Why you need RTL virtual prototyping News & Analysis 3/28/2003 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems' Suk Lee traces the evolution of silicon virtual prototyping, and proposes a "continuous convergence" methodology for solving timing closure problems.
Simple techniques for making verification reusable News & Analysis 3/21/2003 Post a comment Peter Spyra, verification engineer at design services startup Integre Technologies, describes a number of techniques for verification reuse with Verisity's "e" language in this detailed tutorial. An accompanying article provides code examples.
Mobile generation needs FRAM News & Analysis 3/17/2003 Post a comment In the late 1990s, after more than a decade of ferroelectric-memory development, several companies succeeded in the high-volume production of low-density (less than 1-Mbit) ferroelectric RAM.
What designers need to know about structural test News & Analysis 3/6/2003 Post a comment As functional testing becomes impractical, structural IC test becomes crucial, says Credence's Marc Loranger (right). In this tutorial, he shows you why, and details the EDA software and ATE hardware that's needed to support it.
Fault coverage founders on speed News & Analysis 3/3/2003 Post a comment Regardless of the test methodology employed, the goal of manufacturing test is to identify, or screen out, defective devices before they are embedded into a system or shipped to the end customer.
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