Altera looks outside for HDL tools News & Analysis 2/24/2000 Post a comment Making its strongest endorsement yet of third-party EDA tools, Altera Corp. has announced OEM deals to resell synthesis and simulation tools from Synopsys and Mentor Graphics. The deals underscore the growing importance of HDL-based synthesis and simulation in high-density FPGA design.
Startup rethinks FPGA synthesis News & Analysis 2/11/2000 Post a comment An EDA startup with close ties to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is quietly preparing next-generation synthesis for large, high-performance PLDs. The startup, Aplus Design Technologies (ADT), came to light at the recent FPGA 2000 Conference in Monterey with the announcement of a partnership with Cypress Semiconductor Inc.
Mentor, Avanti face off in full custom tools News & Analysis 2/10/2000 Post a comment Mentor Graphics and Avanti Corp. are moving into each other's tool territories again. Last week, Avanti announced it is moving deeper into the full custom tools market. And this week, Mentor announced it is stepping up efforts in the IC physical design arena and will very soon release a new placement tool.
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.
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