Community

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Building a java converter
    Published. July 17, 2016

    HI guys, as my next application I thought I'd build a simple converter, something that allows me to convert from, say, Km to miles and so on. The framework I will use is vaadin (unfortunately) but it will still be java anyway :-).So, I just thought I'd see if anybody ......


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #916 – Work Bench Lighting From A Dumpster LCD TV
    Published. August 27, 2016

    How to scrap a dumpster LCD TV to get work bench or architrave lighting. A look at the LED’s used and the lens system for direct backlit panels. Also looking at the diffusion and prism layers of typical LCD TV’s. LED LCD Panel Teardown Video Forum HERE...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Building a design environment for 10nm processes: video
    Published. August 27, 2016

    Synopsys video details challenges of 10nm design and its collaboration with Samsung Semiconductor to build a full flow to address them....


  • 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...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2015 – Join Us to Experience the Continuum of Verification and System Development Engines!
    Published. June 4, 2015

    The biggest yearly event in electronic design automation (EDA) is due to take over San Francisco next week, together, apparently, with the Apple developer community, to take over the Moscone Convention Center. This is the first DAC at which all three big EDA vendors will talk about their continuum of verification engines. I will continue to point out (until being stopped) that Cadence was the first vendor to announce its offering in this space – the System Development Suite – at least three years...


  • 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...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Comment on Power Tips: How GaN devices boost resonant converter efficiency
    Published. August 26, 2016

    Sheng-Yang, You are using the wrong Coss... The Energy-Related Coss is a linearized value used to calculate the capacitive energy dissipated during hard-switching. For ZVS like this LLC example, you want to use the Coss(TR) which is a linearization of Qoss to determine how many amp-seconds are necessary to fully charge/discharge the FET Coss. When comparing GaN Qoss to superjunction, the Qoss(TR) is a much bigger difference than the Qoss(ER). Just trying to help out my competitor here, so you don't...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Some Kindle users reporting Windows 10 Anniversary compatibility issues
    Published. August 25, 2016

    Microsoft officials say they're working on a fix to alleviate compatibility problems involving Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Kindle Voyager and Paperwhite e-readers....


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    The 25 biggest events in Linux's 25-year history
    Published. August 25, 2016

    A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date....


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    New Paper: 5G Economics An Economics Based Analysis of the Future of Wireless Networks
    Published. August 24, 2016

    5G Economics An Economics Based Analysis of the Future of Wireless Networks A Mobile Future Forward Paper http://www.chetansharma.com/5GEconomics.htm   After analog (1G) cell phones started to make inroads in the western markets, European wireless leaders got together to create GSM and dominated the 2G cycle. Japan got a head start with 3G and captured the […]...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Vision and neural nets drive demand for more powerful chips
    Published. August 24, 2016

    At Hot Chips this week, Nvidia announced details of its next-gen Tegra processor, known as "Parker," while others argued that digital signal processors can do the job better. All of them are vying to power emerging applications such as self-driving cars, drones, VR and augmented reality, and smart cameras....


  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    Never mind the buzzwords: we want you … Autonomy!
    Published. August 24, 2016

    Hugh Bazzi is one of several new team-mates to have joined the team of Capital experts over the last two years. I was fortunate enough to persuade him to co-present with me on stage at the IESF conference in June this year. His recent professional background immediately prior to joining Mentor Graphics has been in […]...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Coverage Maximization
    Published. August 24, 2016

    Searching for “automatic coverage maximization” results with ~16 million hits. Alas, this does not reflect 16 million solutions, rather it is an indication of the big interest in this topic, and the many attempts to automate the process of “getting full coverage, faster”. There are several tools available, performing smart coverage analysis and directing the tests to the less covered areas. For example - with the Incisive Metric Center you can rank cover , and identify which tests contribute...


  • 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...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Finally, the U.S. Is About to Get Its First Offshore Wind Power
    Published. August 23, 2016

    A small set of turbines off Rhode Island will switch on this October—could it be the start of something big?...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Olympics Withdrawals
    Published. August 23, 2016

    I don’t know about you but I’m experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms. No more turning on the TV to watch the latest footage from Rio. No more cheering loudly for Team USA into the wee hours of the night. No more banter with my usually reserved neighbors over Team GB giving Team USA a run for […]...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond
    Published. August 23, 2016

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond The word “beyond” may bring up thoughts of the new Star Trek Beyond movie, or for those of you who are fascinated by real space travel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Maybe that’s why the first MIPI Alliance® Developer’s Conference will be held in, Mountain View, California, near the NASA Ames Research Center. The real lesson to be learned is how the MIPI protocols, conceived to standardize chip-to-chip...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Part 2: The 2016 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study
    Published. August 22, 2016

