Extraction tool for interconnects designs features per-hour licensing News & Analysis 12/28/2000 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Silvaco is offering an extraction and characterization tool for on-chip interconnects that is one of the first IC physical design tools available exclusively on a pay-per-use basis. Silvaco will not sell licensed copies of the Quest tool but instead will offer it only online at $15 per use.
Avanti mulls how to relieve TCAD bottleneck for modeling IC processes News & Analysis 12/19/2000 Post a comment SAN FRANCISCO -- The explosive physical, chemical and geometrical complexity of electronic devices is burdening technology CAD to the extent that TCAD simulation -- which seeks to model electronic devices and the semiconductor processes that make them -- could become an industry bottleneck. The problems are surfacing before the industry even begins to take into account the quantum effects that will be at the heart of such devices as single-electron transistors.
Synopsys in library deal with Artisan News & Analysis 12/11/2000 Post a comment Synopsys has sold its physical libraries business to Artisan Components in a deal that will see the two companies work together on a new type of standard cell library designed to support Synopsys' approach to physical synthesis. The company has also produced a new version of its Physical Compiler tool.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.