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Using Built-In Self-Test Hardware To Satisfy ISO 26262 Safety Requirements


The promise of autonomous vehicles is driving profound changes in the design and testing of automotive semiconductor parts. The ICs for safety-critical applications need to meet the ISO 26262 standard for functional safety. Among the challenges in the design flow has been aligning the metrics for design-for-test and for functional safety. This paper describes using logic built-in-self-test as b... » read more

EDA In The Cloud — Why Now?


What is the value of cloud computing to my company? Learn how the cloud became a viable option for IC verification, and explore the ways your company can best use cloud resources to expand your compute options for both established nodes and leading-edge technologies. To read more, click here. » read more

Using Calibre For Advanced IC Packaging Verification And Signoff


As high density advanced package designs evolve and become more common, an automated LVS-like flow to detect and highlight package connectivity errors is required. We explain the most common package verification issues and how designers can resolve them using using Xpedition Substrate Integrator and Calibre 3DSTACK to provide a significant advantage over traditional LVS flows for HDAP. To re... » read more

Rethinking Your Approach To Radiation Mitigation


Formal verification and automation provide an effective, high quality, and repeatable process for fault analysis, protection, and verification for FPGA designs used in high radiation environments. This paper describes an automated systematic approach based on formal verification structural and static analysis that identifies design susceptibility to radiation induced faults. To read more, clic... » read more

Early Detection Of Power/Ground Shorts Speeds Time To Tapeout


Early detection of power/ground shorts lets design teams fix errors during implementation, avoiding time-consuming design data merging and full-chip physical verification. The Calibre platform provides fast, automated power/ground checking using abstract LEF/DEF input, significantly reducing the time and resources needed to ensure these violations are removed prior to tapeout. To read more, ... » read more

UPF 1.0, UPF 2.0, UPF 2.1, UPF 3.0, And Now UPF 3.1


UPF is the fastest evolving IEEE standard, and UPF 3.1 is a major milestone in its evolution. This paper provides an in-depth analysis and relevant examples of all the new features introduced in UPF 3.1 along with semantic differences with earlier versions. It also highlights migration challenges to help users migrate from existing power formats to UPF 3.1. To read more, click here. » read more

IC Test Solutions For The Automotive Market


The amount of electronic content in passenger cars continues to grow rapidly, driven mainly by the integration of various advanced safety features, which will increase further with the move towards fully autonomous vehicles. It is critical that these safety-related devices adhere to the highest possible quality and reliability requirements formalized in the ISO 26262 standard that is being rapi... » read more

Porting Vivado HLS Designs To Catapult HLS Platform


High-Level Synthesis (HLS) offers significant benefits when developing algorithms and intellectual property (IP) blocks for implementation in digital logic solutions such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). FPGA vendors offer HLS tools and using those increases flexibility and productivity over traditional hardware description language ... » read more

Terminal Boundary Dictates Power-Aware Macros


This paper identifies and resolves the fundamental problems of integrating, hardening and verifying soft and hard macros in larger systems with a power aware DVIF perspective. To read more, click here. » read more

Solving the E/E Dilemma of Electric And Autonomous Vehicles


As automotive manufacturers and suppliers develop advanced technologies to realize the trends of autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and shared mobility, they are encountering a number of dilemmas as each trend drives different aspects of vehicle development. This paper will focus on the E/E design challenges created by electric and autonomous vehicles, and describe a multi-domain architec... » read more

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