Mentor at the 55th Design Automation Conference

Mentor at the 55th Design Automation Conference
by Daniel Nenni on 06-22-2018 at 9:00 am

It’s hard to believe that this is the 55th DAC and even harder to believe that this will be my 35th. So much has changed in 35 years, with DAC back in San Francisco I expect a VERY big crowd and even bigger announcements, absolutely.

Not only is this an epic time for semiconductors, I would say that EDA is exciting again and the Mentor… Read More


Top 10 Reasons to invest in Interactive Design Rule Checking tools

Top 10 Reasons to invest in Interactive Design Rule Checking tools
by Tom Dillinger on 10-01-2015 at 12:00 pm

One of the most energetic presentations at the recent TSMC OIP 2015 symposium was given by Tom Williams from Qualcomm, who shared his insights (and enthusiasm!) for Mentor’s Calibre RealTime interactive Design Rule Checking (iDRC) product.

Paraphrasing Tom’s presentation (and with a tip of the hat to David Letterman), here … Read More


Diagnosing Double Patterning Violations

Diagnosing Double Patterning Violations
by Beth Martin on 10-28-2013 at 5:16 pm

I’ll bet you’ve read a bunch of stuff about double patterning, and you’re probably hoping that the design tools will make all your double patterning issues just go away. Well, the truth is that the foundries and EDA vendors have worked really hard to make that true.

However, for some critical portions of your design, there … Read More


Laker Wobegon, where all the layout is above average

Laker Wobegon, where all the layout is above average
by Paul McLellan on 04-17-2012 at 4:00 am

TSMC’s technnology symposium seems to be the new time to make product announcements, with ARM and Atrenta yesterday and Springsoft today.

There is a new incarnation of Springsoft’s Laker layout family, Laker[SUP]3[/SUP] (pronounced three, not cubed). The original version ran on its own proprietary database.… Read More