    FPGA Verification Effort Trends This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs related to the 2016 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here).  In my previous blog (click here), I focused on FPGA design trends. In this blog, I am updating my original 2014 blog with the findings from our new study […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Out of the Trash and into the Class: Building a STEM Program by Re-Building Computers.
    Published. August 22, 2016

    While many agree on the importance of extending resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula within K12 education, there isn't always alignment on the best tools or techniques to, as the US Department of Education explains, equip students with the “knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information,” or schools and districts with the resources and expertise to “improve the delivery, impact, and visibility...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    OpenLDAP + sssd … the simple guide
    Published. August 22, 2016

    Ok. Here’s the problem. Small environment for customers, whom are not really sure what they want and need for authentication. Yes, they asked us to use local users for the machines. No, the number of users was not small. AD may or may not be in the picture. Ok, I am combining two sets of […]...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond
    Published. August 21, 2016

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond The word “beyond” may bring up thoughts of the new Star Trek Beyond movie, or for those of you who are fascinated by real space travel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) . Maybe that’s why the first MIPI Alliance® Developer’s Conference will be held in, Mountain View, California , near the NASA Ames Research Center . The real lesson to be learned is how the MIPI protocols, conceived to standardize chip-to-chip interfaces and...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    High current density – is it a problem?
    Published. August 19, 2016

    A question I get all too often on power integrity results is whether or not a current density issue is going to cause a problem.  The answer to that question is how much heat is going to result from that current density, and to know that you really need to do a PI/Thermal co-simulation.  I […]...


  • Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Distortion Summary in New CDNLive YouTube Video and at IEEE IMS2014 Next Week!
    Published. May 30, 2014

    Hi Folks, Check out this great new video on YouTube: CDNLive SV 2014: PMC Improves Visibility and Performance with Spectre APS In this video from CDNLive Silicon Valley 2014, Jurgen Hissen, principal engineer, MSCAD, at PMC, discusses an aggressive RF design with distortion problems in the lab, and how a solution was developed in collaboration with Cadence® FAEs using the distortion summary feature in Cadence Spectre® Accelerated Parallel Simulator. This solution provided improved visibility...


  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    Editor For OVM Field Registration Macros
    Published. February 22, 2010

    The OVM SystemVerilog Class Library has built-in automation for many service routines that classes need for printing, copying, comparing and so on. OVM allows you to specify the automation needed for each field and to use a built-in, mature and consistent implementation of these routines. For each field you must use OVM field registration macros as in the example below: ... rand bit [15:0] addr; rand xbus_read_write_enum read_write; rand int unsigned size; rand bit [7:0] data[]; rand bit [3:0] wait_state[];...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    Why the Demand for Acceleration and Emulation is Growing
    Published. February 14, 2011

    The dream of any marketer is a growing demand for its product line. Let me start this blog by quoting the System Realization (part of the Cadence EDA360 strategy) section from the transcript of the recent (Q4) Cadence earnings call. "In April (2010), we introduced the Verification Computing Platform, enabling emulation, acceleration, and simulation all on one single platform. Customers who are designing SoCs at 40nm and below find this product necessary to meet the time-to-market and quality...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Completes DO-178B Level A Certification Requirements for Its INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS on Esterline CMC's Next Generation of Avionics Computers
    Published. August 16, 2016

    Proven Leader in DO-178B Level A and EAL 6+ Compliant Operating Systems Continues to Lead the Way...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    DefCon 24: The Drone Wars, Episode I
    Published. August 15, 2016

    DefCon 24 kicked off right after BlackHat and Mocana sent two of our very own engineers to learn everything they could about hacking everything they can....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    DefCon 24: The Drone Wars, Episode I
    Published. August 15, 2016

    DefCon 24 kicked off right after BlackHat and Mocana sent two of our very own engineers to learn everything they could about hacking everything they can....


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Prince Albert’s Water, Oil Pipelines, and the Precautionary Principle
    Published. August 5, 2016

    The City of Prince Albert in #Saskatchewan, #Canada has secured emergency water supply after almost two weeks of no water following an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Oil. Three different sources temporary water line being set up along highway 302 #huskyoilspill #saskatchewan #Princealbert @princealbertnow pic.twitter.com/JkgELPWqCB — Bryan Eneas (@BryanEneas) July 25, […]...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Stable With a Side of CI5
    Published. August 2, 2016

    The time to move to MyEclipse 2016 is now.After months of very arduous work, MyEclipse 2016 Stable 1.0 is finally here! This is definitely one of the most exciting releases of the year (so far!). Why? Because we not only continued maintaining and improving core Java EE features, but we are also focusing on providing […] The post Stable With a Side of CI5 appeared first on Genuitec....


