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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    i need help with my c graphics project
    Published. April 17, 2014

    hello everyonei was wondering if you guys can help me..i am really tired i havent slept for 2 days trieng to figure out how to do thisi am a begginer in this and my prof asked me a game which is http://www.miniclip.com/games/fat-slice/en/he wants it in c language using the 20 ......


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #604 – Sinclair C5 Restoration – Part 1
    Published. April 17, 2014

    The obligatory “before” video showing Dave’s Sinclair C5 electric “car” and its poor condition before commencing restoration work....


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    See Cadence IP Up Close at the TSMC Symposiums
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Want to see what Cadence has been up to recently in IP? Register for the upcoming TSMC 2014 Technology Symposiums.  You'll find Cadence in Booth #613 at the San Jose event on Tuesday, April 22. We'll also be at the Boston TSMC Symposium on April 29 and in Austin on May 1.  See the full suite of Cadence® tools and IP in action in San Jose:Certified Encounter® digital implementation flow for TSMC 16nm FinFET process Custom/mixed-signal flow for 16nm FinFET technology Extensive portfolio...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: The self-powering device?
    Published. April 14, 2014

    As a newly hired employee recently out of college, previously known as “John the intern”, I thought my learning days were over. However, I quickly found out that is not the case and had a lesson on electro-static discharge (ESD) diodes of a device and the unintended effects they may cause in an application. I needed to do some testing on the OPA192, so I grabbed my circuit board, headed to the lab and connected everything up. I noticed some very odd behavior when I observed the...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Cortana: I want Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 developer bits
    Published. April 14, 2014

    The Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview bits, including a beta of its Cortana digital assistant, are available as of April 14. I've been using WP 8.1 for over a week. Here's what I found....


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Sony and Google gang up for an illegal video takedown
    Published. April 14, 2014

    Another week, another "mistaken" takedown notice from Big Media -- this time, Sony tookread more...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Hex•Fury – World’s Fastest USB Bitcoin Miner Yet…
    Published. March 27, 2014

    The days of being able to use any old video card and successfully mine crypto-currencies like BitCoin are quickly coming to an end. In […]The post Hex•Fury – World’s Fastest USB Bitcoin Miner Yet… appeared first on Everything USB....


  • John Day

    John Day

    Delivering Higher Resolution at Lower Cost
    Published. April 11, 2014

    In my last post I noted the launch by Freescale and Broadcom of a single-chip automotive microcontroller (MCU) that supports compact video compression and fast transmission of video data throughout a vehicle over unshielded twisted pair cabling. The firms said cabling weight could be reduced by up to 30% and connectivity costs reduced by up […]...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Mentor Enterprise Verification Platform Debuts
    Published. April 10, 2014

    Its always fun to take the wraps off of solutions we have been hard at work developing.  The global team of Mentor Graphics engineers have spent considerable time and energy to bring the next level of SoC design and verification productivity to what seems to be a never ending response to Moore’s Law.  As silicon […]...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 11, 2014)
    Published. April 10, 2014

    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.Stimulation Restores Some Function for 4 Paralyzed Men The video and interactive graphic help round out the hopes and hows of USA Today’s story on an experimental treatment for people with spinal cord injuries. —Susan Young, biomedicine editor...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    AMD unleashes dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card
    Published. April 10, 2014

    Packing a pair of R9 290X GPUs, the new board also features closed-loop liquid cooling and a not-so-cool $1,499 price tag....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #CHIPS: ISPD-14 "Looks Beyond FinFETs to Secure ICs"
    Published. April 9, 2014

    The future of chip design is foretold at the International Symposium of Physical Design. See into the future of ICs in this report on ISPD14. Revealed are the process technologies that will obsolete FinFETs, Understand how to purge counterfeit chips and secure the supply chain, then explore the bright future of cyber-physical systems--R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogLook beyond FinFETs to the process technologies that will replace them.Mentor Graphics shows how to secure the supply chain even though...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Amazon Fire TV Service Uses Android
    Published. April 8, 2014

    Amazon’s new Fire TV service, unveiled last Wednesday in New York, is similar to the Kindle Fire in that it is based on Android. The service, which seeks to challenge Apple, Roku and Google in the streaming TV market, is betting on its unique game platform and voice-activated search commands. “We hear about what’s working […] The post Amazon Fire TV Service Uses Android appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • 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 [...]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software and Crank Software Announce System-Critical Platform for Graphics-Rich Embedded Devices
    Published. April 1, 2014

    Targeting Safety, Security and Reliability Requirements for Automotive, Consumer and Industrial...


