Multi-Die Integration

Putting multiple heterogeneous chips is the way forward for improved performance and more functionality, but it also brings a host of new challenges around partitioning, layout, and thermal. Michael Posner, senior director for die-to-die connectivity at Synopsys, talks about the advantages of 3D integration, why it’s finally going mainstream, and what’s needed in the EDA tools to make this ... » read more

Testing 2.5D And 3D-ICs

Disaggregating SoCs allows chipmakers to cram more features and functions into a package than can fit on a reticle-sized chip. But as Vidya Neerkundar, technical marketing engineer at Siemens EDA explains, there are challenges in accessing all of the dies or chiplets in a package. The new IEEE 1838 standard addresses that, as well as what to do when 2.5D and 3D-ICs are combined together in the ... » read more

Moving Intelligence To The Edge

The buildout of the edge is driving a slew of new challenges and opportunities across the chip industry. Sailesh Chittipeddi, executive vice president at Renesas Electronics America, talks about the shift toward more AI-centric workloads rather than CPU-centric, why embedded computing is becoming the foundation of all intelligences, and the importance of software, security, and user experience ... » read more

1.6 Tb/s Ethernet Challenges

Moving data at blazing fast speeds sounds good in theory, but it raises a number of design challenges. John Swanson, senior product marketing manager for high-performance computing digital IP at Synopsys, talks about the impact of next-generation Ethernet on switches, the types of data that need to be considered, the causes of data growth, and the size and structure of data centers, both in the... » read more

Working With RISC-V

RISC-V is coming on strong, but working with this open-source processor core isn't as simple as plugging in a commercial piece of IP. Zdenek Prikryl, CTO at Codasip, talks about utilizing hypervisors and open source tools and extensions to the RISC-V instruction set architecture, where design teams can run into problems, what will change as the architecture becomes more mature, the difference b... » read more

EDA In The Cloud

Hagai Arbel, CEO of Vtool, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about the benefits of moving EDA tools to the cloud, why it has been slow to take off, and what will drive this trend in the future. » read more

Next-Gen SerDes Roadmap

An explosion in data is causing a series of successive bottlenecks in the data center. Priyank Shukla, product marketing manager for high-speed SerDes IP at Synopsys, digs into the performance roadmap for moving data within server racks and between different racks, where the bottlenecks are today, and how they will be addressed in the future. Related SerDes Knowledge Center Top stories... » read more

Next-Gen Design Challenges

As more heterogeneous chips and different types of circuitry are designed into one system, that all needs to be simulated, verified and validated before tape-out. Aveek Sarkar, vice president of engineering at Synopsys, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about the intersection of scale complexity and systemic complexity, the rising number of corners, and the reduced margin with which to buffe... » read more

Better Quality RTL

How do you measure the quality of RTL? Philippe Luc, director of verification at Codasip, talks about identifying bugs, improving the overall quality of the verification, what happens when different blocks are used in a design, and how to improve efficiency in the verification process. » read more

High-Speed SerDes At 7/5nm

Manmeet Walia, senior product marketing manager at Synopsys, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about how to optimize PHYs for integration on all four corners of an SoC, as well as the PPA implications of moving large amounts of data across and around a chip. » read more

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