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  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #762 – How Secure Are Electronic Safe Locks?
    Published. July 6, 2015

    How secure are electronic locks used on safes? Dave tries a power line analysis attack on a standard La Gard (LG) 3740/3750 Basic electronic digital lock on a CMI home safe. Can you crack an electronic digital safe lock with just a resistor and an oscilloscope? All sorts of safe cracking techniques are discussed – […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft delivers Skype for Business app for Windows Phone
    Published. July 6, 2015

    Microsoft is rolling out is Skype for Business unified communications app for Windows Phone 8.1....


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    SIOS v2.0 running pxe booted
    Published. June 18, 2015

    Our SIOS (Linux based OS, usually based upon Debian) has just been updated for jessie (Debian 8). This was necessary to support rkt, docker, etc. in addition to our other bits. Its been cooking in the background for a while, for, as you might have noticed from my posting frequency, I’ve been busy. But we […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI at OSCON 2015
    Published. July 2, 2015

    Once again the OSI and our Board of Directors will be at OSCON. Just like in years past, the OSI will again be strongly represented with presentations form our Board Directors, Affiliate Members and Individual Members, a booth in the Expo Hall and even a dedicated session on how to use OSI's resources to change the open source world. Here are just a few suggestions of activities to help make your OSCON educational, inspirational and fun while supporting the OSI: OSI Special Session "How to use...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: The importance of battery management for eCall systems
    Published. July 2, 2015

    While no one wants to be in a car accident, it’s nice to know that an emergency infrastructure exists when one happens. As of April 1, 2018 , any car purchased in the European Union (EU) or Iceland will have the ability to call 112 (the EU equivalent of 911) for emergency-response purposes. The emergency call (eCall) system will contact an emergency-response operator, who will then receive the car’s position and airbag deployment status. Additionally, the operator will be able to provide verbal...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Performance and the Use of Port mvl Lists (or, Nothing in Life is Free…)
    Published. July 2, 2015

    When connecting to the DUT signals, we usually refer to the values as 0s or 1s. But sometimes there is a need to know the exact multi-value logic, or to write an mvl value (e.g., init the signal to Z). For this purpose, the e language defines the mvl type – a predefined enumerated type, with values of MVL_U, MVL_X, MVL_0, MVL_1, MVL_Z, MVL_W, MVL_L, MVL_H, and MVL_N (based on the VHDL std_logic type). If you need to read these mvl values and you always have your eye on performance, this blog post...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    No to Know VIP – Part 2
    Published. July 2, 2015

    Continuing on our journey on what is needed to get to productive verification with VIP, the first step is to make the connections between the DUT and the testbench.  This includes connecting the signals, the clock and reset and setting any parameters. This is what we covered in part 1 of the series. Let us […]...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Supreme Court decision threatens programmers' API rights
    Published. July 1, 2015

    The Supreme Court decision that let stand a lower court decision that Java's application programming interface may be subject to copyright could be a developer disaster in the making....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Microsoft adds cheaper Core i7 tablet to Surface Pro 3 lineup
    Published. July 1, 2015

    The new $1,299 configuration keeps the price lower by featuring only 128GB of storage....


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    The Boston Tea Party
    Published. July 1, 2015

    Holiday themed simulation blogs are very de rigueur of late so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon in time for the July 4th independence day celebrations in the US. A series of events led up to the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776, one of the more notable being the Boston Tea […]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    AMD’s “Beefy” APUs Bulk Up Thin Clients for HP, Samsung
    Published. July 1, 2015

    There are times when a tablet is too light, and a full desktop too much. The answer? A thin client PC powered by an AMD APU. Note: this blog is sponsored by AMD. A desire to remotely access my Mac … Continue reading →...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Chipmakers see 3x test-pattern saving in embedded-test logic
    Published. June 30, 2015

    Companies such as Broadcom are experiencing threefold test-pattern reductions through the use of automatically inserted gates that allow parallel cones to share the same ATPG patterns that would not be possible using conventional test generation schemes....


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    EPA Loses a Battle with Court Ruling, but Not the War
    Published. June 29, 2015

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.The Supreme Court’s ruling that invalidates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on emissions of mercury and other pollutants from power plants, released on Monday, appears at first glance to be a serious blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce the environmental effects of electricity generation....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Executive Enterprise Mobility: Report by Apperian
    Published. June 28, 2015

    Enterprise Mobility is currently at a pivotal state where enterprises are moving away from the legacy mindset of IT as the gatekeeper to a more sophisticated approach of IT as a business enabler. Enterprise IT's focus has shifted away from trying to lock down mobile devices to providing mobile business apps that the users will actually love to use! ...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Sewio goes UWB
    Published. June 29, 2015

