The Ethernet Evolution

Ethernet was expected to be long gone by now, but predictions of its demise were decades premature. John Swanson, senior product marketing manager for high-performance computing digital IP at Synopsys, talks about how Ethernet has evolved over the past 45 or so years from a somewhat “boring” technology to one that is at the forefront of data center performance improvements, with more update... » read more

Forward And Backward Compatibility In IC Designs

Future-proofing of designs is becoming more difficult due to the accelerating pace of innovation in architectures, end markets, and technologies such as AI and machine learning. Traditional approaches for maintaining market share and analyzing what should be in the next rev of a product are falling by the wayside. They are being replaced by best-guesses about market trends and a need to bala... » read more