IC Implementation

August 24, 2015
Warren Kurisu is the Director of Product Management in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, overseeing the embedded runtime platform business for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, virtualization and multicore technologies, and graphics and development tools. Warren has spent nearly 30 years in the embedded industry, both as an embedded developer and as a business executive.

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.
July 20, 2015
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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 30, 2015

Clock tree synthesis

Clock-tree generation is coming under increased scrutiny because of its role in dynamic power consumption and problems caused by on-chip PVT variation.
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.
April 30, 2015
Dr Lauro Rizzatti is an independent verification consultant. You can contact him at lauro AT rizzatti DOT com

Putting emulation on the map

Emulation is now served by all three leading vendors and is a hot topic for discussion among engineers. The major verification conferences need to follow suit.
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February 3, 2015
Marco Casale-Rossi is a senior staff product marketing manager in the Design Group at Synopsys.

Automotive ICs drive advanced design at established nodes

Designers working on automotive ICs, to be built on established processes, can benefit from the power of design tools developed for advanced processes.
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January 26, 2015
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How lithography simulations enable silicon photonics

Precise curved geometries are vital to making this emerging and cost-effective CMOS-based technology work. This primer explains its advantages and how litho tools are evolving to meet the challenges it presents.
January 20, 2015
Veloce2 emulator

Assertion-based emulation

Combining assertion-based verification techniques with emulation makes for easier debug, better coverage and greater functional efficiency.
October 31, 2014
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A short introduction to IC Compiler II

A look under the hood of IC Compiler II, Synopsys' next-generation netlist-to-GDSII implementation system.
October 18, 2014
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Placement optimizations push power and clock on Cortex-M7 project

Soft blocking to prevent cell spreading and other placement-optimization techniques helped improve power and clock speed on a Cortex-M7 test chip designed by ARM and Cadence.

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