Assembly & Integration

January 31, 2017
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Using the MIPI RFFE specification to simplify the control architecture of multi-radio SoCs

The MIPI RFFE standard provides a common approach to controlling power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, filters, switches, power management modules, antenna tuners and sensors in SoCs and systems.
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January 19, 2017
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USB Type-C: Verification challenges and solutions

The USB Type-C connector is versatile and already gaining traction in laptops, tablets and desktops. Here's how verification IP plays an important role in achieving the best implementation.
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January 18, 2017
Anders Nordstrom, senior corporate applications engineer, Verification Group, Synopsys

Are you formally connected?

To check the connectivity of an SoC, first you have to define what a connection is...
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December 2, 2016
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Hierarchical signoff of SoC designs at advanced process nodes

Hierarchical signoff strategies for large SoCs at advanced nodes can be effective if sufficient attention is paid to reflecting the impact of cross-hierarchy parasitics.
November 10, 2016
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The advantages of MIPI specifications in mobile, automotive and multimedia applications

A look at the ways in which the evolving MIPI standard is being used to provide connectivity in automotive, mobile, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality and related applications.
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October 3, 2016
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics

Wally Rhines separates the signal from the noise

Mentor's chairman and CEO has dug into why chip sales forecasts often miss the target and suggests some tools for assessing the Internet of Things.
September 9, 2016
Jean-Marie Brunet is Senior Director of Marketing for the Emulation Division at Mentor Graphics.

The inside track on emulation growth

Analysts say there is a $1B market on the horizon. We talk with Mentor's Jean-Marie Brunet about where such a number could come from.
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August 18, 2016
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Challenges of tool, process and design collaboration at advanced nodes

A look at how collaboration between design, process and tool development is becoming increasingly important to get the best out of the most advanced nodes.
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June 1, 2016
How Google and Qualcomm use HLS and HLV

How Google and Qualcomm exploit real world HLS and HLV

By taking a pragmatic approach, the two technology giants have comfortably adopted high-level synthesis and verification - and have shared their experiences.
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May 10, 2016
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Implementing USB Type-C

A look at three design challenges for USB Type-C: implementing two SuperSpeed datapaths on a reversible connector; partitioning the design to support multiple USB Type-C variants; and partitioning the management software.
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