Expert Insights

Richard Goering  |  April 10, 2013

Focus on product creation for effective design

An increasingly important concept in design is that of product creation. An approach based on product creation looks beyond chip or board design.
Michael Sanie, Synopsys  |  April 4, 2013

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.
Nithya Ruff  |  February 12, 2013

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.
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Neill Mullinger  |  January 24, 2013

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.
Topics: EDA - Verification  |  Tags: ,   |  Organizations:   |  
David Fried  |  December 4, 2012

FinFET tipsheet for IEDM

finFETs are vital to the next generation of CMOS processes from Intel, TSMC and others. How will process issues including bulk vs SOI substrates, density limitations, thickness control, and planar device integration affect their practical implementation?
Steve Pateras  |  November 16, 2012

IJTAG: delivering an industry platform for IP test and integration

Mentor's Stephen Pateras explains how the proposed IJTAG standard speeds IP test by replacing time-consuming custom and ad hoc methodologies.
Topics: IP - Assembly & Integration, EDA - DFT  |  Tags: , ,   |  Organizations: ,   |  
Marco Casale-Rossi  |  November 16, 2012

3DIC – the advantages and the challenges of vertical integration

The advantages and challenges of 3D IC integration, as we add vertical functional integration options to the traditional planar integration brought by the progress of Moore's Law.
Anil Khanna  |  November 13, 2012

Embedded systems are evolving, but where are the tools?


Embedded hardware and software are experiencing exciting advances but free, open source technologies only go so far in connecting them. Help is on the way.
Topics: Embedded - Architecture & Design, Integration & Debug  |  Tags: ,   |  Organizations:   |  
Tong Gao  |  October 11, 2012

The physical design challenges of 20nm processes

Manufacturability, routing, library design and more - it all needs rethinking at 20nm, writes Tong Gao of Synopsys.
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Bill Neifert  |  September 18, 2012

Virtual prototyping moves further into the mainstream

Carbon Design Systems' CTO Bill Neifert argues that his company's deal with Samsung sends a clear signal, whether or not you're one of his customers.
Topics: EDA - ESL, Verification  |  Tags:   |  

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