Cadence Explores Smarter Verification

Cadence Explores Smarter Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 07-10-2017 at 7:00 am

Verification as an effectively unbounded problem will always stir debate on ways to improve. A natural response is to put heavy emphasis on making existing methods faster and more seamless. That’s certainly part of continuous improvement but sometimes we also need to step back and ask the bigger questions – what is sufficient … Read More


Tracing Insight into Advanced Multicore Systems

Tracing Insight into Advanced Multicore Systems
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-22-2015 at 7:00 am

After knowing about the challenges involved in validating multicore systems and domains of system and application level tracing as explained by Don Dingee in his article “Tracing methods to multicore gladness” which is based on the first part of Mentor Embedded multicore whitepaper series, it’s time to take a deeper insight … Read More


Customization can add extraordinary power to your tool

Customization can add extraordinary power to your tool
by Pawan Fangaria on 04-16-2014 at 4:30 pm

In EDA arena we often find companies providing customization platforms along with the tools they offer to their customers. I admire such companies because they equip the end users of a tool to extend its functionality as they like according to their environment, thus increasing the designer productivity significantly. And I’m… Read More


Power integrity: ground, and other fairy tales

Power integrity: ground, and other fairy tales
by Don Dingee on 03-31-2013 at 8:30 pm

Ground. It’s that little downward-pointing triangle that somehow works miracles on every schematic. It looks very simple until one has to tackle modern power distribution network (PDN) design on a board with high speed and high power draw components, and you soon discover ground is a complicated fairy tale with a lot of influences.… Read More


Plotting to take over the time-domain only world

Plotting to take over the time-domain only world
by Don Dingee on 03-16-2013 at 10:00 am

The state machine nature of many digital designs has made time-domain debugging the favorite tool for most designers. We provide a set of inputs, data gets clocked in, and a set of outputs appears. We look for specific patterns in parallel paths, or sequences on serial lines.… Read More