Achieving Requirements Traceability from Concept through Design and Test

Achieving Requirements Traceability from Concept through Design and Test
by Daniel Payne on 05-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

Excel is a wonderful, general purpose spreadsheet tool that lets me organize and analyze rows and columns of data into something meaningful, however it doesn’t know anything about requirements traceability for complex semiconductor projects. So why do so many engineering teams still rely upon Excel or custom, in-house… Read More


An Overview of Jama Software in the Semiconductor Industry

An Overview of Jama Software in the Semiconductor Industry
by Daniel Payne on 05-01-2017 at 12:00 pm

Portland, Oregon is a hotbed of innovation for software development companies and I tend to scan the headlines of my local newspaper the Oregonian, which is where I first started to read about Jama Software a few years back. Curiosity and opportunity drove me to meet with Trevor Smith of Jama in their Portland office. We chatted for… Read More


Design Collaboration, Requirements and IP Management at #52DAC

Design Collaboration, Requirements and IP Management at #52DAC
by Daniel Payne on 05-14-2015 at 12:00 pm

For SoC designers attending DAC in June you probably want to check out the EDA vendors that enable design collaboration among your engineers and designers that are spread out across a building, campus or the globe. Dassault Systemes does offer tools and methodologies for: Design collaboration, requirements and IP management.… Read More


You didn’t say it has to work

You didn’t say it has to work
by Don Dingee on 04-22-2014 at 8:00 pm

“Failure to plan is planning to fail.” If that is true – and it has been quoted verbatim or slightly modified so many times throughout modern history, there has to be some truth – why does most of the engineering community seem to detest planning so much?

Image RemovedEngineering planning doesn’t mean whipping out a block diagram … Read More


Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management

Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management
by Paul McLellan on 09-21-2013 at 4:29 pm

The first thing to realize about Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management platform is that in the non-IC world where Dassault primarily operates, simulation doesn’t just mean functional verification or running Spice. It is anything during the design that produces analytical data. All of that data is important… Read More