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Cadence Blog – Latest Posts

CCIX Coherency: Verification Challenges and Approaches
Apr 19, 2021
Cache coherency is not a new concept. Coherent architectures have existed for many generations of CPU and Interconnect designs. Verifying adherence to coherency rules in SoCs has always been one of...
PSS 2.0 Is Available and Driving Portable Stimulus to the Mainstream!
Apr 19, 2021
Three years ago, PSS ( Portable Test and Stimulus) specification 1.0 was released and started to reshape the way design and verification engineers think about SoC level verification and testing. It...
Update: Pointwise, PCIe, RISC-V
Apr 19, 2021
This is another of my occasional update posts, covering changes to recent posts that are not big enough to justify an entire post on their own. Today, Pointwise and PCIe. You will almost certainly...
Sunday Brunch Video for 18th April 2021
Apr 18, 2021
https://youtu.be/afv9_fRCrq8 Made at Target Oakridge (camera Ziyue Zhang) Monday: "Targeting" the Open Compute Project Tuesday: NUMECA, Computational Fluid Dynamics...and the America's...
Virtuoso Meets Maxwell: Creating Connectivity Between Die and BGA Package for IC Packaging Process
Apr 17, 2021
'Virtuoso Meets Maxwell' is a blog series aimed at exploring the capabilities and potential of Virtuoso RF Solution and Virtuoso MultiTech. So, how does Virtuoso meets Maxwell? Now, the...
μWaveRiders: Enhancing Load Pull with Cadence AWR Software
Apr 16, 2021
The Team RF "μWaveRiders" blog series is a showcase for Cadence AWR RF products. Monthly topics will vary between Cadence AWR Design Environment release highlights, feature videos, Cadence...
Virtuosity: What’s New on the Cadence Learning and Support Portal – Virtuoso Layout Product Page
Apr 16, 2021
To keep up with this high-speed functioning world where everyone looks for a quick solution, it's a good option to have a one-stop learning resource handy where you can get all the related...
Evolving Maturity in Ransomware
Apr 16, 2021
I recently attended a Black Hat seminar titled The Evolving Maturity in Ransomware Operations. It was scary. A high-level summary would be that ransomware has become more targeted, more professional,...

Chalk Talks Featuring Cadence

Cloud Computing for Electronic Design (Are We There Yet?)
May 8, 2020
50,031 views
When your project is at crunch time, a shortage of server capacity can bring your schedule to a crawl. But, the rest of the year, having a bunch of extra servers sitting around idle can be extremely expensive. Cloud-based EDA lets you have exactly the compute resources you need, when you need them. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Craig Johnson of Cadence Design Systems about Cadence’s cloud-based EDA solutions.
TensorFlow to RTL with High-Level Synthesis
Apr 17, 2020
48,422 views
Bridging the gap from the AI and data science world to the RTL and hardware design world can be challenging. High-level synthesis (HLS) can provide a mechanism to get from AI frameworks like TensorFlow into synthesizable RTL, enabling the development of high-performance inference architectures. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Dave Apte of Cadence Design Systems about doing AI design with HLS.
Cadence Celsius Thermal Solver
Apr 13, 2020
40,843 views
Electrical-thermal co-simulation can dramatically improve the system design process, allowing thermal design adaptation to be done much earlier. The Cadence Celsius Thermal Solver is a complete electrical-thermal co-simulation solution for the full hierarchy of electronic systems from ICs to physical enclosures. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with CT Kao of Cadence Design Systems about how the Celsius Thermal Solver can help detect and mitigate thermal issues early in the design process.
Mom, I Have a Digital Twin? Now You Tell Me?
Apr 10, 2020
47,088 views
Today, one engineer’s “system” is another engineer’s “component.” The complexity of system-level design has skyrocketed with the new wave of intelligent systems. In this world, optimizing electronic system designs requires digital twins, shifting left, virtual platforms, and emulation to sort everything out. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Frank Schirrmeister of Cadence Design Systems about system-level optimization.

Featured Content from Cadence

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The Verification World We Know is About to be Revolutionized
Apr 12, 2021
6,290 views
Designs and software are growing in complexity. With verification, you need the right tool at the right time. Cadence® Palladium® Z2 emulation and Protium™ X2 prototyping dynamic duo address challenges of advanced applications from mobile to consumer and hyperscale computing. With a seamlessly integrated flow, unified debug, common interfaces, and testbench content across the systems, the dynamic duo offers rapid design migration and testing from emulation to prototyping. See them in action.
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Overcoming Signal Integrity Challenges of 112G Connections on PCB
Jan 4, 2021
One big challenge with 112G SerDes is handling signal integrity (SI) issues. By the time the signal winds its way from the transmitter on one chip to packages, across traces on PCBs, through connectors or cables, and arrives at the receiver, the signal is very distorted, making it a challenge to recover the clock and data-bits of the information being transferred. Learn how to handle SI issues and ensure that data is faithfully transmitted with a very low bit error rate (BER).
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Speeding Up Large-Scale EM Simulation of ICs Without Compromising Accuracy
Jan 4, 2021
With growing on-chip RF content, electromagnetic (EM) simulation of passives is critical — from selecting the right RF design candidates to detecting parasitic coupling. Being on-chip, accurate EM analysis requires a tie in to the process technology with process design kits (PDKs) and foundry-certified EM simulation technology. Anything short of that could compromise the RFIC’s functionality. Learn how to get the highest-in-class accuracy and 10X faster analysis.
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Improve SoC-Level Verification Efficiency by Up to 10X
Nov 18, 2020
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Chip-level testbench creation, multi-IP and CPU traffic generation, performance bottleneck identification, and data and cache-coherency verification all lack automation. The effort required to complete these tasks is error prone and time consuming. Discover how the Cadence® System VIP tool suite works seamlessly with its simulation, emulation, and prototyping engines to automate chip-level verification and improve efficiency by ten times over existing manual processes.