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  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    New white paper: Transform the retail store with the Internet of Things
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Posted By Olivia ChenSenior Product Marketing Manager The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the way retailers do business and utterly transforming our in-store shopping experience. And yet, with the prospect of billions of devices and things connecting to systems and the cloud, getting started on IoT may seem overwhelming and complicated. Read More... Comments Internet of Things...(read more)...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Eye diagrams don’t lie: ReDrivers, before and after
    Published. August 21, 2014

    USB, HDMI, or analog signals degrade to mush over long signal traces or cables; check out these “before and after” videos for proof. Note: this particular blog posting is sponsored by Pericom Semiconductor. I’ve been writing about Pericom Semiconductor’s signal … Continue reading →...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    build.xml eclipes sample file
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Would it possible to get sample build.xml file with imports a properties sheet. Or links to good build file structure and maybe a example of a good file system to maintain? I am dl the ant manual now.Anything that pertains to eclipse and ant would help me get started. Thanks...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Wireless Power for Minuscule Medical Implants
    Published. August 21, 2014

    A novel way of powering implanted devices could enable new ways to control appetite, regulate insulin, and treat brain injuries.Medical implants like pacemakers, deep brain stimulators, and cochlear implants could someday be joined by still more bioelectronic gadgets—devices that regulate insulin levels, control appetite, lower blood sugar, or treat brain injuries (see “Nerve-Stimulating Implant Could Lower Blood Pressure”)....


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Connected Intelligence Era: The Golden Age of Mobile
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Connected Intelligence Era: The Golden Age of Mobile - A Mobile Future Forward Research Paper http://www.chetansharma.com/connectedintelligenceera.htm This paper is the 5th paper in the Mobile Future Forward Series. It is a required reading for Mobile Future Forward participants. History and Background In 1925, a soviet economist Nikolai Kondratiev observed in his book “The Major Economic Cycles,” that the growth of [...]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft NoSQL database and full-text search service previews available on Azure
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch....


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Post-doc Position at University of Trento, Italy
    Published. July 10, 2014

    The D3S group at the University of Trento, Italy, invites applications for a post?doctoral research position in wireless sensor networks. In the context of WSNs, the D3S has been successful in bringing research results into real?world, long?term, operational deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a medieval tower, and the closed?loop control of lighting […]...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: DIY with TI: TIer wakes up to robotic, moving alarm clock (with a cymbal-holding monkey on top!)
    Published. August 21, 2014

    Like many college kids, Zahid Haq overslept a few times when he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). What Zahid needed was a reliable, noisy alarm clock that could really get his attention. Now working as a Bluetooth applications engineer at TI, the 24-year-old still has a little trouble getting up in the mornings. TI encourages engineers to deploy their passion and creativity, so he used his skills to create the perfect contraption: A "Robotic Monkey Alarm Clock,"...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    DVCon Goes Global!
    Published. August 20, 2014

    The ever popular Accellera Design & Verification Conference held annually in Silicon Valley is going global.  Accellera System Initiative has expanded many of its SystemC user group events to be more inclusive of other Accellera and IEEE standards.  In doing so, the local organizers of these events have moved to adopt the popular DVCon USA […]...


  • The Canonical Hamiltonian

    The Canonical Hamiltonian

    Math for Nothing and Refactoring for Free
    Published. August 20, 2014

    With all the requests by scientists and the government for money lately, here, finally, is something you can get from the government… for free.  Yes, that’s right, applicable scientific and engineering tools that are the result of NSF funding that your taxes paid for and that you can actually use… today… really!  If, like many [...]...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #653 – Sydney Maker Faire 2014 Highlights
    Published. August 20, 2014

    Highlights from the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire Introduction Video Behind The Scenes Video Growing Maker Communities Video...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    ARM explores multithreaded core as alternative to GPU computing
    Published. August 20, 2014

    ARM is working on a heavily multithreaded version of its processor core to see if it can provide a more convenient alternative to GPUs....


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop
    Published. August 20, 2014

    Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Nabi launches massive Big Tab Android tablets for kids
    Published. August 20, 2014

    Starting at $449, the new tablets come in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes and run Android KitKat 4.4 and a bevy of child-friendly apps....


