Generating AMI Models for SerDes Applications

Generating AMI Models for SerDes Applications
by Admin on 07-14-2022 at 10:00 am

Part of Keysight’s ‘Simulating for High-Speed Digital Insights’ webinar series

July 14, 2022 | 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

AMI (Algorithmic Modeling Interface) has become the industry standard for modeling and simulating SerDes transmitter and receiver behaviors. It includes equalization, and CDR (Clock… Read More


How to Use Materials Characterization to Generate Accurate FEA Models

How to Use Materials Characterization to Generate Accurate FEA Models
by Admin on 05-26-2022 at 12:00 am

Simulations are only as good as their input data. Learn how you can use materials characterization to improve simulation accuracy in this upcoming webinar.

Time:
May 26, 2022
11 AM EDT / 4 PM BST / 8:30 PM IST

Venue:
Online

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Coventor prepping MEMS for CMOS integration

Coventor prepping MEMS for CMOS integration
by Don Dingee on 10-07-2015 at 12:00 pm

About 11 months ago, I wrote a piece titled “Money for data and your MEMS for free.” In that, I took on the thinking that TSMC is just going to ride into town, fab trillions of IoT sensors, and they all will be 2.6 cents ten years from now. Good headline, but the technology and economics are not that simple. This may be the semiconductor … Read More


All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful
by Paul McLellan on 09-15-2015 at 7:00 am

“All models are wrong, some are useful.” This remark is attributed to the statistician George Box who used it as the section heading in a paper published in 1976.

Just for fun I looked up a few semiconductor statistics from 1976. Total capital spending was $238M in Japan and $306M in US and…that’s it, there was nobody else back then … Read More


MEMS+, Bringing MEMS into the Electronic World

MEMS+, Bringing MEMS into the Electronic World
by Paul McLellan on 09-19-2014 at 1:59 pm

One of the things about MEMS devices is that they almost always live on a chip that also contains the electronics necessary to process the output from the sensor. For example, an on-chip accelerometer for a car airbag deployment will contain the electronics necessary to process the signal from the sensor and end up with something… Read More


Carbon has Six Weeks of ARM, not to Mention Imagination and MIPS

Carbon has Six Weeks of ARM, not to Mention Imagination and MIPS
by Paul McLellan on 11-09-2012 at 12:18 pm

As George E.P. Box said, “essentially all models are wrong but some are useful.” That is certainly the case with Carbon’s models. For processors they have two models, one that is fast (but not timing-accurate) and one that is accurate (but not fast). But both are useful.

Carbon attended the ARM TechCon in Santa… Read More


ARM Models: Carbon Inside

ARM Models: Carbon Inside
by Paul McLellan on 05-01-2012 at 10:00 pm

ARM used to build their own models. By hand. They had an instruction-set simulator (ISS) called ARMulator that was largely intended for software development, and cycle-accurate models that were intended to run within digital simulators for development of the hardware of ARM-based systems.

There were two problems with this … Read More


Introducing TLMCentral

Introducing TLMCentral
by Paul McLellan on 09-29-2011 at 8:00 am

Way back in 1999 the open SystemC initiative (OSCI) was launched. In 2005 the IEEE standard for SystemC (IEEE1666-2005 if you are counting) was approved. In 2008, TLM 2.0 was standardized (transactional level models), making building virtual platforms using SystemC models easier. At least the models should be play nicely together,… Read More