The next Apache webinar is on PowerArtist, RTL Power Analysis on July 26th at 11am Pacific time. The webinar will be conducted by David “Woody” Norwood, Principal Applications Engineer at Apache Design Solutions. David has been supporting RTL Power products for the past 8 years. He has broad EDA industry experience… Read More
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Gary Smith on the Apache acquisition
Gary Smith has a note out about the Apache acquisition by Ansoft (unfortunately if you get his email newsletter the link there takes you to the wrong article but it really is here or here as pdf). Most of the note actually describes the acquisition and the Apache product line which won’t reveal much new to anyone here.
He regards… Read More
Webinar: IP integration methodology
The next Apache webinar is coming up on 21st July at 11am Pacific time on “IP integration methodology”.
This webinar will be conducted by Arvind Shanmugavel, Director Applications Engineering at Apache Design Solutions. Mr. Shanmugavel has been with Apache since 2007, supporting the RedHawk and Totem product … Read More
First low-power webinar: Ultra-low-power Methodology
The first of the low power webinars is coming up on July 19th at 11am Pacific time. The webinar will be conducted by Preeti Gupta, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Apache Design Solutions. Preeti has 10 years of experience in the exciting world of CMOS power. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of technology,… Read More
Low Power Webinar Series
At DAC 2011 in San Diego, Apache gave many product presentations. Of course not everyone could make DAC or could make all the presentations in which they were interested. So from mid-July until mid-August these presentations will be given as webinars. Details, and links for registration, are here on the Apache website.
The seminars… Read More
Apache Design Automation acquired by Ansys
We all knew that Apache had filed for an IPO earlier and were just waiting for the timing and price to be revealed. Rumors have been circulating about an acquisition and today we know that the rumors were true asAnsys paid $310 million in cash for Apache.
Ansys stock has surged some 35% over the past twelve months:
This acquisition… Read More
Smartphones in the BRICs
The latest edition of GSA Forum has an article by Aveek Sarkar of Apache on system design for emerging market needs. The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) type countries are characterized by a small rich segment, a large and growing middle class and a large poor segment. One big trend is that smart phone use is expanding very fast.… Read More
Analyzing and Planning Electro-static Discharge (ESD) Protection
ESD has historically been a big problem analyzed with ad-hoc approaches. As explained earlier, this is no longer an adequate way to plan nor signoff ESD protection.
Pathfinder is the first full-chip comprehensive ESD planning and verification solution. It is targeted to address limitations in today’s methodologies.… Read More
Electro-static Discharge (ESD)
Electro-static discharge (ESD) has been a problem since the beginning of IC production. Chips function on power supplies of up to a few volts (depending on the era) whereas ESD voltages are measured in the thousands of volts. When you reach out for your car door handle and a spark jumps across, that is ESD. If you were touching a chip… Read More
Chip Power Models
As the complexity of the chip-package-system (CPS) interactions has increased, the tradeoffs in doing a power and noise analysis has had to gradually increase. As is so often the case in semiconductor designs, issues first arise as second-order effects that can largely be ignored but each process node makes the problem worse … Read More