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Executable Specifications Shorten Embedded System Development

Executable Specifications Shorten Embedded System Development
by Tom Simon on 08-09-2021 at 10:00 am

CATIA STIMULUS for Specifications

Even though AI is being used to replace procedural coding for many embedded applications, there is still, and will be for a long time, code that is written manually to deal with complicated inputs to control connected systems. Even in AI based systems there are programmer coded steps for responses to AI identified inputs. All of … Read More


Fully Modeling the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process

Fully Modeling the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process
by Tom Simon on 07-14-2021 at 10:00 am

Modeling the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process

A lot of folks in the semiconductor business are familiar with Dassault Systèmes because of their product life cycle management (PLM) products for IC design. They are, of course well known in other industries as well for their 3D modeling and simulation software. Over the years they have added capabilities and intelligence to … Read More


Optimizing high performance packages calls for multidisciplinary 3D modeling

Optimizing high performance packages calls for multidisciplinary 3D modeling
by Tom Simon on 10-16-2019 at 10:00 am

For all the time we spend thinking and talking about silicon design, it’s easy to forget just how important package design is. Semiconductor packages have evolved over the years from very basic containers for ICs into very specialized and highly engineered elements of finished electronic systems. They play an important role … Read More


A Brief History of IP Management

A Brief History of IP Management
by Daniel Nenni on 04-24-2019 at 12:00 pm

As RTL design started to increase in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, it was becoming apparent that some amount of management was needed to keep track of all the design files and their associated versions. Because of the parallels to software development, design teams looked to the tools and methodologies that were in use by software… Read More


Delivering Innovation for Regulated Markets

Delivering Innovation for Regulated Markets
by Daniel Nenni on 02-25-2019 at 7:00 am

When delivering devices to markets that require heavily audited compliance it is necessary to document and demonstrate development processes that follow the various standard(s) such as IEC65108, IATF16949, ISO26262.

For complex multi-disciplinary designs this can be difficult as they are often developed by multiple teams… Read More


Webinar: Next Generation Design Data & Release Management

Webinar: Next Generation Design Data & Release Management
by Daniel Nenni on 05-12-2017 at 12:00 pm

Design Data Management (DDM) is a bit like insurance. It’s something every semiconductor company has to have, and as a result it’s probably something taken for granted. In order to make their products more useful, the DDM vendors have added more functionality to manage more of the lifecycle of design data.

Dassault’s Synchronicity… Read More


IP Traffic Control

IP Traffic Control
by Bernard Murphy on 04-14-2017 at 7:00 am

From an engineering point of view, IP is all about functionality, PPA, fitness for use and track record. From a business/management point of view there are other factors, just as critical, that relate less to what the IP is and more to its correct management and business obligations. The problems have different flavors depending… Read More


Synchronizing Collaboration

Synchronizing Collaboration
by Bernard Murphy on 04-12-2017 at 7:00 am

Much though some of us might wish otherwise, distributed development teams are here to stay. Modern SoC design requires strength and depth in expertise in too many domains to effectively source from one site; competitive multi-national businesses have learned they can very effectively leverage remote sites by building centers… Read More


Behind the 3DEXPERIENCE for silicon

Behind the 3DEXPERIENCE for silicon
by Don Dingee on 10-31-2016 at 4:00 pm

We’ve been covering the Dassault Systèmes “Silicon Thinking” platform for a while here, but, as I’m often prone to do, I wanted to explore the backstory to uncover more about the concept. With over 25M users of their product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, why is Dassault Systèmes becoming so interested in semiconductor… Read More


Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines

Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines
by Don Dingee on 07-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

After reading previous SemiWiki coverage on Dassault Systèmes and their ENOVIA Pinpoint solution, one big item seemed missing: how does this thing actually work? With all due respect to our other bloggers who covered when Dassault Systèmes acquired Pinpoint from Tuscany Design Automation, why Qualcomm is using Pinpoint, and… Read More