You are currently viewing SemiWiki as a guest which gives you limited access to the site. To view blog comments and experience other SemiWiki features you must be a registered member. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

  • Synopsys RSS Feed

    by Published on 09-04-2014 05:01 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11935-syn1.jpg

    Synopsys have been gradually broadening their portfolio of verification IP (VIP). It is 100% native SystemVerilog with native debug using Verdi (that was acquired from SpringSoft last year, now fully integrated into Verification Compiler). It has native performance with VCS. Going ...
    by Published on 08-24-2014 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11885-finfet.jpg

    Planar CMOS processes have been offered for decades now, and all the way down through the 28nm node it has been riding the benefits of Moore's Law. A few years back we started hearing from Intel about TriGate (aka FinFET) starting at the 22nm node as a way to use a more 3D processing approach for transistors instead of planar CMOS. So ever since then the foundries and IDMs have been jockeying for position on FinFET technology.

    Should your next SoC design use a FinFET process? It all depends on what your product requirements are, and which libraries are available to implement ...
    by Published on 08-23-2014 10:03 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11892-9d-fusion-algorithm-3d-orientation.jpg

    Motion sensors are also commonly applied in a broad range of consumer products, including smartphones, wearable devices, game controllers and sports watches, with applications ranging from screen orientation to indoor navigation. If you desire to build an Inertial Measurement ...
    by Published on 08-21-2014 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11865-logo.jpg

    The perfect quarterly results are to slightly beat the consensus for earnings and profit, and not say anything negative about guidance for the upcoming quarter. Synopsys delivered all that with their latest quarter yesterday. Revenue was $521M versus $483M last year, giving solid growth ...
    by Published on 08-19-2014 03:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11850-synopsys-usb3-femtophy-footprint.jpg

    Sometimes a standard is a victim of its own success, at least for a while as the economics catch up to the technology. When a standard like USB 3.0 is announced, with a substantial performance increase over USB 2.0, some of the use cases come on board right away. Others, where vendors enjoy a decent ROI with good-enough performance, take longer to embark.

    by Published on 08-14-2014 05:01 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11800-zebu-server-01.jpg

    Verification has been going through a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Three technologies that used to be largely contained in their own silos have come together: simulation, emulation and virtual-platforms.

    Until recently, the workhorse verification ...
    by Published on 07-30-2014 03:21 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11698-sensor-examples.jpg

    The electronic content in automotive is exploding, the market for automotive electronics systems is expected to grow from $170 billion in 2011 to $266 billion by 2016 (Strategy Analytics). When you seat in a brand new car, you immediately see the difference ...
    by Published on 07-28-2014 07:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11687-synopsys-haps-customer.jpg

    Usually, we get the incremental story in news: this new release is x percent better at this or that than the previous release, and so on. Often missing is the big picture, telling how the pieces all tie together. Synopsys took on that challenge in their latest FPGA-based prototyping webinar. ...
    by Published on 07-25-2014 07:01 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11597-he0.jpg

    Hybrid emulation is when part of the system is run in the emulator and part of the system is run in a virtual prototype. Typically a model of the processor(s) is run in the virtual platform and then the rest of the design is modeled by running the RTL on the emulator. I ...
    by Published on 07-16-2014 01:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Synopsys
    content/attachments/11577-avago-synopsys.jpg

    Test engineers are often the unsung heroes in the semiconductor world, because they have the tough job of deciding if each IC is good or bad, while taking the least amount of time on a tester and ensuring that the tests are actually finding and uncovering all manufacturing and process variation defects. Simple stuck-at fault models are no longer sufficient to catch all of the actual defects, so to achieve the highest quality and lowest Defective Parts Per Million (DPPM) new Transition Delay (TD) patterns are being used. Extending TD testing with Slack-Based Transition Delay (SBTD) testing is a new approach for even higher defect coverage. A recent webinar presented by Synopsys and Avago focused on this test topic.

    ...

    Page 1 of 18 12311 ... LastLast