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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    C / C#
    Published. December 11, 2017

    Is C similar to C# (C-sharp); or are they completely different ? I was wondering if I should begin learning C# and the transition to C will be a tad bit easier ?...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #1043 – Mailbag
    Published. December 11, 2017

    More Mailbag! MLCC Paper Forum HERE SPOILERS: AVX Capacitor Bonanza! Pixel LED Light Kickstarter Carbide Steel Multimeter Test Probes AMX Touch Screen controller teardown Patent bullshit and automotive meter teardown Pandora Portable Gaming Console Teardown...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Tax Overhaul Hammers Clean Energy and Electric Cars
    Published. December 8, 2017

    Wind industry fears as much as $50 billion in investments could be at risk....


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    How to Become a Formal Expert and Impress your Friends and Boss!
    Published. December 4, 2017

    No one ever said that functional verification was easy. In fact, from a computer science theoretical perspective verification is considered hard (NP-hard to be exact). Humor aside, each of the various verification approaches in use today will suffer some inherent limitation that will eventually reduce their effectiveness. For example, simulation-based techniques can encounter a time-explosion […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft opens up its Windows 10 Whiteboard app for public preview
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Microsoft's collaborative Windows 10 Whiteboard app is now ready for testers....


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Comment on Introductory price of $4.30 for MSP430FR2433 MCU LaunchPad™ kit
    Published. December 5, 2017

    Hi Gang, please use the coupon code NewMSP430LP at checkout!...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Book Your CES Meetings Now!
    Published. December 4, 2017

    Want to see the exciting technology that is behind some of the biggest innovations at CES? Book a meeting now to visit the Cadence invitation-only suites at CES 2018, January 9-12, South Hall 2, Suite MP2577 (same location as last year). See Tensilic...(read more)...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Whiteboard Wednesdays - The Simplest Neural Network Explanation Ever - Part 2
    Published. December 6, 2017

    In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, Tom Hackett continues his explanation of neural network basics using an Excel spreadsheet as a learning vehicle. You can download the spreadsheet here: https://ip.cadence.com/uploads/1213/neural-network-calculator-xlxs-zip https://youtu.be/ow1ZuOPD72I...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Whiteboard Wednesdays - The Simplest Neural Network Explanation Ever - Part 2
    Published. December 6, 2017

    In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, Tom Hackett continues his explanation of neural network basics using an Excel spreadsheet as a learning vehicle. You can download the spreadsheet here: https://ip.cadence.com/uploads/1213/neural-network-calculator-xlxs-zip https://youtu.be/ow1ZuOPD72I...


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Whiteboard Wednesdays - The Simplest Neural Network Explanation Ever - Part 2
    Published. December 6, 2017

    In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, Tom Hackett continues his explanation of neural network basics using an Excel spreadsheet as a learning vehicle. You can download the spreadsheet here: https://ip.cadence.com/uploads/1213/neural-network-calculator-xlxs-zip https://youtu.be/ow1ZuOPD72I...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    Whiteboard Wednesdays - The Simplest Neural Network Explanation Ever - Part 2
    Published. December 6, 2017

    In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, Tom Hackett continues his explanation of neural network basics using an Excel spreadsheet as a learning vehicle. You can download the spreadsheet here: https://ip.cadence.com/uploads/1213/neural-network-calculator-xlxs-zip https://youtu.be/ow1ZuOPD72I...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Whiteboard Wednesdays - The Simplest Neural Network Explanation Ever - Part 2
    Published. December 6, 2017

    In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, Tom Hackett continues his explanation of neural network basics using an Excel spreadsheet as a learning vehicle. You can download the spreadsheet here: https://ip.cadence.com/uploads/1213/neural-network-calculator-xlxs-zip https://youtu.be/ow1ZuOPD72I...


  • Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 6. Self-Calibration Related.
    Published. December 3, 2017

    This article will consider the engineering of a self-calibration & self-test capability to enable the project hardware to be configured and its basic performance evaluated and verified, ready for the development of the low-latency controller DSP firmware and closed-loop applications. Performance specifications will be documented in due course, on the project website...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 6. Self-Calibration Related.
    Published. December 3, 2017

    This article will consider the engineering of a self-calibration & self-test capability to enable the project hardware to be configured and its basic performance evaluated and verified, ready for the development of the low-latency controller DSP firmware and closed-loop applications. Performance specifications will be documented in due course, on the project website...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Workshop sees the RISC-V ecosystem expand
    Published. December 1, 2017

    The RISC-V workshop in California at the end of November 2017 provided the opportunity for Western Digital to commit its own work on processors for internal use to the open-source architecture and for the ecosystem of off-the-shelf cores and tools to expand....


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise
    Published. November 29, 2017

    Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don't bet against it....


