Big Data Helps Boost PDN Sign Off Coverage

Big Data Helps Boost PDN Sign Off Coverage
by Tom Simon on 11-28-2021 at 8:00 am

PDN Sign Off

The nearly unavoidable truth about dynamic voltage drop (DVD) signoff for power distribution networks (PDN) is that the quality of results depends on the quality and quantity of the vectors used to activate the circuit switching. As SOCs grow larger and are implemented on smaller nodes, the challenges of sufficient coverage … Read More


Synopsys Expands into Silicon Lifecycle Management

Synopsys Expands into Silicon Lifecycle Management
by Daniel Payne on 11-18-2021 at 10:00 am

SLM, Synopsys

I spoke with Steve Pateras of Synopsys last week to better understand what was happening with their Silicon Lifecycle Management vision, and I was reminded of a Forbes article from last year: Never Heard of Silicon Lifecycle Management? Join the Club. At least two major EDA vendors are now using the relatively new acronym SLM, and… Read More


A Flexible and Efficient Edge-AI Solution Using InferX X1 and InferX SDK

A Flexible and Efficient Edge-AI Solution Using InferX X1 and InferX SDK
by Kalar Rajendiran on 11-18-2021 at 6:00 am

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The Linley Group held its Fall Processor Conference 2021 last week. There were several informative talks from various companies updating the audience on the latest research and development work happening in the industry. The presentations were categorized as per their focus, under eight different sessions. The sessions topics… Read More


Neural Network Growth Requires Unprecedented Semiconductor Scaling

Neural Network Growth Requires Unprecedented Semiconductor Scaling
by Tom Simon on 10-20-2021 at 6:00 am

Neural Network Growth

The truth is that we are just at the beginning of the Artificial Intelligent (AI) revolution. The capabilities of AI are just now starting to show hints of what the future holds. For instance, cars are using large complex neural network models to not only understand their environment, but to also steer and control themselves. For… Read More


The Future of Operations Worldwide Survey Findings: AI, Cloud, and the Role of Data

The Future of Operations Worldwide Survey Findings: AI, Cloud, and the Role of Data
by Admin on 09-28-2021 at 12:00 am

Leif Eriksen, Research Vice President, Future of Operations

IDC’s first Future of Operations global survey found that continuous improvement and digital transformation is alive and well in operations.* Yet, surprisingly, artificial intelligence (AI) has played a minor role so far. In contrast, operational data itself … Read More


Optimize AI Chips with Embedded Analytics

Optimize AI Chips with Embedded Analytics
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-02-2021 at 6:00 am

Tessent Embedded Analytics Architecture

The foundry model, multi-source IP blocks, advanced packaging technologies, cloud computing, hyper-connectivity and access to open-source software have all contributed to the incredible electronics products of recent times. Along with this, the complexity of developing and taking a chip to market has also increased. And… Read More


Tesla Dojo – Unique Packaging and Chip Design Allow An Order Magnitude Advantage Over Competing AI Hardware

Tesla Dojo – Unique Packaging and Chip Design Allow An Order Magnitude Advantage Over Competing AI Hardware
by Dylan Patel on 08-22-2021 at 6:00 am

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Tesla hosted their AI Day and revealed the innerworkings of their software and hardware infrastructure. Part of this reveal was the previously teased Dojo AI training chip. Tesla claims their D1 Dojo chip has a GPU level compute, CPU level flexibility, with networking switch IO. A few weeks ago, we speculated on the packaging ofRead More


The Quest for Bugs: “Correct by Design!”

The Quest for Bugs: “Correct by Design!”
by Bryan Dickman on 07-04-2021 at 6:00 am

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In this article we take an objective view of Virtual Prototyping from the engineering lens and the “quest to find bugs”. In this instance we discuss the avoidance of bugs in terms of architecting complex ASICs to be “correct by design”.

AI Challenges

It is not surprising to find out that other areas of human endeavour, beyond semiconductor… Read More


Enabling Silicon Technologies to Address Automotive Radar Trends and Requirements

Enabling Silicon Technologies to Address Automotive Radar Trends and Requirements
by Kalar Rajendiran on 06-01-2021 at 6:00 am

Current GF Nodes Supporting Automotive

During the week of April 19th, Linley held its Spring Processor Conference 2021. The Linley Group has a reputation for putting on excellent conferences. And this year’s spring conference was no exception. There were a number of very informative talks from various companies updating the audience on the latest research and development… Read More


Ansys AI Filter Optimization, Multi-physics and Automation for 5G

Ansys AI Filter Optimization, Multi-physics and Automation for 5G
by Admin on 05-26-2021 at 12:00 am

This webinar introduces the SynMatrix filter synthesis and optimization tool.  This tool can be used to drive HFSS full wave simulation and filter tuning.  It also introduce the optiSLang general purpose optimizer and its application to filter optimization.  A multi-physics linkage between three Ansys solvers is employed

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