Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Divide and Conquer

ic design Aug 22, 2016 12:28:18 PM


So far in this blog series, I started with my top 5 takeaways from my PMI Project Management training and project experience within ic design services, and then went into more detail in the second blog.

RTL2GDSII: Using CCD Optimisation to Harden Processor Cores to 1GHz

Physical Implementation Aug 16, 2016 12:26:22 PM


Many challenges arise when implementing high performance ip cores.  One of these is how to effectively skew the clock tree to enable efficient slack borrowing from neighbouring stages in a register-based.

Low Power IC Design - Targeting Best Possible Power Performace

Physical Implementation Aug 9, 2016 10:48:17 AM


Almost every aspect of electronic design has at least some focus on low power, particularly with mobile devices dominating the consumer market. Designers are faced with OEMs demanding that the size of the.

RTL2GDSII Design Impact in Moving from 28nm to 16/14nm

Physical Implementation Jul 29, 2016 9:47:42 AM


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.

Proving your IoT Application with Working Silicon

IoT Jul 7, 2016 10:43:17 AM


Many prospective IoT/M2M start-ups, and companies producing components for customer products, would benefit from a custom ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) to generate venture capital or lead.

Project Management & Process Groups – Divide and Conquer

Project Management Jul 4, 2016 2:42:21 PM


In my previous blog, I discussed some of the perils to avoid as a new project manager and now I’d like to begin to explain how we turn this herculean task of project management into something more.

Implementation Techniques of IP Cores for Optimum PPA Results

Physical Implementation Jun 24, 2016 9:48:59 AM


In an ever competitive market place design teams are often faced with the challenge of providing differentiated products by achieving market leading power performance and area (PPA) targets to drive future.

Power Integrity Verification - for Reliable Power Control Networks

Verification May 5, 2016 2:38:22 PM


In this post we look at the use of the latest power aware verification methodologies to “shift left” - to verify power architectures early and minimise bugs occurring in the power control network late in the.

Functional Verification Techniques for your SoC Design 

Verification Apr 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM


Functional Verification can enable your verification environment to “shift left”, starting verification early in the design cycle by streamlining testbench development, facilitating faster turnaround times.

Top 5 Takeaways from Project Management Training

Project Management Apr 18, 2016 1:07:19 PM


Once upon a time I was a carefree physical design engineer, happily running place and route.  I must have been doing something right because one day I was asked to replace the EDA tools with a Gantt chart.

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