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Protecting High-Speed Interfaces in Data Centers with Security IP

Protecting High-Speed Interfaces in Data Centers with Security IP
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-23-2022 at 6:00 am

SoCs Have Many Interfaces That Require Security

The never ending appetite for higher bandwidths, faster data interfaces and lower latencies are bringing about changes in how data is processed at data centers. The expansion of cloud to the network edge has introduced broad use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques for extracting meaning from data. Cloud supercomputing… Read More


Double Diffraction in EUV Masks: Seeing Through The Illusion of Symmetry

Double Diffraction in EUV Masks: Seeing Through The Illusion of Symmetry
by Fred Chen on 05-22-2022 at 7:00 am

Double Diffraction in EUV Masks

At this year’s SPIE Advanced Lithography conference, changes to EUV masks were particularly highlighted, as a better understanding of their behavior is becoming clear. It’s now confirmed that a seemingly symmetric EUV mask absorber pattern does not produce a symmetric image at the wafer, as a conventional DUV … Read More


Take a Leap of Certainty at DAC 2022

Take a Leap of Certainty at DAC 2022
by Daniel Nenni on 05-22-2022 at 6:00 am

Ansys DAC 2022

The live events I have attended thus far this year have been very good. As much as I liked the virtual events, attending in the comfort of my home or sailboat, it is great to be live and networking inside the semiconductor ecosystem, absolutely.

Ansys has been a great supporter of the Design Automation Conference but this year they … Read More


Intel to present Intel 4 process at the VLSI Technology Symposium

Intel to present Intel 4 process at the VLSI Technology Symposium
by Scotten Jones on 05-20-2022 at 8:00 am

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The VLSI Symposium on Technology & Circuits will be held in Hawaii from June 12th to June 17th. You can register for the conference here.

The tip sheet for the conference has been released and one thing that caught my eye is some data from the Intel 4 paper that Intel will be presenting at the conference.

Intel’s old roadmap had 14nm,… Read More


Joseph Sawicki of Siemens EDA at User2User

Joseph Sawicki of Siemens EDA at User2User
by Daniel Payne on 05-19-2022 at 10:00 am

Joseph Sawicki

I attended the annual user group meeting called User2User in Santa Clara this year, hosted by Siemens EDA, with 51 presentations by customers in 11 tracks, and keynotes during each lunch hour from semiconductor executives. Joseph Sawicki, Executive VP, IC Segment, at Siemens EDA presented on a Tuesday, along with Prashant Varshney,… Read More


TSMC N3 will be a Record Setting Node!

TSMC N3 will be a Record Setting Node!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-19-2022 at 6:00 am

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With the TSMC Technical Symposium coming next month there is quite a bit of excitement inside the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. Not only will TSMC give an update on N3, we should also hear details of the upcoming N2 process.

Hopefully TSMC will again share the number of tape-outs confirmed for their latest process node. Given… Read More


Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real-World Case Studies
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-18-2022 at 10:00 am

Webinar – 112 Gbps PAM4 Implementation with Real World Case Studies

Are 112G PAM4 channels in one of your current or future designs? If you’re focusing on advanced products, the answer is likely YES. Design of these channels is quite challenging. Silicon design, SerDes, PCB traces, and interconnect all need to be balanced to achieve success. As they say, getting there is half the fun. An upcoming… Read More


224G Serial Links are Next

224G Serial Links are Next
by Daniel Nenni on 05-17-2022 at 6:00 am

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The tremendous increase in global data traffic over the past decade shows no sign of abating.  Indeed, the applications for all facets of data communications are expanding, from 5G (and soon, 6G) wireless communications to metropolitan area networks serving autonomous vehicles to broader deployment of machine learning algorithms. … Read More


Semiconductor Crash Update

Semiconductor Crash Update
by Daniel Nenni on 05-12-2022 at 10:00 am

Semiconductors are Capturing Electronics

Earlier this year semiconductor oracle Malcom Penn did his 2022 forecast which I covered here: Are We Headed for a Semiconductor Crash? The big difference with this update is the black economic clouds that are looming which may again highlight Malcolm’s forecasting prowess. I spent an hour with Malcolm and company on his Zoom cast… Read More


High-speed, low-power, Hybrid ADC at IP-SoC

High-speed, low-power, Hybrid ADC at IP-SoC
by Daniel Payne on 05-10-2022 at 10:00 am

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Andrew Levy and I both worked at Intel and Opmaxx, and I knew that he was now working at Alphacore, an IP company specializing in mixed-signal, RF, imaging and rad-hard applications. I was curious what Alphacore was up to, so at the IP-SoC Silicon Valley 2022 event I watched the ADC presentation from Ken Potts, COO of Alphacore. Mr.… Read More