S-engine Moves up the Integration of IPs into SoCs

S-engine Moves up the Integration of IPs into SoCs
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-07-2014 at 8:30 am

As the semiconductor design community is seeing higher and higher levels of abstraction with standard IPs and other complex, customized IPs and sub-systems integrated together at the system level, sooner than later we will find SoCs to be just assemblies of numerous IPs selected off-the-self according to the design needs and… Read More


A New, Free, Web-Based EDA Toolset in the Cloud

A New, Free, Web-Based EDA Toolset in the Cloud
by Daniel Payne on 04-08-2014 at 11:39 am

In the 1990’s there was a push to build EDA frameworks, however they all failed because no user wanted to be locked into one EDA vendor tool flow. Fast forward to 2014 and there’s an emerging trend to use web-based EDA tools as a framework, instead of downloading and installing software to your desktop or device. I just… Read More


Mixed-Signal SoC Debugging & IP Integration Made Easy

Mixed-Signal SoC Debugging & IP Integration Made Easy
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-28-2014 at 7:30 am

A semiconductor SoC design can have multiple components at different levels of abstractions from different sources and in different languages. While designing an SoC, IPs at different levels have to be integrated without losing the overall design goals. Of course, quality of an IP inside and outside of an SoC must be tested thoroughly.… Read More


What Makes A Designer’s Day? A Bottleneck Solved!

What Makes A Designer’s Day? A Bottleneck Solved!
by Pawan Fangaria on 12-04-2013 at 3:00 pm

In an environment of SoCs with tough targets of multiple functionalities, smallest size, lowest power and fastest performance to achieve within a limited design cycle window in order to meet the rigid time-to-market requirements, any day spent without success becomes very frustrating for a designer. Especially during tape-out… Read More


Develop A Complete System Prototype Using Vista VP

Develop A Complete System Prototype Using Vista VP
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-22-2013 at 6:00 pm

Yes, it means complete hardware and software integration, debugging, verification, optimization of performance and power and all other operational aspects of an electronic system in semiconductor design. In modern SoCs, several IPs, RTL blocks, software modules, firmware and so on sit together on a single chip, hence making… Read More