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October 28, 2014

Cadence tool automates library creation of analog macros

Cadence Design Systems has launched an analog simulation tool designed to speed up the characterization of mixed-signal macros that can then be used to create the Liberty representations needed for full-chip signoff.
October 22, 2014

Cadence targets ISO 26262 with verification support

Cadence Design Systems has built a verification environment around its vManager software for ICs and systems that need to conform to the ISO 26262 safety standard.
October 20, 2014

IBM pays GlobalFoundries to take on chipmaking operation

GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
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October 4, 2014

Carbon introduces exchange for building and stressing virtual prototypes

Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
October 3, 2014

ARM tools take aim at finFET layout, timing issues

ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
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October 2, 2014

ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management

A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
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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 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.

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