved in making different levels of integration
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September 29, 2016
Visual: cars speeding along a road

The challenges of automotive functional safety verification

Engineers developing an SoC for the automotive market have to show that it doesn’t have functional safety issues - even if the SoC enters an unexpected state. Here's how to tackle the safety verification task.
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August 28, 2016
Chips on a wafer

Addressing the verification challenges of complex SoCs

Three senior verification specialists talk about how they are navigating the challenge of verifying multibillion-transistor SoCs with limited compute resource, increasing coverage demands and shrinking timescales.

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