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Translating RF Systems to RF ASICs - Life Beyond 50 Ohms
We depend on increasingly complex wireless systems for our quality of life, defense, security, and health. It’s tempting to...
SDM Data Converter Architecture Considerations for Custom IC Designs

Sigma delta modulators (SDMs) are widely used as data converters in mixed signal integrated circuits, especially in...

Accurate Performance Analysis Requires Package Modeling

System performance is a critical requirement for the vast majority of integrated circuits that are designed today. To meet...

Controlling the Complexity of FPGA Based ASIC Emulation

FPGA Prototyping technology has advanced enough that ASIC designers and verification engineers can no longer ignore the...

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...

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...

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...

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