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Perspec System Verifier is #1 in Portable Stimulus in 2017 User Survey
    Published. December 1, 2017

    It’s now official: Perspec System Verifier is rated the #1 product in the #1 category of Portable Stimulus, according to the 2017 EDA User Survey published on Deepchip.com . There were 33 user responses in favor of Perspec as the #1 tool, and driving Portable Stimulus into the #1 EDA tool category. They wrote 3,097 words describing their thoughts and opinions on what they liked about Perspec. “What most users liked about Perspec was the payoff they got with it after the initial ramp-up. Big ‘likes’...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Expands Automotive Integrated Cockpit Coverage to NXP i.MX 8 Families
    Published. November 28, 2017

    Trusted Software Foundation and Advanced Development Tools Available for 64-bit Software-Defined Cockpits...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    In CI 9, DevStyle Ships with Webclipse and Angular IDE – Here’s Why
    Published. December 1, 2017

    Webclipse and Angular IDE are key products for Genuitec and one main area we are trying to fix is not only support for coding in JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular and more inside Eclipse, but also make Eclipse a joy to work with.  Part of that was available for some time in Webclipse with things like the […] The post In CI 9, DevStyle Ships with Webclipse and Angular IDE – Here’s Why appeared first on Genuitec....


  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Abolishing Net Neutrality is Bad for IoT.
    Published. November 27, 2017

    Abolishing Net Neutrality is Bad for IoT. Gabe Moretti Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:03...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    The latest Amazon Black Friday deals on laptops, desktop PCs
    Published. November 24, 2017

    The biggest online retailer has a gaming PC deal of the day for Black Friday itself, along with discounts on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 laptops, Asus notebooks, and more....


  • 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 […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    What are the Best Dual Flash Drives?
    Published. November 15, 2017

     Do I need a Dual Flash Drive? Dual flash drives – having USB Type-A and USB-C connector on opposite ends – are becoming more […] The post What are the Best Dual Flash Drives? appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Yet Closed
    Published. November 14, 2017

    In these days of code that no single mind can grasp, it's hard to see how software freedom is present when there's no realistic community access to source code.In the early days of Free Software, it was a safe assumption that anyone using a computer had coding skills of some sort -- even if only for shell scripts. As a consequence, many advocates of Free Software, despite a strong focus on user freedoms, had a high tolerance for software that made source available under free terms without providing...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Adding Annotations in Your e Code
    Published. November 8, 2017

    If you have had a chance to work with languages like Java or C#, you might have come across Annotations . Since the Specman 17.10 version, annotations have become part of the e language! (See Java annotation and Basic Introduction to Data Annotation in .Net Framework . ) What are annotations? Annotations are a form of metadata that provides information about an entity in your code. However, they have no direct effect on the operation of the entity they annotate. For example, using the development_status...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Art of Analog Design Part 7: Mismatch Tuning
    Published. November 4, 2017

    In days of future past, we looked at DC mismatch analysis and compared it to Monte Carlo analysis for analyzing the effect of device mismatch on the offset voltage of a differential amplifier. We found that DC mismatch does provide good estimates of the effect of mismatch with the limitation that the offset voltage has a Gaussian distribution. Since DC mismatch analysis only needed a single simulation to generate an estimate, we can use it for design exploration. For example, when looking for the...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    So You Want to Gong-Fu?
    Published. November 2, 2017

    The Gong-fu Tea Ceremony is a storied traditional method for brewing and enjoying tea (here’s another instructional video). When you start to spend money on higher quality leaf, the gong-fu tea ceremony will yield better results for a more immersive and enjoyable tea experience. Even lower quality tea can taste much better using the gong-fu […]...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    DDR Design: Write leveling for better DQ timing
    Published. October 24, 2017

    So far, we’ve gone through the basics of the DDR Bus, and discussed some of the Signal Integrity and timing requirements of the controller and the DRAMs. Let’s now dig down into one of these timing requirements, specifically the clock-to-DQS requirement at the DRAM and the industry-standard solution of “write-leveling” used to solve the layout issues caused […]...


  • Barr Code

    Barr Code

    New BlueBorne Security Flaw Affects Embedded Systems Running Linux
    Published. October 16, 2017

    A major security flaw in the Bluetooth communications protocol was recently discovered and has since been confirmed as exploitable in the real world. It is important that designers of embedded systems are aware of this security issue potentially affecting their products. So-called “BlueBorne” is an attack that can be performed over the air against an […]...


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Announcing support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
    Published. October 10, 2017

    As a follow-up to our announcement regarding TLS 1.2 support at Microsoft, we are announcing that support for TLS1.1/TLS 1.2 on Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 will be available for download as of October 17th, 2017. We're offering this support in recognition that our customers have a strong demand for support......