  • John Day

    John Day

    An Opportunity for Automotive Engineers
    Published. August 20, 2014

    Mentor Graphics is sponsoring an automotive user conference from 8am to 5pm on Wednesday, September 10, at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. User2User Automotive 2014 is free, and you can register or get more details here. The day begins with back-to-back keynotes by Martin O’Brien, Mentor Graphics General Manager, IESD, and Paul Menig, CEO, […]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    A Path to Discovery
    Published. August 19, 2014

    Saturday morning is for discovery. Multiple browser windows point me in multiple directions and I wander until I discover a thing to consider. The key to Saturday morning is not direction, the key is association. I am free associating myself across the internet looking for… something. Turntable.fm used to be key to this experience. This… More...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Highlights from Recent IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards Meeting
    Published. August 18, 2014

    I wanted to share with you a number of updates from last month's IEEE 802.3 meeting in San Diego, California. Cadence has a comprehensive portfolio of design and verification IP, many of which support the latest Ethernet standards. Here are my observations on how things have progressed in the standards meetings over the last few months.Automotive Ethernet - there are now two projects underway to standardize automotive PHYs. The 802.3bp project is standardizing the 1000BASE-T1 gigabit PHY and...


  • Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Re: Design of low pwer RF Receiver for 433Mhz
    Published. August 18, 2014

    Hi Jarvis,This is a pretty vague question and we have no way of assisting you given the information provided.  Please refer to the forum guidelines before posting.  best regards,Tawna    ...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI and Conservancy Announce US Tax Exemption Working Group
    Published. August 12, 2014

    Software Freedom Conservancy and the Open Source Initiative are pleased to announce that they are the founding members of a working group focused on tax exemption issues for organizations in the United States. Recent activity by the Internal Revenue Service in response to applications for tax exempt status have sparked a lot of interest and discussion amongst free and open source software communities. OSI and Conservancy recognize that the IRS's understanding and evaluation of free and open source...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Why Enterprises Switch from IBM RAD to MyEclipse Blue
    Published. August 11, 2014

    One of the most asked questions made to Genuitec is “Why Switch to MyEclipse Blue?” It’s a question posed to us at conferences, on the phone and through email by potential customers. We can’t escape this question, nor do we want to as it gives us an opportunity to share the awesomesness of MyEclipse with … Read More...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #457
    Published. August 9, 2014

    Roundup ‘14 - Open Sourcing Corporate Code Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com NetFlix OSS http://netflix.github.io/#repo CapGemini OSS https://github.com/Capgemini GPL http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html Apache 2.0 License http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html MIT License http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT Asgard https://github.com/Netflix/asgard Job DSL for Jenkins https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Job+DSL+Plugin GitHub https://github.com/ Google...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #CHIPS: "IBM Builds World's Biggest Brain-Chip"
    Published. August 8, 2014

    One thing IBM emphasizes about its neurosynaptic chip is that it works like the "right" brain, which means intuition and jumping to conclusions, whereas the "left" brain works more like a traditional computer: R. Colin JohnsonIBM's neurosynaptic processor puts 1 million artificial neurons and 256 million memory synapses on a single CMOS chip.The 256 neuro-synaptic cores are arranged in a 64x64 array (left), each of which has 256 artificial neurons and 65,536 memory synapses (right) for tightly coupled...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Undocumented iPhone Functions Leak Personal Data, Expert Says
    Published. July 28, 2014

     Personal information such as pictures, text messages, and other sensitive data can be harvested by Apple employees, the company confirmed this week. While it is intended for Apple engineers, the same information could be provided to law enforcement or others without a password or PIN, as recently demonstrated by a well-known security researcher....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Undocumented iPhone Functions Leak Personal Data, Expert Says
    Published. July 28, 2014

     Personal information such as pictures, text messages, and other sensitive data can be harvested by Apple employees, the company confirmed this week. While it is intended for Apple engineers, the same information could be provided to law enforcement or others without a password or PIN, as recently demonstrated by a well-known security researcher....


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    SAP embraces opens source -- sort of
    Published. July 29, 2014

    At the annual OSCON (Open Source Convention) last week, those stuck in a worldview of open source from the previous decade would have suffered serious cognitive dissonance.read 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 […]...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Back side cap mounting
    Published. July 28, 2014

    Earlier this year I wrote an article on maximizing capacitor effectiveness.  I have since received a number of inquiries on mounting capacitors directly to a power via on the opposite side of the board from the IC.  This is actually a fairly common design practice that I have seen on many boards.  And, the question […]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Trello, Inc.
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Hello? is this thing on? I’m not sure if I even know how to operate this “blog” device any more. It’s been a year since my last post. I’m retired from blogging, remember? Want to hear something funny? The only way I can post blog posts is by remote-desktopping into a carefully preserved Windows 7 machine which we keep in a server closet running a bizarrely messed-up old copy of CityDesk which I somehow hacked together and which only runs on that particular machine. The shame! I do...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Comcast disabled port 25 mail on our business account
    Published. July 20, 2014

