Category Archives: ASIC Design

IC Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm

August 01, 2016, anysilicon

Direction uncertainty with a landscape of confused tangled roads and highways and a group of traffic signs competing for influence as a symbol of the challenges of planning a strategy for success.

According to Gartner, the total average IC design cost for a 14nm chip is about $80 million, compared to $30 million for a 28nm planar device. Whilst many vendors will remain at 28nm, the ‘big guys’ have forged ahead with migrating to lower technology nodes. At the leading edge, R&D

Read More

Free Engineering Simulation Software To Students

July 17, 2016, anysilicon

Programming work in computer lab

Students around the world now have free access to the same leading engineering simulation solutions used by top organizations and professional engineers to create the most advanced products on the planet, thanks to ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS).
 

 
Released today, ANSYS® Student is a free, introductory academic software package for

Read More

Industry’s First Open-Source Chip Platforms by SiFive

July 11, 2016, anysilicon

Sifive

SiFive, the first fabless semiconductor company to build customized, open-source enabled semiconductors, today announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip (SoC) platforms. Built around the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture invented by the company’s founders at the University of California, Berkeley, SiFive’s Freedom U500 and

Read More

Dolphin Integration pushes SoC optimization to the next level with all risks managed

June 20, 2016, anysilicon

dolphin die

Minimizing the PCB footprint and the BoM cost implies embedding the Power Regulation Network (PRNet) in the SoC.
Meanwhile, minimizing drastically the SoC power consumption involves implementing several modes of activity to turn on and off different functions of the SoC, which generates noise on the supply lines during mode

Read More

3 Myths About Electronic Design You Need to Stop Believing Now

June 16, 2016, anysilicon

????????????????????????????????

Evident in ubiquitous products like cellphones, laptops, and televisions, electronic design is a large part of everyday life. Electronic designers determine many aspects of these gadgets, from their particular features, prices, and longevity. They are pressured to design, create, and produce modern technology rapidly in accordance to the increased demand

Read More

What is Tapeout?

May 17, 2016, anysilicon

maskset

The term tapeout is seemingly a strange name for the final product considering that no form of tape is used in the process. However, the origins of the name go back to a time before computers or digital storage was invented.  It is important to understand that a tapeout or

Read More