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device 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...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device 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...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    We’ve Moved!
    Published. September 20, 2017

    We’ve moved! Keysight has a new Community platform that we’ve migrated to. This is the final posting at this site. The new blog is here: Keysight Blogs: EEsof EDA: Signal & Power Integrity. Thank you for all your kind remarks over the past nine years! In addition, the blog for my new project on power […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Disk, SSD, NVMe preparation tools cleaned up and on GitHub
    Published. September 14, 2017

    These are a collection of (MIT licensed) tools I’ve been working on for years to automate some of the major functionality one needs when setting up/using new machines with lots of disks/SSD/NVMe. The repo is here: https://github.com/joelandman/disk_test_setup . I will be adding some sas secure erase and formatting tools into this. These tools wrap other […]...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    How to Get to a Trillion Devices in the Internet of Things in 2035
    Published. September 12, 2017

    Next month at Arm TechCon, one of the key discussion topics with be the internet of things (IoT), especially after Masayoshi Son, Arm's "parent" Softbank’s CEO, took the stage last year and boldly predicted that “more important, in the next 20 years, we will see 1 trillion internet of things devices.” So that means 1 trillion devices in 2035. That’s not too far in the future! Are we on the right track? Well, let’s first clearly identify the target and put it in perspective....


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Redirecting Beams
    Published. September 5, 2017

    For the audio fans out there: I discussed this topic on episode #358 of The Amp Hour The past couple of years have been a mix of life events for me: I started my course full time, immediately jumped back...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    My Embedded Toolbox: Source Code Whitespace Cleanup
    Published. August 7, 2017

    In this installment of my “Embedded Toolbox” series, I would like to share with you the free source code cleanup utility called QClean for cleaning whitespace in your source files, header files, makefiles, linker scripts, etc. You probably wonder why you might need such a utility? In fact, the common thinking is that compilers (C, […]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    How to Build a Rumor
    Published. August 6, 2017

    There’s a rumor wandering through your team right now. I’m sorry to report; it’s toxic. It’s the kind of rumor that contains so much interest and emotional energy that the humans can’t help repeat the rumor to each other. It’s about you, and it’s completely untrue. When you hear the rumor, the content will give… More...


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    I am the reason for Hungarian notation in Android
    Published. July 17, 2017

    I am the reason for Hungarian notation in Android You know, this: private String mName; That’s because of me. There, I said it. It’s my fault. This topic comes up on a regular basis and more recently, this reddit discussion reminded me that I had never really explained how this notation came about and also, […]...


  • Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Link to: 7 Habits of Highly Successful S-Parameters: How to Simulate Those Pesky S-Parameters in a Time Domain Simulator
    Published. July 6, 2017

    Hi All, If you were unable to attend IMS 2017 in June 2017, the IMS MicroApp “7 Habits of Highly Successful S-Parameters” is on our Cadence website. On Cadence Online Support , the in-depth AppNote is here: 20466646 . Best regards, Tawna...


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    EEPROM Wear Leveling
    Published. July 5, 2017

    A problem that occurs from time to time is the need for an embedded system to keep track of the number of doodads it has processed since it was put in to service. Clearly you can’t keep this value in RAM as it will be lost when power is removed. Thus the obvious solution is […]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    ALL FUTURE BLOGS AT LINK BELOW
    Published. May 17, 2017

    BLOGS...


  • Sramana Mitra on Strategy

    Sramana Mitra on Strategy

    Foursquare on the way to Profitability -
    Published. April 12, 2017

    A BIA/Kelsey report published in 2015 estimates the location-targeted mobile ad revenues in the US to grow from $6.8 billion in 2015 to $18.2 billion in 2019. The researcher believes that... ___...


  • Sramana Mitra on Strategy

    Sramana Mitra on Strategy

    Foursquare on the way to Profitability -
    Published. April 12, 2017

    A BIA/Kelsey report published in 2015 estimates the location-targeted mobile ad revenues in the US to grow from $6.8 billion in 2015 to $18.2 billion in 2019. The researcher believes that... ___...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD Helps Design More Efficient Datacenters
    Published. March 22, 2017

    Behind the scenes of our ever-growing information and entertainment consumption, huge datacenters are an essential part of today’s massive Internet connectivity. In addition to the general web-support services provided by the likes of Google, large companies also are running their own datacenters. With so many proliferating, the efficiency, reliability, and energy-use of these buildings that […]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    AMS SIG India, 2017 – Update
    Published. March 22, 2017

    Happy Wednesday folks! If you recall, AMS SIG India was held in Bengaluru last month (2/16/17). It was well attended and quite successful! Distinguished speakers from Samsung, Xilinx, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, and Synopsys R&D, spoke on a wide variety of topics centered around the use of Synopsys solutions to address AMS custom design and verification challenges […]...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Software Modeling and KPI
    Published. March 9, 2017

