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DAC 2014 AMS panel videolog now available

We hosted a few weeks ago at DAC Synopsys AMS luncheon with speakers from Micronas, Infineon, AMD and ST.  The theme of this year’s event was “Complex Mixed-Signal SoCs: How to Conquer the Next Verification Frontier”.

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DAC Synopsys AMS Technical Luncheon Panel – Complex Mixed-Signal SoCs: How to Conquer the Next Verification Frontier

DAC is here and we are ready!

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VCS AMS – Synopsys advanced mixed-signal verification solution to accelerate regression testing of mixed-signal SoCs

 You may have seen Synopsys recent announcement during SNUG:

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DVCON 2014 – Panel on Mixed Signal Verification: what’s next ?

For Mixed-Signal afficionados or wannabes attending DVCON, I will be moderating next Monday a panel session on Mixed-signal verification (not on French wine making yet, sorry 🙂 ) . This event is sponsored by Accellera and more information can be found at:

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Synopsys/Zuken at DesignCon- Unique DDR capabilities using WaveView and HSPICE

You may be tired of hearing only about Mixed-signal verification, so why don’t we switch to signal Integrity? :). Looking at the recent announcements at CES and Intel’s expected release of server solutions using DDR4 memory later this year, I wanted to further explore this topic. We had a little time ago a very successful webinar that showed in more details DDR capabilities that SI users have and are currently adopting using a combined Synopsys- Zuken flow. Because of our customer testimonies and their enthusiasm on those capabilities, I therefore asked the owners (Griff, Hany) to demo this flow at DesignCon at the ChipHead theatre (see link below) and to talk to us a little more. Our Synopsys WaveView expert Manu V. Pillai is joining the discussion as well to provide more insights on WaveView, which is used by this flow.

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HSPICE SIG, DesignCon, Busy month for Synopsys AMS

 As DesignCon conference approaches and as the chairman of the AMS track, I would like to inform you on a few technical events happening there. In addition to our AMS track, we have added several events:

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MTV 2013 AMS Panel – The Future of Mixed-Signal Verification: from Simple Simulation to Full Regression?

Happy new year ! I chaired and organized a panel on Mixed Signal Verification at MTV 2013 conference last December and wanted to share some of my insights with you.

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Optimized Synopsys-MathWorks solution for System-Level Verification

Verification continues to be the most challenging, expensive, and time-consuming phase in ASIC and SoC design processes today. This has been true for many years, and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. On the business side, semiconductor design is no longer confined to “semiconductor” companies. In the past few years, many electronics, communication, and computer equipment companies have brought ASIC and SoC design activities back in-house. They now consider these designs to be competitive differentiators and crucial intellectual property rather than commodities that should be outsourced. This is – in significant part – driven by an increase in mathematical algorithmic content being engineered into signal, image and video processing, and mixed-signal designs

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DesignCon 2014 AMS verification track – Call for papers open until Aug 5th

Happy Thursday ! I can’t believe it is already end of July…

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DAC 2013 AMS Verification event videolog

 Well after a couple of busy weeks traveling (and I am sure you really care about knowing this :)), I finally found some time to blog about our DAC AMS event held in Austin early June. We had a very successful event with some great technical presentations (hey that’s the feedback I received from the crowd..) from Micron, Broadcom, ST-Ericsson E, ARM and ST-Microelectronics. The topics ranged from low power and reliability and mixed signal verification and advanced memory characterization.

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