  • 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 […]...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Mentor buys BDA for AMS portfolio
    Published. March 21, 2014

    Mentor Graphics has bought Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), a specialist in analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification using FastSpice. The post Mentor buys BDA for AMS portfolio appeared first on Tech Design Forum....


  • 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 […]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Why do we keep falling for these things?
    Published. February 16, 2014

    Via Nick Bilton in the New York Times: Using neuroimaging techniques, researchers are peering into gamers’ heads, hoping that the data they collect will help them make video games that change as you play, getting easier or harder, depending on your performance. The idea is to keep people at the addiction point. You know, that… More#...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    The Importance of Ecosystems in the Internet of Things Era
    Published. March 11, 2014

    As we develop electronics in early 2014, the battle between processor architectures is raging in all spaces, from deeply embedded through mobile to servers. Choosing the right ecosystem partners is crucially important, and today's announcement of an extended partnership between ARM and Cadence marks important steps towards increasing productivity for ARM-based designs. About two years back, I had tried to make sense of what I perceived as chaos at the Embedded Systems Conference, pointing to...


  • 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 […]...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Introducing HyperLynx 9.0: Fastest time to accurate results
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Over the past 16 years I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the development of HyperLynx and am excited about the latest release, HyperLynx 9.0 as we are simultaneously celebrating its 25th birthday and 10th year with Mentor Graphics. HyperLynx was founded in 1988 when cell phones were the size of a lunch box, […]...


  • CallMOM

    CallMOM

    Buyer Beware
    Published. March 6, 2014

    In the June issue of Electronic Sourcing North America, there is an interesting article titled Today’s Smart Buyers Need Smarter Software.   We all thought software from Mentor Graphics was intended for circuit designers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, test engineers and manufacturing managers at all levels, and of course this is true.  So why did Mentor […]...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Heat Your Home Office for 8p a Day. Part 3 – It Takes Time
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Dylan in his original YouTube video made the point that the tea lights only burn for about 4 hours and that he replaces them after the morning burn for an afternoon warm up session. At 1p per candle, 1p/~35W, we shouldn’t lose sight of how cost effective this heating method is. There is some doubt […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Just created a new external dns on Digital Ocean
    Published. March 4, 2014

    About 2 years ago, we had an issue with an internal server blowing up, taking data and config with it. I resolved to place some of our core infrastructure (external DNS, etc.) beyond our virtual boundaries, so we could maintain email/web presence in the event of a power or server issue. This has proven to […]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    2014 Mobile World Congress Observations
    Published. March 3, 2014

    2014 Mobile World Congress Observations Last week all mobile roads led to Barcelona for the annual industry get-together. Many of the discussions at MWC were through the lens of previous week’s blockbuster deal of Facebook/Whatsapp. The deal touches upon many of the technology and business trends up-and-down the mobile stack. According to industry sources, the first [...]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Smile, You’re on an AEQ-corrected Analog Camera
    Published. February 25, 2014

    Analog cameras represent over 80 percent of the surveillance and low-cost recorder market, yet analog signals degrade after relatively short cable runs. Redriver ICs from Pericom Semiconductor use adaptive equalization (AEQ) to clean up signals and provide crisp video. This allows longer cable runs, or improved video in existing runs. Continue reading →...


  • 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 [...]...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #446
    Published. February 15, 2014

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  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Ice Pigging
    Published. November 25, 2013

    This post is not about farm animal rights, or some cruel porcine-based Japanese reality TV game-show. Check out the video above for a glimpse of the power of a technology recently introduced into the North American Market from the UK. It’s not hard to see from the video above that the pipes are getting cleaned […]This post was written by Mike Thomas for UrbanWorkbench.com ©2006-2014.Originally posted as Ice Pigging...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    ADI Success Verifying SoC Reset Using X-Propagation Technology - Video
    Published. January 20, 2014