    Closing the Loop with Key Performance Indicators In Software Modeling Goes Mainstream, Ed Sperling recently wrote how chipmakers are applying use case modeling techniques to better understand the interactions between software and hardware and how they impact system performance and energy efficiency. As the software content for multicore SoCs grows, these interactions are becoming increasingly […]...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    SEMI-THERM 33 – ‘A History of Commercial CFD’ Short Course
    Published. March 6, 2017

    At this year’s SEMI-THERM symposium next week in San Jose, John Parry and I will be presenting a short course on “A History of Commercial CFD from Bernoulli to Spalding and Beyond, with a Focus on Electronics Cooling Simulation”. Ranging from the history of fluid dynamics and heat transfer, the emergence of computing as an […]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Predictions 2017
    Published. January 3, 2017

    Mobile Predictions 2017 http://www.chetansharma.com/MobilePredictions2017.htm Download A very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017 to you and your family. Hope you had a good holiday and are ready to take on the new year with vigor and purpose. My thanks to all who participated in our 10th annual Mobile Predictions Survey. It is a unique polling of […]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Developers are Writing the Script for the Future
    Published. December 9, 2016

    Last week I was invited to Slush in Helsinki, where I gave a keynote called “Developers are Writing the Script for the Future.” Here’s a 20 minute video… Read more "Developers are Writing the Script for the Future"...


  • David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    Calling the odds
    Published. May 20, 2016

    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register. What’s the problem? For me, it’s the fact that, as the probability of an incident occurring... The post Calling the odds appeared first on David Laceys IT Security Blog....


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    90% of Municipal Engineering is Communication
    Published. September 6, 2016

    I’m regularly reminded of the importance of communication as a part of municipal #engineering as I provide updates on projects and operations to decision-makers. Unfortunately, most university programs in engineering, and many junior level positions fail to prepare graduates and young engineers for this reality. Design work, physics, materials, mechanics, chemistry, and hydraulics are foundational […]...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    The Challenge of System Integration and Bring-Up
    Published. May 3, 2011

    In the last few years, I have talked with many companies and analysts and consistently heard that system integration time is becoming one of the key challenges in system development. Many companies spend 50% of their total development cycle on system integration and bring-up. This blog will describe the key challenges customers face today, and will refer to a new Cadence approach and offerings to address them. Post-Silicon System Integration and Bring-Up The flood of application-driven devices forces...


  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    Update to the OVM Register Package
    Published. November 29, 2011

    OVM users have something new to give thanks for this holiday season -- an update to the OVM Register Package (new link!!). This package is used by novice and advanced users and embodies years of experience gathered through hundreds of SystemVerilog projects. The Cadence genIES team has been remiss since the demise of the OVM World, which left the OVM community to use OVM_RGM 2.5. We did try to post to UVM World , but that is really dedicated to the UVM. Therefore, we will be picking up the contribution...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    It’s Time to Modernize Debug Data and It’s Happening at DAC
    Published. June 4, 2015

    “The leading edge is 1 million gates.” That was the news when we approved IEEE Verilog 1364-1995 and the open VCD syntax standard for debug data interoperability. Now the leading edge is over 1 billion gates and it’s time to modernize VCD. If you stop by the Verification Academy booth at DAC on Tuesday June 9 at 5pm, you’ll learn how. Now that I’ve piqued your interest, lets take a look at why we need to do this. In the early 1990s, engineers were running RTL and gate designs on simulators...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    The Case for the Tiny Testcase
    Published. November 16, 2012

    I often joke with customers that, although I realize they have to work on large designs, I do my best work on designs with just 2 or 3 instances. That's because I'm often trying to replicate an issue they've observed on their design and I'm attempting to reproduce that behavior in a smaller circuit. I've found tiny testcases to be extremely efficient ways to gain quick clarity on tool behaviors which can then be more effectively applied to the real design. But it's not just...


  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    DVCon 2013 for Formal and ABV Users
    Published. February 11, 2013

    At the upcoming DVCon (in San Jose, CA February 25-28) , Cadence will cover all aspects of our verification technologies and methodologies (full list of Cadence-sponsored events is here ). However, Team Verify would like to alert users of Cadence Incisive formal and multi-engine tools, apps, and assertion-based verification (ABV) to the following papers and posters focused on this domain. * Session 2, Tuesday Feb. 26, 9-10:30am features two papers: Paper 2.1, "Overcoming AXI Asynchronous Bridge...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Does Secure Erase Actually Work?
    Published. July 18, 2016

    Chris A. Ciufo, Editor, Embedded Systems Engineering In this Part 2 of 2, I examine the subject of using the flash manufacturer’s secure erase feature—since so many DoD documents recommend it. In Part 1 of this blog (“How Does One … Continue reading →...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Creating SystemC TLM-2.0 Peripheral Models
    Published. July 14, 2011

    Over two years ago, I made some experiments and raised some requirements for an effective Virtual Platform IP authoring tool. Even with the passage of time, some people seem to find it useful as I regularly get questions about it. It is more than time to give you an update, and the good news is that such a tool is now available as part of the new Cadence Virtual System Platform (VSP) product. One of the capabilities provided by the Virtual System Platform is a tool to enable easy authoring of Virtual...


