Making Sure A Heterogeneous Design Will Work


An explosion of various types of processors and localized memories on a chip or in a package is making it much more difficult to verify and test these devices, and to sign off with confidence. In addition to timing and clock domain crossing issues, which are becoming much more difficult to deal with in complex chips, some of the new devices are including AI, machine learning or deep learning... » read more

The Power Of Speech


With the widespread use of voice-activated virtual assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and the Google Assistant, voice has become an everyday way to interact with electronics. We’re talking to our devices more than ever, using speech to initiate searches, issue commands, and even make purchases. There are a number of reasons why using your voice to ... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Synopsys inked a deal to acquire Coverity, a San Francisco-based security startup that builds tools to test source code for defects and security risks, for $375 million. The purchase price is $350 million plus another $25 million in debt. The deal is expected to close in Synopsys’ fiscal Q2. The company announced its financial results for fiscal Q1 ended Jan. 31, as well. Revenue was $479.0 m... » read more