    Sewio known as a producer of Open Sniffers for IoT devices in recent months released a new product portfolio with focus on location and tracking based applications. Sewio takes advantage of mature development state in wireless ranging technologies and build up new products based on Ultra Wide Band technology. Sewio brings Real Time Location Systems […]...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Executive Enterprise Mobility: Report by Apperian
    Published. June 28, 2015

    Enterprise Mobility is currently at a pivotal state where enterprises are moving away from the legacy mindset of IT as the gatekeeper to a more sophisticated approach of IT as a business enabler. Enterprise IT's focus has shifted away from trying to lock down mobile devices to providing mobile business apps that the users will actually love to use! ...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Cadence IP for USB Works over Type-C (Proof Inside)
    Published. June 24, 2015

    There is no other specification in the history of USB that caused so much discussion and interest as the USB Type-C. The new type of connector, designed to be a jack of all trades, eliminates all flaws of legacy Type-A and Type-B plugs, and adds significant benefits for USB and beyond. Here's a brief rundown of those benefits for those who are not frequent readers of the Cadence USB blog: Reversible design: You always get the plug right Two-way insertion: Host and device connectors are the same Higher...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Is the Council Trying to Kill the QSA Program?
    Published. June 23, 2015

    If you can believe, it has been nearly seven years since the last update to the Qualification Requirements for Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs). This document is the guide that assessors use in their business dealings with the Council. It explains how a firm can become a QSA Company, who is qualified to be a QSA […]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    New Paper: Empowering the Digital Telco Transformation with Convergent Charging and Policy
    Published. June 23, 2015

    Empowering the Digital Telco Transformation with Convergent Charging and Policy http://www.chetansharma.com/convergentcharging.htm Commissioned by  Oracle Communications Download paper Introduction In 2014, the mobile industry passed an amazing milestone – the number of mobile subscriptions (SIM cards) surpassed the human population. While these connected devices represent a smaller subset of the global consumer base, mobile has had a significant positive impact on [...]...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Find Everything You Need to Build an Advanced PCI Express 4.0 Solution in One Booth – Visit Cadence at PCI-SIG DevCon 2015
    Published. June 23, 2015

    The PCI-SIG Developers Conference happening today and tomorrow will be yet another exciting PCI-SIG event that Cadence is proud to participate in. We’ve been attending and showcasing technology at these conferences for many years now, sharing news and insights about our verification IP, controllers, and PHY solutions. Cadence was the first commercial PCI Express 3.0 IP provider, and has continued that tradition by engaging with key server customers for PCI Express 4.0. The latest incarnation of...


  • John Day

    John Day

    Paul Hansen at IESF: Software, Cybersecurity and More
    Published. June 19, 2015

    A highlight of Mentor Graphics’ annual IESF event in Detroit is an industry overview by Paul Hansen, editor and publisher of The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics. At this year’s event Hansen stressed the importance of software (“Of all the ingredients that comprise the vehicle’s automotive electronics, software is by far the most important”), innovation […]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Demonstrates Secure Platform for Automotive Consolidation on i.MX 6 Processors
    Published. June 19, 2015

    A Trusted Execution and Development Environment for Secure and Safe Consolidation of ADAS, Infotainment, Instrument Cluster and Telematics...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Simultaneously Switching Noise: the Effect of the Power Distribution Network
    Published. June 17, 2015

    This is the second post in a three part series that will examine the problem of SSN and explore methods of reducing SSN in your designs. In the first installment of our blog series on Simultaneously Switching Noise, we went through an overview of SSN and explained its relevance to high-speed parallel busses such as […]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS: #Wearables Get Their Own #MEMS for Long Battery Life
    Published. June 16, 2015


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Game design and game implementation
    Published. June 17, 2015

    “Because of a bug (it is an off-by-one error) the parley can only work if enemy and party member *do not* speak the same language.” One of the many memorable quotes from a fascinating article on an old school RPG by one of the developers. I don’t even know this particular video game, even though […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    What’s the Best Mini USB 3.0 Drive?
    Published. December 20, 2014

    Sandisk Ultra Fit (64GB) comes out on top for its speed, low-profile and cost per gigabyte after comparing with 3 other mini USB 3.0 […] The post What’s the Best Mini USB 3.0 Drive? appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    A Quiet Revolution
    Published. June 4, 2015

    Susan Cain who wrote the amazing Quiet has launched an online resource for introverts. Take the test to understand your introversion: Given the choice, you’ll devote your social energy to a small group of people you care about most, preferring a glass of wine with a close friend to a party full of strangers. You think… More#...


