Cadence Celsius Heats Up 3D System-Level Electro-Thermal Modeling Market

Cadence Celsius Heats Up 3D System-Level Electro-Thermal Modeling Market
by Tom Simon on 09-24-2019 at 6:00 am

A few years back people were saying that the “EDA” problem was solved and that design tools had become commodity. At the same time people hailed ADAS, smart homes, mobile communication and AI as the frontiers of electronics.  Perhaps it could be said that layout tools, routers, placers, and circuit simulators had largely matured… Read More


Solving the EM Solver Problem

Solving the EM Solver Problem
by Tom Simon on 04-03-2019 at 7:00 am

The need for full wave EM solvers has been creeping into digital design for some time. Higher operating frequencies – like those found in 112G links, lower noise margins – caused by multi level signaling such as in PAM-4, and increasing design complexity – as seen in RDL structures, interposers, advanced connector… Read More


Sometimes a Solver is a Suitable Solution

Sometimes a Solver is a Suitable Solution
by Tom Simon on 04-17-2018 at 7:00 am

Traditional, rule based, RC extractors rely on a substantial base of assumptions, which are increasingly proving unreliable. Having accurate RC extraction results for parasitic R’s and C’s is extremely important for ensuring proper circuit operation and for optimizing performance and power. Advanced process nodes are making… Read More


Design units come to faster Riviera-PRO release

Design units come to faster Riviera-PRO release
by Don Dingee on 03-11-2016 at 4:00 pm

For the latest incremental improvements to its Riviera-PRO functional verification platform, Aldec has turned to streamlining random constraint performance. The new Riviera-PRO 2016.02 release also is now fully supported on Windows 10 and adds a new debugger tool.… Read More


Coventor Brings More Accuracy & Performance into Design of MEMS Devices

Coventor Brings More Accuracy & Performance into Design of MEMS Devices
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-06-2014 at 9:00 am

Although MEMS devices in various forms are now found in most electronic devices, predominantly in mobile, automotive, aerospace and many other applications, their major revolution, I believe, is yet to happen. We are seeing rapid innovation in MEMS reflected by their improvements in precision, performance, size reduction,… Read More


Xilinx & Apache Team up for FPGA Reliability at 20nm

Xilinx & Apache Team up for FPGA Reliability at 20nm
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-17-2014 at 12:00 am

In this age of SoCs with hundreds of IPs from different sources integrated together and working at high operating frequencies, FPGA designers are hard pressed keeping up the chip reliability from issues arising out of excessive static & dynamic IR drop, power & ground noise, electro migration and so on. While the IPs are… Read More