System-Level Design

Top Stories

Custom Hardware Thriving

Predictions about software-driven design with commoditized IoT hardware were wrong.

What Does AI Really Mean?

eSilicon's chairman looks at technology advances, its limitations, and the social implications of artificial intelligence—and how it will change ...

Fault Simulation Reborn

A once indispensable tool is making a comeback for different applications, but problems remain to be solved.

Software Modeling Goes Mainstream

More chipmakers turn to software-hardware interaction for performance, power, security.

2017: Tool And Methodology Shifts

Second of two parts: System definition to drive tool development, with big changes expected in functional verification.

Hybrid Simulation Picks Up Steam

Using a combination of simulation and emulation can be beneficial to an SoC design project, but it isn't always easy.

Changing Direction In Chip Design

This year's Kaufman Award winner digs into scaling issues, industry fragmentation, and what semiconductor designs will look like over the next deca...

Architect Specs Harder To Follow

Each new node adds uncertainties and problems, especially at 7nm. Interdisciplinary communication becomes essential.

What’s Missing In Advanced Packaging

When it comes to multi-board and multi-chips-on-a-board designs, do engineers have all the tools they need?

Tools For Heterogeneous System Development

Final in a series: The amount of software that interacts with hardware is increasing, and no longer can applications ignore the execution platform....

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Round Tables

Overcoming The Limits Of Scaling

Experts at the table, part 3: Looking at IP from a system level; the good and bad of advanced packaging; the benefits of machine learning.

Overcoming The Limits Of Scaling

Experts at the table, part 2: The impact of security on architectures, what's missing in software, and why EDA business models are so rigid.

Formal’s Roadmap

Experts at the Table, part 3: The breadth of adoption of formal, technology breakthroughs and the challenges created by machine learning.

Formal’s Roadmap

Experts at the Table, part 2: The need for a formal specification, coverage and progress toward formal verification for analog.

Formal’s Roadmap

Experts at the Table, part 1: Panelists look at the progress made by formal in the past five years and where we can expect to see new capabilities ...

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Tech Talk: Timing Closure

Why timing closure is suddenly a problem again and what to do about it.

Tech Talk: Earlier Software

How to knock a year off software development.

Tech Talk: ADAS

Why the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems standard is so important and where the potential pitfalls are.

Tech Talk: 2.5D Issues

How ready is this packaging approach and what problems remain?

Tech Talk: ISO 26262

What can go wrong in designing to this automotive standard.

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