ARM

March 16, 2015
Brian Fuller is editor in chief at Cadence Design Systems.

Design reaches out from the edge

We are moving towards a "continuum of compute", ARM CEO Simon Segars said at CDNLive Silicon Valley, a trend that will reshape design.
October 28, 2014
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Harness virtual machines to create an efficient ‘live’ hybrid testbench

This 'how to' guide shows how to combine the power of emerging and existing technologies for faster, more comprehensive test.
October 18, 2014
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Placement optimizations push power and clock on Cortex-M7 project

Soft blocking to prevent cell spreading and other placement-optimization techniques helped improve power and clock speed on a Cortex-M7 test chip designed by ARM and Cadence.
October 6, 2014
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ARM, TSMC design explores 16nm finFET issues

ARM and TSMC used an extensive pre-planning process, including a static analysis of each module's overall logic structure, to put together a 2.3GHz processor design based around ARM's main 64bit Big.Little pairing for the foundry's 16nm finFET process.
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February 4, 2014
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Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part Four

The fourth installment discusses the extra levels of debug capability available when using virtual prototypes through the example of an ARM big.LITTLE-based embedded system.
September 10, 2013

Debugging with virtual prototypes – Part One

The first in a series of articles about using virtual prototyping techniques to achieve more effective debug.
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August 25, 2013
Tim Whitfield, director of engineering, ARM Taiwan

Proving the 20nm ecosystem with the ARM Mali GPU

What ARM learnt when it ran a Mali GPU-based test chip through a Synopsys tool flow onto a TSMC 20nm process
February 5, 2013

Using VIP for cache coherency hardware implementations

Cache coherency implemented in hardware increases the verification effort. VIP-based strategies are described with particular reference to ARM protocols.
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November 5, 2012
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20nm test demands new design-for-test and diagnostic strategies

20nm test needs new approaches to cope with short delay defects, new memory failure mechanisms and the consequences of test compression strategies
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January 23, 2012
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When ARM’s 64

There’s already some love out there for ARM’s v8 64bit architecture as the processor giant builds out its ecosystem.
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