In an electronic world driven by smaller devices packed with larger functions, power becomes a critical factor to manage. With power consumption leading to heat dissipation issues, reliability of the device can be affected, if not controlled or the device not cooled. Moreover, for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets… Read More
Sequential Equivalence Checking with Jasper
When new restaurants open they sometimes have what is called a ‘soft opening’ where they open a few days earlier than the official opening night. They are less busy since nobody knows they are open yet, maybe the whole menu isn’t available and expectations may be lower. Of course, Broadway productions also often… Read More
Clock Gating: Sequential Is Better
Sequential clock gating offers more power savings that can be obtained just with combinational clock gating. However, sequential clock gating is very complex as it involves temporal analysis over multiple clock cycles and examination of the stability, propagation, and observability of signal values.
Trying to do sequential… Read More
Sanjiv Kaul is New CEO of Calypto
Calypto announced that Sanjiv Kaul is the new CEO. I first met Sanjiv many years ago when he was still at Synopsys when I interviewed for a position there around the time I transitioned out of Compass and went back to the parent company VLSI. I forget what the position was. Then about three or four years ago when I did some work for Oasys… Read More