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October 1, 2014

Liberty changes bring together nanometer OCV techniques

The Liberty library format has been extended to cope with the most common forms of on-chip variation analysis in use today on nanometer processes.
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October 1, 2014

The changes demanded by IoT design

Does the internet of things (IoT) require a change in design techniques? A number of people involved in the EDA industry reckon it does.
September 30, 2014

Altera moves to 55nm for non-volatile programmable logic

Altera has moved to a 55nm embedded flash process to continue its Max series of non-volatile FPGAs.
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September 29, 2014

Verification platform offers unified compile, debug environments

Synopsys is integrating its verification tools to make it easier to move between verification approaches for software centric SoCs
September 29, 2014

TSMC adds sub-micron low-leakage processes

TSMC has launched three processes the foundry is aiming at internet-of-things (IoT) and wearable-device designs, providing lower-leakage versions of its 55nm, 40nm and 28nm processes.
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September 29, 2014

Heat becomes design assist for power supply layout

To make a high-efficiency power supply XP Power used heat as an additional design variable with an architecture that turns conventional wisdom over one aspect of component reliability on its head.
September 25, 2014

Xmos launches prototyping board, aims first at industrial comms

Xmos has designed a modular prototyping board for its XA devices, which combine the company's own real-time, multithreaded processor core with an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller.
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September 24, 2014

ARM unveils superscalar addition to Cortex-M microcontrollers

ARM's latest core, the dual-issue M7 borrows features from the Cortex-R family for safety-critical applications as well as adding the option of cache memory.
September 19, 2014

Cisco to absorb smart-memory IP

Cisco has decided to buy memory-controller specialist Memoir Systems and absorb the technology into its Insieme business unit, which specializes in data-center switch technologies, a move that underlines the issues facing small IP suppliers and their customers.
September 17, 2014

New flows needed for the ‘insects of the SoC world’

Chris Rowen, CTO of the IP group at Cadence Design Systems, expects the internet of things (IoT) to cause a split in approaches to SoC design, one of a set of predictions about the nascent market.

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