March 20, 2013

DATE: Early shift to finFET processes challenges IP development strategies

An early shift to finFET processes is making developing IP libraries more challenging.
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March 19, 2013

SoC prototyping ascends the learning curve

Leading vendors and users spoke of the challenges in developing today's SoCs when faced with a plethora of prototyping techniques - and the challenges that remain.
March 18, 2013

Flotherm release moves thermal planning to concept stage

Mentor Graphics has release a version of its Flotherm tool that makes it possible to build accurate models of heat flow through electronic systems from initial concepts through to prototypes without the extensive manual rework that these analyses have needed traditionally.
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March 13, 2013

On the way to the system of systems

Experts from Cadence and Synopsys talk about the implications for designers of the rise of ‘systems of systems’.
March 12, 2013

EDA sets sail in a ‘sea of processors’

The purchase of Tensilica by Cadence Design Systems could prove the way that EDA and multicore-based system design come together.
March 11, 2013

Cadence to buy Tensilica

Cadence Design Systems has announced on the eve of CDNLive Silicon Valley that it has decided to buy configurable-processor company Tensilica for approximately $380m in cash.
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March 7, 2013

Tanner embraces OpenAccess

Tanner EDA has completed the port of its HiPer Silicon design suite to work with the OpenAccess database, providing better interoperability with foundry process design kits (PDKs) and with other vendors’ IC design tools as well as providing better support for multiple users accessing the same design.
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February 25, 2013

DVCon: UPF and CPF harmony in low power is only a foundation

As DVCon begins, we interview Cadence's Qi Wang, who has led its efforts to converge the Common Power Format with its rival as the IEEE1801 standard is revamped.
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February 14, 2013

Multicore-programming guide released

The Multicore Association has launched a guide to programming multicore systems in C and C++.
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February 11, 2013

25 million gate prototyper arrives through collaboration

A team effort between three French companies has resulted in the launch of an FPGA prototyping system that is intended to provide emulation of designs with up to 25 million ASIC gates.
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