    Analog Devices Inc. succeeded in both speeding up the simulation and debug productivity for verifying SoC reset.  In November 2013 at CDNLive India they presented a paper detailnig the new technology they applied to reset verification and eight bugs they found during the project.  We were able to catch up with Sri Ranganayakulu just after his presentation and captured this video explaining the key points in his paper.Sri had an established process for verifying...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    International Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks
    Published. January 14, 2014

    Recent developments in sensing and actuation technology, along with the miniaturization of computing and communication, have led to the development of commodity robot technology such as hobby drones and robot toolkits. These platforms are bringing sensing and actuation at places where traditional technology does not reach; for example, for aerial pollution monitoring or for disaster […]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    MTV 2013 AMS Panel – The Future of Mixed-Signal Verification: from Simple Simulation to Full Regression?
    Published. January 9, 2014

    Happy new year ! I chaired and organized a panel on Mixed Signal Verification at MTV 2013 conference last December and wanted to share some of my insights with you. In just a decade, the landscape of mixed-signal design has drastically changed. While API simulations between a digital and analog solver have evolved into a more [...]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Sony VAIO Duo 11 up for grabs at LAUNCH
    Published. November 8, 2012

    Christmas has come early for one lucky attendee of this year’s LAUNCH: Future Gaming & Digital Conference in Birmingham next week. Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) is sponsoring the conference and will be running a raffle from its stand. The prize is a brand spanking new Sony VAIO Duo 11 convertible which does, well, pretty much […]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Mission control at JSC, old and new
    Published. January 1, 2014

    The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS....


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Mission control at JSC, old and new
    Published. January 1, 2014

    The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS....


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Mission control at JSC, old and new
    Published. January 1, 2014

    The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS....


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Mission control at JSC, old and new
    Published. January 1, 2014

    The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS....


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Mission control at JSC, old and new
    Published. January 1, 2014

    The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS....


  • 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 [...]...


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Avnet Electronics Marketing Announces Motor Control App Kit
    Published. December 12, 2013

    The Xilinx Zync-7000 All Programmable SoC features an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 processor + 28 nm programmable logic and the Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit delivers high-precision data converters and digital isolation to quickly prototype high-performance motor control, medical, surveillance, machine vision, and dual GbE industrial networking connectivity. Read more Avnet Electronics Marketing Announces Motor Control […]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable) – Part 2
    Published. November 20, 2013

    Well, my originally Blog Entry was decapitated so you only read the fascinating Introduction and got to watch the video. Let’s face it, that’s all you really cared about anyways. First part of the Blog is Repeated here – If you read that then skip to the ****** below After working for more than a [...]...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    High-Speed Digital Design and Verification Seminars
    Published. November 5, 2013

    High-speed digital seminars in November/December 2013...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    High-Speed Digital Design and Verification Seminars
    Published. November 5, 2013

    High-speed digital seminars in November/December 2013...


  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    TechSF: Equipping San Francisco Residents to Work in Tech
    Published. May 23, 2013

    Guests: Hamid Mahmoodi, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University; Rhonda Simmons, Director, Workforce Development, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, City and County of San Francisco; Dan Stoner, Recruiter, “Minister of Possibilities”, Bay Area Video Coalition Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Directory, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to [...]...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Mentor Graphics Launches Embedded Hypervisor Tool
    Published. October 28, 2013

    Mentor Graphics introduced the Embedded Hypervisor tool for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and instrumentation. The Mentor Embedded Hypervisor is a small footprint Type 1 hypervisor developed specifically for embedded applications and intelligent connected devices. The Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product will ship in December 2013. Read more: Mentor Graphics Launches […]...


  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    John Cooley Barrister Chastises Synopsys
    Published. October 28, 2013

    That John Cooley built his blogger reputation by promoting himself as the White Knight representing users against the oppressor Synopsys is well known. But that John Cooley easily navigated legal issues was a well kept secret until October 25, 2013. Reading his latest "scoop" against Synopsys I was surprised by the amount of legal insight that John displays, and how quickly he can reach the conclusion that the matter is resolved against Synopsys and in favor of Atoptech on 8 of the 9 claims made...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Halloween Is Going Mobile
    Published. October 23, 2013

    With the end of October around the corner, my children are frantically thinking about what they want to dress up as for Halloween. It is interesting to see how both of them chose a costume that has something to do with a mobile video game: my daughter will be dressing up as a red angry [...]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI Names New General Manager
    Published. October 22, 2013

    Newly Appointed General Manager Patrick Masson Joins OSI from University of Massachusetts The Open Source Initiative (OSI) announced today that it has appointed Patrick Masson as General Manager effective November 8, 2013. Masson is the organization's first full-time management appointment in its fifteen year history. His hiring will support and supplement the organization's volunteer community. “Patrick’s accomplishments within the educational tech community, organizational experience and passion...


