Hierarchical IC design has been around since the dawn of electronics, and every SoC design today will use hierarchy for both the physical and logical descriptions. During the physical implementation of an SoC you will likely run into EDA tool limits that require a re-structure of the hierarchy. This re-partitioning will cause… Read More
It is always nice to see when an EDA company grows organically, versus inorganically by acquiring friends and foes. It is also nice to see when an EDA company invests in the fabless semiconductor ecosystem because, as we know, we are all in this together.
Tanner EDA celebrated its 25th anniversary this year by adding 149 new customers… Read More
My new iPad lasts about 10 hours on a single charge and the A5X processor is designed with a 45nm process from Samsung. Processor chips for tablets like this use a multi-voltage IC design flow to reduce total power by:… Read More
Little known fact, SpringSoft, Inc. is the largest supplier of EDA software in Asia with headquarters in both Hsinchu, Taiwan, and in Silicon Valley, CA. You will be hard pressed to find a company that does not use SpringSoft products and being located right down the street from the top two foundries doesn’t hurt either.
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