14nm/16nm

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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January 4, 2016
Interconnect variation in SoC

Timing analysis shifts to statistical

The 10nm process node calls for the use of SOCV techniques during timing signoff to avoid leaving too much performance on the table.
October 29, 2015
Innovus chip layout

Cadence’s path to digital implementation on 10nm

The 10nm process will see changes to multiple patterning that demands changes in the implementation flow, along with an increased focus on the effects of variability.
July 20, 2015
TSMC finFET

Lessons learned in the finFET trenches

In sessions at the 2015 Design Automation Conference, engineers who had worked on finFET-oriented projects revealed how the technology has changed their design practices and where others may want to think twice about making the move.
May 28, 2015

Dynamic power optimization

FinFETs present a number of problems with respect to dynamic power consumption. Design techniques are being re-evaluated to deal with the issue.
May 15, 2015
Four-core Cortex-A72 layout example

Cortex-A72: microarchitecture tweaks focus on efficiency

ARM has revealed a number of details of the microarchitecture that underpins its flagship Cortex-A72 as the processor moves towards its production release.
October 6, 2014
Power grid signal track blocking

ARM, TSMC design explores 16nm finFET issues

ARM and TSMC used an extensive pre-planning process, including a static analysis of each module's overall logic structure, to put together a 2.3GHz processor design based around ARM's main 64bit Big.Little pairing for the foundry's 16nm finFET process.
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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.
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August 7, 2014
Hitendra Divecha is senior product marketing manager at Cadence Design Systems

Dealing with parasitic-extraction challenges in finFETs and advanced nodes

FinFET and 3DIC technologies bring with them not just higher performance but an increased need for accurate parasitic analysis.
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May 19, 2014

14nm/16nm processes

The 14nm and 16nm processes cover a range of technologies and are designed to succeed the 20nm generation. They bring with them a number of design challenges.

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