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13 Dec, 2013

Qualification Is Just the Beginning

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker Press releases can make it seem like EDA tool qualification for a particular IC process node is the “end game.” But in truth, qualification is just the first publicly visible step of ongoing collaborations between an EDA vendor and the foundry. Michael White takes you behind the curtain for a peek at what goes on during qualification from start to finish, as part of his ongoing Silicon Edge series … Read More

tool qualification, tapeout, DRM, Foundry, design rule manual, process design kit, rule deck, IC, PDK

14 Dec, 2009

Clocks will be Clocks..

Posted by Arvind Narayanan

Arvind Narayanan Clock designers are an enigma. Clock designers in general are die hard star wars fans, own vintage Porsches that leak oil by the gallon, usually have lava lamps in their offices/cubicles, wear fancy leather jackets in peak summer and have likeminded clock designers as best lunch buddies. Clock designers are notorious for making other lesser designers cry with their fancy PLL spice runs, non-negotiable … Read More

IC, Low Power

3 Jun, 2009

Joe Davis DAC is less than two months away… and the phone is starting to ring again…saying “We are doing demos and realize that we are showing Calibre everywhere. Do you want to participate in our demos?” Of course we do Our approach has always been to make Calibre available in every design tool and on every database. This approach is good for everyone.  Designs have to be certified “clean” (more on that in … Read More

DRC, IC, Calibre

1 Jun, 2009

Power in need, Power indeed

Posted by Arvind Narayanan

Arvind Narayanan After some cautious and tentative moments, I finally managed to get my first post out. In this debut blog post, I’d like to introduce myself, present my bona fides and give you some idea about the likely content you’ll see here on a regular basis.  I’m Arvind Narayanan, Product Marketing Manager in the Place and Route Division at Mentor. I started my career as a Microprocessor design engineer for … Read More

IC, Low Power

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