Achieving timing closure for signoff can be a daunting challenge in today’s complex designs. Meeting timing under all conditions – with the certainty required for signoff – is a complex and demanding task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Ruben Molina of Cadence Design Systems about the special challenges of signoff … Read More → "Cadence Tempus Timing Signoff Solution"
NFC is widely known as a subset of RFID, but there are awesome applications of NFC that go far beyond simple RFID. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Greg Proehl (STMicroelectronics) about the basics of NFC technology, and they explore some interesting NFC applications as well as cool and innovative new NFC solutions from … Read More → "Enabling New Applications with NFC Connectivity and Energy Harvesting"
Software is becoming a larger and larger part of our system-on-chip (SoC) designs. It is critical that we be able to begin developing and debugging software as early as possible in the design cycle. But, the hardware part of today’s complex designs takes months to stabilize. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with … Read More → "It’s the Software, Silly! – Success with FPGA-based Prototyping"
Analog power has always been the standard. New digital power modules offer great flexibility, but that comes with a price. For many applications, we’d love to have the simplicity and efficiency of analog power with the features of digital power. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Steve Stella from Microchip Technology about … Read More → "Introducing Digitally Enhanced Power Analog"
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Gordon Hands (Lattice Semiconductor) about some awesomely tiny FPGAs that bring the power of programmable logic into devices like cell phones, tablets, and other power and form factor sensitive applications. Click the button below to download a free datasheet that details of the features of Lattice Semiconductor’s iCE40LP/HX … Read More → "World’s Smallest FPGAs Solve 4 Big Problems"
Do you worry about security in your FPGA design? Are there bad guys out there trying to take advantage of security holes in your electronic designs? What can we do to stop them? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Tim Morin (Microsemi) about the practical aspects of security in mainstream SoC FPGAs – what … Read More → "What is Design Security in a Mainstream SoC?"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Louie de Luna about Aldec’s new Spec-TRACER tool and how Spec-TRACER helps you navigate your way through your design flow – from beginning to end, from requirements to verification. Click here to register for the live webcast: DO-254 Requirements Traceability Click the link below to download the … Read More → "DO-254 Requirements Traceability with Spec-TRACER"
In today’s mobile designs, displays are one of the most important components in differentiating your product. As a result, more people are designing high-resolution displays into mobile devices. But, adding a high-res display to your design can be a complex task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Pavel Klinger (GLOBALFOUNDRIES) about GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ solutions for the … Read More → "Advanced Smart Display Solutions"
Power consumption is one of the key drivers in system design today, and it’s about time we had a way to estimate and verify the power used by our design. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Lauro Rizzatti (Synopsys) about how to verify and estimate power consumption with the ZeBu emulator.
When it comes to custom IC design, one size most definitely does not fit all. Different applications call for specialized IP, tools, and even semiconductor processes. But, sorting through the options can be a daunting process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pavel Klinger from GLOBALFOUNDRIES about market-specific solutions that … Read More → "Market-Specific Custom IC Solutions"
Dec 13, 2018
A few years ago, I was working for a large company in Menlo Park. The job itself was not where I wanted to be, and I was happy to leave it for Cadence. But despite my bellyaching about the position,... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Dec 12, 2018
A joint demonstration between Samtec and eSilicon — an eSilicon 7 nm 56 Gbps DSP SerDes over a Samtec 5 meter ExaMAX® backplane cable assembly — caught a lot of attention at SC18. The demo showed a true long-reach capability with a high-performance, flexible, eas...
Dec 10, 2018
With Apple's 'Wearable' category of sales setting a new record this September with growth over 50%, and FitBit seeing growth in both trackers......
Nov 14, 2018
People of a certain age, who mindfully lived through the early microcomputer revolution during the first half of the 1970s, know about Bill Godbout. He was that guy who sent out crudely photocopied parts catalogs for all kinds of electronic components, sold from a Quon...