  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Patrick Ohnewein of the Free Software Centre in South Tyrol on Open Source and Government
    Published. March 15, 2012

    I’ve just uploaded my video interview with Patrick Ohnewein, Head of the Free Software Center in South Tyrol. I met Patrick at the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) and had the chance to ask him a number of questions, Continue reading →...


  • Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Tips on how to do startup research in developing countries
    Published. November 28, 2012

    Tips on how to do startup research in developing countries 1. Make a slide or small video ( max 1-2mts) explaining what you want to research or collect data 2. Hire college grads from the relevant discipline or by their interest and show them point 1 above. Guide them if they have any qns and […]Related Posts:What is the DeCoupling point for EDA IndustryBuild a good community around your product.Debugging Formal Verification (FV) Problems .. FV PrimerTechnical Account Management – Part-1Startups:...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Slow Winter or New Spring for Hardware Design?
    Published. October 3, 2013

    If you're looking for an entertaining gonzo take on the history and current state of hardware design, I highly recommend "The Slow Winter" by James Mickens, the "Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence" at Microsoft.The premise is that it's no longer lucrative or cool to be a hardware designer because process scaling has hit a wall in the form of voltage leaks, excessive heat, and...Pauly Shore. Thus, gone are the days when hardware designers could afford to buy Matisse...


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    HDMI 2.0 For The Future High Definition Televisions
    Published. September 9, 2013

    Targetted for the next generation of digital televisions – known as “Ultra HDTV’s”; HDMI 2.0 has finally arrived after being in works for about 2 years by the broad group of companies in HDMI forum. The arrival of HDMI 2.0 is very timely for the wide rollout of this new generation of Ultra HDTVs. Since [...]...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Garmin’s Missed Opportunity
    Published. May 14, 2013

    Businesses are moving faster than ever in this digital economy, and entrepreneurs build and showcase new innovative products or business models every day. The term that is thrown around to describe this phenomenon is called ‘disruption’. As an example, the iPod and iTunes Store disrupted the music industry in a way that forced companies to […]...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Barnes & Noble turns its Nook HD line into full-powered Android tablets
    Published. May 4, 2013

    Barnes & Noble seeks to revitalize its Android-powered Nook tablet line over arch-rival Amazon's Kindle tablets by adding Google Play and full Android app support....


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Creating Virtual Platform Models
    Published. April 29, 2013

    One of the most common questions asked about virtual platforms is:Who creates the models?There are many sources of models and there are people who can make additional models (like Cadence), but obtaining some experience in model creation and virtual platform construction is a great skill to have if you are a software engineer, a hardware designer, or a verification engineer. Most companies providing commercial virtual platform tools have tools to create models. Cadence has a model creation tool which...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on How to Rejoin a Closed or Private Facebook Group by Brigette
    Published. April 14, 2013

    It's genuinely very difficult in this busy life to listen news on TV, so I simply use internet for that reason, and get the newest information....


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on How to Rejoin a Closed or Private Facebook Group by Brigette
    Published. April 14, 2013

    It's genuinely very difficult in this busy life to listen news on TV, so I simply use internet for that reason, and get the newest information....


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Microsoft.Bcl.Async is Now Stable
    Published. April 18, 2013

    It’s done. About five months ago, we shipped our Microsoft.Bcl.Async NuGet package which provides support for the async/await keywords for pre-.NET 4.5 platforms, such as .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Windows Phone 7.5. Of course, this includes support for portable class libraries as well. We believe we’ve baked Microsoft.Bcl.Async enough to flip the switch and mark it as stable. This might not sound like a big deal but it is the NuGet equivalent of shipping an RTM. C-3PO: "Sir, it's quite...


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    Be Stronger, Faster and Reign Over All with the AMD A-Series APU Advantage
    Published. April 9, 2013

    AMD announces special promotional offer for select AMD A-Series APU featuring Radeon™ Graphics and new SimCity™ PC game. AMD announced a special promotional offer that brings together the AMD A-Series APU, Radeon™ Graphics and the all new EA Maxis game, … Continue reading...


