SIMULATION methods & models, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER storage devices, INDUSTRIAL engineering, PRODUCTION engineering, SYSTEMS engineering, COMPUTER simulation, HIGH performance processors, and ELECTROMECHANICAL analogies
The article focuses on the difficulties and benefits inherent in processor simulation. According to the author, the degree of detail involved in processor simulation differs from one company to another, depending on the tools that the company uses. The author cites a number of problems that can occur during processor simulation and discusses how these problems limit the effectiveness of the simulation. Further, the author cites the benefits that processor simulation offers to manufacturers, which include data tracking and speed.
COMPUTER architecture, RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURING processes, COMPUTER software, and LITHOGRAPHY
Reports on the expectation on the revolutionary new X Architecture and for design-to-manufacturing collaboration in general. Presentation of X Architecture of a new way of orienting a chip's maze of microscopic wires; Accounts on the launching of X architecture; Effect of X Architecture on photomask production, lithography and manufacturing design rules.
RAPID prototyping, INDUSTRIAL engineering, STRUCTURAL optimization, and ELECTRONICS
This article reports the move of Synopsys Inc. to spin a version of its Design Compiler (DC) synthesis tool for FPGA designers. The new tool, dubbed DC FPGA, aims squarely at designers doing prototype work on today's high-end FPGA. In addition to optimizing DC for FPGA, Synopsys added what it called Adaptive Optimization Technology (AOT). AOT searches among the various synthesis algorithms programmed into the tool to find the ones that offer the best performance for a given circuit.
INTEGRATED circuit verification, FIELD programmable gate arrays, GATE array circuits, RAPID prototyping, INTELLECTUAL property, and ROUTING (Computer network management)
The article discusses the challenges to physical verification of a system-on-a-chip (SoC), functional verification trends in 2011, and issues on intellectual property (IP) integration. It states that the verification process requires rule checking integration with the chip's placement and routing. It says that virtual prototyping and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)-based emulation and acceleration devices are expected to be adopted in 2011 aggravated by the desire to develop SoC.
PRODUCT life cycle, NEW product development, TIME to market (New products), CONCURRENT engineering, and RAPID prototyping
The article offers information on product life cycle management (PLM). The author states that the pressure of delivering new, more innovative, quality products to the market, at the shortest time, is promoting PLM throughout all industries. Furthermore, he highlights the importance of using product development tools and concurrent engineering philosophy.
Electronic Design; 6/23/2011, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p14-14, 1p, 2 Black and White Photographs
HIGH performance processors, MICROPROCESSORS, and RAPID prototyping
The article focuses on the expansion of the use of open-source prototyping platform Arduino into more demanding applications. The device's manufacturer, Digilent Inc., has decided to incorporate the 80-megahertz (MHz) PIC32 processors from Microchip Technology Inc to the Arduino mix. The integration is geared towards boosting the processing power and storage.