DAC 2012

The 2012 Design Automation Conference took place in San Francisco at the beginning of June.

June 4, 2012

DAC2012: Blue Pearl partners Xilinx, develops grey-box approach to ARM cores

Blue Pearl is building alliances to bring its timing analysis tools to more users.
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June 4, 2012

DAC 2012: The platforms are taking over

At last year’s DAC, leading EDA analyst Gary Smith said chip design had run into a big problem: it was already too expensive to be worthwhile for most companies. Soon afterwards, three companies rang to tell him that the figures were too pessimistic: it was not costing in the region of $75m but perhaps just […]

June 1, 2012

DAC 2012: STMicro, Cadence, GlobalFoundries in 20nm AMS claims

The troops will be out in force next week to claim progress on 20nm AMS design flows that take manufacturability into account.
May 30, 2012

DAC 2012: The Gary Smith EDA ‘What to see’ list is live

If you're planning your DAC visit or want to set some Google Alerts for next week, it's time to consult the perennial touchstone.
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May 30, 2012

DAC 2012: Energetic Si2 finds time to look back

But as it celebrates a decade of OpenAccess, the standards body also looks toward the future in PDKs, advanced DFM and 3D.
May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Atrenta to automate production of power-intent constraints

Atrenta is updating existing tools and planning new ones to help designers get the most bang for their joule.
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May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Calypto brings tools together for high-level power savings

Calypto has combined the Catapult high-level synthesis (HLS) tool with elements of its PowerPro software to focus on the demand for lower-power SoC designs.
May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Introducing Flexras Technologies

French start-up and conference debutant joins the drive to ease partitioning for FPGA prototypes
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May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Accellera takes first step to a real coverage standard

UCIS 1.0 will provide a common format to analyze and compare data from different vendors' tools. Yup, it's a 'Biden' of a deal.
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May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: OCP-IP moves to further ease reuse

The partnership's 3.1 specification is open for review, with performance enhancements and alignment to Accellera's IP-XACT for metadata
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