Concept: From Schematics to Debug

Concept: From Schematics to Debug
by Paul McLellan on 02-05-2015 at 7:00 am

In the late 1990s I was the VP Engineering at Ambit Design Systems. We had a synthesis product (called BuildGates, nobody ever forgot the name). Both our own engineers and our customers wanted to be able to take a look at the gate-level netlist that was generated from their RTL. We used a product from a company called Concept Engineering… Read More


Low Power Design

Low Power Design
by Paul McLellan on 05-16-2014 at 9:08 pm

So you want to do a low power design. Join the club. Who doesn’t? Today all designs are low power, it is the biggest constraint on what we can do on a chip. Power down; power domains, variable clock rates, mixed Vt libraries. Every trick is needed. And that is not even enough. We get to put our phones on charge each evening and there… Read More


A Brief History of MunEDA

A Brief History of MunEDA
by Daniel Nenni on 05-12-2014 at 4:56 pm

In 2002, MunEDA was launched under the guidance of EDA academic veterans and IEEE fellows Prof. Kurt Antreich and Prof. Helmut Gräb (TUM Munich Technical University ) which represented 20 plus years of EDA research and experience. All MunEDA tools are combined in a tool suite called WiCkeD[SUP]TM[/SUP]. The tool suite brand was… Read More


Jasper at DVCon and EJUG

Jasper at DVCon and EJUG
by Paul McLellan on 03-13-2014 at 7:05 pm

The Jasper European User Group meeting (EJUG) is coming up in a couple of weeks. It will be held in the Munich Hilton (which I have stayed in many times, the S-bahn from the airport pretty much stops in the basement) on April 2nd.

The schedule for the day is:
9:00 AM – Registration and continental breakfast
9:30 AM – Jasper… Read More


GSA European Executive Forum

GSA European Executive Forum
by Paul McLellan on 04-27-2013 at 9:58 am

The first week of June is DAC in Austin of course. But over in Europe, the Wednesday and Thursday of that week, June 5-6th is the GSA European Executive Forum, bringing C-level executives together from all over Europe. It actually runs from 2pm on Wednesday until about 2pm on Thursday including a VIP dinner on Wednesday evening sponsored… Read More


Kadenz Leben: CDNLive! EMEA

Kadenz Leben: CDNLive! EMEA
by Paul McLellan on 04-27-2012 at 2:01 am

If you are in Europe then the CDNLive! EMEA user conference is in Munich at the Dolce Hotel from May 14th to 16th. Like last month’s CDNLive! in Cadence’s hometown San Jose, the conference focuses on sharing fresh ideas and best practices for all aspects of semiconductor design from embedded software down to bare silicon.… Read More


Formale Verifikation in München

Formale Verifikation in München
by Paul McLellan on 03-08-2012 at 9:00 am

With DATE next week in Dresden, all eyes turn to Germany. Not to be left out, Jasper has a seminar on formal verification coming up on March 19th in the Kempinski Hotel at Munich airport. Unlike most “airport” hotels the Kempinski is indeed right in the heart of the airport. And for those of us who like a good German beer,… Read More