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Technology Forecast 2012: EDA

Technology Forecast 2012: EDA

It’s beginning to look like system-level design flows are becoming viable for mainstream design teams. David Maliniak takes a look at how ESL flows and standards are coalescing and what directions they will take over the next few years.


Virtual Platforms And TLMs Going Mainstream

EDA has begun to grow, and nothing within EDA is growing faster than the electronic system-level (ESL) segment...

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Social Media And Streaming Video Give EDA Cause For Optimism

The worldwide electronics and EDA industry may have something to cheer about in 2012-2013 and beyond, thanks to those inimitable software developers at social media companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter...

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The Next Level Of Design Entry—Will 2012 Bring Us There?

Cadence's Frank Schirrmeister explains how the industry is edging its way toward adoption of virtual platforms and transaction-level modeling with hybrid TLM/RTL approaches and ever-larger FPGAs...

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While 28 nm Is Still Teething, 20 nm Will Be A Barrel-o-Monkeys

Expect to see yields improve in 2012, taking some pressure off capacity, and just in time, as the number of 28-nm design completions is forecast to increase by as much as 50% over 2011...

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How To Succeed At 20 nm

Success at 20 nm will require deep and early collaboration among EDA vendors, intellectual property (IP) providers, foundries, and early-adopter customers...

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With Today’s Design Tools, You Don’t Have To Copy Your Father’s Schematics

With shrinking design cycles, reduced resources, and increased global competition, engineers need to take advantage of all the tools at their disposal to help them realize working designs faster...

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