  • 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...


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    The Impact of the Internet on Healthcare
    Published. February 22, 2013

    Susannah Fox, the associate director of Digital Strategy at Pew Internet & American Life Project, discusses how U.S. adults are tracking their fitness, weight and health....


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    DSPRelated finally on Twitter!
    Published. February 20, 2013

    Hello! It's been a while since you've heard from me - and there are many reasons why: 1 - I've made a clown of myself (video here) 2 - I've been working on unifying the user management system.  You can now participate to the three related sites (DSPRelated, FPGARelated and EmbeddedRelated) with only one account (same login info).  3- I've been working on getting up to speed with... read more...


  • 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...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    DVCon 2013 for the Specmaniac
    Published. February 8, 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).  Of course, Team Specman cannot resist drawing your attention to the many activities that will feature Specman and e language-related content, or be of general relevance to Specmaniacs.  Hence, if you are going to the conference, please consider printing out the following "DVCon 2013 Guide...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Smart grid player targets streetlight optimization
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A new partnership between Silver Spring Networks and Streetlight.Vision will create a new solution for managing public lighting infrastructure, parking meters and more....


  • Domeika's Dilemma

    Domeika's Dilemma

    Embedded multicore interview followup
    Published. February 20, 2009

    Had a nice interview and mention in an article by John Blyler. With regard to the issue identified in the story and video (coordination of process, thread, and vector level parallelism), I think there is a positive and a negative aspect for embedded developers.  The negative aspect for embedded developers is that much of the work for [...]...


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    ZenBook Prime flunks blogging torture test, gets replaced by a MacBook Air
    Published. June 28, 2012

    The Asus had sexy specs and good reviews, but when push came to shove a temperamental trackpad led to its downfall....


  • 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...


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    iPhone 4S Power Efficiency Improvements
    Published. January 27, 2012

    This blog originally posted on the Low Power Engineering Community 11/3/11. http://chipdesignmag.com/lpd/absolute-power I’ve had my iPhone 4S for a few weeks now, and have gotten to know it pretty well. Mine is the 64GB model, mostly because I want to play around with the new 1080p video recording capabilities, and don’t want to worry about [...]...


  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    June 2012 Security Updates are Live on ECE for XPe and Standard 2009
    Published. July 3, 2012

    The June 2012 Security Updates are now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3 and Windows® Embedded Standard 2009. The list below applies to Standard 2009 only: KB2604121 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution KB2656405 - Combined Security Update for Microsoft Office, Windows, .NET Framework, and Silverlight KB2656368 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution KB2686827 - Vulnerabilities in...


  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    Semicon2012 – EUV pushes out
    Published. July 24, 2012

    At this years Semicon in San Francisco, the focus on new items was the inclusion of MEMS, LEDs, Sensors and a start of the 450mm wafer movement, but EUV was still the “tech of the future”. While progress was made on the light sources for the imaging system, the challenge and costs of EUV blanks, [...]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Should you launch at a conference?
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Should you launch at Launch? (Or TechCrunch Disrupt? Or Demo? They’re all pretty similar). This year I launched two major new products at conferences: Careers 2.0 and Trello, and both times, it was totally worth it. First, a little background. There are three popular conferences where you can launch new products: Launch, TechCrunch Disrupt, and Demo. They all work the same way: You apply. If you have a half-decent product that is genuinely new, you’re likely to get a spot. That said,...


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Self Induced Stress
    Published. February 1, 2013

    I’m pretty good at stressing myself out. Not for any particular reason; normally just because I find it’s more productive than watching TV. How, you ask? Well, starting podcasts could be one. While they are exciting at the beginning, there is invariably some work that needs to be done. I’ll want to figure out how [...]...


  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    AOpen Forum 2010!–it’s all about signage
    Published. August 9, 2010

    I’m here in San Francisco, CA attending the AOpen Partner Forum 2010 – Pretty good Turnout We’re here talking about Digital Signage and Retail Trends in general. There’s about 100 people here from all over the world who are thought innovators in the area...(read more)...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    How I Record Screencasts
    Published. November 8, 2012

    I get this asked a lot so here is my brain dump on the topic. What A screencast is just a demo that you present to yourself while recording the screen. As such, my advice for clearing your screen for demo purposes and setting up Visual Studio still applies here (adjusting for the fact I wrote those blog posts when I was running Vista and VS2008, not Windows 8 and VS2012). To see examples of screencasts, watch any of my screencasts on channel9. Why If you are a technical presenter, think of...


