Mentor Graphics has bought Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), a specialist in analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification using FastSpice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAC 2013's technical program has four sessions on innovation for verification. Some of the hot topics being covered include 3DIC and analog.
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.
Using a tile-based analog design methodology to produce power application controller ICs at Active-Semi
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