Quantum Computing: Top 5 Questions Answered

At one time, quantum computing was a theoretical conversation restricted to the halls of academia and the imaginations of science fiction visionaries. As breakthroughs in this emerging technology space accelerate, attention and investment are gaining momentum from commercial, governmental, and industrial sectors. The emerging quantum computing use cases are generating substantial buzz—and q... » read more

What Is A Chiplet, And Why Should You Care?

Chiplets are a new way to build system-on-chips (SoCs) that can improve yields and reduce costs by more than 45%. It partitions the chip into discrete elements and connects them with a standardized interface, allowing designers to meet performance, efficiency, power, size, and cost challenges in the 5/6G, AI, and VR era. Unlike monolithic SoCs, chiplets enable an open ecosystem of modular co... » read more

How Can You Use ChatGPT For Software Testing?

All eyes have been on OpenAI and its brainchild ChatGPT in recent months. ChatGPT’s ability to understand and respond to complex instructions and deliver detailed responses to user prompts has led to an explosive rise in its popularity with the public. If you were to search online for “ChatGPT tips,” you can find content to help you use the tool to tailor resumes to job postings, create... » read more

What Is SMU Digitizer Mode And Why Is It Useful?

Some source/measure unit (SMU) products support a feature called “digitizer mode.” However, from the title alone it is not obvious exactly what this feature means. This capability is related to the triggering system of the SMU, so it is helpful to review the ARM-TRIGGER model first. Keysight products supporting the standard commands for programmable instrument (SCPI) adhere to the trigge... » read more

Can Software Testing Deliver ROI?

Innovation happens at a lightning pace, where software applications must follow suit or risk obsolescence. Consequently, quality assurance (QA) teams face a constant battle to ensure functionality, quality, and speed of release for their digital products. Software testing is critical to deliver in the face of this ever-increasing pressure. However, it is often seen as a burden, a cost center th... » read more

Wireless Technology Insights: Navigating The Evolution From 5G To 6G

As 5G evolution advances, developments like the open radio access network (O-RAN) ecosystem, non-terrestrial network (NTN) infrastructure, and 5G reduced capability (RedCap) devices continue to gain momentum. Though 5G implementation is still underway, the wireless communication industry is already preparing for next-generation 6G wireless technology. With so much development happeni... » read more

Unlocking Efficiency: The Power Of IP Blocks In Silicon Chip Design

The fastest, most efficient and cost-effective way to design silicon is by leveraging intellectual property (IP) blocks. This methodology reduces risk, allows a design team to focus on its own differentiation, and allows scalability. Re-using existing IP offers even more value for design teams. But not every company has embraced the approach. Here’s why you should consider it. To optimize ... » read more

How Gamification Improves Semiconductor IP Reuse

In today’s increasingly complex semiconductor industry, companies are always looking for new and innovative ways to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property (IP) assets. One way to do this is through the use of crowdsourcing and gamification. Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining services, ideas, or content by enlisting a large number of people, typically through an online platfo... » read more

Improving Design Collaboration In The Age Of Remote Work

Teams of analog and mixed signal (AMS) design and layout engineers spend countless hours extracting every ounce of performance out of their design. They continually make incremental changes daily to the design until the very end, as close to tape out as possible. Each change made to the design requires corresponding changes to the circuit layout. As technology advances, accounting for the paras... » read more

Design-Aware Data Management For Hybrid Cloud

Working from home is quickly becoming the norm. A recent survey by FlexJobs found that 70% of people would prefer a remote working environment over a traditional one. Working from home has become even more popular in the semiconductor design industry. Companies are now implementing design-aware data management for hybrid cloud to meet evolving design data management requirements. Why has workin... » read more

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