May 10, 2016
A look at three design challenges for USB Type-C: implementing two SuperSpeed datapaths on a reversible connector; partitioning the design to support multiple USB Type-C variants; and partitioning the management software.
April 12, 2016
A look at USB 3.1, which offers data rates of up to 10Gbit/s, and the way that the USB 3.1 protocol has changed to support this rate.
March 24, 2016
An analysis of what it takes to build true random number generators that can provide a strong cryptographic basis for systems security, especially for IoT devices.
March 21, 2016
A quick look at Bluetooth Smart and how it can be used to provide network connections in certain classes of IoT application.
March 3, 2016
Flash is the ice cream of memory technologies - everybody loves it. But you need to build the right verification environment to extract the greatest benefit.
February 22, 2016
How to work with multiple levels of physical hierarchy when floorplanning multicore, multiport, multi-million gate SoCs
February 18, 2016
Advances in RTL floorplanning help cut front-to-back-end iterations, speed synthesis by 10X and boast the capacity needed for today's designs.
February 10, 2016
How to ease AMS verification using tools that improve simulation debug, ease IP integration, and speed design analysis and centering
January 22, 2016
How to leverage a simpler, standardized approach to describing generic and reusable stimulus sequences for verification IP.
January 12, 2016
Many IoT applications have a very strict energy budget. SoC designers targeting the IoT have to trade off providing the features that the market demands with the power budget the applications demand. What are their options?