The Double Whammy

By Ann Steffora Mutschler Given that at 40nm and below every [getkc id="81" kc_name="SoC"] has some mixed-signal content, combined with the fact that power awareness is top priority no matter what the target application is, design teams and verification engineers are grappling with tremendous challenges just to get a chip to yield. “For verification engineers and for designers, this is a ... » read more

Stacking The Deck

By Matt Elmore Can we finally say that 3D-IC design has emerged from the realm of theory and research to actual commercial implementation? Xilinx recently announced initial shipments of its Virtex-7 H580T FPGA, described as “The world’s first 3D heterogeneous all programmable product.” The benefits of 3D implementation are many, as are its challenges. One of the hottest 3D-IC topics t... » read more

Tech Talk: Power Issues Ahead

Aveek Sarkar, vice president of technology and support at ANSYS Apache, talks with Low-Power Engineering about growing concerns over electrostatic discharge, electromigration, the impact of stacked die, and the need for power and thermal models. [youtube vid=-7TtszsuZP0] » read more

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