System-Level Design

Top Stories

Pushing AI Into The Mainstream

Why data scrubbing and social issues could limit the speed of adoption and the usefulness of this technology.

Using Memory Differently

Optimizing complex chips requires decisions about overall system architecture, and memory is a key variable.

EDA Grabs Bigger Slice Of Chip Market

Manufacturing, packaging and development tools always have earned a fixed percentage of IC revenue, but that could change.

Chip Industry In Rapid Transition

Wally Rhines, Mentor's CEO Emeritus, points to big shifts caused by AI, customization, uncertainty in the global economy and a changing customer base.

Making IP Friendlier

Experts at the Table, part 2: Some IP issues remain unsolved even after 20 years. What the IP industry needs to change for growth.

Using Software Approaches In Hardware Verification

Agile development is gaining traction for developing hardware testbenches, but challenges remain.

Fundamental Shifts In 2018

This will go down as a good year for the semiconductor industry, where new markets and innovation were both necessary and rewarded.

Debug Tops Verification Tasks

Time spent in debug on the rise; what needs to be fixed and why.

AI Market Ramps Everywhere

The term creates hope for some, fear for others, and confusion for all.

Mitigating Risk Through Verification

Automatic coverage model generation technology continues to advance.

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Round Tables

Making IP Friendlier

Experts at the Table, part 2: Some IP issues remain unsolved even after 20 years. What the IP industry needs to change for growth.

IP Tracking and Management

Experts at the Table, part 1: What are the important elements of an IP tracking and management system for providers and users?

The Impact of Domain Crossing on Safety

Experts at the Table, part 3: What addition problems does this create in application areas, such as automotive? When will we see more automated sol...

So Many Waivers Hiding Issues

Experts at the Table, part 2: Domain crossings can produce thousands of waivers. How does a team put in place a methodology for dealing with them?

Domain Crossing Nightmares

Experts at the Table, part 1: How many domain crossings exist in a typical SoC today and when is the right time to verify their correctness?

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More Than A Core

A system-level look at integration, security, and new architectures such as RISC-V.

Formal Signoff

What makes one assertion better than another?

Heterogeneous Computing Verification

How to verify increasingly complex chips.

Formal Datapath Verification

How to achieve high confidence in data manipulation in a design.

Building AI SoCs

How to develop AI chips when algorithms are changing so quickly.

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Editor's Note

Can AI, 5G Chips Be Verified?

Rapid technology changes, uncertain interactions create huge challenges.
January 31, 2019
What Were They Thinking

Should AI Mimic Real Life?

What the human body can teach us about the importance of communications.
Frankly Speaking

Will Top-Down Hardware/Software Co-Design Ever Happen?

How much further left can we shift?
Just A Formality

Connectivity Checking Is A Perfect Fit For Formal Verific...

Formal apps can target specific verification problems at a full-chip level, e...
Looking Past The Horizon

MISing In Signoff

An often-overlooked cause of hold violations no longer can be ignored.
A System Perspective

Verifying AI Designs Thoroughly And Quickly

Why determinism, scalability, and virtualization are all key to AI verification.
Semi Thoughts

High-Speed Communication Takes A Village

A chip may work, but it's only successful if it performs in the context of th...
Intelligent Analytics

Beyond The RISC-V ISA

Designing an SoC is no longer just about the core.
December 20, 2018
Design & Verification

Deep Learning Hardware: FPGA vs. GPU

While GPUs are well-positioned in machine learning, data type flexibility and...
Against The Grain

Make-Or-Break Time For Portable Stimulus

We hear a lot from vendors about the new Portable Stimulus Standard, but how ...
October 25, 2018
Architect's Diary

Looking For The Elephant In The Valley

Female role models doing exceptional things in tech have always existed. Hope...
March 27, 2018

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