Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
July 20, 2018

Why the time has come for cloud-based emulation

Mentor has untethered its Veloce platform online because it feels more designs need emulation and the cloud can now support it.

July 16, 2018

Embedded FPGAs start to take hold in SoC

The embedded FPGA is beginning to find a market, with communications leading the way but machine learning likely to drive further adoption.

July 12, 2018

With RF, power and MRAM, FD-SOI finds its role

FD-SOI is gradually building up a presence as a technology not just for low-power but RF and power integration.

July 11, 2018

Leti and Soitec partner for wafer development

Research institute Leti and Soitec have decided to team up to work on a new generation of engineered substrates, such as specialized SOI wafers.

July 5, 2018

Cloud makes hardware acceleration more accessible

After the moves by Cadence and Mentor, emulation in the cloud may only be the start of providing verification acceleration as a service.

July 3, 2018

Fusion improves timing say Synopsys users

Early-access customers talked about their experiences with the Synopsys Fusion-based flow in a panel session at the DAC.

July 2, 2018

Tools suppliers back version 1.0 of portable-stimulus standard

Accellera has published the first release of the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS), with tools suppliers following up with software support.

June 27, 2018

EDA needs to work on the back end, says Qualcomm

It’s the back-end that needs work as system-level considerations begin to dominate design, Qualcomm’s vice president of engineering said at DAC.

June 27, 2018

Remember the design gap? It’s back

Fifteen years on from the design gap that triggered the IP revolution, implementation costs have created a new one.

June 26, 2018

EDA learns to love AI

Machine learning is gradually moving into implementation and verification tools for EDA.

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