Reason 1: Mixed-signal is dominant

Reason 2: Innovation in many directions, mostly mixed-signal applications

Reason 3: Trends are pushing the limits of established design practices

Reason 4: The tipping point accelerants are catching fire

Reason 5: Convergence of analog and digital design

Key Findings:

Many more design teams will be reaching the mixed-signal methodology tipping point in 2015. That means you need to have a verification plan, and measure and execute against it.As 2014 draws to a close, it is time to look ahead to the coming years and make a plan. While the macro view of the chip design world shows that is has been a mixed-signal world for a long time, it is has been primarily the digital teams that have rapidly evolved design and verification practices over the past decade. Well, I claim that is about to change. 2015 will be a watershed year for many more design teams because of the following factors:85% of designs are mixed signal, and it is going to stay that way there is no turning backAdvanced node drives new techniques, but they will be applied on all nodesEquilibrium of mixed-signal designs being challenged, complexity raises risk levelTipping point signs are evident and pervasive, things are going to changeThe convergence of “big A” and “big D” demands true mixed-signal practices

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