March 29, 2018
3D integration technology has split into a number of different approaches, each of which brings a different combination of benefits in terms of performance.
November 26, 2015
The arrival of the 10nm process will impact the way that designers approach custom and mixed-signal layout. Cadence Design Systems has made changes to its Virtuoso environment that deploy increased automation support and electrically-aware layout to deal with the upcoming issues.
October 28, 2015
Although FastSPICE simulators are in almost every design flow, requirements are moving beyond the capabilities they can provide. Parallel processing provides a solution.
May 17, 2014
Wreal modeling brings fast methods for simulating mixed-signal designs into the digital environment. And tools have arrived that make it easier to incorporate existing analog IP.
November 11, 2013
In pursuit of better design methodologies coupled with shrinking design-cycles, real-number modeling is emerging as a smart verification choice.
October 8, 2013
Electrically aware layout tools provide a more efficient alternative to time-consuming rip-up-and-retry practices in mixed-signal nanometer IC design.
October 2, 2013
New layout-dependent effects (LDEs) arise at each process node. This methodology updates LDE parameters and uses on-the-fly simulation for early detection.
April 10, 2013
It’s time to take up the challenge of applying 3D integration technology to IC design. The manufacturing process technology is maturing, the tool chains are in place, and the opportunities to broaden your market by applying a new form of systemic integration are growing.
October 30, 2012
An exclusive extract from Cadence Design Systems' Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide provides an excellent overview of its discrete topic and a flavor of the book as a whole.
May 21, 2012
Current techniques for modelling RF power amplifiers don't provide the dynamic range necessary to simulate their performance properly when used in the energy-saving envelope-tracking mode necessary to give LTE terminals a decent battery life.