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The integration of the Questa Verification Solution from Mentor Graphics Corporation with the Jenkins Continuous Integration and Source Code Management (CI/SCM) ecosystem has been announced. As a result, Mentor Graphics Questa users are now able to manage and control regressions running Questa Formal and Questa Simulation tools from within the Jenkins dashboard.
The qualified Calibre PERC reliability rule decks from United Microelectronics (UMC) for their 28nm technology are now available it has been announced by Mentor Graphics. Customers of UMC can now extend their use of Mentor-based flows to incorporate advanced electrical reliability analysis that evaluates a variety of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection features.
To predict the future of the semiconductor market, Mentor Graphics has utilised the Gompertz Curve, a mathematical model, to better understand product demand, after a history of highly inaccurate forecasts produced by outside sources, which not only disrupts market understanding and planning, but also is a serious problem for investors.
Mentor Graphics, Northwest Logic and Krivi Semiconductor announced the availability of a complete DDR4 SDRAM IP design and verification solution that enables ASIC and FPGA design teams to quickly design and verify DDR4 memory subsystems in the Mentor Graphics IP Partnership Program. Together, Mentor Graphics, Northwest Logic, and Krivi Semiconductor enable customers to reduce time-to-market by a factor of 2X by integrating complementary design and verification IP into a single flow.
Mentor Graphics announced it has joined the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) program and the General Motors and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored EcoCAR 3 program. The move is part of Mentor Automotive’s ongoing effort to accelerate productivity of automotive engineering R&D efforts, from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to many of the world’s leading automotive engineering universities.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Siemens Building Technologies has deployed Mentor’s SystemVision product to Siemens PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design teams around the world, providing an upfront, mechatronic simulation environment and a qualified, central library for the Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise PCB design flow.
Further enhancements and optimisations for various products within the Calibre Platform was announced by Mentor Graphics Corp, and AFS (Analogue FastSPICE) Platform, as well as the completion of further certifications and reference flows for TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation) 16FFC FinFET and 7nm FinFET processes.
Mentor Graphics announced that the Veloce emulation platform was successfully used by Starblaze Technology for a specialised high-speed, enterprise-based SSD storage design. Starblaze performed a detailed and lengthy analysis of the available solutions in the emulation market. The Veloce emulation platform was selected and deployed because of its superior virtualisation technology and memory protocol support, rich software debug capabilities and proven track record delivering innovative emulation technology.
The first phase of the Xpedition PCB flow to address the increasing complexity of today’s advanced systems designs has been announced by Mentor Graphics Corporation. The increasing densities of electronics products are forcing companies to develop highly compact system designs with more functionality, and at lower costs.
An Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) company based in Mysore, India, Kaynes Technology has selected Mentor Graphics to provide a complete design-to-manufacturing solution comprising Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise, HyperLynx, Valor Process Preparation, Valor NPI and Valor Parts Library products.
The Verification Academy from Mentor Graphics has been added to, with a new SystemVerilog course and Patterns Library that together help verification engineers increase their expertise, productivity and design quality.
Mentor Graphics has announced that the Veloce emulation platform was successfully used by Barefoot Networks, a pioneer in building user-programmable and high-performance network switches, to verify its 6.5Tb/s Tofino switch. Barefoot chose the Veloce emulation platform for its high capacity, superior virtualisation technology, remote access option and proven track record in networking design verification.
The latest additions to the PADS PCB Product Creation Platform have been announced by Mentor Graphics. New Analogue/Mixed-Signal (AMS) and high-speed analysis products address engineering challenges associated with mixed-signal design, DDR implementation, and electrically-correct design signoff.
Mentor Graphics has announced the Tanner Calibre One IC verification suite as an integral part of the Tanner analogue/mixed-signal (AMS) physical design environment, creating an easy path to the proven capabilities of Calibre verification tools for Tanner EDA’s user base. This results in a dramatically-improved IC design and verification solution for Tanner customers by providing tightly-integrated access to Calibre’s physical and circuit verification, exclusively within the Tanner L-Edit layout environment.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced the latest release of the Catapult Platform that decreases the hardware design time from the design start to register transfer level (RTL) verification closure by 50% compared to traditional hand-coded RTL. Existing High-Level Synthesis (HLS) methodologies improve design and verification productivity up to 10X; however, the time required to close verification on the resulting RTL can potentially wipe out these gains.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced a collaboration with ARM to provide accessible and affordable access to Mentor’s Tanner AMS analogue/mixed-signal design flow for ARM Cortex-M0 processor-based implementations as part of the ARM DesignStart programme. The collaboration lowers the barriers to embedded and IoT device design and verification through a combination of an affordable, complete IC design tool suite and the ability to evaluate the design flow on a reference design at no cost.
Mentor Graphics Corp has announced that Samsung Foundry’s Closed-Loop DFM solution uses production Mentor Calibre and Tessent platforms to accelerate customer yield ramps. A successful yield ramp directly impacts customer product cost and time-to-market. In the Closed-Loop DFM flows, Samsung integrates its comprehensive DFM kits with its testing and manufacturing expertise to identify integrated circuit (IC) design patterns that are most likely to impact manufacturing yield, thereby helping customers improve design quality, yield, and ramp to production.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that customers and ecosystem partners are expanding their use of Calibre Pattern Matching solution to overcome previously intractable IC verification and manufacturing problems. The solution is integrated into the Mentor Calibre nmPlatform solution, creating a synergy that drives these applications at IC design companies and foundries, across multiple process nodes.
Mentor Graphics has announced that Silicon Labs has selected the Analog FastSPICE (AFS) platform for circuit verification and device noise analysis of its complex pre- and post-layout analogue circuits. Silicon Labs is using AFS to analyse PLLs, data converters, wired and wireless transceivers and other specialised high performance analogue and RF circuits.
The Valor Production Plan software from Mentor Graphics Corporation has been certified by SAP as powered by the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The integration of the Valor Production Plan tool with SAP NetWeaver streamlines PCB assembly planning, including surface mount technology (SMT), manual assembly and test, helping to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce operational cost. The Valor Production Plan solution can add finite printed circuit board (PCB) production planning to the SAP ERP application.