So… , we’re 4 months before tapeout. You were assigned to close place & route on three complex key blocks. You have 15 machines for the job, 5 per block.
You send your first batch, 5 runs per block. You’re not very surprised that your first batch fails. You modify the scripts, and run another batch. And… (Surprise… Read More
Register Transfer Level (RTL) is a crucial and valuable concept in digital hardware design. Over the years, it has played a fundamental role in enabling design of complex digital chips. By abstracting away implementation details and providing a clear description of digital behavior, RTL has contributed significantly to the… Read More
Paul Cunningham from Cadence presented at the #60DAC Pavilion and gave one of the most optimistic visions of AI applied to EDA that I’ve witnessed, so hopefully I can convey some of his enthusiasm and outright excitement in my blog report. Mr. Cunningham reviewed the various ages of EDA design with each era providing about… Read More
Without data, there is no computing field to talk about, no technology world to awe at and not much of a semiconductor industry to work in. There is no argument that data is the foundational piece for everything, has been to date and will continue to be. While processing an application’s input data is essential to serve the intended… Read More
Electronic design automation (EDA) has come a long way from its beginnings. It has enabled chip engineers from specifying designs directly in layout format during the early days to today’s capture in RTL format. Every advance in EDA has made the task of designing a chip easier and increased the design team productivity, enabling… Read More