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Selective Radiation Mitigation For Integrated Circuits


Shortened lifecycles and cost reduction coupled with the demand for advanced capabilities continue to challenge project teams delivering IC into space systems. To meet these demands, project teams must continue to evolve across all aspects of the lifecycle, including the implementation and verification of mitigation protections against single event effects. This paper defines a methodology t... » read more

The Value Of Field Solvers In Semiconductor Development Helps Drive Infineon Innovation


Parasitic extraction (PEX) helps ensure accurate circuit performance in the design and verification flow. Development of accurate PEX runsets depends on accurate and precise extraction results obtained using a full-featured field solver. Infineon selected the Calibre xACT 3D tool as their reference field solver tool of choice in the development of their next-generation semiconductor power produ... » read more

Why Are S-Parameters Superior For Power Module Optimization?


A power module is a high-power switching circuit – used in electric vehicles, renewable energy, photovoltaics, wind, and many more applications – that uses insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) or metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors as switching elements. This paper discusses the difference in power module simulation using lumped elements and S-Parameters. Using a simple ... » read more

What Does Shift Left With Calibre Mean For IC Designers


Driven by the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for electronics that constantly do more faster, integrated circuit (IC) design companies are continuously seeking ways to profitably deliver products with more functionality, reliability, and performance while reducing time-to-market. To accomplish this, a well-planned shift left strategy can free up critical time and resources in delivery sch... » read more

Electro-Thermal Design Breakthrough


Electronic component manufacturers have traditionally provided models in SPICE format, so customers can simulate their application circuits and better understand the features, capabilities, and interactions of those parts in the system context. Now, with BCI ROM, a similar and parallel thermal model supply chain can develop. This technology breakthrough arrives at a time of component design-in ... » read more

Speeding Time-To-Market With A Comprehensive And Tightly Integrated Design And Verification Process


Nobo Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech automotive electronics company under the Nobo Automotive group, focusing on intelligent cockpit, vehicle control, connectivity, and driving. Its range of products include cabin domain controllers, displays, instrument clusters, infotainment systems, central electronic units, T-Box terminals, and driving domain controllers, among others. Nobo A... » read more

The Four Foundational Pillars Of Calibre Shift Left Solutions For IC Design And Implementation Flows


As the semiconductor industry approaches a new era of digital transformation, design companies everywhere are turning to shift left strategies to address challenges that reduce design cycles while maximizing productivity, optimizing resource efficiency, ensuring design quality, and accelerating time to market. To overcome these challenges in IC design, Calibre shift left technologies include to... » read more

A Survey Of Machine Learning Applications In Functional Verification


Functional verification is computationally and data-intensive by nature, making it a natural target of machine learning applications. This paper provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of FV problems addressable by ML. Among the various ML techniques and algorithms, several emerging ones have demonstrated outstanding potential in FV. Yet despite the promising research results, criti... » read more

Placement And CTS Techniques For High-Performance Computing Designs


This paper discusses the challenges of designing high-performance computing (HPC) integrated circuits (ICs) to achieve maximum performance. The design process for HPC ICs has become more complex with each new process technology, requiring new architectures and transistors. We highlight how the Siemens Aprisa digital implementation solution can solve placement and clock tree challenges in HPC de... » read more

Calibre DesignEnhancer Design-Stage Layout Modification Improves Power Management Faster And Earlier


The faster a design can progress from implementation to signoff verification, the better the chances are of meeting tapeout schedules. The Calibre DesignEnhancer platform offers P&R and custom/analog design teams a fast, integrated environment for implementing Calibre-clean design modifications to reduce IR drop and EM and prepare for physical verification. Not only can designers reduce EM and ... » read more

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