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New tool technologies, Verdi integration and greater flow concurrency also contribute to a claimed 3X increase in productivity for Verification Compiler.
The complexity of on-chip interconnect and the relentless growth in software size will drive the move to a four-stage verification process as well as the increased use of formal techniques to speed up SoC-level testing, Mentor Graphics verification specialist Mark Olen claimed at the Verification Futures conference.
Altera will add a quad-core 64bit ARM processor complex to the Stratix 10 family of high-end FPGAs that will be made on Intel's 14nm finFET process.
Altera has disclosed a number of the features that will make it into the top end of its upcoming 'Generation 10' family of FPGAs.
The effort needed in timing signoff could lead to a shift in design towards asynchronous techniques unless advanced OCV technologies improve.
Altera has bought fabless power-management specialist Enpirion in an expansion intended to support its core business of FPGAs.
Intel's announcement that it will make FPGAs for Altera in an upcoming 14nm finFET process will reshape the programmable logic, and foundry, businesses.
Altera has cut a deal with ARM to bring unified debug support to the FPGA fabric and Cortex-A9 processors inside the Cyclone SoC products, using a specialized version of ARM’s DS5 tool.
Can planar devices on fully depleted SOI resist the relentless rise of finFETs as the next device architecture of choice for the semiconductor industry? An evening panel at IEDM explored the trade-offs
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