  • 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...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Lazy Or Bored: The Outcome Might Be The Same
    Published. June 1, 2015

    I recently talked to an engineering manager responsible for system validation at a major automotive company. The topic was the continuous growth of software content and how to reach the right software quality. He explained that for the part he is responsible for, most software is created by his suppliers. But because the carmaker is […]...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    MyEclipse 2015 Stable 2.0 – Web Tools for Java EE Developers
    Published. May 29, 2015

    After 4 months of arduous work, MyEclipse 2015 Stable 2 […] The post MyEclipse 2015 Stable 2.0 – Web Tools for Java EE Developers appeared first on Genuitec....


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    DAC 2015 Synopsys Circuit Simulation Luncheon: Altera, ST, TSMC and Xilinx on Synopsys Superior Performance for Analog Mixed-signal Designs
    Published. May 27, 2015

    Improving the performance of existing technologies has always been a key element in the development of computational systems and EDA tools. However, as analog mixed-signal designs complexity drastically increases, conventional techniques are becoming outdated and new technologies must be adopted by designers. As such, we wanted the focus of this year’s event to be performance, […]...


  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    What to do with a deep or shallow interest in going to the Detroit IESF technical conference 2015-May-19
    Published. May 5, 2015

    All you really need to do to decide to go to the upcoming IESF conference in Metro Detroit USA if you are contemplating it but have not yet made up your mind the best way is to look at this executive summary slide show which my colleague Maddie Shepherd put together IESF Automotive Conference 2015 […]...


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Boeing Dreamliner ‘Bug’
    Published. May 1, 2015

    There’s an all too familiar story in the press today. The headline at the Guardian reads “US aviation authority: Boeing 787 bug could cause ‘loss of control’. As usual with these kinds of stories, it’s light on technical details other than to reveal that the Dreamliner’s generators will fall into a fail safe mode if […]...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    How to Use Fixture De-embedding to Match Signal Integrity Simulations to Measurements
    Published. April 30, 2015

    How to correlate simulation and measurement: either a) de-embed the fixture from the measurement, or b) embed a fixture model into the simulation....


  • 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 [...]...


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    50 years: bring it on Moore!
    Published. April 16, 2015

    In keeping with 50 years of Moore’s Law, this post is about the results we have obtained for 7-nm FinFET’s and 5-nm nano-wire standard cell logic libraries. These transistors are very new.  Trade-offs are being made by Synopsys’ device physicists in terms of electrostatics, leakage, patterning, manufacturability and transistor performance. Before I go any further […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Fast, Deterministic, and Portable Counting Leading Zeros
    Published. September 8, 2014

    Counting leading zeros in an integer number is a critical operation in many DSP algorithms, such as normalization of samples in sound or video processing, as well as in real-time schedulers to quickly find the highest-priority task ready-to-run. In most such algorithms, it is important that the count-leading zeros operation be fast and deterministic. For […]...


  • 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...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    And the winner is…
    Published. March 19, 2015

    It is with great pleasure that I’d like to announce that we won the first annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award in the category of SSL Tools and Test. Over 100 products were nominated across 13 categories. And “the best of the best” were announced at a gala evening in Las Vegas. Products were considered against […]...


  • Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Shared-multiplier polyphase FIR filter
    Published. July 31, 2013

    Keywords: FPGA, interpolating decimating FIR filter, sample rate conversion, shared multiplexed pipelined multiplier Discussion, working code (parametrized Verilog) and Matlab reference design for a FIR polyphase resampler with arbitrary interpolation and decimation ratio, mapped to one multiplier and RAM. Introduction A polyphase filter can be as straightforward as multirate DSP ever gets, if ... read more...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Shared-multiplier polyphase FIR filter
    Published. July 31, 2013

    Keywords: FPGA, interpolating decimating FIR filter, sample rate conversion, shared multiplexed pipelined multiplier Discussion, working code (parametrized Verilog) and Matlab reference design for a FIR polyphase resampler with arbitrary interpolation and decimation ratio, mapped to one multiplier and RAM. Introduction A polyphase filter can be as straightforward as multirate DSP ever gets, if ... read more...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Miscellaneous Electrical Load (MEL)
    Published. February 7, 2015

    Miscellaneous Electrical Load (MEL)  in buildings are electric loads resulting from electronic devices not responsible for space heating, cooling, water heating, or lighting. MELs are produced by hard-wired and “plug-in” electrical devices, including home entertainment centers, kitchen electronics such as microwaves and toaster ovens, bath items such as hair dryers and electric hot tubs, and others […]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Stack Exchange Raises $40m
    Published. January 20, 2015

    Today Stack Exchange is pleased to announce that we have raised $40 million, mostly from Andreessen Horowitz. Everybody wants to know what we’re going to do with all that money. First of all, of course we’re going to gold-plate the Aeron chairs in the office. Then we’re going to upgrade the game room, and we’re already sending lox platters to our highest-rep users. But I’ll get into that in a minute. First, let me catch everyone up on what’s happening at Stack Exchange. In 2008, Jeff...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Writing
    Published. January 5, 2015

    I write, and I’m an engineer – but the number of times that I’ve been told that engineers don’t write, combined with the simple fact that while growing up I recall having loathed writing, it seems an odd combination. This resonated with me this week: The urge to convert experience into a group of words […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    write this following program in java language?
    Published. October 30, 2014

    A well-known supermarket employs you to develop an inventory control system. You decided implement it by Object Oriented Programming (Java) because of programs written by Java is easy to enhance and maintenance.The system will control the inventory of 3 shops (Shop 1, Shop 2, and Shop 3).The system has the ......


