Tag Archives: Cadence

The Power Wall: Are we scaling it or is it just getting higher?

Cadence hosted a Low-Power Summit this month at which Jan Rabaey was the keynote speaker. Jan is the Donald O. Pederson  Distinguished Professor in the EECS department at U.C. Berkeley; Scientific Co-Director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC); and … Continue reading

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Mixed-Signals: Tribulations of Combining Analog and Digital Design

“Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”—Rudyard Kipling Kipling’s line goes back over 100 years but today it could just as well apply to digital and analog engineers. Engineering graduates for at least … Continue reading

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Verifying the Cloud

So called “cloud computing” is the presumptive wave of the future, and not just to deliver software-as-a-service (SAAS), which will certainly challenge Microsoft’s business model. The ‘cloud’ is of course all those mainframes that Amazon, Google, Rackspace and others use … Continue reading

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Trust and Verify

While system-level design has been proceeding apace for many years—approaching the goal haltingly and asymptotically—system-level verification remains the Achilles heel of that enterprise. SoC design in particular increasingly consists of assembling IP from a variety of vendors, reusing some of … Continue reading

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Mentor Passes Cadence in EDA Market

Gary Smith EDA have just released their 2009 Market Share study of the EDA market, compiled by analysts Nancy Wu & Mary Olsson. Synopsys continues to hold first place but for the first time Mentor Graphics managed to edge out Cadence … Continue reading

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Need IP? Buy Me!

Cadence announced today that it’s buying Denali Software for $315 million in cash. This is a pretty bold move for a company that was close to circling the drain not too long ago and raises the question, “What was that … Continue reading

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