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Achieving Faster Closure With Reduced Setup And Debug Using Advanced RTL Static Signoff Platform


Many design houses are continually seeking ways to shorten their effective design cycle to address demanding market requirements, gain a formidable technological advantage, and secure leadership in their respective industries. This pressure can cause designers to get extremely overwhelmed by strict timelines. To meet tight project timelines, design teams often resort to identifying industry-lea... » read more

Shift Left Verification With Comprehensive Lint Signoff


With soaring complexity and continuously increasing chip sizes, achieving efficient and predictable design closure has become a prominent challenge among designers today. Demand for a faster time to market is forcing designers to find ways to shorten design cycles with accurate, efficient, one-time RTL to silicon. To meet these requirements designers are looking to implement early ”shift left... » read more

ROI Not There Yet For SysML


At some point down the road in the realm of system-level design, the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) dialect of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) standard may drive into semiconductor design. So far, however, a return on investment has not been established for its use. SysML is defined as a general-purpose visual modeling language for systems engineering applications, and it supports the... » read more

Do SoCs Need Earthquake Insurance?


RTL sign-off is not a new term, but with SoCs that can be comprised of up to 90% IP blocks combined with the complexities that advanced manufacturing process nodes bring, RTL sign-off activities become a process that demands a more comprehensive approach. “There is a fundamental shift going on in chip design in general in that there is a bigger focus on so-called system on chip (SoC) desig... » read more

DAC Is Where?


By Mike Gianfagna DAC season is upon us. I gave up counting the number of DACs I’ve attended a long time ago—when I turned 29 for the third time, I believe. This year, DAC is special in a few important ways. First of all, it’s the 50th DAC. Yes, the show has indeed been around that long. It started as a workshop with a bunch of engineers debating algorithms. For an industry that is arg... » read more