Why Design Data Management: A View from CERN

Why Design Data Management: A View from CERN
by Majeed Ahmad on 05-27-2015 at 10:00 pm

On July 4, 2012, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that the ATLAS and CMS experiments had each observed a new particle, which is consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector with a broad physics… Read More


Using Releases for Analog IC Design

Using Releases for Analog IC Design
by Daniel Payne on 06-10-2013 at 1:11 pm

In a typical analog IC design team, multiple engineers and layout professionals work on cells and libraries. At various points during the design process they will commit changes to their designs into the Design Management (DM) system that manages their files – be it Subversion, Perforce or some other commercial tool.

Using the… Read More


How Avnera uses Hardware Configuration Management with Virtuoso IC Tools

How Avnera uses Hardware Configuration Management with Virtuoso IC Tools
by Daniel Payne on 04-21-2011 at 12:12 pm

Introduction
Here in the Silicon Forest (Oregon) we have a venture-backed, fabless analog semi company called Avnera that has designed over 10 Analog System on Chips (ASoC). Their chips are used in consumer products for both wireless audio and video applications.

James Rollins is the director of physical design at Avnera and … Read More


Mentor Acquires Magma?

Mentor Acquires Magma?
by Daniel Nenni on 11-21-2010 at 5:39 pm

**This blog was written a year ago. Several people emailed me last week saying Mentor is trying for Magma again so I thought I would run it again to see what we can find out!D.A.N. 11/21/2011

“I believe that within five years only two EDA companies will survive,” said Magma Design Automation Rajeev Madhavan (Silicom Ventures LLC internationalRead More