The Week In Review: Design

Tools Cadence rolled out a new verification planning and management tool that is based on SQL, which greatly improves functionality and performance and offers multi-user, multi-engine and multi-analysis capabilities. Database technology—in this case, Structured Query Language—remains one of the very few software platforms that can harness multiple processors effectively. Synopsys unveil... » read more

Pitfalls In Subsystem Reuse

By Ann Steffora Mutschler IP subsystems provide a ‘divide and conquer’ approach to SoC design by combining multiple IP blocks together to perform individual functions such as audio, graphics or video. The advantage of this approach is that these functions can be tested and verified at the unit level then integrated with the top-level SoC. This also facilitates reuse because each of ... » read more