GLOBALFOUNDRIES Talks About Enabling Development of 5G ICs

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Talks About Enabling Development of 5G ICs
by Tom Simon on 02-12-2019 at 7:00 am

5G is in the news again. Sprint has mounted a legal challenge against ATT, claiming that ATT is misleading people into believing that they already are offering 5G. While ATT is about to start testing of 5G, they have also sent out updates that causes customer phones to display 5GE when they are still on 4G LTE systems. The truth is that… Read More


Qorvo Uses ClioSoft to Bring Design Data Management to RF Design

Qorvo Uses ClioSoft to Bring Design Data Management to RF Design
by Mitch Heins on 02-13-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedA couple weeks ago I gave a heads-up about a webinar that was being hosted by ClioSoft, Qorvo and Keysight. The topic of the webinar was how to manage custom RF designs across multiple design teams and CAD flows. The webinar was held on February 1[SUP]st[/SUP] and included presentations by Marcus Ray of Qorvo and Michele… Read More


Qorvo and KeySight to Present on Managing Collaboration for Multi-site, Multi-vendor RF Design

Qorvo and KeySight to Present on Managing Collaboration for Multi-site, Multi-vendor RF Design
by Mitch Heins on 01-23-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedOver the last several weeks I’ve been having a lot of discussions with colleagues around IP reuse and design data management. This led me to a discussion with Ranjit Adhikary, Marketing Vice President for ClioSoft.

ClioSoft is best known for their design collaboration software platform called SOS. They also sell… Read More


Custom layout productivity requires unrelenting EDA vendor focus

Custom layout productivity requires unrelenting EDA vendor focus
by Tom Dillinger on 08-05-2016 at 12:00 pm

The EDA tools industry relies upon ongoing productivity enhancements to existing products, to manage increasing SoC complexity and to address shrinking design schedules. The source of ideas for enhancements can come from a variety of sources – e.g., customer feedback, collaboration with the foundries, and features found … Read More


Evaluating the performance of design data management software

Evaluating the performance of design data management software
by Karim Khalfan on 01-29-2016 at 12:00 pm

In the wake of increased global competitiveness and shorter time-to-market windows, there has been a renewed focus by design management on the underlying data management infrastructure of the design teams. An increasing number of systems-on-chip (SoCs) now have some type of analog, digital and/or RF modules, making it imperative… Read More


Custom IC Panel: Winning the Custom IC Design Race!

Custom IC Panel: Winning the Custom IC Design Race!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-19-2015 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedBack in the day, EDA companies enabled the foundries. Seriously, those pesky little foundries chased us EDA companies around like puppies who needed a walk. Now, emerging EDA and IP companies are the puppies and we chase the foundries. Solido Design Automation is one of the hardest working puppies that I have ever … Read More


Managing Design Flows in RF Modules

Managing Design Flows in RF Modules
by Majeed Ahmad on 04-24-2015 at 7:00 pm

The semiconductor industry is expected to grow at a reasonable pace in 2015 and beyond, with the biggest market being compute applications followed by wireless and consumer applications. The highest growth, however, is expected to be in application-specific products for devices such as smartphones, wearables, memories, … Read More


Bluetooth Smart radio IP, backed by ARM

Bluetooth Smart radio IP, backed by ARM
by Don Dingee on 03-29-2014 at 7:30 pm

For most devices, the on ramp to the Internet of Things means wireless, connecting a microcontroller or SoC via some kind of radio. It seems every merchant semiconductor company and embedded software firm has jumped on board the IoT wagon. There is a litany of chips, modules, operating systems, and protocol stacks already, and … Read More


RFIC Design Challenges at #50DAC

RFIC Design Challenges at #50DAC
by Daniel Nenni on 05-31-2013 at 8:00 pm

Image RemovedRFIC developers used to favor mature silicon processes, typically staying back a couple of nodes behind the leading edge. This bought foundries time for ‘RF-enabling’ their PDKs, and also maximized return on investment for developing RF models and infrastructure IP. Not the case any more, it seems. To address theRead More


Agilent ADS Integrated with ClioSoft

Agilent ADS Integrated with ClioSoft
by Paul McLellan on 05-07-2013 at 4:00 am

Image RemovedI talked to Greg Peterschmidt of Agilent today about their integration of Advanced Design System (ADS) with ClioSoft’s SOS Design Data Management that was announced today. The integrated product is known as SOS viaADS. Greg is the ADS Product Planning Manager.

ADS is the market leader for design of very high… Read More