  • John Day

    John Day

    Ford Says Fusion Energi, With EPA-Estimated 610-Mile Range, Can Go Further Than Any Plug-In Hybrid
    Published. May 31, 2016

    Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid that can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates. It’s the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in America. (Photo: Business Wire) According to a recent survey, 40% of Americans are concerned about how far their vehicle can […]...


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World
    Published. March 26, 2012

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Jim Buczkowski, a Technical Fellow at Ford to......


  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    This Blog is Moving!
    Published. July 9, 2012

    This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently. We have migrated a number of useful articles to this......


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    How automotive is changing IP standards
    Published. March 3, 2016

    New applications such as automotive are requiring different standards in the IP deliverables. There’s an interesting sea of change happening here, if you go back to the origins, some of the key suppliers to automotive were the steel and rubber industries – because that’s what the car was made of – which basically supported the long, […]...


  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!
    Published. May 21, 2012

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement.  This difficult task is made easier by the vast array of profiling and tuning......


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Do Epic
    Published. December 17, 2015

    Reading license plates is one of my favorite stuck-in-traffic pastimes. I don’t mean reading plates with the standard, state-assigned combination of letters and numbers, but rather the words and phrases folks make up to create their own vanity plates. Most of the combinations are personal statements and give little pause for thought. Examples include LUV2DIG, […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Low-Power Wireless Bus (LWB)
    Published. December 15, 2015

    We are happy to announce the open-source release of the Low-power Wireless Bus (LWB), a communication protocol for low-power wireless embedded systems. By mapping all communication onto network-wide Glossy floods, LWB lets low-power wireless nodes communicate as if they were connected to a shared bus, thus hiding the complexity of the underlying multi-hop topology from […]...


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Portable Compression and HttpClient Working Together
    Published. June 7, 2013

    Today we’re happy to announce that we released two NuGet packages: A brand new Microsoft.Bcl.Compression (Beta). A portable compression library that supports stream based compression (gzip, deflate) as well as ZIP archives. An updated Microsoft.Net.Http 2.2 (Beta). Last week we shipped an RTM version. Today, we released a new beta that provides automatic decompression by......


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Save energy and Money by weather stripping your house
    Published. October 2, 2015

    I originally wrote this for Tashman Home Center Weather stripping your home can save you money for several different reasons. While Southern California may not have harsh winters, it does have heat and our famous Santa Ana Winds and with climate change increasing the frequency and severity of both, weather stripping your home might be worth […]...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #461
    Published. February 7, 2015

    So long… and thanks for all the awesome! Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com   The Last Ever episode of the Java Posse, recorded in front of a live audience at Devoxx, several months ago.   Video version on www.parleys.com (recommended as there’s lots of visual action)   For follow up news, please subscribe to http://www.voxxed.com/ news, where we will announce any updates about former posse members as they live out their rock and roll retirement, trashing...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Speaking at VSLive! and Registration Discount Code
    Published. July 9, 2015

    Save $500 and use my special discount code (RDSPKMS) to register for Visual Studio Live! I'll be presenting the following keynote Title: Visual Studio 2015 – Any App, Any Developer Abstract: First you’ll take a brief tour of how Visual Studio caters to any development need, regardless of programming language choice, or type of app that you are building. Then you’ll see demos of the productivity gains you can enjoy with your existing or new code. Last, you’ll see the recent progress...


  • The Canonical Hamiltonian

    The Canonical Hamiltonian

    Part II: The Ecstasy and the Agony of UVM Abstraction and Encapsulation Featuring the AMIQ APB VIP
    Published. April 23, 2015

    Part II of our tour through UVM reusability through TLM ports and the factory in the AMIQ APB VIP. by Hamilton Carter – Senior Editor Tuning the Receiver Part I didn’t answer how, (or indeed if), the monitor’s messages make their way over to the write_item_from_mon method in the coverage collector.   Remember, the method is [...]...


  • Erich Styger << The Embedded Beat

    Erich Styger << The Embedded Beat

    Processor Expert Component Adds Touch to the Freescale Freedom Development Platform
    Published. November 6, 2012

    Through the use of tutorials, I have covered several features of the Freescale KL25Z Freedom development platform: its RGB LED, its accelerometer and the RTOS. My coverage has missed one useful peripheral thus far that is in plain view — the touchpad slider area (Figure 1). It is time I set matters right with this […]...


  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Just Released My Open Source Campaign Management Software
    Published. October 6, 2014

    It’s been very quiet on my blog for a long time. The reason being that I’ve been tinkering with and then building a software product for the past 9 months. As a marketing consultant for open-source vendors, I’ve been closely Continue reading →...


  • Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    MQX Lite is a heavy-weight hitter
    Published. October 8, 2012

    By Jim Trudeau – The buzz around the Kinetis L series microcontroller (MCU) is really exciting. It combines the low-power, low-cost and ease-of-use of 8-bit, with the energy-efficiency, feature integration and scalability of 32-bit. My colleague Erich Styger wrote about the Freescale Freedom development platform, which is enabled by Kinetis L series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families. The platform […]...


  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Securing telematics and infotainment
    Published. January 11, 2012

    By Rainer Makowitz — The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 is once again demonstrating to what extent consumer devices either enter the car or they get converted into their automotive equivalent and added to the feature list. The biggest expectations on value for the driver are in the field of infotainment and assist functions. Whether access […]...


  • Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    Robots may be the answer to jobs in North America
    Published. March 24, 2011

    By Glen Burchers For the last 20 years, North American manufacturing jobs have been flocking to low cost regions like China. While this has been a great boon to China and has often resulted in lower cost consumer goods, it’s taken its toll on the local economy. America was one of the most innovative manufacturing […]...


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic
    Published. September 12, 2014

    The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nread more...


  • On Verification

    On Verification

    Getting the last 20%
    Published. July 7, 2010

    I am happy to write that Nusym’s pioneering coverage convergence technology is now part of Synopsys. Over the years, I’ve seen the “long pole” in verification schedules shift based on the evolution of verification technologies and chip architectures.  A few years ago one of the long poles was writing tests – it was nearly impossible […]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    Accelerated IP, USB and You
    Published. June 2, 2014

    Accelerated IP, USB and You Saturday and Sunday I spent about 10 hours this week walking 10 miles dropping off over 500 flyers for my friend running for San Jose City Council. I learned the following: 1) People have nicer lawns and gardens than me 2) People have worse looking lawns and gardens than me […]...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Lee Hedgecock
    Published. June 25, 2014

    If they were NRA members your democrat lapdogs in the media would plastered it all over the TV, and NPR. The fact that they didn't is our fact check. If the news isn't reporting something detrimental to the republican party, then it doesn't exist, and they are unable to fabricate it without getting caught....


  • Magic Blue Smoke

    Magic Blue Smoke

    Most Commonly Used/Required UPF 1801 Constructs
    Published. March 3, 2012

      Often times many designers keep asking one question ; Does all EDA tools support UPF2.0 Commands. In theory all the commands in UPF are referred to as IEEE 1801 commands and all the supported commands by the tool can be accessed through solvnet article  (https://solvnet.synopsys.com/retrieve/021264.html) In my opinion in addition to the standard UPF […]...


  • Listening Post

    Listening Post

    YouTube Helps Engineers
    Published. September 30, 2011

    The channel that gets to close our series on how social media helps engineers is YouTube. The only social media platform that we never hear anyone complain about or say they would never use is YouTube. Why is that you ask? Because everyone loves video! If you don’t have a Facebook page, refuse to open […]...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Updated version of Altium Designer delivers improved support, new features
    Published. June 4, 2014

    Altium Limited recently announced the latest update to its PCB design software, Altium Designer 14.3. The updates include improved support and new features that facilitate more efficient electronics design and design reuse. The update is available to all subscription users. Read more: Updated version of Altium Designer delivers improved support, new featuresTwitter @edablog : : […]...


  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    SEMI Semiconductor Manufacturing Supply Chain Update
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Guest: Karen Savala, President, SEMI Americas Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to download the show and play it locally. For the past few years, the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain has been under tremendous pressure. Karen Savala, President of SEMI Americas, joins […]...


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    4G LTE vs. 3G Power Mystery Explained
    Published. August 9, 2012

      Last month we saw some interesting data in our investigation of energy efficiency of 4G LTE transmission versus 3G transmission on the new iPad. The data above suggests that in 4G LTE mode, the new iPad used roughly the same amount of energy (3.8Wh) for viewing our test movie (Star Trek, 2:06:46, 138MB) locally […]...


