Teach Yourself Silvaco

Teach Yourself Silvaco
by Paul McLellan on 05-12-2014 at 10:53 am

In the dim and distant past, if you wanted to learn how to use a particular EDA tool then you would go on a training course. This would often be multiple days and often a significant dollar investment too. For most EDA companies, that option still exists and the big 3 have quite extensive training catalogs.

But nowadays it is often easier… Read More


Compositions allow NoCs to connect easier

Compositions allow NoCs to connect easier
by Don Dingee on 01-27-2014 at 6:00 pm

I blame it on Henry Ford, William Levitt, and the NY State Board of Regents, among others. We went through a phase with this irresistible urge to stamp out blocks of sameness, creating mass produced clones of everything from cars to houses to students.

Thank goodness, that’s pretty much over. The thinking of simplifying system design… Read More


Qualcomm Arteris deal

Qualcomm Arteris deal
by Eric Esteve on 10-31-2013 at 10:32 am

Is it really a surprise if Qualcomm, the undisputed leader of Application Processor (AP) and BaseBand (BB) IC for wireless mobile, already one of the Arteris investors (with ARM, Synopsys, Docomo Capital and a bunch of VC), eventually acquires the best NoC IP technology (the technology, the engineering team and the rights, but… Read More


IP Wanna Go Fast, Core Wanna Not Rollover

IP Wanna Go Fast, Core Wanna Not Rollover
by Don Dingee on 08-23-2012 at 8:15 pm

At a dinner table a couple years ago, someone quietly shared their biggest worry in EDA. Not 2GHz, or quad core. Not 20nm, or 450mm. Not power, or timing closure. Call it The Rollover. It’s turned out to be the right worry.

Best brains spent inordinate hours designing and verifying a big, hairy, heavy breathing processor core to do … Read More