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Announcing Microsoft’s new IoT blog
    Published. October 28, 2014

    Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Microsoft's Internet of Things blog. Join us there to follow what’s new and what’s next in Microsoft IoT. We’ve also launched a Twitter handle for all things IoT: @MicrosoftIoT, and our IoT videos will be found on the new IoT YouTube playlist. So update your bookmarks, and join us to see what comes next in Microsoft IoT....


  • 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...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...


  • 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 →...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Comment on How to Specify Phase Noise as an Instance Parameter in Spectre Sources (e.g. vsource, isource, Port)
    Published. July 30, 2014

    Hi Mina, This is not supported for square waves (only sinusoids). Please contact Cadence Customer Support and request an enhancement CCR. (More customer interest=greater chance of supporting this feature.)...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    (KiCad) Information Wants To Be Free
    Published. July 28, 2014

    This is a cross-post from the Contextual Electronics blog, as it affects readers here and there TL; DR: I am releasing all of the KiCad videos that were part of Contextual Electronics to the public and have started a new site/forum to support them. See below for announcement video. I officially finished the first two […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • EmbeddedPC

    EmbeddedPC

    Don’t get tied up in knots with your cables!
    Published. September 28, 2011

    It always seems like it’s the little things that often cause the most problems with your embedded system.  The more I work with electronic systems, the more respect and care I have developed for cables and interconnect systems.  This goes … Continue reading →...


  • 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....


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    IESF 2014: Military & Aerospace
    Published. April 1, 2014

    The 2014 session of the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) for the Military & Aerospace industries is coming up fast. Join us to see how Mentor Graphics tools can help you develop safer, more reliable systems. Here are the dates and locations: April 22 in Dallas, Texas April 24 in Everett, Washington May 1 in […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • The Perils of Parallel

    The Perils of Parallel

    Intel Xeon Phi Announcement (& me)
    Published. November 24, 2013

    1. No, I’m not dead. Not even sick. Been a long time since a post. More on this at the end.2. So, Intel has finally announced a product ancestrally based on the long-ago Larrabee. The architecture became known as MIC (Many Integrated Cores), development vehicles were named after tiny towns (Knights Corner/Knights Ferry – one was to be the product, but I could never keep them straight), and the final product is to be known as the Xeon Phi.Why Phi? I don’t know. Maybe it’s the start of a convention...


  • 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......


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Our Blog has Moved
    Published. June 21, 2013

    As you may have noticed, we’ve started to blog most of our announcements on the .NET blog. As of today, we are officially merging the BCL blog with the .NET blog. Originally, the .NET blog was the CLR’s team blog. Back in those days, we’ve basically split the content according to feature area: runtime features go to the CLR blog, managed features go to the BCL blog. After a few years we’ve figured out that this split doesn’t really help. First of all many features span...


  • 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...


  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    EUV and eBeam at SPIE ADV Litho 2013
    Published. March 1, 2013

    While the main manufacturing flows are still focusing on optical lithography, eBeam and EUV are still making progress on advancements waiting for their chance in the main flow of the fab line. EUV is still working on power and throughput. A challenge for the industry is the dual sided consolidation for the advanced node development. [...]...


  • 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....


  • Domeika's Dilemma

    Domeika's Dilemma

    Multicore – assimilating the new developments
    Published. October 9, 2009

    There was a brief pause in my blogging as I have been assimilating some of the new developments in the multicore realm.  Some of the items are close to home for me at my respective company with the acquisition of Wind River, Cilk Arts, and RapidMind.  I’m not at liberty to comment on strategy, future [...]...


  • 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....


  • 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 discuss the emergence and value of Intelligent Systems Here’s a link to the keynote video - Mike...


  • 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 new site already so you will not lose these troubleshooting and information resources- you can find them under the Products Update discussion topic. We hope you enjoy the new site!...


  • 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 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. ...(read more)...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • RF/Microwave Tracker

    RF/Microwave Tracker

    Teardown Signals Transition from GaAs to CMOS Power Amplifiers In 3G Handsets
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Although, working CMOS based 3G RF power amplifiers (PAs) were demonstrated several years ago, the transition from 2G to 3G handsets has not been that easy for CMOS. Concerns over performance have severely limited its progression in the 3G space. … Continue reading →...