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


Thick Data vs. Big Data

Thick Data vs. Big Data
by Ahmed Banafa on 11-07-2021 at 10:00 am

Thick Data vs. Big Data

One of the challenges facing businesses in post-COVID-19 world is the fact that consumer behavior won’t go back to pre-pandemic norms. Consumers will purchase more goods and services online, and increasing numbers of people will work remotely just to mention few major changes . As companies begin to navigate the post-COVID-19… Read More


DAC Panel – Artificial Intelligence Comes to CAD: Where’s the Data?

DAC Panel – Artificial Intelligence Comes to CAD: Where’s the Data?
by Tom Simon on 07-30-2020 at 10:00 am

Which problems are ripe for AIML

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming more and more commonplace in our world. We have Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant that understand our voice commands. Vision systems that recognize objects are used for facial recognition, autonomous driving, medical, geographical and many other applications.… Read More


Webinar: NVIDIA Talks High Quality Metrics in Power Integrity Signoff

Webinar: NVIDIA Talks High Quality Metrics in Power Integrity Signoff
by Bernard Murphy on 11-09-2018 at 12:00 pm

There’s a familiar saying that you can’t improve what you can’t measure. Taking that one step further, the more improvement you want, the more accurately you have to measure. This become pretty important when you’re building huge designs in advanced technologies. Margins are a lot tighter all round and use-cases are massively… Read More


ANSYS at DAC

ANSYS at DAC
by Bernard Murphy on 06-21-2018 at 7:00 am

I’m not going to be at DAC this year because I scheduled a fishing trip at the end of June, assuming the show would stay true to form as an early/mid-June event. Still, having to endure salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska rather than slogging around Moscone Center, I can’t pretend to be too disappointed; I’ll be thinking of you all 😎.… Read More


John Lee: Market Trends, Raising the Bar on Signoff

John Lee: Market Trends, Raising the Bar on Signoff
by Bernard Murphy on 06-07-2018 at 7:00 am

I talked to John Lee (GM of the ANSYS Semiconductor BU) recently about his views on market trends and the ANSYS big-picture theme for DAC 2018. He set the stage by saying he really liked Wally’s view on trends (see my blog on Wally’s keynote at U2U). John said these confirm what he is seeing – a trend to specialization, some around… Read More


Big Data Analytics and Power Signoff at NVIDIA

Big Data Analytics and Power Signoff at NVIDIA
by Bernard Murphy on 11-23-2017 at 7:00 am

While it’s interesting to hear a tool-vendor’s point of view on the capabilities of their product, it’s always more compelling to hear a customer/user point of view, especially when that customer is NVIDIA, a company known for making monster chips.


A quick recap on the concept. At 7nm, operating voltages are getting much closer… Read More


Webinar: High-Capacity Power Signoff Using Big Data

Webinar: High-Capacity Power Signoff Using Big Data
by Bernard Murphy on 11-07-2017 at 7:00 am

Want to know how NVIDIA signs off on power integrity and reliability on mega-chips? Read on.

PPA over-design has repercussions in increased product cost and potential missed schedules with no guarantee of product success. Advanced SoCs pack more functionality and performance resulting in higher power density, but traditional… Read More


Big Data and Power Integrity: Drilling Down

Big Data and Power Integrity: Drilling Down
by Bernard Murphy on 08-21-2017 at 7:00 am

I’ve written before about how Ansys applies big data analytics and elastic compute in support of power integrity and other types of analysis. A good example of the need follows this reasoning: Advanced designs today require advanced semiconductor processes – 16nm and below. Designs at these processes run at low voltages, much… Read More