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Solution Efficiencies For Dynamic Function eXchange Using Abstract Shells


Dynamic Function eXchange (DFX) enables great flexibility within Xilinx® silicon, empowering you to load applications on demand, deliver updates to deployed systems, and reduce power consumption. Platform designs allow for collaboration between groups, where one group can focus on infrastructure and another on hardware acceleration. However, DFX has fundamental flow requirements that lead to l... » read more

Machine Learning — Everywhere: Enabling Self-Optimizing Design Platforms for Better End-to-End Results


Machine-learning offers opportunities to enable self-optimizing design tools. Very much like self-driving cars that observe real-world interactions to improve their responses in different (local) driving conditions, AI-enhanced tools are able to learn and improve in (local) design environments after deployment. These new, ML-driven capabilities can be embedded in different design engines, gi... » read more

EDA Gears Up For 3D


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss changes required throughout the ecosystem to support three-dimensional (3D) chip design with Norman Chang, chief technologist for the Semiconductor Business Unit of ANSYS; John Park, product management director for IC packaging and cross-platform solutions at Cadence; John Ferguson, director of marketing for DRC applications at Mentor, a Siemens Bus... » read more