Synopsys, Inc., an American company, is the leading company by sales in the Electronic Design Automation industry. Synopsys' first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys offers a wide range of other products used in the design of an application-specific integrated circuit. Products include logic synthesis, behavioral synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, formal verification, hardware description language (SystemC, SystemVerilog/Verilog, VHDL) simulators as well as transistor-level circuit simulation. The simulators include development and debugging environments which assist in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems.

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  • WPA2? The weekend of Friday the 13th took a frightening turn—even for those of us who aren’t superstitious—when detrimental weaknesses were discovered in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), the protocol responsible for securing Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 was first made available back in 2004 and has been required on all Wi-Fi branded devices since March 2006. […] The post KRACK: Examining the WPA2 protoco...

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  • What happened and what can we learn? There’s been some very big news in the cryptographic world this week. So far, several technology news sites have highlighted the impact of a new vulnerability on Estonian and Slovakian smartcards, but the reach of this vulnerability is far wider than that. Five security researchers have just announced […] The post ROCA: Cryptographic flaws in BitLocker, Secure ...

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  • This video is Section 9 of the Synopsys SaberRD Training series. This is appropriate for engineers who want to ramp-up on SaberRD circuit analysis and multi-domain simulation capabilities and includes accompanying hands-on labs. This video shows how to use Saber’s StateAMS modeling utility. StateAMS is another very versatile modeling approach in Saber and useful in a variety of situations. It’s a ...

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  • This video is Section 8 of the Synopsys SaberRD Training series. This is appropriate for engineers who want to ramp-up on SaberRD circuit analysis and multi-domain simulation capabilities and includes accompanying hands-on labs. This video shows how to use Saber’s Table Look-Up (TLU) Modeling utility. TLUs are an extremely versatile modeling approach and useful anytime you can describe behavior wi...

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  • What are Security Champions? Security Champions are developers who have a direct impact on the resiliency and security of their firm’s software. They are enthusiastic volunteers willing to participate in advanced software security training to perform an important role. They are also a part of a greater community of Champions exchanging ideas and techniques. Since […] The post How do Security Champ...

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  • Most of us use the internet on a daily basis. As the number of internet users continues to grow, more personal and sensitive information is collected—information that firms need to protect. From online banking and ordering food, to calling a cab, paying bills, and booking hotels, our lives are highly plugged-in. With this, the onus is […] The post What are the different types of software testing? ...

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  • This video is Section 7 of the Synopsys SaberRD Training series. This is appropriate for engineers who want to ramp-up on SaberRD circuit analysis and multi-domain simulation capabilities and includes accompanying hands-on labs. This video shows how to use Saber’s SPICE import utility. Importing a SPICE model can be useful as a last resort when you’re not able to use Saber’s built-in characterizat...

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  • This video is Section 6 of the Synopsys SaberRD Training series. This is appropriate for engineers who want to ramp-up on SaberRD circuit analysis and multi-domain simulation capabilities and includes accompanying hands-on labs. This video is an introduction to the modeling tools available in the Saber environment. After completing this section of the training, users should be comfortable with the...

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  • As you’re probably well aware, application security is a major issue among software developers and users. After all, a breach caused by an overlooked issue, as was the case for Equifax’s recent attack, can impact millions around the globe. The rise of high-profile ransomware and DDoS attacks is causing more and more developers to realize […] The post Key findings on proactive application security ...

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  • October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. The internet has revolutionized how we do business, stay in touch, and shop. As we upload more of our lives onto the internet, we put more of ourselves at risk. A little security goes a long way in protecting what we do online. Here are four quick tips to […] The post 4 simple steps to encourage online safety at your company appeared first on Software Int...

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  • This video highlights the advantages of MIPI I3C for system-level sensor connectivity in mobile, automotive and IoT applications. A simple two-wire interface, I3C supports speeds up to 33 megabits per second and shares a 2-wire bus with multiple sensors. Synopsys DesignWare MIPI I3C IP supports the latest I3C specification and offers a complete solution for sensor connectivity.

