Enabling Imagination: Siemens’ Integrated Approach to System Design

Enabling Imagination: Siemens’ Integrated Approach to System Design
by Kalar Rajendiran on 04-30-2024 at 6:00 am

Siemens EDA Important to Siemens

In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, semiconductors are at the heart of innovation across diverse industries such as automotive, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. As a leader in technology and engineering, Siemens plays a pivotal role in empowering the next generation … Read More


Masterclass: Deploying Solido Design Environment AI Workflows on AWS

Masterclass: Deploying Solido Design Environment AI Workflows on AWS
by Admin on 04-16-2024 at 1:25 pm

Utilizing AWS cloud resources to accelerate variation-aware verification  

AI-powered Solido Design Environment provides SPICE-accurate variation-aware verification for 3, 4, 5, 6 and higher sigma targets, orders of magnitude faster than traditional brute-force methods. With cloud computing made more accessible than

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Mastering Mixed-Signal Verification with Siemens Symphony Platform

Mastering Mixed-Signal Verification with Siemens Symphony Platform
by Daniel Payne on 01-17-2024 at 10:00 am

verification platform min

Digital design and verification is well understood by EDA vendors and IC designers, however mixed-signal design and verification is more challenging, because the continuous nature of analog signals requires more compute resources and specialized design skills. Siemens EDA has a unique offering in what they call SymphonyRead More


Using ML for Statistical Circuit Verification

Using ML for Statistical Circuit Verification
by Daniel Payne on 05-03-2023 at 10:00 am

6 sigma samples statistical circuit

I’ve been following Solido as a start-up EDA vendor since 2005, then they were acquired by Siemens in 2017. At the recent User2User event there was a presentation by Kwonchil Kang, of Samsung Electronics on the topic, ML-enabled Statistical Circuit Verification Methodology using Solido. For high reliability circuits… Read More


Machine Learning Applied to IP Validation, Running on AWS Graviton2

Machine Learning Applied to IP Validation, Running on AWS Graviton2
by Daniel Payne on 11-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Solido Variation Designer on Neoverse N1 CPU min

I recall meeting with Solido at DAC back in 2009, learning about their Variation Designer tool that allowed circuit designers to quickly find out how their designs performed under the effects of process variation, in effect finding the true corners of the process. Under the hood the Solido tool was using Machine Learning (ML) techniques… Read More


High Speed SerDes Design and Simulation Webinar Replay from Mentor

High Speed SerDes Design and Simulation Webinar Replay from Mentor
by Tom Simon on 05-14-2020 at 10:00 am

Mentor SerDes Simulation

Over the years SerDes (serializer/deserializer) based connections have proliferated into just about every connection within and among computing systems. Years ago, parallel interfaces were the most common method of moving data, but issues of signal integrity, synchronization and power simply became too much for the required… Read More


Low Power Design – Art vs. Science

Low Power Design – Art vs. Science
by Daniel Nenni on 08-21-2019 at 10:00 am

I have heard many times before that low power and mixed-signal design is more Art than Science. I believe this is a misconception. Science is a field that builds upon previous experiences and discoveries. Art primarily seeks out creative differences, things we have not seen before that evoke emotion. The most successful designers… Read More


Solido Lunch and Learn Seminar: Variation-Aware Verification and Library Characterization Powered by Machine Learning

Solido Lunch and Learn Seminar: Variation-Aware Verification and Library Characterization Powered by Machine Learning
by Daniel Payne on 07-04-2019 at 12:22 am

Overview

The ever-demanding and expanding applications in automotive, high-performance computing, mobile, and IoT are the driving force behind the increasing complexity of today’s semiconductor designs. Because of this, design and verification methodologies that were “good enough” in the past, are no longer adequate … Read More


Mentor FINALLY Acquires Solido Design

Mentor FINALLY Acquires Solido Design
by Daniel Nenni on 11-20-2017 at 5:00 pm

I say finally because it was a long time coming… almost ten years to be exact. I started doing business development work for both Solido and Berkeley Design Automation about ten years ago and have been trying to put them together ever since. The synergy was obvious, like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, this is my third time … Read More


A better way to combine PVT and Monte Carlo to improve yield

A better way to combine PVT and Monte Carlo to improve yield
by Tom Simon on 10-11-2017 at 12:00 pm

TSMC held its Open Innovation Platform Forum the other week on September 13[SUP]th[/SUP]. Each year the companies that exhibit at this event choose to highlight their latest technology. One of the most interesting presentations that I received during the event was from Solido. In recent years they have produced a number of groundbreaking… Read More