    We have a business account at home. I work enough from home that I can easily justify it. Fixed IP, and I run services, mostly to back up my office services. One of those services is SMTP. I’ve been running an SMTP server, complete with antispam/antivirus/… for years. Handles backup for some domains, but is […]...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    How I Keep My Lists in Order – Workflowy
    Published. July 18, 2014

    Make Lists, Not War! Photo Credit: kleuske cc Do you make lists? Do you use an orderly system on your computer or in a notebook; or do you scribble them out on sticky notes? In today’s information rich environment, the ability to keep lists, to-dos, projects and tasks in order is important, do you use […]...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #7: Super-fast Parallel CFD Solver
    Published. July 18, 2014

    I’m sure in the (far) future, product design and manufacture will just involve a big box that you can ask to make things for you. “A leg driven transport device with communication, health monitoring and illumination functions that will last me the week. Please Mr. Box” (or ‘Bob the making box’ as I’d call mine). […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    DAC 2014 AMS panel videolog now available
    Published. July 11, 2014

    We hosted a few weeks ago at DAC Synopsys AMS luncheon with speakers from Micronas, Infineon, AMD and ST.  The theme of this year’s event was “Complex Mixed-Signal SoCs: How to Conquer the Next Verification Frontier”. Our panelists shared their experiences and insights using VCS AMS, our mixed-signal verification solution that incorporates VCS functional verification […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Implementing User-Defined Register Access Policies with vr_ad and IPXACT
    Published. July 2, 2014

    The register and memory package vr_ad for Specman is used in pretty much every verification environment. In most cases today, the register specification is captured in an IPXACT description and the register e-file can be automatically generated from it. The vr_ad package comes with a variety of pre-defined register access policies, which cover the typical register usage. However, many users have the need for special access policies which are not supported by vr_ad  by default. Implementing...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Latest Transformers Thumb Drives from InfoThink Suit the Movie Well
    Published. July 4, 2014

    A gust front may not be all that impressive but it may signify the approaching storm, so too does infoThink’s Transformers Age of Extinction […]The post Latest Transformers Thumb Drives from InfoThink Suit the Movie Well appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    The Art of Inquiry
    Published. July 1, 2014

    The information security industry can sometimes fall into a rut when it creates and publishes requirements. Even in the corporate world we fall into these ruts. Go check out one of your build or hardening guides and see how much or how recently it has changed. In some respects, we don’t want to have drastic […]...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Linux and the Big Bad Wolf
    Published. June 25, 2014

    Guest blog by Achim Nohl With great interest, I am following any news around the progress of Linaro and the Linux kernel community with regard to addressing all the requirements for an ARMv8 64bit server software stack. Well established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    IP Accelerated Initiative
    Published. June 2, 2014

    For this post, I’m stepping out of the world of analog/mixed-signal IP to look at some of the challenges faced by the SoC (system on chip) developers when they are using IP. Firstly, the software content is increasing – in some cases almost half of the development budget of an SoC is spent on software […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Expands INTEGRITY Multivisor Support to Texas Instruments' Newest 'Jacinto 6' Automotive Processor
    Published. June 4, 2014

    Provides Guaranteed Safety Separation, Secure Virtualization and Boot-Time Performance for 'Jacinto 6 Eco' DRA72x...


  • 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 […]...


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Swift, Apple’s new language
    Published. June 2, 2014

    Apple just announced a new language called Swift. I took a look at the language manual, here is a quick overview: Statically typed with type inference. Generics. Closures. No exceptions. Extension methods. Properties (syntax similar to C#), including lazy properties with the "@lazy" annotation. Functions, methods and type (static) methods. Support for observers (with "willSet" […]...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    Video Demo of PMC-Sierra SAS3 AMI Models Running in ADS Channel Simulator
    Published. June 2, 2014

    PMC-Sierra have created a video of their SAS3 AMI models running in ADS Channel Simulator...


  • 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 […]...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    e and SystemVerilog: The Ultimate Race
    Published. May 6, 2014

    For years we've watched the e and SystemVerilog race via countless presentations, articles, and blogs. Each language is applied to SoC verification yet the differences are well documented so any comparison is subject to recoding from one language to the other. This makes a direct performance comparison difficult to measure. Until now.  On April 21, 2014, SystemVerilog and e toed the line for the first direct SoC race. They were set-up in a long-pole test to allow each language sufficient...


