EDA ekes out modest growth as action moves offshore News & Analysis 1/14/2008 Post a comment The latest statistics from the EDA Consortium show semiconductor and electronic design are continuing their gradual shift outside North America. with modest single-digit growth overall for the sector that supplies chip and system design software.
So many sockets, so little certainty News & Analysis 1/14/2008 Post a comment For vendors of analog ICs, the challenge is the sheer number of market variables: There are many potential "sockets" to fill, user needs are highly fragmented, and ultimate performance is not necessarily the goal in many applications.
Cadence accelerates Greek startup's design News & Analysis 1/10/2008 Post a comment Greek startup Analog Integrated Electronic Systems (Analogies S.A.) has joined Cadence Design Systems' European Start-up Accelerator Program in order to accelerate the development and time-to-market of its designs.
Virtual tool launched for EMI shielding design News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Antenna and EMI shielding device specialist Laird Technologies has made available a web-based tool for fabric-over-foam EMI-shielding gaskets that allows engineers to configure, view and download 2D drawings and 3D models directly into their designs in all conventional CAD formats.
Mentor's Rhines sees semis as hope for 2008 News & Analysis 1/7/2008 Post a comment The semiconductor industry is coming off a relatively weak year, and the landscape could be even bleaker. But a sliver of hope might lie in the increased use of semiconductors, said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics.
Why we need an analog design flow that's like digital now Design How-To 1/7/2008 Post a comment Analog designs are notoriously sensitive to variations in temperature, noise and process variation, much more so than digital. These analog designs must be thoroughly verified against these variations and then analyzed within the context of the SOC after it is characterized at the block level.
Catalytic's good move Blog 1/4/2008 Post a comment Catalytic has purchased a portion of Celoxica's business. Does the move make sense: will it deliver a strong player in the ESL market, or will it result in indigestion?
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments