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Digital Implementation Blog

Sharing is Learning - New RAKs and Videos for Digital Users on Cadence Support

Friends, you would probably agree that sharing knowledge is a practical way to solve business problems, and contributes to business goals. Thought I'd share some great content that I came across while navigating through http://support.cadence.com...  Read More »
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Five-Minute Tutorial: Start the New Year with Voltus

Happy New Year to all of our Digital Implementation Blog readers - and also to anyone new who is stopping by to check us out. We're glad you're here and we hope you'll hang out with us for a while! I thought we could start this new year with...  Read More »
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11 Things I Learned by Browsing Cadence Online Support

I guess by now most of us are already familiar with Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs). These are packages that include a detailed instructional document and a lab database. You can browse all the available materials at http://support.cadence.com . Rapid Adoption...  Read More »
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Five-Minute Tutorial: EM Model Files Revisited

Back in January, I posted a Five-Minute Tutorial about creating EM Model files . We'll be referencing this previous post a lot, so check it out quickly right now. That method has worked well for me, but on my most recent project, I hit some snags...  Read More »
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Answers to Top 10 Questions on Performing ECOs in EDI System

Applying ECOs to a design can be complex, stressful and error prone so it's important to apply the right tools and flow to implement the changes successfully. EDI System provides multiple ECO flows to physically implement ECOs efficiently and accurately...  Read More »
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Five-Minute Tutorial: Set Flip-Chip Bumps as Voltage Sources in EPS/EDI Rail Analysis

When running power and rail analysis for a flip chip, we used to have to spend some time creating the voltage sources. It wasn't too terrible; usually we would output the bumps into a Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) .io file, then use...  Read More »
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CDNLive High-Performance Track: Do You Have What it Takes to Get Your High-Performance SoC to Market?

Implementing SoCs with embedded processors at advanced nodes has become increasingly difficult. This is due to the complexity of the design functionality as well as the low power and increased performance requirements driven by a plethora of end-user...  Read More »
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Five-Minute Tutorial: Create Encounter Power System (EPS) Power-Grid Views For Standard Cells

In today's tutorial, I'm giving you a sample EPS (Encounter Power System) script that you can use to generate power-grid views for your standard cells. Power-grid views are used during rail analysis, with IR-Drop and EM (electromigration/current...  Read More »
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Quick Reference - 8 Ways to Optimize Power Using Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System

Everyone knows that the increasing speed and complexity of today's designs implies a significant increase in power consumption, which demands better optimization of your design for power. I am sure lot of us must be scratching our heads over how to...  Read More »
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Five-Minute Tutorial: Creating An EM Model File

One of the least-fun parts of running power and rail analysis has always been coming up with the electromigration (EM) model file. In the past, this involved cracking open the process design rule manual, finding the appropriate equations, and creating...  Read More »
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