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November 7, 2019
Ron Press is the technology enablement director of the Tessent product family at Mentor, A Siemens Business. He is a member of the International Test Conference (ITC) Steering Committee, a Golden Core member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

International Test Conference celebrates 50 years of advancing test technology

It's the fiftieth International Test Conference this year. How much has been achieved and how much more work is there to do to ensure that we can keep building chips that do what they are supposed to?
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October 29, 2019
Sandra Kupperman is a technical marketing engineer with the Tanner EDA product division of Mentor, a Siemens Business.

Efficient IoT system design for AMS, MEMS and photonics designs

Why developing an IoT design environment demands an integrated, top-down design flow that combines AMS, digital, RF, photonics, and MEMS design and verification tools.
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October 16, 2019
Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA vendors, including AMIQ EDA. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Achieving the interactive development of low-power designs

Power intent files have increased efficiency and the use of an IDE can prevent them becoming outdated as a design evolves.
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October 7, 2019
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Emulation makes it possible to stay on the road to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicle functional verification needs to prove the predictable behavior, safety and security of complex SoCs and their associated software, sensors and actuators, demanding greater use of hardware emulation.
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September 19, 2019
Hossam Sarhan, Mentor, a Siemens business

Today’s analog/RF designs need interconnect inductance extraction

Parasitic extraction has to take more account of inductive effects as operating frequencies rise and feature sizes shrink in complex SoCs.
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September 13, 2019
John Blyler is a Consulting Editor of Tech Design Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Interference Technology. He spent the first half of his career as a hardware-system systems engineer and program managerand the second half as a technology journalist, science writer and educator. John is an affiliate professor of systems engineering at Portland State University and lecturer for UC-Irvine’s online IoT program.

AI firsts (and more) at America’s SEMICON

SEMICON West showed a distinct thematic shift away from preserving Moore's Law to assessing the architectural implications of AI, as EDA was brought into the event.
September 12, 2019
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Portable stimulus and UVM

Accellera's Portable Test and Stimulus standard provides powerful features for verification that is not meant to replace UVM but augment existing verification flows. Here is how portable stimulus and UVM interact.
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September 10, 2019
Adnan Hamid is co-founder and CEO of Breker Verification Systems, and the inventor of its core technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Using portable stimulus for automotive random error analysis

The Portable Stimulus Standard helps overcome many of the verification challenges inherent in the strict requirements of ISO 26262.
September 9, 2019

Getting better results faster with a unified RTL-to-GDSII product

Complex SoCs need systemic optimisation to achieve best time to results, enabled by the use of a unified RTL-to-GDSII flow underpinned by a unified data model.
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August 19, 2019
Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA vendors, including AMIQ EDA. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Take advantage of the automated refactoring of design and verification code

Refactoring saves time and resuources by converting code to a common format and eliminates redundancies to make it more readable and maintainable.
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