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Forum Post: RE: Connect bus to GND via resistors for simulation

I've no idea what the name = ... annotations are on the resistors, but the resistor naming looks correct for what you've described. To be honest, you can always check what has happened in the spectre...

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Neil Daswani talks about his big breaches book and the BSIMM

Dr. Neil Daswani discusses the root causes of today’s breaches and how the BSIMM can help companies achieve the right security habits. The post Neil Daswani talks about his big breaches book and the...

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Forum Post: Simulate accumulted jitter spectral density vs. unit jitter...

Hi, I can't figure out the new terminology of Cadence about the phase noise. Could you please give me a help? I wan't to simulate the phase noise of a VCO, but I'm not sure of what I'm simulating. And...

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"Targeting" the Open Compute Project

Target (yes, that Target, the retailer) has an infrastructure and cloud conference, held last week. There CIO Mike McNamara (not to be confused with Cadence alumnus Michael "Mac" McNamara now CEO of...

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Sunday Brunch Video for 11th April 2021

https://youtu.be/D29rGqkkf80 Made in "Hawaii" (camera Ziyue Zhang) Monday: Dynamic Duo 2: The SequelTuesday: Gall's Law and Big Ball of Mud Wednesday: Benedict Evans on Tech in 2021 Thursday:...

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ISF Function from PPV & plotting various PPVs

Hi I am new to Cadence environment. And trying to plot ISF in Cadence. Firstly, is there any paper that describes the relationship between them? Because the ones I found are mathematically rigorous and...

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Virtuoso Video Diary: Knowledge Booster - 5G mmWave Handset System Design

In this blog we would like to let you know – amongst other things - how to implement a transceiver RFIC module of a 5G mmWave mobile handset working at 28GHz.(read more)

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BoardSurfers: Installation Know-How: Using Third-Party Tools with Cadence...

The add-on model is applicable everywhere! You can choose a basic version of the car and add-on products make it faster, nicer, or more special. Air travel add-on includes seat reservation, food,...

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BoardSurfers: Installation Know-How: Using Third-Party Tools with Cadence...

The add-on model is applicable everywhere! You can choose a basic version of the car and add-on products make it faster, nicer, or more special. Air travel add-on includes seat reservation, food,...

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Don’t be the weak link in your customers’ supply chain security

To solve the supply chain security dilemma, producers must get back to security basics. Get best practices for securing your supply chain. The post Don’t be the weak link in your customers’ supply...

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VeSys 2.0 installation error

Some of my customers have experienced problems installing VeSys 2010_2a. When the installation is almost complete and VeSys manager is started the installation bombs out with the following message:...

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BoardSurfers: The New 17.4-2019 Dynamic Shape 'Fast' Mode is Truly Fast!

This year, it’s the new Fast shape mode, and I feel like I need to talk about it because it is a game-changer in working with positive shapes when it comes to performance and the display quality of...

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IC Packagers: An Introduction to Off-Grid Degassing

All of you doing advanced node package or silicon interposer substrate design in Allegro® Package Designer know what degassing is. And, while we talked last summer about massive performance...

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How to use variables in Calibre DRC Check Map statement

Hi all, I am very new to Calibre DRC deck creation.For experimentation purposes, I wish to write the statement like this : DRC Check Map myrule GDSII "Smylayer" "$mydtype" "$outputfile" APPEND...

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Forum Post: Parameters Sweep in ADE-XL results in "netl err"

I'm trying to use ADE-XL to sweep "length" for a resistor pcell. I clicked "Parameters" in the "Data View" pane and I select a parameter to sweep in the schematic ADE-XL works correctly if: I don't set...

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Loading a DxDesigner color scheme file

The attached script loads a DxDesigner color scheme (dxc) file and sets the object colors accordingly. The dxc file is an xml file with the format described in this tech note:...

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Forum Post: TCL command substitution seems to be broken in Innovus

commands that return a collection in Innovus (e.g. get_pins, get_ports, etc.) when used in TCL command substitution return a random hex value (handle to the collection maybe?) instead of the actual...

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How do I unlock a schematic that is locked by "me"

xDx Designer froze and I eventually had to kill the program.  However, now when I open up the project I cannot edit the schematic.  It says This schematic is in readonly mode because it is locked by...

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Automotive threat analysis and risk assessment method

The TARA method provides risk evaluation, assessment, treatment, and planning for identified risks. Learn how to apply this method to the ISO SAE 21434 standard. The post Automotive threat analysis...

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Video about C++ structures and classes

My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at structures and classes in C++ and considering how they differ. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to...

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Forum Post: How to define sdc file description for internally generated clock ?

In my design, I have a clock generation block which generate main clock pulse ( no external clock reference is used like PLL ) . I'm facing problem defining sdc clock description. I've tried;...

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