synthesis

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.
October 31, 2013

X propagation

X propagation within RTL simulations can hide fatal bugs. Uncovering and eliminating the effect improves design quality and avoids respins.
July 19, 2013
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Eliminating iterations in gigahertz ASIC handoff

How Cisco eliminated iterations in the ASIC handoff of a gigahertz networking chip by using physically aware synthesis
October 23, 2012
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Vivado, inside the new Xilinx design suite

The FPGA vendor's new flagship is now on public release. It adds an array of features, including support for system-level to HDL synthesis.
March 20, 2012
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Blindsided by a glitch

Logic glitches in asynchronous clock domain crossing paths can arise even when synthesis tools declare a design’s RTL and gate-level netlists equivalent. This article describes Real Intent’s approach to capturing them.

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