  • The Standards Game

    The Standards Game

    When will the Internet of Things arrive?
    Published. April 22, 2014

    The discussion about the Internet of Things is nothing but lively. Already companies and standards organizations are developing new standards and leveraging existing ones to make IoT a reality. Here’s an article from CNN.com about Qualcomm’s move to create an interoperable platform for IoT with a couple statements from me. (The comments from the general […]...


  • Coverage is my Friend

    Coverage is my Friend

    High Level Coverage
    Published. November 1, 2011

    Unless you’ve completely isolated yourself from the wisdom of Verification and EDA pundits, you must have heard at some point that High Level Verification and High Level Synthesis are the way of the future. This has been true for at least the past 10 years and most likely is still going to be true for […]...


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Pentek releases new Onyx family 3U VPX board, based on Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA
    Published. May 1, 2014

    Pentek has announced the Model 52751, the newest addition to the Onyx family. The Model 52571 is a two-channel, wideband transceiver 3U VPX board, based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA. It is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of communication or radar systems. Read more Pentek releases new Onyx family 3U VPX board, […]...


  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Research: Spot buying automation delivers greater B2B procurement efficiency
    Published. July 16, 2013

    According to Hackett research, collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume....


  • Simon's DFM Corner

    Simon's DFM Corner

    Why are 450mm wafers and EUV lithography related?
    Published. March 6, 2014

    At the recent TSMC OIP, I had an interesting discussion with a TSMC employee (who shall remain nameless), regarding 450mm wafers. The gist of the discussion was that EUV has become a gating item for the move to 450mm wafers. Why are these two related? They are connected at the purse strings. It will cost […]...


  • PCB Matters

    PCB Matters

    Introducing DxDesigner 7.9.4
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Welcome! I am Gary Lameris Technical Marketing Engineer for Mentor Graphics. I’ve worked with DxDesigner since 1988 and have watched it grow from the independent Unix/Dos tool called PowerView and Viewdraw to a powerful multi-user schematic drafting program tightly integrated into the Expedition Enterprise and PADS layout tools today. Four years ago I moved to […]...


  • CallMOM

    CallMOM

    Who knew that you could balance 100?s of work orders simultaneously across the factory for truly optimized production plan?
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Our electronics manufacturing factories today are finally picking up steam. This is creating pressure on many companies who are looking for ways to improve performance-to-schedule. One of the most important factors in attracting and keeping customers, is the ability to continuously meet delivery commitments for production and to keep the delivery time as short as […]...


  • Verification Martial Arts

    Verification Martial Arts

    Run-time Save-restore Strategy with UVM & VCS
    Published. March 6, 2014

    In many verification environments, you reuse the same configuration cycles across different testcases. These cycles might involve writing and reading from different configuration and status registers, loading program memories, and other similar tasks to set up a DUT for the targeted stimulus. In many of these environments, the time taken during this configuration cycles are [...]...


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    OutDir vs OutputPath
    Published. January 28, 2014

    Which one should you use? Seems like OutputPath is the way to go, since it’s the one that is specified on every project you create, right inside the Debug or Release configuration. From C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319Microsoft.Common.targets, however, we learn: OutDir: Indicates the final output location for the project or solution. When building a solution, OutDir can be [...]...


  • AnalogTalk

    AnalogTalk

    Fusing sensor data
    Published. January 7, 2014

    Sensors can now be added to virtually anything, due to their small cost and size. As sensors continue to surround us, system requirements are moving from simple monitoring to providing complex information about our environment and activities. Data from multiple sensors, such as motion (accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes) and environmental (light, temperature, humidity, pressure), needs to [...]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    And it’s ‘goodnight’ from him…
    Published. December 19, 2012

    After three years of writing here several times a week, I’m going to take a bit of a break from this blog. I’ll be blogging for Develop Online and Mobile Entertainment each week (sponsored by Intel), and this blog will be updated occasionally, but I won’t be able to dedicate the time to it that […]...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    U.S. to Investigate General Service Lamp Efficiency Standard
    Published. December 20, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just initiated a rulemaking and data collection process focused on developing an energy efficiency standard for general service lamps (GSL). The term GSL covers a wide range of lighting technologies, including incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFLs), light-emitting diode (LED), organic light-emitting diode (OLED), and any other lamps that satisfy [...]...


  • EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Choina Only! 70% Discount on PICkit 3 & Many More!
    Published. January 16, 2012

    To usher in 2012 and the Year of the Dragon, the Dev Tools group and microchipDIRECT are jointly offering a special promotion on many popular Microchip development tools exclusively to engineers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from now till February 6th, 2012. Highlights of the sale include a never-before 70% discount on the PICkit […]...


  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    Published. November 14, 2013

    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000 attendees from over 50 countries (significantly more than the Summit in Portland). OpenStack has grown [...]...


  • Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    How do you launch a hardware startup?
    Published. August 28, 2013

    This is a repost of my  answer on Quora . Whether its hardware or software or any product, spend lot of time and energy in customer development . Finding out what users want and think they will pay for is more critical than what we think will be cool for them. Since HW involves lot of capital, […]Related Posts:Personalization of Silicon and need for Design Flow…Framework For Creating An Hardware Startup For EE StudentsStartups: Applying lean methodology and business model…Startup...


  • CCIE Journey

    CCIE Journey

    CCIE Security v4 Advanced Technology Class over @ INE Started today
    Published. September 25, 2013

    If you are prepping for the lab this is something I am sure you are going to want to catch. Starting tomorrow, September 24th 2013 at 10:00 PDT (17:00 GMT), I will begin the running the new CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class for the newest version 4.0 blueprint. Online streaming of tomorrow’s class is free […]...


  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Product Coverage and Mitigation for CVE-2013-3893
    Published. September 20, 2013

    Microsoft Security Advisory (2887505) On September 17th, 2013, Microsoft published Security Advisory 2887505, which coverers a remote code execution vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer.   The flaw resides in the handling of objects in memory which have been deleted or improperly allocated.  Specifically, a use-after-free flaw in the HTML rendering engine (aka Read more......


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    AMD’s Much Beloved FX Product-Line Welcomes Two New Additions to the Lineup
    Published. April 29, 2013

    AMD FX 4350 and 6350 processor parts launch today in the component channel. AMD is rolling out two new members of the legendary FX CPU family, and as always, they bring the unlocked performance you’ve come to know and love … Continue reading...


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Gary Shapiro Talks Innovation, Startups with CNN at SXSW
    Published. March 14, 2013

    The 2013 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals are underway in Austin, Texas, highlighting the latest in technology, music and film. The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) had a large presence at this year’s show. CEA’s President and CEO, Gary Shapiro hosted a reading and signing of CEA’s newest book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses and also discussed the book, startups and more with Max Foster on CNN....


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Mainstreaming our green technology coverage
    Published. February 28, 2013

    For future news about data center efficiency, energy management software and other cleantech issues, consult ZDNet's core topic and news blogs. It's always on our mind....


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....


  • Veera Sundar

    Veera Sundar

    How to change the default webapp deployment location of Tomcat in Eclipse
    Published. December 10, 2012

    When you deploy your Java web application to the Apache Tomcat server, via Eclipse, by default the web app will be deployed under {YOUR_ECLIPSE_WORKSPACE}.metadata.pluginsorg.eclipse.wst.server.coretmp{a-number}wtpwebapps. Suppose if you want to deploy your web app to a location that is easily navigable, follow these steps. First make sure you have removed all the web apps that are currently [...]...


  • Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Open Source and the Mobile Applications Gold Rush
    Published. September 2, 2011

    Since the launch of the Apple iPhone App Store in July 2008, the focus on investment in mobile/wireless has shifted from handsets for their own sake to a near obsession with mobile phones as applications platforms, and to building and marketing applications for them. Apple didn’t invent the applications store concept – handset manufacturer Palm [...]...


  • John Isaac's Blog

    John Isaac's Blog

    Using Virtual Prototyping versus Physical Prototyping
    Published. February 6, 2013

    On our “Best-In_Class” web site, we talk about 6 practices that have enabled electronics companies to achieve their agressive business goals and obtain best-in-class status.  In my last blog, I talked about how they enable Concurrency in the design process.  By turning serial processes into parallel, this not only had the affect of reducing time [...]...


  • Max Clark’s Blog – DFM begins with Design

    Max Clark’s Blog – DFM begins with Design

    Managing the Assembly Panel Design process
    Published. February 6, 2013

    When a product model completes the design process and moves into the manufacturing process, designers and process engineers are always looking for opportunities to improve upon the clarity and reliability of their communication.  In the case of assembly panels the most common communication method is an assembly panel drawing that contains the dimensions on where [...]...


  • Taken For Granted

    Taken For Granted

    DAC 2012: Mystical Confluence: ESL Hockey Stick and The Cup!
    Published. June 7, 2012

    Another note from DAC 2012:  In Gary Smith’s Sunday night pre-DAC talk, he mentioned that in 2011, ESL tools took off – the famous Hockey Stick.  See his slide (courtesy of my friend Frank Schirrmeister): Could the long-awaited, long postponed arrival of the ESL Hockey Stick at the same time as the Stanley Cup Finals [...]...


  • Nigel Dessau

    Nigel Dessau

    Top 10 List – Things You Might not Know about AMD Fusion APUs
    Published. August 22, 2011

    I don’t typically blog about AMD news, but couldn’t help myself today because today represents a new chapter in the Fusion era of computing. We have updated our award-winning (see No. 9 below) C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) … Continue reading...



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