Minimal IP cores are meant to serve broader market than IoT, using revised instruction set to increase code density, save on chip memory and enable security
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.
ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
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.
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.
ARM and Cadence have teamed up to show how system-level and implementation-level representations of a mixed-signal design can be linked together and kept in sync as the project progresses.
With an eye on the markets for wearables and the internet of things (IoT), digital signal processing specialist IP company CEVA has bought RivieraWaves, a France-based supplier of WiFi and Bluetooth cores, in a deal worth an expected $19m.
Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is to get a helping hand to develop a production-class 28nm process from Qualcomm Technologies.
As well as starting up a version for the European market, the Accellera Systems Initiative is taking DVCon to India in the early autumn.
STMicroelectronics is using the OpenPDK standard from Si2 to speed up the production and delivery of process design kits (PDKs) and asks for wider adoption by foundries.
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