Power of a Platform in the Nanometer Era
Recently, EDA companies have been touting platforms as an answer to the challenges of handing off a design to manufacturing. Certainly as design becomes more complex, process variation becomes more difficult to control, and acceptable cycle time becomes less attainable, the design and manufacturing communities look to EDA for solutions that can help manage outcomes. But what is a platform? And, is it the answer to the problems of the nanometer era?
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