Back in 1986, Synopsys started out with a synthesis product by name of SOCRATES, which stands for Synthesis andOptimization ofCombinatorial logic usingRule-basedAndTechnology independentExpertSystem. It is fair to say that not many designers know that was the birth name of what eventually turns out to be a very successful… Read More
There was a time when design goals were decided in the beginning, targeted on a particular technology node, design planning done for the same, and implementation done through point tools connected indesign flows customized according to the design. It’s no longer the case for modern SoC designs; there are multiple technology … Read More
Antun Domic is the GM of the Design Group at Synopsys. I sat down with him a couple of weeks ago.
His name is Croatian although, of course, there was no Croatia back then it was part of Yugoslavia. But in fact he grew up in Chile and went to university there where he studied EE and math. He came to the US as a grad student and did a PhD at MIT in … Read More
Your latest SoC has just begun the tape-out process and then marketing comes back with a small update to the specification to make your design more competitive, or maybe your regression tests just found a minor bug in a single IP block that needs to be fixed. Should you go back in your design flow, change the RTL source code and then completely… Read More
The over 20 years of experience behind Synopsys Design Compiler is getting a new look for 2014, and we had a few minutes with Priti Vijayvargiya, director of product marketing for RTL synthesis, to explore what’s in the latest version of the synthesis tool.
Previewed today, Synopsys Design Compiler 2013.12 continues to target … Read More
I haven’t made a secret of the fact that I maintain Oasys Design System’s website. So I had a small task yesterday of adding Qualcomm to the list of customer logos that cycle through on the home page. It is a pretty impressive list including Juniper Networks, Netlogic Microsystems, Texas Instruments and ST Microelectronics.… Read More