With the increasing on-chip integration capabilities, large scale electronic systems can be integrated into a single System-on-Chip or SoC. New manufacturing test challenges are raised for more advanced technology nodes where both quality and cost during testing are affected. A typical parameter is test coverage which impacts… Read More
We have been working with Defacto since 2016 and it has been quite a journey. Putting an entire system on a chip is a driving force in the semiconductor industry. With the complexity of designing a modern SoC constantly increasing, new tools and methodologies are required and it all starts with RTL.
Defacto Technologies is an innovative… Read More
Dan is joined by Chouki Aktouf, founder & CEO of Defacto Technologies and co-founder of Innova Advanced Technologies. Prior to founding Defacto in 2003, Dr. Aktouf was an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Grenoble – France and leader of a dependability research group. He holds a PhD in Electric Engineering… Read More
Defacto SoC Compiler whose 9.0 release was announced recently automates the SoC design creation from the first project specifications. It covers register handling, IP and connectivity insertion at RTL, UPF and SDC file generation right to logic synthesis. As part of the generation process of RTL and design collaterals, basic… Read More
Modern SoC designs can use billions of transistors where transistors are grouped into gates, then gates grouped into cells, then cells grouped into blocks, blocks grouped into modules, and so on, creating a complex hierarchy. What a front-end designer conceives of logically for a hierarchy will differ from how an optimized physical… Read More