Consolidating RF Flow for High-Frequency Product Design


Design flows are currently fragmented due to the use of poorly connected EDA tools for various design tasks. Fragmented flows are unable to meet new challenges such as increased system and circuit complexity, stricter bandwidth requirements, smaller device sizes, and changing packaging needs. In this white paper, we look at how the Cadence Virtuoso RF Solution provides a single, well-integrated... » read more

Methodologies And Flows In A Rapidly Changing Market


A growing push toward more heterogeneity and customization in chip design is creating havoc across the global supply chain, which until a couple years ago was highly organized and extremely predictable. While existing tools still work well enough, no one has yet figured out the most efficient way to use them in a variety of new applications. Technology is still being developed in those marke... » read more

One On One: John Lee


John Lee, general manager and vice president of Ansys—and the former CEO of data analytics firm Gear Design Solutions, which Ansys acquired in September—sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how big data techniques can be used in semiconductor and system design. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: What's your goal now that Gear has been acquired by [getent... » read more

Unified Design Flows Require New Skill Sets


By Pallab Chatterjee With the release of the InRoute product from Mentor, three of the major EDA vendors now offer unified data model design flows that feature logic synthesis, physical synthesis, place and route, timing closure with high accuracy RC tools, and physical verification based on full process tools. These new tools were created to address the need for simultaneous Multi-Corner M... » read more