Interconnect Inductance Extraction For Analog And RF IC Designs


Increasing operating frequencies for analog/RF designs mean interconnect inductance parasitic extraction is now required to ensure accurate circuit performance and high reliability. Automated field solver-based inductance extraction of both self and mutual parasitics enables IC companies to deliver analog/RF chips that provide the intended level of performance and reliability. To read more, ... » read more

Redefining Analog Fault Simulation For Automotive Functional Safety And Test Coverage Analysis


The growth in safety-critical applications has ushered in a paradigm shift in automotive IC functional safety and test coverage analysis. The increased need for safety, low defect rate, and long-term reliability is driving automotive IC designers to augment expert judgment with systematic fault simulation, to ensure a high degree of confidence in their analysis and to comply with the stringent ... » read more

PCI Express 5 vs. 4: What’s New?


What’s new about PCI Express 5 (PCIe 5)? The latest PCI Express standard, PCIe 5, represents a doubling of speed over the PCIe 4.0 specifications. We’re talking about 32 Gigatransfers per second (GT/s) vs. 16GT/s, with an aggregate x16 link bandwidth of almost 128 Gigabytes per second (GBps). This speed boost is needed to support a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) and ma... » read more

The Four Benefits of Simulation-Driven Design


Simulation-driven design involves using simulation early, often, and throughout the design cycle to make better informed decisions, explore more alternatives and verify performance. This report presents the business benefits of taking a simulation-driven design approach, enabled by engineers, across the design cycle. It focuses on the four core sources of value for simulation-driven design: inc... » read more

Optimal End-to-End DFT Automation With Tessent Connect


With the growth in design size and complexity, DFT engineers began adopting new methods to reduce DFT implementation time, reduce test costs, and reduce risks to design schedules by removing DFT from the critical path to tapeout. The primary method to accomplish large improvements to DFT efficiency is through a divide-and-conquer approach supported by Tessent’s RTL-based, hierarchical DFT ins... » read more

3 Big Data Mega Trends For 2020


What are the greatest trends and challenges that will define the automotive and semiconductor industries in 2020? Our e-book delves deep into three of these megatrends: Artificial intelligence and machine learning at scale Holistic quality solutions Connected supply chains With automotive and semiconductor manufacturers under mounting pressure to manufacture products of the hig... » read more

Introduction To The NI mmWave Transceiver System Hardware


Wireless technology is everywhere. Every day more and more new wireless devices are being created and accessing today’s wireless networks, consuming more and more data. The number of new wireless devices continues to escalate and the amount of data consumed continues to grow at an exponential rate. In order to address the demand, new wireless technologies are being investigated to evolve the ... » read more

Inspection And Metrology Of Micro LED Technology


Micro LEDs developed using Rohinni’s technology can be deployed in consumer electronics devices, automotive applications and outdoor signage, among other applications. The disruptive technology enables products that are brighter, thinner, lighter and more dynamic that those currently on the market, with lower power consumption than LCD or OLED. Rohinni needed an inspection and metrology so... » read more

Push-Button FMEDAs for Automotive Safety


Automotive designs require functional safety analysis, typically accomplished using Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), used to determine each safety goal’s diagnostic coverage. Writing an FMEDA is a highly tedious task, so we share a push-button solution for creating and automating the FMEDA process, giving engineers more time to focus on exploring design safety readiness... » read more

Securing Smart Connected Homes With OTP NVM IP


The market for piracy is huge and hackers have become increasingly sophisticated even when security is implemented in hardware. The race between the aggressors and protectors is a battle without end. Smart connected home devices are increasingly storing and processing very sensitive and private user data in addition to attempting to deliver copyright protected content from service providers. Pr... » read more

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