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Analog: Avoid Or Embrace?

Data converters are required whenever you move between the analog and digital domains, and they present both challenges and opportunities.

Priorities Shift In IC Design

AI, edge applications are driving design teams to find new ways to achieve the best performance per watt.

Moore’s Law, Supply Chains And Security

Big changes ahead, from design to deployment.

Managing Power Dynamically

Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling resurfaces, but it's not the only option to improve performance and lower power.

Interdependencies Complicate IC Power Grid Design

A number of technical challenges have come together to make power grid design one of the most challenging design issues today.

A New Dawn For IP

The IP industry, barely 20 years old, has been under constant change and evolution. The latest change requires vendors to become knowledge partners.

Why Standard Memory Choices Are So Confusing

Cost makes it difficult to supplant DRAM and NAND, but the number of options around those memories continues to grow.

The Challenge Of Defining Worst Case

What are the worst-case conditions for a chip, and should you worry about them? Of course, it is a little more complicated than that.

Speeding Up 3D Design

Why the chip industry is plowing ahead with advanced packaging and what can be done to improve it.

Power Complexity On The Rise

New architectures, different markets and more variables make it increasingly difficult to design and verify low-power chips.

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Round Tables

Addressing Pain Points In Chip Design

Partitioning, debug and first-pass working silicon lead the list of problems that need to be solved.

Why DRAM Won’t Go Away

New materials, new architectures and higher density have limited what can be done with DRAM, but it's still king (Experts At The Table Part 3)

DRAM Tradeoffs: Speed Vs. Energy

Experts at the Table: Which type of DRAM is best for different applications, and why performance and power can vary so much.

HBM2 Vs. GDDR6: Tradeoffs In DRAM

Experts at the Table, part 1: Choices vary depending upon application, cost and the need for capacity and bandwidth, but the number of options is c...

Planning For 5G And The Edge

Experts at the Table, part 2: Understanding 5G's benefits, limitations and design challenges.

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Bridging Math And Engineering In ML

How to combine two very different disciplines to create inferencing chips.

Thermal Challenges In Advanced Packaging

Understanding transient and static effects in multi-chip configurations.

Electromagnetic Challenges In High-Speed Designs

Runaway complexity is making it more difficult and critical to deal with signal integrity in a system context.

Die-To-Die Connectivity

Different options for different applications.

Making Sense Of Inferencing Options

How end applications determine which compute elements to use.

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The automotive focus at the show has shifted from autonomy to the digital coc...
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Verification Pilgrims Show A Historical Case For DFT

How a failure to test had a profound impact on a famous voyage.
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