Optimize AI Chips with Embedded Analytics

Optimize AI Chips with Embedded Analytics
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-02-2021 at 6:00 am

Tessent Embedded Analytics Architecture

The foundry model, multi-source IP blocks, advanced packaging technologies, cloud computing, hyper-connectivity and access to open-source software have all contributed to the incredible electronics products of recent times. Along with this, the complexity of developing and taking a chip to market has also increased. And… Read More


Driving PPA Optimization Across the Cubic Space of 3D IC Silicon Stacks

Driving PPA Optimization Across the Cubic Space of 3D IC Silicon Stacks
by Tom Simon on 07-06-2021 at 9:00 am

Improved PPA Using 3D IC

The move to true 3D IC, monolithic 3D SOC and 3D heterogeneous integration may require one of the most major design tool architecture overhauls since IC design tools were first developed. While we have been taking steps toward 3DIC with 2.5D designs with interposers, HBM, etc., the fundamental tools and flows remain intact in many… Read More


Magwel Adds Core Device Checking for ESD Verification

Magwel Adds Core Device Checking for ESD Verification
by Tom Simon on 05-11-2021 at 10:00 am

ESDi-XL Core checking

In the past ESD sign-off has been accomplished by a combination of techniques. Often ESD experts are asked to look at a design and assess its ESD robustness based on experience gained from prior chips. Alternatively, designers are told to work with a set of rules given to them, again based on previous experience about what usually… Read More


Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products

Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-15-2021 at 10:00 am

System on Package Motivation AlphaWave IP

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More


Verification IP Coverage

Verification IP Coverage
by Daniel Nenni on 10-12-2020 at 6:00 am

Truechip SemiWiki 2020

I am pleased to introduce Truechip to the SemiWiki community. Truechip is a leader in the IP Verification – Design and Verification solutions market, one of the fastest growing market segments we track. Truechip has been serving customers for more than 10​ years specialization in VIP integration, customization and SOC Verification.… Read More


Webinar Replay – Designing and Verifying HBM ESD Protection Networks

Webinar Replay – Designing and Verifying HBM ESD Protection Networks
by Tom Simon on 08-03-2020 at 10:00 am

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Every chip needs ESD protection, especially RF, analog and nm designs. Because each type of design has specific needs relating to IOs, pad rings, operating voltage, process, etc. it is important that the ESD protection network is carefully tailored to the design. Also because of interactions between the design and its ESD protection… Read More


Thermo-compression bonding for Large Stacked HBM Die

Thermo-compression bonding for Large Stacked HBM Die
by Tom Dillinger on 07-24-2020 at 8:00 am

HMB stack

Summary

Thermo-compression bonding is used in heterogeneous 3D packaging technology – this attach method was applied to the assembly of large (12-stack and 16-stack) high bandwidth memory (HBM) die, with significant bandwidth and power improvements over traditional microbump attach.

Introduction

The rapid growth of heterogeneous… Read More


Free Webinar on Verifying On-Chip ESD Protection

Free Webinar on Verifying On-Chip ESD Protection
by Tom Simon on 06-03-2020 at 6:00 am

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Walking across a carpet can generate up to 35,000 volts of static charge, which is tens of thousands of times higher than the operating voltages of most integrated circuits. When charge build up from static electricity is exposed to the pins of an IC, the electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection network on the chip is intended to… Read More


Adding CDM Protection to a Real World LNA Test Case

Adding CDM Protection to a Real World LNA Test Case
by Tom Simon on 08-06-2019 at 6:00 am

In RF designs Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) play a critical role in system operation. They simultaneously need to be extremely sensitive and noise free, yet also must be able to withstand strong signal input without distortion. LNA designers often struggle to meet device performance specifications. Their task is further complicated… Read More


Upcoming HBM and CDM ESD Verification Seminar in Taiwan

Upcoming HBM and CDM ESD Verification Seminar in Taiwan
by Tom Simon on 06-25-2019 at 10:00 am

The electrostatic discharge that occurs in lightening, as seen in the picture below, can cause serious damage to the objects on the ground. Over centuries mankind has devised ways, such as lighting rods and arresters, to deflect the energy so it is dissipated harmlessly. The same drama plays out on modern semiconductors due to … Read More