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Time for a DDR Background Check
    Published. July 28, 2016

    In this month’s blog we continue our discussion of power management, specifically looking at how architects can improve the energy efficiency of their SoC as it uses system memory. In March we teamed up with Micron, a global supplier of high performance, low power memory technologies, to present a tutorial at SNUG Silicon Valley (see […]...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Measuring Bipolar Transistor ft with Fixed Base-Collector Voltage
    Published. June 12, 2012

    Recently I had a question from reader. He asked a good question: "How do you to measure a bipolar transistor's ft when the base-collector voltage, Vbc, is fixed?" Attached is a modified version of the testbench that allows a user to measure ft with a fixed Vbc. While the aesthetics are not as pleasing as the original testbench, it does the job. The testbench is shown in Figure 1. The base of the bipolar transistor, the DUT, is grounded. The collector of the transistor is connected to...


  • 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 →...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    What are the Best Mini USB 3.0 Drives?
    Published. July 17, 2016

     The Best Mini Drives Lexar JumpDrive S45’s and SanDisk Ultra Fit’s speed, low-profile and price range come out on top in comparison to other […] The post What are the Best Mini USB 3.0 Drives? appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Turn on 2FA before it’s too late
    Published. July 17, 2016

    Two-factor authentication (“2FA”) is intended as another layer of security to your online accounts, so if your password is hacked, your account can’t be accessed without a special code. While I clearly understand the value, I’ve been lazy about enabling on various services since… it’s a hassle. I’ve only enabled it when I’ve been required… More#...


  • 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...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    PAM-4 Simulation to Measurement Validation
    Published. June 29, 2016

    This DesignCon paper discusses PAM-4 signaling and a new measurement and simulation eco-system. Simulation of PAM-4 signals are done with an IBIS-AMI signal generator, an S-parameter channel model,and remote access software for receiver data recovery. Measured data is from commercially available equipment with specialized waveform processing. Try a free ADS 30-day trial....


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Recommended System File Checker Usage for Windows Embedded Systems
    Published. June 15, 2016

    System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in command-line utility you can use to find and repair missing and corrupted files. The tool is available on all Windows platforms, including all the supported embedded systems. There are several options (switches) you can use with SFC, however, this post will only discuss the following: /scanfile /verifyfile /verifyonly......


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS #Coventor SEMulator3D Moves #MEMS Tools Into Chip Design Mainstream
    Published. June 7, 2016


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Does Age Determine How Quickly Shoppers Return?
    Published. June 1, 2016

    Here’s another visualization to consider based on demographic data generated from my Consumer Attitudes Toward Breaches research (sponsored by MAC). Did age matter when it came to how quickly shoppers returned to a breached merchant? The data seemed to have a couple of stand-out bumps. Below is a graph that shows, on average, how quickly […]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Introducing HyperDev
    Published. January 1, 1970

    One more thing… It’s been awhile since we launched a whole new product at Fog Creek Software (the last one was Trello, and that’s doing pretty well). Today we’re announcing the public beta of HyperDev, a developer playground for building full-stack web-apps fast. HyperDev is going to be the fastest way to bang out code and get it running on the internet. We want to eliminate 100% of the complicated administrative details around getting code up and running on a website. The best way to explain...


  • 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 […]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    Synopsys AMS technical luncheon at DAC 2016: Robust AMS Design Verification by Samsung, Oracle, ST and Qualcomm
    Published. May 26, 2016

    Time of  the year again We decided  this year  to focus on the concept of Robust Design for AMS verification. Robust Design is defined as reducing variation in a product without eliminating the causes of the variation. In other words, making the product or process insensitive to variation, which is critical as most Synopsys customers move to […]...


  • 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 Lacey's IT Security Blog....


  • Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Summer of gateware is coming (again)
    Published. April 29, 2016

    How time flies!  I swear my last post was a summary of the 2015 summer of gateware.  This year (2016) MyHDL is participating in the Google summer of code again, for the second year, continuing as a sub-org of the Python Software Foundation organization.This year, so far, has been amazing and inspiring.......


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Data Types for Control & DSP
    Published. April 27, 2016

    There's a lot of information out there on what data types to use for digital signal processing, but there's also a lot of confusion, so the topic bears repeating.I recently posted an entry on PID control. In that article I glossed over the data types used by showing "double" in all of my example code.  Numerically, this should work for most control problems, but it can be an extravagant......


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Beyond the RTOS: A Better Way to Design Real-Time Embedded Software
    Published. April 27, 2016

    An RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) is the most universally accepted way of designing and implementing embedded software. It is the most sought after component of any system that outgrows the venerable “superloop”. But it is also the design strategy that implies a certain programming paradigm, which leads to particularly brittle designs that often work only […]...


