IC Implementation

February 18, 2016
RTL Floorplanning - Featured Image

How new RTL floorplanning techniques speed physical design

Advances in RTL floorplanning help cut front-to-back-end iterations, speed synthesis by 10X and boast the capacity needed for today's designs.
January 11, 2016
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FPGA design for functional safety

Using triple modular redundancy, error detection and correction, and 'safe' FSMs to ensure greater functional safety in FPGA-based designs
January 11, 2016
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor - A Siemens Business

2016 – A continuation of change

Dr Walden Rhines, Mentor Graphics chairman and CEO, looks forward to the trends that will shape 2016 in the semiconductor industry.
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.
November 26, 2015
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Mixed-signal designs prepare for coloring at 10nm

The arrival of the 10nm process will impact the way that designers approach custom and mixed-signal layout. Cadence Design Systems has made changes to its Virtuoso environment that deploy increased automation support and electrically-aware layout to deal with the upcoming issues.
October 29, 2015
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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.
October 21, 2015
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FPGA-based prototyping 3: Which board do I need?

Part three of our series looks at the choices you face as you decide whether to build or buy a board.
September 28, 2015
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FPGA-based prototyping 2: Understand the real cost

Part two of our series on FPGA-based prototyping looks at two critical factors to address before a project begins: budgeting and high-level implementation.
September 23, 2015
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Mounting Fiji: How AMD realized the first volume interposer

AMD's Radeon R9 family is the result of eight years developing 3D-IC and interposer technology. What lessons did the company learn?
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September 7, 2015
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FPGA-based prototyping 1: What’s all this buzz about?

This multi-part series addresses various aspects of FPGA-based prototyping. Future installments will address budgeting and implementation, but we start by looking at why the technique is generating so much interest.

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