Expert Insights

Amol Herlekar  |  October 8, 2015

Preparing for low-power verification success: setting objectives and measuring outcomes

A look at what it takes to verify low-power SoC designs, including setting objectives and measuring outcomes in a UPF-driven verification strategy
Topics: IP - Design Management, EDA - Verification  |  Tags: , ,   |  Organizations: ,   |  
Lauro Rizzatti  |  September 12, 2015

Skeet shooting and design debug

In-circuit emulation is attractive but brings with it debug-visibility issues. There are ways to restructure the environment to make bug hunting much more deterministic.
Gervais Fong  |  August 26, 2015

USB Type-C: easier for users, harder for designers

Implementing the reversible connector of USB Type-C demands a rethink of the PHY architecture to achieve the most cost-effective IP solution
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Warren Kurisu  |  August 24, 2015

A scalable RTOS and other essentials for embedded wearables development

The wearables market is booming. Successful development depends on assembling the right software and hardware tools. Here's a primer on what to look for.
Jai Durgam  |  August 19, 2015

Make vs buy in automotive IP

A look at some of the quality and safety requirements that must be met when developing and applying semiconductor IP to the automotive sector.
Topics: IP Topics, IP - Selection, EDA - Verification  |  Tags: , , , , , ,   |  Organizations:   |  
Mick Posner  |  August 4, 2015

Building better debug facilities for bigger FPGA-based prototypes

The introduction of bigger FPGAs enables more complex prototypes - but makes debugging more of a challenge. Here's one way to address the issue.
Topics: EDA - Verification  |  Tags: ,   |  Organizations: ,   |  
John Blyler  |  July 14, 2015

USB Type-C: what it is and why it matters

A look at the USB Type-C connector and the enhanced data rates and charging facilities it will enable
Topics: Embedded - Architecture & Design  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations:   |  
Jim Thomas  |  July 10, 2015

What hardware verification can learn from software development

What hardware designers can learn from software verification techniques such as agile, behaviour-driven development, code coverage and zero known defect strategies
Mark Handover  |  June 30, 2015

Back to basics – doing formal the right way

Considering design style, assertions, engines and coverage can help ease the development of an effective formal verification test plan
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Luke Collins  |  June 25, 2015

Applying agile techniques to IC design

How agile methodologies can be applied to personal and team practice in IC design, including for developing cloud accelerators at Microsoft


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