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friday fun

  • Friday Fun: InCyte Chip Estimator infomercial

    This is our second (and last, for now) foray into the genre of cheesy American commercial advertisement. Here was our first attempt . I've been fascinated with the infomercial approach ever since I received "The ShamWow" for Father's Day from my proud son, who then asked for some red...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, May 14 2010
  • Friday Fun: Multi-objective optimization for your iteration problem

    Here in the U.S., in recent years we've seen all kinds of commercials on TV for prescription pharmaceuticals. Needless to say, they have to figure out how to sell something that is very intangible in most cases. This is not unlike algorithm-oriented EDA software! So we decided to have some fun and...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Apr 16 2010
  • Friday Fun: Tapeout!

    Well, this is the finale of this season of The Next Generation. In it, the Dante Semi team celebrates their on-time tapeout, thanks to adopting modern design methodologies. It also has a bit of intrigue at the end. Hopefully this series has been entertaining and educational. We figured we would try something...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Sep 11 2009
  • Friday Fun: A Last-minute ECO

    In this week's episode, the Dante Semi team is about to tape out when they get a last minute spec adjustment from their primary customer. Does this sound familiar? How will they make the change and verify it quickly enough to be able to tape out on time? (Hint: Conformal ECO ). Enjoy! If video fails...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Sep 4 2009
  • Friday Fun: Cutting Ties to the Past

    In last week's installment , we left the Dante Semiconductor team when they were nearing tapeout, but their old vendor was asserting its own interests over that of the project. In this week's episode, the team comes together to break the final link so that they can move forward with taping out...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Aug 28 2009
  • Friday Fun: Adopting New Low-power Design Techniques

    This week's episode has the Dante Semi team employing some new low power design techniques, and using Conformal Low Power to verify their implementation of them. You will also see how the verification team uses low power simulation with Incisive to functionally verify the behavior. It's all going...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Aug 21 2009
  • Friday Fun: Modern Methodology Has Benefits

    In this week's episode of "The Next Generation", the Dante Semi team reviews the project status after adopting many new techniques, such as power shutoff, assertion-based verification, physical synthesis, and multi-supply multi-voltage optimization. It looks like things are going well!...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Aug 14 2009
  • Friday Fun: The Next Generation is Back!

    After a bit of a hiatus due to some production issues, we're resuming the series of The Next Generation episodes. This week's episode starts with a review of the previous episode since it was so long ago, and deals with how companies have to make difficult EDA tool decisions in today's competitive...
    Posted to Logic Design (Weblog) by Jack Erickson on Fri, Aug 7 2009
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