mixed-signal design

March 21, 2014

Mentor buys BDA for AMS portfolio

Mentor Graphics has bought Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), a specialist in analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification using FastSpice.
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October 9, 2013

Cadence parallelizes FastSpice for large-scale mixed-signal checks

Cadence Design Systems has developed a version of its Spectre FastSpice tool that splits simulation across many computers without manually cutting the design into segments.
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October 8, 2013

Wreal and Open Access star in mixed-signal summit

Real-value modelling and flows using the Open Access database will be among the focus topics of Cadence's Mixed-Signal Technology Summit on 10 October.
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October 2, 2013

IP-XACT gets design-flow extensions

Accellera has vendor extensions for IP-XACT that allow tool-specific metadata to be added to support activities such as power-aware verification and floorplanning.
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August 12, 2013

CDNLive Boston to tackle mixed-signal design, host exhibit

Taking place in Chelmsford, MA on 27 August, the conference will feature user-authored papers, tutorials, a designer expo and keynotes from Cadence and IBM.
July 15, 2013

Electrically aware Virtuoso aims to head off physical issues

Cadence Design Systems has rolled out a new version of Virtuoso that deals with the physical-implementation issues that arise in the sub-28nm nodes.
June 7, 2013

FinFET shift could drive analog automation as layout effects bite

The arrival of the finFET brings with it simulation and physical restrictions that might lead teams to resort to layout automation to get the job done.
May 22, 2013

DAC 2013 Preview VII: Verification and simulation

DAC 2013's technical program has four sessions on innovation for verification. Some of the hot topics being covered include 3DIC and analog.
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May 8, 2013

CDNLive EMEA: Embedded processors could surge past mobile at ARM in a few years

ARM could see shipments of embedded processors based on its architecture begin to outpace its rump market in mobile within four years if growth continues at current levels.
October 24, 2012

Tile-based integration of analog functions enables power controller family

Using a tile-based analog design methodology to produce power application controller ICs at Active-Semi

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