  • 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...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2014—ESL Design Is Dead... Long Live ESL!
    Published. May 27, 2014

    Next week the EDA industry is getting together in San Francisco for Design Automation Conference 2014. As I pointed out in a recent blog called "Confessions of an ESL-Aholic", the scope of electronic system level (ESL) design has changed quite a bit over the last 15 years, but there is still a lot of promise, and a lot to come. The basic premise of my soberness on classic ESL is that the basic momentum upwards in abstraction continues—as indicated in my graph dated ca. 2001 below—raising...


  • 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 →...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Solar Powered Air Conditioners are Becoming More Elaborate
    Published. May 8, 2014

    Air conditioners can consume an incredible amount of power. Between the electricity the compressor utilizes and the torque of the motor in order to spin the fan, your electric bill can skyrocket over the summer. In order to reduce the cost of this unit, some have installed solar panels onto the roof specific to the […]...


  • 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....


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    The engineering – marketing divide
    Published. April 6, 2014

    We have all sat in surreal meetings with the sales and marketing folks. This video captures the dynamic perfectly (caution – you won’t know whether to laugh or cry): The Expert Video I actually have some sympathy for the marketing people portrayed here, as it must be very hard when you’re so far out of [...]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Barr Code

    Barr Code

    A Look Back at the Audi 5000 and Unintended Acceleration
    Published. March 14, 2014

    I was in high school in the late 1980′s when NHTSA (pronounced “nit-suh”), Transport Canada, and others studied complaints of unintended acceleration in Audi 5000 vehicles. Looking back on the Audi issues, and in light of my own recent role as an expert investigating complaints of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, there appears to be [...]...


  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    How to get the best out of your Capital sales person.
    Published. March 14, 2014

    It happened again this year. The assembly of personages from Mentor Graphics involved in Sales or Technical support of the sales organization getting together for planning meetings, technical training, networking and more meetings.   There is a lot of misunderstanding about Sales people, what they do, how they do it and how much use they […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Future Phone
    Published. March 6, 2014

    You all know how gadget-mad I am, right? Well guess what’s got my senses buzzing today? A mobile phone that you can build yourself from various components … something akin to a Lego phone and it’s called the Phoneblok. A Dutch designer, Dave Hakkens, came up with the idea after he wanted to replace a […]...


  • 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 [...]...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot with Stack Overflow?
    Published. February 17, 2014

    In the latest Lesson #10 of my Embedded C Programming with ARM Cortex-M Video Course I explain what stack overflow is and I show what can transpire deep inside an embedded microcontroller when the stack pointer register (SP) goes out of bounds. You can watch the YouTube video to see the details, but basically when the [...]...


  • 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......


  • Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    A Quadrature Signals Tutorial: Complex, But Not Complicated
    Published. April 12, 2013

    Click Here for a PDF version of this article Introduction Quadrature signals are based on the notion of complex numbers and perhaps no other topic causes more heartache for newcomers to DSP than these numbers and their strange terminology of j operator, complex, imaginary, real, and orthogonal. If you're a little unsure of the physical meaning of complex numbers and the j = √-1 operator, do... read more...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Collaborative Writing Experiment: Your Favorite DSP Websites
    Published. May 30, 2013

    You are invited to contribute to the content of this blog post through the magic of Google Docs' real time collaboration feature. I discovered this tool several months ago when I was looking for a way to coordinate our annual family halloween party (potluck) and avoid the very unpleasant situation of ending up with too much chips and not enough chocolate (first world problem!).  It was amusi... 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...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Re: create power and ground pins
    Published. June 18, 2013

    A new-ish command called "createPGPin" was created to do this. Do you see that available in the version you're using?Hope so... ...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Branding and the Open Source Marketplace
    Published. November 26, 2012

    I’m quite busy with transitioning from my life as a consultant to working for Magnolia. Hence, I was not yet able to let you know that opensource.com published yet another article from yours truly. In the extremely overcrowded open source Continue reading →...


  • 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 [...]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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-UpThe flood of...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Virtual Flash Memory Gets Real
    Published. August 8, 2011

    This week's Flash Memory summit will not only highlight the IP Cadence delivers, but will touch on innovative application of virtual prototype technology for Flash Memory firmware and system development. Developing complex memory controllers is challenging, and an increasing portion of the capability is delivered as firmware. Virtual prototypes of hardware for memory controllers, and the systems within which they operate, enable software to be developed months ahead of...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 →...



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