Category: Technical papers

Active Texts: The Swiss Army Knife of the schematic editor SLED!

It is commonplace that suppliers of EDA simulators allow configuring the testbench from some schematic editor. Meanwhile, a gap in terms of functionalities remains between configuring the testbench from the schematic versus from the simulator control file. To fill this gap, and to avoid restraining simulator usage without losing the focus on the schematics, Dolphin …

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Succeeding in Implementing a Low-Power SoC with Power Islands
SNUG 2015

With the growth of markets related to the Internet of Things, the requirements in terms of very low-power consumption for the connected “things” push SoC/ASIC designers and architects to hunt down mA, and even µA, from specification until first silicon prototype validation. The level of experience in low-power strategy definition and implementation is very different …

Succeeding in Implementing a Low-Power SoC with Power Islands
SNUG 2015
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The future of the 8051 legacy upgraded for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest buzzword driving the industry for any number of low-power interconnected things. However, the IoT encompasses an incredible number of different types of things ranging from edge objects, namely smart or wearable devices which are battery powered with sensors and wireless connectivity, through aggregation nodes, namely hubs, …

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Three types of headset detection to embed in audio converters

In mobile electronics, a single device suffices to cover various daily usages: calling, taking pictures, playing music, geolocating, etc… All of these common features should fit in one’s hand. To adequately implement these new functionalities, audio electronics must not be limited to basic plug and play functionalities any longer. Smartphone applications should be compliant with …

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The future of the 80×51 upgraded for interconnected things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest buzzword driving the industry for any number of low-power interconnected things. However, IoT encompasses an incredible number of different types of things ranging from edge objects, namely smart or wearable devices which are battery powered with sensors and wireless connectivity, through aggregation nodes, namely hubs, routers and …

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Effective Optimization of Power Management Architectures through Four standard “Interfaces for the Distribution of Power”
H. KUO

Abstract In the promising market of the Internet of Things (IoT), System-on-Chips (SoCs) are facing exponential design complexity challenges and ultra lower power consumption requirements. The architectural definition, component selection and integration of power management play a major role in the quest of device minimization and battery lifetime maximization. In order to reach the best …

Effective Optimization of Power Management Architectures through Four standard “Interfaces for the Distribution of Power”
H. KUO
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Driving the Future of Automotive Infotainment with Noise Resilient Audio Converters
F. Viemon, H. KUO

The automotive market is driven in recent years by new consumer expectations. Ahead of them, the daily in-vehicle entertainment and connectivity experience, namely automotive infotainment, is becoming as important as traditional criteria: engine performance, safety and look of the vehicle. Automotive infotainment refers to the hardware/software system combining multimedia entertainment (e.g. radio, CD/DVD for audio …

Driving the Future of Automotive Infotainment with Noise Resilient Audio Converters
F. Viemon, H. KUO
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Setup/hold interdependence in the pulsed latch (Spinner cell)

Introduction The frequency of the very large Systems-on-Chip continuously increases over the years. Operating frequencies of up to 1 GHz are common in modern deep sub-micrometer application specific integrated circuits. The verification of timing in VLSI circuits is achieved by means of static timing analysis (STA) tools which rely on data described in the cell …

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Power Management Network, Design Methodology and Verification to Secure RFID Product Tape-Out
DesignCon Conference 2014, Santa Clara, CA
A.Lacourse, M.Lapointe, E.Bernard-Moulin

Power Management Network Design Methodology and Verification to Secure RFID Product Tape-Out Alain Lacourse, Marcel Lapointe, Elsa Bernard-Moulin This paper introduces a parallel association of regulators named Retention Alternating Regulator (RAR) as an innovative solution to achieve the best performances in both normal and retention modes in the context of an RFID active tag System-on-Chip. …

Power Management Network, Design Methodology and Verification to Secure RFID Product Tape-Out
DesignCon Conference 2014, Santa Clara, CA
A.Lacourse, M.Lapointe, E.Bernard-Moulin
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