Complex Validation Requires Scalable Measures

Complex Validation Requires Scalable Measures
by Alex Tan on 05-01-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedThe famous Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is the Latin words for “Faster, Higher, Stronger” to a considerable degree can be adapted to our electronics industry. Traditionally the fundamental metrics we used for measuring the quality of results (QoRs) are performance, power, and area… Read More


Switch Design Signoff with IC Validator

Switch Design Signoff with IC Validator
by Alex Tan on 01-29-2019 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedThe surge of network traffic at the data centers has driven to an increase in network bandwidth, doubling every 12-15 months according to a study conducted on Google’s data centers. The primary drivers to this uptick include the proliferation of cloud computing, more distributed storage architecture, emerging… Read More


Physical Verification with IC Validator

Physical Verification with IC Validator
by Alex Tan on 12-26-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIf a picture worths a thousand words, a tapeout quality SoC design with billions of polygons would compose a good book. To proofread this final design transformation format requires a foundry driven DRC/LVS signoff solution that nowadays is becoming more complex with further process scaling and shrinking pitch… Read More


Design Rule Checking (DRC) Meets New Challenges

Design Rule Checking (DRC) Meets New Challenges
by Daniel Payne on 12-02-2014 at 7:00 am

The traditional batch-oriented DRC process run as a final check to ensure compliance with foundry yield goals is quickly moving toward a concurrent DRC process performed early and often throughout design, especially at the 28 nm and smaller process nodes. What are the technology factors causing this change?

  • Increasing number
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Analog IP Design at Moortec

Analog IP Design at Moortec
by Daniel Payne on 09-28-2011 at 12:34 pm

Stephen Crosher started up Moortec in the UK back in 2005 with the help of his former Zarlink co-workers and they set to work offering AMS design services and eventually created their own Analog IP like the temperature sensor shown below:
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We spoke by phone last week about his start-up experience and how they approach… Read More