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Need to make an ARM Cortex-A9 processor core all it can be?

A new blog published today on the ARM Web site titled “How do you take an ARM POP up one more notch?” describes a very recent collaboration between ARM and Cadence to enhance the ARM POP IP, which helps any … Continue reading

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ISQED: Why does a trailing-edge digital IC process = a leading-edge analog IC process? TI’s Dr. Venu Menon lays bare the secrets of the analog IC business

“What can you do with bits?” asked Dr. Venu Menon, VP of Analog Technology Development at Texas Instruments at the beginning of his keynote talk at last week’s ISQED. Then he answered his own question: “Nothing without analog,” because analog … Continue reading

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6-Part series of blog posts on 28nm low-power design

Over the past week, I’ve published a 6-part series of blog posts based on the Xilinx White Paper describing how the company developed the low-power aspects of its Series-7 FPGA families. The lessons apply to any team developing ASICs and … Continue reading

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