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The Question That Has Guided My Analog Mixed Signal Career

The Question That Has Guided My Analog Mixed Signal Career
by Steve Logan on 01-21-2021 at 10:00 am

The Question That Has Guided My Analog Mixed Signal Career

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting at lunch with good friend Scott Santandrea, explaining my struggles to get traction with the sales channel for the Analog to Digital Converter product line I was managing. My business line had been spending a lot of resources developing high-performance 24-bit delta sigma and 20-bit

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2020 Retrospective. Innovation in Verification

2020 Retrospective. Innovation in Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 01-20-2021 at 6:00 am

innovation min

Paul Cunningham (GM, Verification at Cadence), Jim Hogan and I launched our series on Innovation in Verification at the beginning of last year. We wanted to explore basic innovations and new directions researchers are taking for hardware and system verification. Even we were surprised to find how rich a seam we had tapped. We plan… Read More


Automotive SoCs Need Reset Domain Crossing Checks

Automotive SoCs Need Reset Domain Crossing Checks
by Tom Simon on 01-19-2021 at 6:00 am

reset domain crossing verification

When the number of clock domain crossings (CDCs) in SoCs proliferated it readily became apparent that traditional verification methods were not well suited to ensuring that they were properly handled in the design. This led to the creation of new methods and tools to check for correct interfaces between domains. Now, in automotive… Read More


Siemens EDA is Applying Machine Learning to Back-End Wafer Processing Simulation

Siemens EDA is Applying Machine Learning to Back-End Wafer Processing Simulation
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-18-2021 at 6:00 am

Siemens EDA is Applying Machine Learning to Back End Wafer Processing Simulation

There’s a lot to unpack in the title of this post. First, Siemens EDA is the new name for Mentor, a Siemens Business. The organization continues to operate as part of Siemens Digital Industries Software.  The organization has released a white paper that describes research done with the American University of Armenia. The work examines… Read More


HFSS – A History of Electromagnetic Simulation Innovation

HFSS – A History of Electromagnetic Simulation Innovation
by Daniel Nenni on 01-14-2021 at 10:00 am

ansys HFSS electric field distribution in coax to waveguide adapter

In the 155 years since James Clerk Maxwell introduced the world to Maxwell’s Equations in the “Dynamic Theory of the Electromagnetic Field” there have been some amazing breakthroughs and avenues of insight. As a young electrical engineering student, we are introduced to the set of equations describing electromagnetic waves,… Read More


Developing Drivers For The Automotive Industry

Developing Drivers For The Automotive Industry
by Daniel Nenni on 01-14-2021 at 6:00 am

mcal

Autonomous driving, connected vehicles, power electronics, infotainment and shared mobility are some of the developments which have mobilized the revolution within the automotive industry in recent years. Combined, they are not only disrupting the automotive value chain and impacting all stakeholders involved but are … Read More


CDC, Low Power Verification. Mentor and Cypress Perspective

CDC, Low Power Verification. Mentor and Cypress Perspective
by Bernard Murphy on 01-13-2021 at 6:00 am

CDC Low Power

Clock domain crossing (CDC) analysis is unavoidable in any modern SoC design and is challenging enough to verify in its own right. CDC plus low power management adds more excitement to your verification task. I wrote on this topic for another solution provider last year. This time I want to intro an interesting twist on the problem,… Read More


The Growing Chasm in Electronic System Design

The Growing Chasm in Electronic System Design
by Rahul Razdan on 01-07-2021 at 10:00 am

supply chain block diagram

Since the formation of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry in the 1970s, Moore’s law has increased functionality onto a semiconductor die dramatically.  In response,  EDA tools for semiconductor design have also grown in functionality and the design processes for semiconductors have moved forward at a breakneck… Read More


Conference: Embedded DevOps

Conference: Embedded DevOps
by Daniel Payne on 01-07-2021 at 6:00 am

embedded devops min

The catchy phrase DevOps is defined by Agile advocates as, “The practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

I’ve been developing software since the stone ages, which means… Read More


The Coming Evolution in Electronics Design Automation

The Coming Evolution in Electronics Design Automation
by Rahul Razdan on 01-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Electronics MegaTrends

Electronics design mega-trends have been a transformational force for the world. As shown in blue in Figure 1, the first wave of electronics consisted of centralized computing and the leaders in the field included companies such as IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Wang, and others.  Fundamentally, these technologies… Read More