I like that Calibre can do some checking of analog layout rules, that helps save time and reduce spins. What I get more excited about is when you create an analog layout compiler that is Correct By Construction that takes into account these analog rules and follows them.
Great article, as this is a difficult subject. At Stellamar we are trying to tackle this problem as well, but by essentially creating analog from the digital library. We have done this with an ADC and are working towards some of the other analog components. www.stellamar.com
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.