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END-to-END ASIC Design Solution for Shorter TTM [Infographic]

End-to-End ASIC Design Solution for Shorter TTM [Infographic]

This infographic shares challenges and solutions to achieve faster time-to-market in ASIC Design for the Semiconductor industry. In the era of miniaturization in the Semiconductor industry, ASIC design involves complex challenges such as carrying out IP design, conducting design & functional verification, reducing power consumption, and performing design for testability.…

2.5D and 3D ICs: New Paradigms in ASIC

2.5D and 3D ICs: New Paradigms in ASIC

2.5D and 3D are the best alternatives to transistor scaling in order to sustain Moore’s law. Read this blog to know how it helps in the Semiconductor industry. On May 4th, 2011, Intel Corporation announced a radical shift in the semiconductor technology in the last 50 years, the first 3D…

Debugging of Mixed Signal SoC in an effective and efficient way to save multi-billion $ loss

Debugging of Mixed Signal SoC in an effective and efficient...

Preface To efficiently verify modern Mixed Signal SoC, verification engineers face a myriad of challenges every day. As designs keep getting larger and more complex, it has a profound impact on the verification cycle. This document outlines many of the advance steps one must follow for effectively and efficiently debugging…

AMS verification setup using Config view (GUI Mode to Command Line Mode transition) – Proof of Concept

AMS verification setup using Config view (GUI Mode to Command...

With the complexities in Analog Mixed Signal SoC’s/chips, there is a need to automate the methodology or flow to provide confidence on Command Line based Mixed Signal Verification. This blog focuses on addressing the challenges faced in Mixed Signal verification.   Due to immense complexities in Analog Mixed Signal SoC’s/chips, there…

Physical Design Services FAQs

FAQs on Physical Design And Verification Methodologies

1. What is physical design? In VLSI, physical design (is also known as integrated circuit layout) is a process in which the front end design transfer the structural netlist to the back end design team to convert into a physical layout database which consists of geometrical design information for all…

Challenges and Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in the IoT

The Internet of Things has become a mainstream technology strategy for businesses looking to accelerate growth in 2017 and beyond. The semiconductor industry isn't immune to the ongoing IoT buzz, as experts believe that major players will soon abandon the pursuit of Moore's Law in favor of a wholesome strategy…

Q&A on ASIC-FPGA-SoC Design and Solutions

1. What is FPGA design? FPGA stands for field-programmable gate array of programmable logic gates like AND or XOR and RAM blocks to implement digital computation in a best possible time interval. FPGA design is being used in various applications, including industries like Aerospace, Broadcast, Medical, Surveillance, Automotive etc. 2.…

Bringing Internet of Things to Life with ARM Architecture [Infographic]

Semiconductor companies are playing a very crucial role in the development of connected IoT ecosystems. The biggest demand stems from the need for smaller geometries, low power consumption, and high performance chips, which are integral to the field deployment of IoT devices. ARM, a leading semiconductor and software design company,…

Taking Advantage of ARM’s Architecture in Enterprise Embedded Applications

The new ARM® Cortex®-R52, the company’s first ARMv8-R, has created a whole new performance benchmark in the industry with support for strong features such as virtualization, memory protection, responsiveness, scalability, extensibility and context-switching. This is used across demanding environments, including self-driving vehicles, IoT and safety-critical applications. The processor has been…

Preventing Memory Overwrite Problem for Shared Memory using Exclusive Access...

Introduction: In different SOCs, memory is mostly treated as a peripheral component to be shared with other interconnected components. To prevent the problem of memory overwrite, ARM's Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA AXI), universally known for its use in portable smartphone-like devices, is a surefire way to provide exclusive access.…