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Why Formal Verification Should Be Part of Your Verification Plan

Designing an ASIC that is free of functional bugs is an important requirement for first spin success. Yet as designs grow...

Not All Process Design Kits Are Created Equal

Process design kits (PDKs) play an integral role in the design of integrated circuits (ICs). In simplified terms, PDKs...

Process Scaling Has Not Been Kind to Analog Circuits

Everyone is familiar with Moore's law, and the extraordinary impact that it has had on integrated circuit technology. For...

The Post GDS Nightmare

As tapeout approaches, did you ever have that nagging feeling that there must be something you forgot? Did you miss the...

Don't Think You Need a Secure SoC?

The Oct 21st, 2016 denial of service attack on websites across the United States was powered by hacked Internet of Things...

Why Use-Cases Are Critical in SoC Verification

Verifying the correct behavior of small functional blocks and simple IP on a SoC is largely a solved problem. Techniques for...

Bug Tracking Is Not Just For Software

Bug reporting and tracking is usually thought of as part of the software development process, but it is essential for SoC...

What Comes First? The Chip or the Board?

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, System-on-Chip (SoC) based printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming...

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