An evening at the IoT 'Coalface' with Thames Valley Meetup

IoT Sep 30, 2016 10:42:47 AM

INTRODUCTION:

I spent an interesting evening at the IoT Thames Valley Meetup on Wednesday, organised by Duncan Purves, Director of Connect2 Systems. Didn't quite know what to expect - and was entertained by a variety of.

International Experience for 2 Young Physical Design Engineers

Physical Implementation Sep 9, 2016 2:45:32 PM

‘Work experience abroad can bring benefits to you, your company and your clients’

INTRODUCTION

I love to travel. When I had the opportunity to travel to China on business for the company I was more than excited! I love.

IC Design: 从28纳米转向16/14纳米工艺对物理实现流程的影响

Physical Implementation Aug 30, 2016 4:35:41 PM

简介

据咨询公司Gartner的报告,对于14纳米的芯片,其集成电路(IC)的平均设计成本约为8000万美元;而对于28纳米的平面型器件,其集成电路的平均设计成本则为3000万美元。尽管许多厂商仍停留在28纳米的水平上,但那些巨头们已经在转向尺寸更小的技术节点,而占据领先地位的研发团队正在力求攻克7纳米的水平。在本博客中,我们将一睹设计师从28纳米转向16/14纳米技术节点时面临的真实情况和挑战,以及这些情况和挑战对物理实现流程的影响。

Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Divide and Conquer

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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

INTRODUCTION

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.

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