• From Silicon to Software

    From Silicon to Software

    Where’s My Autonomous Vehicle?
    Published. June 25, 2018

    To better understand the challenges ahead for fully autonomous vehicles, research teams over the last few decades have attempted to automate the process of driving. But early successes have not yet given us truly autonomous vehicles. Why? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) created the first autonomous vehicle in 1984. This limited-use autonomous vehicle […]...

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    Soft Errors - Hard Facts
    Published. July 17, 2018

    I am long overdue to include a blog on the functional safety requirements for software and indeed the functional safety requirements for Verilog code however this isn’t that blog. By soft errors I mean bit flips in RAM or FF that are not caused by hard errors and therefore disappear when the power is cycled. Previously soft errors were largely ignored and reliability predictions concentrated on hard errors but when IEC 61508-2:2010 mentioned soft errors they could no longer be ignored. This...

  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone

    Houston Championship Wrap-Up
    Published. May 18, 2018

    We had our most successful year as a group of ADI teams at the World Championship events in Houston and Detroit. It was record-setting, both for individual teams and for the program! We had a total of eight teams attend Championship and ADI hosted a booth again in the Robot Service Center this year at both events, where we got to talk to teams from all over the globe about what we do and what we have in store for teams next year. ADI had four teams in Houston this year spread across three subdivisions....

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Create an eye-opening experience with a 10G USB3 redriver
    Published. July 12, 2018

    Signal integrity, the measure of electrical signal quality, can be visualized by displaying a signal waveform on an oscilloscope. This visualization is commonly known as an eye diagram, and is generated by overlaying the waveform’s positive and negative bits. When superimposed, these bits produce an image that resembles an open eye, hence the name “eye diagram”. Eye diagrams are a useful tool during system design as they can help determine if a high speed interface requires a signal conditioner....

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    EEVblog #1088 – Uber Autonomous Car Accident Report
    Published. June 24, 2018

    The NTSB today released the report into the fatal Uber Autonomous car accident. TLDR; The RADAR, LIDAR, and cameras DID detect and classify pedestrian bicycle correctly. The system DID determine that emergency braking was required. But Uber disabled the systems emergency braking feature in autonomous mode. Uber also disabled Volvo’s inbuilt pedestrian safety detection system. ......

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Siemens Acquires Austemper Design Systems
    Published. June 22, 2018

    Breakthrough IC Functional Safety Technology Strengthens Mentor Product Offerings In today’s complex automotive, industrial, medical and aerospace systems, functional safety and high reliability are mandatory in order to comply with safety standards like ISO 26262.  Integrated Circuits in these applications require three types of functional safety verification for (1) systemic faults, (2) malicious faults and […]...

  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog

    Mentor strikes deal to buy Austemper
    Published. June 22, 2018

    Deal to buy functional safety specialist builds out the automotive and Industry 4.0 offerings for Mentor and its parent Siemens....

  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

     New companies making electric cars. Designs for the future.
    Published. November 26, 2017

    Preparing my presentation slides before the September USA Automotive IESF conference I reviewed what EV car producers were producing and saying they would produce. I wanted to re-examine the attraction of the Capital tool suite for systems/electrical engineers who are designing architectures, Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) and manufacturing optimizations It depends of course on how […]...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    ARM TechCon Report on IoT, Automotive, and Security
    Published. November 1, 2017

    ARM TechCon Report on IoT, Automotive, and Security Gabe Moretti Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:58...

  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog

    How Secure is the Car of the Future?
    Published. October 10, 2017

    Modern cars are well on their way to revolutionizing the automotive industry. Intel’s 2017 whitepaper reports that “the newest cars on the road are equipped with active safety features that help protect drivers and passengers, heads-up displays that makes it easy to read instruments, and in-vehicle infotainment that makes the trip more enjoyable.” But with an IoT-enabled automobile comes greater security risks. And by 2020, analysts estimate that there will be more than 250 million connected...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Baidu will use Microsoft Azure services for self-driving cars
    Published. July 18, 2017

    Baidu will be making use of some of Microsoft's Azure services, as part of MIcrosoft's Connected Vehicle tookit, in delivering its self-driving car platform....

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    A 3D to 1D System Level Thermo-Fluid CFD Workflow
    Published. January 24, 2017

    Real Multidimensional CFD Is Here Systems engineers who are working in industries such as automotive, aerospace, oil, gas, power, and energy use both 1D and 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to design their products. For example, they use 1D CFD or “thermo-fluid simulation” to discover the thermal and hydrodynamic behavior of complex piping systems. […]...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    There's a Linux-powered car in your future
    Published. January 5, 2017

    Linux is well on its way to becoming the default automobile operating system....

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Nvidia kicks its automotive efforts into high gear
    Published. January 10, 2016

    The chipmaker is ?no newcomer to the car business. But this was the first year that Nvidia chose to focus exclusively on automotive technology at CES....

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    How FPGAs work, and why you'll buy one
    Published. June 20, 2013

    Today, pretty much everyone has a CPU, a DSP and a GPU, buried somewhere in their PC, phone, car, etc. Most don't know or care that they bought any of these, but they did. Will everyone, at some future point, also buy an FPGA? The market size of FPGAs today is about 1% of the annual global semiconductor sales (~$3B vs...

  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech

    Quiz question: I’m an embedded system, but I’m not a smartphone. What am I?
    Published. September 10, 2015

    In the embedded market, there are smartphones, automotive, consumer….and everything else. I’ve figured out why AMD’s G-Series SoCs fit perfectly into the “everything else”. Continue reading →...

  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Big Engineering
    Published. March 17, 2014

    Most of the customers I work with design small systems, or smaller pieces of larger systems. Occasionally I get to see an end product: a car, an airplane, a mockup of the International Space Station to name a few. Most of these systems are built or assembled in one location, then put to work in […]...


    #youknowyouaretravelingwaytoomuchwhen …
    Published. March 25, 2013

    … the guy driving the car rental bus recognizes you and talks about how often you’ve been there. Viewed 97746 times by 2347 viewers...

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