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Electronics 101 for kids: littleBits review
    Published. November 5, 2012

    I’m always on the lookout for cool toys that can empower my kids (9, 6 and 2yo) to be creative and break the mold of being just consumers of other’s ideas. I recently came across littleBits while watching a TED video of their creator. I was immediately hooked. It seemed like the perfect blend of [...]...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Sum of the Parts is Greater
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I live in a 3D world –3D simulation that is.  I remember when my work life went from 2D to 3D. I used to sit in a cubicle across from a software developer who specialized in graphics. He was a pesky lad. Whenever he’d get stuck on a particularly difficult piece of code he would [...]...


  • Taken For Granted

    Taken For Granted

    Catalypto or Calypult?
    Published. August 27, 2011

    I was surprised yesterday morning – Friday August 26 – to read a John Cooley “intercept” indicating that Mentor Graphics had moved its Catapult C group over to Calypto in which they had also bought a major interest. Of course, this was a rumour, albeit grounded in inside information. Later that day the Reality-Based community [...]...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Analyzing Distortion With Spectre RF
    Published. December 18, 2009

    Greetings,In the previous appends, we looked at using Shooting Newton Periodic Steady-State analysis to analyze analog circuits. In this append, we will look at using Harmonic Balance Periodic Steady-State, HBPSS, to analyze analog circuits. HBPSS is widely used for RF and microwave circuit design. However, designers often do not realize that it can also be useful for analog circuit design, in particular, when they would like to analyze distortion. As an example, we will simulate the Total Harmonic...


  • 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

    System Industry Trends - 2010 Highlights and What's Coming Up for 2011 (Part II)
    Published. December 28, 2010

    2010 was a very dynamic year for the electronic systems industry overall and Cadence in particular. In this set of blogs, I discuss some of the trends that started in 2010 and will continue in 2011. In part I, I talked about the key growth market, key industry challenges and the role of EDA. In this blog post (part II), I will talk about Cadence offerings addressing these challenges.Cadence System Design and Verification -- Addressing IP Productivity and System IntegrationIn order to be successful,...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Pre-RTL Software Development -- You Can't Get Your Product to Market Without It!
    Published. May 23, 2011

    It's been an exciting month for the System Realization team with the announcement of our System Development Suite. One of the new products, the Cadence Virtual System Platform, made its debut at the Embedded Systems Conference and has generated a lot of interest from our customers. DAC is right around the corner, and we'll be there with the latest demos of the System Development Suite, and a suite demo focusing on the VIrtual System Platform on Monday at 3pm, Tuesday at 9am, and Wednesday...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    A Classification of ESL - High Level Synthesis Tools
    Published. August 6, 2009

    These days, there is a lot of talk of what the next design methodology for Digital Systems will be and how this methodology will be the replacement of RTL Synthesis. The term ESL (Electronic System Level) is used as a general term for the new wave of modeling and synthesis for digital systems. We have noticed that the term ESL is a very different concept for different people. It might mean a modeling approach, a design approach or a combination of both. In this blog we are not attempting to define...


  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    Changing The "F" in RTFM to "Fantastic"
    Published. January 12, 2010

    Talk about unsung -- tech writers just don't get the credit they deserve.  They sit between R&D, customers, and support trying to capture the capabilities and intent of the software and present it accurately and succintly.  They record the "tribal knowledge" of the team so that new and existing users can function at their best, but then they hear that no one has read the f****** manual.Well one of our tech writers sought to change that and to do so not just for Cadence, but...


  • 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...


  • 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 [...]...


  • AnalogTalk

    AnalogTalk

    Digital-to-Analog Converters vs. Digital Potentiometers
    Published. November 18, 2012

    Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and digital potentiometers (DigiPots) are similar in many ways that make them both suitable for similar applications. For example, both DACs and DigiPots have a digital control (often SPI or I2C) in that control the wiper position, the wiper increments/decrements over a resistive ladder that creates a voltage output.  However, there are [...]...





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