RTL synthesis has joined the array of tools developed by Cadence Design Systems that employ distributed processing, with the aim of exploring more ways of creating area- and power-efficient logic blocks.
What is the legacy of the most famous textbook in chip design: Carver Mead and Lynn Conway’s Introduction to VLSI Systems? Although some core assumptions were misses and the silicon compiler concept was outcompeted by other ideas, more than 30 years on it remains a key blueprint for IC design.
The paper on the 32nm upgrade to Big Blue's family of server chips also detailed how the company is tackling BTI.
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