Apache Power Artist Capabilities II

Apache Power Artist Capabilities II
by Paul McLellan on 12-09-2012 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedThis is the second part of my discussion with Paul Traynar, Apache’s PowerArtist guru. The first part discussed sequential reduction capabilities. Part I was here.

There are two big challenges with doing power analysis at the RTL level. Firstly, how do you get an accurate enough model of what the design will… Read More


Apache Power Artist Capabilities I

Apache Power Artist Capabilities I
by Paul McLellan on 12-06-2012 at 2:05 pm

I sat down last week with Paul Traynar who was over from UK. He is Apache’s PowerArtist guru. The first thing we talked about was PowerArtist’s sequential power reduction capabilities.

Forward propagation of enables means that when a register is clock gated and feeds a downstream register then that register can be… Read More


Sequential Power Optimization

Sequential Power Optimization
by Paul McLellan on 11-29-2012 at 8:44 pm

Image RemovedCalypto has an interesting webinar coming up about Minimizing RTL Power Through Sequential Analysis. It is next Tuesday December 4th at 11am.

Insert standard paragraph about how power is the new timing, everyone worries about power, battery life in smartphones, half-empty datacenters.

You probably already know… Read More


Addressing the Nanometer Digital Design Challenges! (Webinars)

Addressing the Nanometer Digital Design Challenges! (Webinars)
by Daniel Nenni on 07-27-2012 at 7:30 pm

Optimizing logical, physical, electrical, and manufacturing effects, Cadence digital implementation technology eliminates iteration without sacrificing design quality by addressing timing sensitivity, yield variation, and leakage power from the start. … Read More


Apache Ansys Update 2012

Apache Ansys Update 2012
by Daniel Nenni on 05-26-2012 at 9:26 pm

Apache is one of the brightest stars in the EDA universe. Paul McLellan has done a nice job covering them before and after the Ansys acquisition. Check out the Apache SemiWiki landing page HERE. The Apache wikis are also very well done and it has been a pleasure working with the Apache marketing team. Expect more innovative things … Read More


LTE-Advanced Handsets for 4G

LTE-Advanced Handsets for 4G
by Paul McLellan on 02-21-2012 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedDue to a lot of somewhat aggressive marketing by carriers, you might think that 4G wireless is already here. After all, wasn’t 3G ages ago? But in fact true 4G handsets won’t really be available until 2015/6. But to make that schedule, first silicon needs to be available late this year or early next, to allow… Read More


Low power techniques

Low power techniques
by Paul McLellan on 12-08-2011 at 5:49 pm

There was recently a forum discussion about the best low power techniques. Not surprisingly we didn’t come up with a new technique nobody had ever thought of but it was an interesting discussion.

Image RemovedFirst there are the techniques that by now have become standard. If anyone wants more details on these then two good… Read More


First low-power webinar: Ultra-low-power Methodology

First low-power webinar: Ultra-low-power Methodology
by Paul McLellan on 07-13-2011 at 12:10 pm

Image RemovedThe first of the low power webinars is coming up on July 19th at 11am Pacific time. The webinar will be conducted by Preeti Gupta, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Apache Design Solutions. Preeti has 10 years of experience in the exciting world of CMOS power. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Indian … Read More


Low Power Webinar Series

Low Power Webinar Series
by Paul McLellan on 07-08-2011 at 4:57 pm

At DAC 2011 in San Diego, Apache gave many product presentations. Of course not everyone could make DAC or could make all the presentations in which they were interested. So from mid-July until mid-August these presentations will be given as webinars. Details, and links for registration, are here on the Apache website.
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