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IoT – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

May 22, 2017, anysilicon

irobot

This title, borrowed from Bachman Turner Overdrive’s classic 1974 hit is very relevant today if we apply it to the “Internet of Things”. I’ve been reading and using the term “IoT” for a long time, but realized I needed a clear definition. The Internet is full of similar choices but

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VLSI Design Flow – An Overview

May 18, 2017, anysilicon

asic design flow

Today, VLSI design flow is a very solid and mature process. The overall VLSI design flow and the various steps within the VLSI design flow have proven to be both practical and robust in multi-millions VLSI designs until now.
 
Each and every step of the VLSI design flow has

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Rohde & Schwarz America and DA-Integrated Collaborate on IC Tester for Advanced RF & Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuits

May 17, 2017, anysilicon

Rohde & Schwarz's R&S ZVA 67 GHz Vector Network Analyzer (PRNewsfoto/Rohde & Schwarz)

COLUMBIA, Md., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Rohde & Schwarz America (RSA), a leading supplier of test & measurement equipment, and DA-Integrated, a company that offers advanced production test systems for development, characterization and volume production, have announced today that they have collaborated to develop an on-wafer RFIC production test

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Faraday Introduces UrLib+™ Add-on Library on UMC 40LP Process

May 17, 2017, anysilicon

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Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today introduced its new UrLib+™ add-on library for the third-party library on UMC 40LP process technology. UrLib+ is a library package, featuring extra sets of cells for optimized PPA (Power/Performance/Area), yield controllability, clock tree noise reduction, robust

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Semiconductor Technology Node History and Roadmap

May 16, 2017, anysilicon

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65nm, 28nm, 10nm, 7nm… If you follow Intel’s processors or Xilinx’s FPGAs, you have probably heard about the term semiconductor process node. Semiconductor foundries are investing billions of dollars to make the newest technology node available to the market.
 
Traditionally, the technology (process) node indicated to the transistor’s gate

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Dolphin Integration offers a webinar on optimizing SoC power consumption in sleep mode

May 16, 2017, anysilicon

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Allowing battery-powered devices to run, without battery recharge, for years rather than months, partakes in enhancing significantly end-user satisfaction and is a key point to enabling the emergence of IoT applications. Numerous applications, such as M2M, BLE, Zigbee…, have an activity rate (duty cycle) such that the power consumption in

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