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    The Kobalt diaries: Automatic Android SDK management
    Published. April 9, 2016

    The dreaded SDK Manager Android has always had a weird dependency mechanism. On the JVM (and therefore, Android), we have this great Maven repository system which is leveraged by several tools (Gradle and Kobalt on Android) and which allows us to add dependencies with simple additions to our build files. This is extremely powerful and […]...


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    On The Road Again
    Published. March 22, 2016

    One large change in my transition from a desk-based engineer to a “product manager helping desk-based engineers” (and part time basement-based engineer) is the sharp increase in travel. I am writing this post from a hotel room, as I likely will others in the future. Travel has been a blessing. I get to meet more people […]...


  • 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......


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Happy Lunar New Year! – FloEFD Investigates Sky Lantern Aerodynamics
    Published. February 8, 2016

    Happy Chinese new year, wishing you all prosperity, luck, health and fortune in this, the year of the Monkey! Also a great excuse to use FloEFD to study the aerodynamics of a sky lantern. Sky lanterns have been around for about 2300 years. Pioneered in the East, introduced to the West, in battle, by the […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Peak detection of a time series
    Published. September 18, 2015

    I’ve been doing embedded work for so long now that it’s rare that I come across a need that I haven’t run into before. Well, it happened the other day, so I thought I’d share it with you. Here’s the situation. I have a transducer whose role is to determine a binary condition (essentially X […]...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Barr Code

    Barr Code

    Government-Sponsored Hacking of Embedded Systems
    Published. March 11, 2015

    Everywhere you look these days, it is readily apparent that embedded systems of all types are under attack by hackers. In just one example from the last few weeks, researchers at Kaspersky Lab (a Moscow-headquartered maker of anti-virus and other software security products) published a report documenting a specific pernicious and malicious attack against “virtually […]...


  • 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....


  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Accellera Breakfast at DAC
    Published. June 10, 2014

    In just a few years the Accellera breakfast has become an institution at DAC. It is held on Tuesday at 7:00 AM. This requires a bit of effort from the attendees, but it is well worth while. It started as the usual breakfast, although I was sitting next to Richard Goering who raises chickens and thus found the scrambled eggs wanting. But I am sure that in places like Moscone the scrambled eggs come from a box of powdered eggs anyway. read more...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Recap of Another Successful Japan C-to-Silicon User Seminar
    Published. January 14, 2014

    Back in November, our Japan office hosted a C-to-Silicon Compiler user meeting. They host about two per year, and the meetings have been growing in size and content. The November session drew 44 customers, representing 13 companies. The content spanned about a half day, covering a wide variety of topics. The user meeting started off with a C-to-Silicon business update, presented by our Japan region marketing lead for system design and verification, Makoto Yoshida. This included a high-level view...


  • 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...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Starting Virtual Platform Simulation with Cadence Software Developer
    Published. October 11, 2013

    Last time, I provided an introduction to the Eclipse setup for the Cadence Virtual System Platform. This time I will explain how to run simulation using Software Developer. Cadence Software Developer provides multiple flows to hand off virtual platform simulations to software engineers. The easiest flow can be used when the platform creator and software developer are working at the same company and on the same network. In this flow, I will describe how to simulate...


  • 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....


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    DVCon 2013: Functional Verification Is EDA’s “Killer App”
    Published. March 11, 2013

    With another year of record attendance, DVCon has again proven that a functional verification-focused mix of trade show and technical conference is what customers need to get their jobs done.  Here are some of the some of the highlights I took away from this informative event:DVCon 2013 was a one stop shop for panels, papers, posters,live demos, and tutorials on functional verification* Great panels on Verification Planning and Drastically Improving D&VTwo panels at the conference provided valuable...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    Webinar: SOI Gives More Performance Per Watt, And There's An Easy Path
    Published. August 20, 2010

    If you've seen any of the recent buzz lately around Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI), you'd know that it's an excellent option that can enable you to meet lower power consumption and die area targets without sacrificing performance or functionality. This is why Cadence, ARM and IBM have partnered to provide you an easy path to silicon with the SOI process for your digital design, including production proven software, design kits and IP.   If you're a design manager or engineer, and...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Some Final Real-World Assertions for the Holidays
    Published. December 20, 2011

    My last "real-world assertions" blog post seems to have tickled a bunch of people with my story about the racy narration at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. I've heard from several folks who have also seen the show and had a similar reaction. Just out of curiosity, I did a Web search and found a half-dozen or so other blogs and travelogues with comments similar to mine. Concluding my series, and in the spirit of the holiday season, here are a few final amusing incidents related to shopping...


  • 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...



Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google
  • TwitThis