Handoff Points Getting Blurry


Whether driven by [getkc id="74" comment="Moore's Law"] or just sheer complexity, the way information is passed through the design and test flow is changing. For the past couple of process generations, there has been a concerted push by tool vendors and their customers to run more steps earlier in a flow, sometimes concurrently. While this so-called "shift left" helps to speed up software de... » read more

Tear Down The Wall Between Front-End And Back-End Teams


As complexity of system-on-chip devices increases, it's becoming imperative for design teams and organizations to re-examine how they work with one another in order to improve productivity. One giant step in this direction is to bridge the divide between the front-end design process and the physical back-end design process. We often refer to this as a figurative “wall,” but there is real... » read more

Pressure Builds To Revamp The Design Flow


Without [getkc id="7" kc_name="EDA"] there would be no [getkc id="74" comment="Moore's Law"] as we know it today, and without Moore's Law there would be a much more limited need for EDA. But after more than three decades of developing design flows packed with sophisticated tools to automate semiconductor design through verification, and thereby enable feature shrinks that are the basis of Moore... » read more