This weekly posting provides a condensation of some of the best EDA and IP blogs from the web over the past week. If you have a blog feed that you would like me to consider, please let me know and I will include it in future editions.This week’s winner is:3D IC 2-tier 16PE Multiprocessor with 3D NoC Architecture Based on Tezzaron Technology
This paper describes the design flow, architecture and implementation of a 3D multiprocessor with NoC. The design is based on 16 processors communicating using a 4x2x2 mesh NoC.Other good blogs, papers and articles include:Specman’s Memory Management Orientation Guide
(or “Honey – Please Take out the Garbage”)
While memory management is normally handled automatically, this article explains why it is good to know a little about what is going on.Smoke, Smoke, Everywhere?
- Travis Mikjaniec
Using CAD software to show what type of 2nd hand smoke concentrations an innocent bystander might be expected to experience if someone nearby was smoking.Agile software development practices in the Mechanical Analysis Division
– Robin Bornoff
Ponders the question: how do you get a good design if you don’t know where you’re going? USB 3.0 Docking Stations Replace all Others – Starting Now
– Eric Huang
These units will completely replace the existing docking stations on your desktop within the next 3 years.American Technology Awards - Finally I Can Explain to my Mom What I am Actually Working On!
- Frank Schirrmeister
Virtual System Platform nominated as a finalist for the American Technology Awards.Namespaces, Build Order, and Chickens
– Brian Hunter
A video describing a convenient method of lumping together reusable UVM packages with the interface(s) that they operate on.Top 10 Things I Learned From Engineers
– Nazita Saye.
That is mechanical engineers because they will be the useful ones in say a zombie apocalypse.Solving the challenge of embedded IP test
Inspired by a beer with Dr. Yervant ZorianHow Debug Breakthroughs are Enabled by In-Circuit Acceleration
– Frank Schirrmeister
Shows a new use model for in-circuit accelerationMeasuring 2-Tone Intermodulation Using Envelope-Following Analysis
- Tawna Wilsey
This article describes a technique that achieves an order-of-magnitude reduction in memory requirements by converting an N-tone QPSS problem to an equivalent (N-1)-tone envelope-following analysis.Foundry and IP Business Model: Alive and Well
– John Heinlein
Says it time to put the tabloid down and look at the facts from a few different perspectives.Who Wins in the IP Ecosystem?
- Adrienne Downey
Report on a panel held at Semico Impact 2012Semico Conference: “System Driven” Semiconductor IP Leads to IP Subsystems
– Richard Goering
Another report on the Semico Impact 2012 ConferenceBrian Bailey
– keeping you covered
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