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  • Lego has existed for 85 years. The company was founded August 10, 1932, and after all these years, the concept of building structures big and small still hasn’t lost any of its charm. For my children, now 10 and 12, it is probably the most played with toy throughout their childhood. As with any new […]

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  • While often used intermixed, verification and validation are quite different procedures with different goals and different means to achieve those goals. No better way to clear up the confusion by starting with some definitions as stated by Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verification_and_validation: “Verification is intended to check that a product, service, or system (or portion thereof,...

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  • I visited SNUG Silicon Valley last week. This annual Synopsys User Group event at the Santa Clara Convention Center is always a good way to get in touch with the end users of various EDA products. I attended the technical track with experts from ARM, NVIDIA, Intel and Synopsys, who talked about their experience in […]

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  • A couple of weeks ago I went to see “Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time” by John Cleese and Eric Idle at the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose. I hope all of you recognize both gentlemen as two members of Monty Python. As you can imagine, it was quite an […]

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  • While I am not much of a golf player, I participated in a golf tournament over the summer. It was a very friendly setup with teams of four playing against each other. Each player of the team hits his ball, and the ball that lands in the best position determines the starting point for every […]

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  • With the ever increasing amount of software that has to be developed during a project, it is important to start the software development task as quickly as possible. Semiconductor companies and electronics system houses have been relying on physical prototyping to shift left the time at which they can start bringing up software. And they […]

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  • On the day that the Tesla Model 3 was announced, we (and by we I mean my wife, who graciously dedicated her time) stood in line to order a car we had never seen. That is quite the sign of trust in a car company. Buying a car is the second biggest cost behind buying […]

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  • Coming from the virtual prototyping world, I envisioned FPGA-based prototyping as mostly a one on one application, meaning that the system resides with the end user or at least in a room close to the end user. However, it turns out that a lot of companies have moved towards a physical prototyping server farm setup. […]

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  • Some of you may be familiar with my blog posts on “A View from the Top: A Virtual Prototyping Blog”. Those blog posts covered virtual prototyping. As of beginning of this year, I have however shifted my responsibilities to FPGA-based prototyping or physical prototyping. So I felt that it would make sense to pass on […]

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  • Over the past year, Synopsys’ Gary McGraw has hosted 12 women making an impact on the security industry in his monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast. The podcast features in-depth conversations with security gurus. Past guests include technologists, academics, business leaders, and government officials. A year ago, McGraw set out to focus his efforts on finding […] The post Silver Bullet Podcast ...

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  • The mobile industry is growing at a very fast pace with its never-ending hunger for data and bandwidth. We have witnessed the change from a dial-pad to touch-screens, from black and white display to QHD 4k display with millions of colors, and memory space from KB to GB, in a very short span of time. […]

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  • Several frameworks have been proposed to evaluate the security of biometric systems. Popular ones include the simpler Ratha’s framework [1] and the enhanced Bartlow and Cukic framework [2]. To employ these frameworks to evaluate iPhone X’s biometric security, we need a lot of data points that we don’t have yet. We won’t speculate on the […] The post iPhone X Face ID: Evaluating the security of bio...

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  • Over the past decade, most organizations have established a well-oiled process for software development and maintenance. We refer to this as the software development life cycle (SDLC). However, advancing security threats relating to insecure software have brought the focus to security implementation within the SDLC without hampering quality. Let’s examine a few strategies to implement security […]...

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  • Written in coordination with Grant Douglas Facial recognition is one of the most widely and commonly used forms of biometric access control. Unlike other biometric systems, the information a face contains has a multitude of versatile applications. This information can be used to identify a subject’s gender, ethnicity, age, and even emotional state. A large […] The post How secure is iPhone X Face ...

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  • In our previous blog, “Ever Wonder How USB Type-C Works”, one of the paramount features we discussed was the Type-C connector being used with third party peripherals in-addition to USB. The mode in which the Type-C cable assembly facilitates operation of “Alternate” protocols is called Alternate Mode. USB Type-C Alternate Mode specification allows MHL, DisplayPort, […]

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