Systems & Design

Top Stories

Design For Airborne Electronics

Safety, security and traceability are required in avionics, but more complex chips are exposing gaps in the tool chain and in engineer training.

Divided On System Partitioning

How close can we get to automated system optimization from a software function? The target keeps moving but the tools keep becoming more capable.

Making Sure RISC-V Designs Work As Expected

Open-source growth predictions are impressive, but the verification process can be harder than with commercial ISAs.

Big Design, IP and End Market Shifts In 2020

A slew of new technologies and a focus on lower power and different tools and methodologies point to a year of strong growth, change and innovation.

Uses And Limitations Of AI In Chip Design

OneSpin's CEO explains what's changing in AI, where it's being used, and what still has to be fixed.

Open Source Hardware Risks

There’s still much work to be done to enable an open source hardware ecosystem.

CEO Outlook: 2020 Vision

5G, China and AI are prominent, but big changes are coming everywhere.

Improving Algorithms With High-Level Synthesis

New directions for a commonly used technology.

What Engineers Are Reading And Watching

Some new areas are emerging, while other tried and trusted topics continue to lead.

Crossed Wires On Domains

How well understood are domain crossings, especially when it involves multiple domains? They require a combination of methodology and tools.

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Round Tables

Portable Stimulus And Digital Twins

Experts at the Table: How Portable Stimulus plays with the digital twin and the drive toward system-level coverage.

RISC-V Markets, Security And Growth Prospects

Experts at the Table: Why RISC-V has garnered so much attention, what still needs to be done, and where it will likely find its greatest success.

Migrating 3D Into The Mainstream

Experts at the Table: The creation of complex, packaged systems affects everything in the design flow and requires a systems approach.

RISC-V Challenges And Opportunities

Who makes money with an open-source ISA, the current state of the RISC-V ecosystem, and what differentiates one vendor from the next.

Extending Portable Stimulus

Experts at the Table: With the initial standard in place, what can we expect in terms of broadening its scope to other domains and applications?

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EDA In The Cloud

Speeding time to market at 5/3nm.

Ensuring Coverage In Large SoCs

The growing role of formal technology at advanced nodes.

Context-Aware Debug

Solutions for increasingly complex, larger and heterogeneous designs.

Analog Simulation At 7/5/3nm

The impact of finFETs, parasitics and process variation on analog circuit design.

Dealing With ECOs In Complex Designs

How corners and multiple changes to designs can slow time to market.

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