More knowledge, less time in FPGA-based prototyping

More knowledge, less time in FPGA-based prototyping
by Don Dingee on 04-29-2014 at 4:00 pm

I recently published a post on LinkedIn titled “Sometimes, you gotta throw it all out” in reference to the innovation process and getting beyond good to better. A prime example has crossed my desk: the new ProtoCompiler software for Synopsys HAPS FPGA-based prototyping systems.

Last week, I spoke with Troy Scott, product marketing… Read More


Formality Ultra, Streamline Your ECOs

Formality Ultra, Streamline Your ECOs
by Paul McLellan on 06-17-2013 at 8:00 am

One of the most challenging stages in an SoC design is achieving timing closure. Actually design closure is perhaps a better term since everything needs to come together such as clock tree, power nets, power budget and so on. Changes made to the design are known as ECOs (which stands for engineering change orders, a term that comes… Read More


Tempus: Cadence Takes On PrimeTime

Tempus: Cadence Takes On PrimeTime
by Paul McLellan on 05-20-2013 at 7:00 am

Today Cadence announced Tempus, their new timing signoff solution. This has been in development for at least a couple of years and has been built from the ground up to be massively parallelized. Not just that different corners can be run in parallel (which is basically straightforward) but that large designs can be partitioned … Read More


Current Timing Closure Techniques Can’t Scale – Requires New Solution

Current Timing Closure Techniques Can’t Scale – Requires New Solution
by Daniel Nenni on 10-16-2012 at 8:30 pm


There’s a nice article on timing closure by Dr. Jason Xing, Vice President of Engineering at ICScape Inc. on the Chip Design website. Not familiar with ICScape? Paul McLellan called ICScape the The Biggest EDA Company You’ve Never Heard Ofand Daniel Payne did Schematic, IC Layout, Clock and Timing Closure from ICScape atRead More