CEO Interview: Murilo Pilon Pessatti of Chipus Microelectronics

CEO Interview: Murilo Pilon Pessatti of Chipus Microelectronics
by Daniel Nenni on 09-21-2020 at 6:00 am

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Murilo Pilon Pessatti is an Electrical Engineer with a MSEE in Analog IC design. He studied in Brazil at São Paulo University (USP) and earned a masters at Campinas State University (UNICAMP). Murilo then moved to Lisbon in Europe to work for ChipIdea, in the early 2000’s when the smartphone era was just taking off.

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White Paper – Mixed Signal Verification for Nanometer SOCs

White Paper – Mixed Signal Verification for Nanometer SOCs
by Tom Simon on 08-19-2020 at 10:00 am

Mixed signal SOCs

The number of touchpoints between analog and digital circuits in high performance SoCs is increasing. This is not a problem because it is possible to implement critical analog blocks directly on nanometer scale digital ICs. However, in many cases digital interfaces or digital feedback circuitry configures these analog blocks… Read More


Analog IP Migration, Optimization and Verification

Analog IP Migration, Optimization and Verification
by Admin on 03-26-2020 at 11:00 am

Thu, Mar 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT

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ABSTRACT: Semiconductor companies designing ICs for smart phones, automotive and industrial applications, CPUs, GPUs and memory components all employ teams of custom IC designers to create the highest performance chips that are as small as possible,… Read More


Webinar on Tools and Solutions for Analog IP Migration

Webinar on Tools and Solutions for Analog IP Migration
by Tom Simon on 03-17-2020 at 10:00 am

MunEDA flow for analog design porting

The commonly advanced reason for IP reuse is lower cost and shorter development time. However, IP reuse presents its own challenges, especially for analog designs. In the case of digital designs, once a new standard cell library is available, it is usually not too hard to resynthesize RTL to create new working silicon. For analog… Read More


56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA

56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA
by Tom Simon on 07-31-2019 at 10:00 am

Every year at DAC, in addition to the hubbub of the exhibit floor and the relatively short technical sessions, there are a number of tutorials that dive in depth into interesting topics. At the 56th DAC in Las Vegas this year, MunEDA offered an interesting tutorial on Analog IP migration and optimization. This is a key issue for large… Read More


CEO Interview: Ramy Iskander of Intento Design

CEO Interview: Ramy Iskander of Intento Design
by Daniel Nenni on 03-14-2018 at 7:00 am

One of the more interesting parts of blogging for SemiWiki is getting to know emerging EDA and IP companies from around the world. As I have mentioned before, there are some incredibly intelligent people in the fabless semiconductor ecosystem solving very complex problems. It is a two way exchange of course since we know the market… Read More


Project Management Tools for Analog IP Verification

Project Management Tools for Analog IP Verification
by Tom Dillinger on 09-05-2017 at 12:00 pm

Large SoC design teams typically have a cadre of project managers to oversee all facets of functional verification — e.g., specification, reviews, directed testbench development, automated (pseudorandom) testcase generation, HDL coverage measurement and reporting, and bug identification/tracking database management.… Read More


Automotive IC Design Requires a Unique EDA Tool Emphasis

Automotive IC Design Requires a Unique EDA Tool Emphasis
by Tom Dillinger on 08-14-2017 at 12:00 pm

Semiwiki readers are no doubt very familiar with the increasing impact of the automotive market on the semiconductor industry. The magnitude and complexity of the electronic systems that will be integrated into upcoming vehicle designs reflects the driver automation, safety, and entertainment features that are in growing… Read More


IP Development in Japan

IP Development in Japan
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-07-2016 at 12:00 pm

As semiconductor IP is growing bigger in size and more complex in providing complete solution for a particular functionality in an SoC, regions from across the world are joining to provide various types of services in the overall value-chain of IP development, verification, and its integration into SoCs. … Read More


Tuning Analog IP for High Yield at SMIC

Tuning Analog IP for High Yield at SMIC
by Daniel Payne on 12-29-2015 at 12:00 pm

Analog IP is more difficult to design and optimize for a given process node compared to digital IP, so any automation for analog designers is always welcome. The engineers at SMIC in China have customers that design analog IP and often they need to know how to optimize it for a specific process, so I watched a presentation by Josh Yang,… Read More