If Your Chip Is Not an SoC, It Soon Will Be

December 18, 2014, anysilicon

Last week’s post was addressed primarily to those of you who are already designing SoCs. We made the point that more and more SoCs have multiple processors, either homogenous or heterogeneous, and that most or all of those processors do or will have caches. This led to the main conclusions of the

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Moore’s Law Will Not Come To An End Anytime Soon

December 16, 2014, anysilicon

Gordon Moore said‚ on the 40th anniversary of his law that “Moore’s law is really about economics.” What did he really mean by that? In 1965 when Gordon Moore put forth Moore’s law based on his observation, those years were Golden years of Free Market Capitalism in America. The entire decade

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Setup/hold interdependence in the pulsed latch (Spinner cell)

December 12, 2014, anysilicon

This is a guest post by Dolphin Integration which provides IP core, EDA tool and ASIC/SoC design service.

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The IP Blame Game

December 10, 2014, anysilicon

This is a guest post by Methodics that delivers state-of-the-art semiconductor data management (DM)  for analog, digital and SoC  design  teams.

The topic of IP quality in the SoC era is difficult to define, and solutions to problems relating to IP quality, verification, and use are hard to find. Debates rage between IP users, suppliers,

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Mixed Signal Design & Verification Methodology for Complex SoCs

December 08, 2014, anysilicon

This is a guest post by S3 Group that provides design, verification and implementation of the most complex IC solutions.

This paper describes the design & verification methodology used on a recent large mixed signal System on a Chip (SoCs) which contained radio frequency (RF), analog, mixed-signal and digital blocks on one chip. Read More

Medical ASIC Design for IoT: Meeting FDA Guidelines

December 01, 2014, anysilicon

This is a guest post from Neil Miller, Engineering Manager at Nuvation Engineering, a provider of complex electronic product development and design services.
In the past few years, the market for IoT devices has exploded, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for telehealth and medical applications. Advancements in sensor design,

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