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How To Achieve Faster Design Convergence And A Better Design

We find ourselves at an interesting point in the evolution of semiconductor technologies electronic systems as a whole. As Moore’s Law continues to charge forward, tools and workflows continue to adapt to major trends, including: Increasing system design complexity; The increasing digital footprint of both design databases and simulation output data, and New architectures/More-than-Mo... » read more

Simulating For Security

When we think of the field of cryptography, we often tend to think of math-intensive software encryption schemes, algorithms trying to prevent sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands, and hackers poring over code searching for potential loopholes in data sent over secure channels. However, we must also consider the fact that data has to physically make its way through transistors, p... » read more

Low-Power Design Is More Than Just Minimizing Power

Engineers are accustomed to making tradeoffs when designing products — faster and more power-hungry, or slower and lower-power; expensive and durable, or cheap and disposable; and so on. The ongoing list of tradeoffs and subsequent choices that need to be made can sometimes appear quite daunting. This blog discusses how the design of electronic systems in the context of power has expanded bey... » read more

Changing The Meaning Of Sign-Off

Chip development teams are faced with an ever-increasing number of power integrity and reliability challenges these days, especially as designs adopt FinFET technology. Even those with the most thorough sign-off checks often encounter unexpected surprises that quickly turn into tape-out hurdles, or worse yet, extensive re-design. The best way to avoid this scenario and ensure a smoother sign-of... » read more