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  • 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: The design value of haptics: usability, industrial design and branding
    Published. October 22, 2014

    This is a guest post written by David Birnbaum, who’s the UX design manager at Immersion Corporation.    The spotlight on haptic technology is intensifying as touch screens and touch surfaces without screens start to populate every day household items. Haptics was included in JWT’s list of 100 Things to Watch in 2014, and we are seeing a number of innovative new products come out with haptics, such as Ringly or the Solid bike. Why has interest in haptics increased? The simple...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Blue LEDs. Since When is Improvement Invention?
    Published. October 21, 2014

    Lighting accounts for ~20% of the world’s total energy consumption. This is a staggering statistic. Why so much? Historically a lot of energy had to be consumed to produce the required amount of visible light. Incandescent bulbs, where electric current is used to heat a metal filament, resulted in most of the energy being dissipated […]...


  • 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 reset on his SoC. The challege he faced...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Capturing and Processing Encounter Console Output with "redirect"
    Published. July 23, 2012

    In my last post I wrote about writing more compact db access scripts with dbGet's expression-based matching . We found all of the high fanout nets in the design which weren't clock nets: dbGet [dbGet top.nets {.numInputTerms > 16 && .isClock == 0}].name This writes the name of each net to the console. But how would we write those nets to a file? Say, for example, if we wanted to call optDesign -selectedNets on them? optDesign expects a file with a list of net names, one per line. How could...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    device software update windows 8
    Published. October 20, 2014

    Hello. I was just checking up my devices and on Intel(R) Display Audio and Intel(R) Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver there is an exclamation mark which indicated that the driver software needs to be updated. but i updated it using the "search automatically for updated driver software" and windows ......


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft launches Skype Qik video chat app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    Published. October 14, 2014

    Microsoft is rolling out its first version of a new, free video chat app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #LED: "Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize"
    Published. October 13, 2014

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  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #672 – GoPro Hero 4 Silver Teardown
    Published. October 11, 2014

    What’s inside the new GoPro Hero 4 Silver action camera? Dave tears it down! Ambarella A9 Chipset TI TLV320AIC3212 Audio CODEC Forum HERE High resolution teardown photos:...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Nvidia brings Maxwell architecture to laptops with GeForce GTX 970M, 980M graphics cards
    Published. October 8, 2014

    The company claims that the new flagship 980M provides up to 80 percent of the performance of its desktop equivalent....


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    DVCON Europe: Extending Proven Digital Verification Techniques for Mixed-Signal SoCs with VCS AMS
    Published. October 8, 2014

    Greetings ! VCS AMS is doing really well. After a successful webinar with ST and ARM and the release of a white paper,  we are continuing our momentum with a tutorial at DVCON Europe on Tuesday, October 14th: http://dvcon-europe.org/presentation/tutorial-t14-extending-proven-verification-techniques/ This highly technical tutorial will presents how the VCS AMS mixed-signal verification solution provides superior performance and […]...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Side Channel Attacks for PINs
    Published. September 18, 2014

    I found this Lifehacker post this week and I am totally loving the demonstration he gives in his video. Anyone who has watched a crime drama knows that people are filthy beings that leave traces of themselves wherever they go. It could be DNA from skin cells or hair, prints from our shoes, or a […]...


  • 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...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Cadence Palladium Platform and ARM Fast Models - Making the Future the Present
    Published. October 2, 2014

    In its 10 th year now, ARM TechCon is in full swing this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Being an engineer in a specialized field, it is sometimes difficult for me to explain to family and friends what I actually do. I have used several analogies from different perspectives in the past, as they can be seen from a mountain to house re-modeling, for which one can use abstract models. Well, courtesy of one of our customers, NVIDIA, I have a new way of explaining what I do in my day job. My...


  • 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 Integration In 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 to influence...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Updates from the UVM Multi-Language (ML) Front
    Published. June 3, 2014

    An updated version of the UMV-ML Open Architecture library is now available on the Accellera uploads page (you need to login in order to download any of the contributions). The main updates of version 1.4 are: UVM-SV library upgrade: This release includes UVM-1.1d, enabled for work in context of UVM-ML, replacing the previous UVM-1.1c version Portable UVM-SC adapter added: Enabling usage of UVM-ML with vendor-specific implementations of SystemC Multi-language sequence layering methodology and examples...


  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

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

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


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management
    Published. October 2, 2014

    A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP....


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Announces Renesas Electronics' R-Car Automotive Platform
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Targeting Digital Clusters, Infotainment Systems for the Modern Digital Cockpit and Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS) Vision and Sensor Fusion Systems...


  • John Day

    John Day

    IESF Returns to Europe – October 23 in Munich
    Published. September 24, 2014

    IESF (Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum) is scheduled for October 23 at the Marriott Hotel in Munich. Great city. Great event. Visit http://www.mentor.com/events/iesf/ to view an agenda, or to register. IESF begins with three keynotes, then breaks into four tracks: Electrical System Design & Harnessing; AUTOSAR, Network Design and Integration; ADAS (advanced driver assistance […]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Not a Hobby
    Published. September 10, 2014

    Apple TV the beloved stepchild of the Apple product line-up has continuously been dubbed a hobby since its introduction. The label gives Apple optionality. The label allows Apple to say, “Well, we’re serious about this, but we’re not sure about it.’” While I use my Apple TV every single day, my opinion is the reason… More...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    IoT Focus: IoT Applications Require a New Architectural Vision
    Published. September 10, 2014

    I wrote earlier that the sheer vastness and potential for IoT designs require a different way of thinking about system implementation. There just isn't a single controller architecture that meets all IoT requirements, such as multiple sensors, an innovative user experience, wireless protocol support, and various security requirements. And if a single controller architecture is not the answer, do we just lean on other traditional processor architectures and approaches? We can't because they aren't...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

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

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


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    SI and PI – two flavors of Integrity
    Published. September 3, 2014

    Power integrity (PI) is an analysis discipline that has been around for years.  Signal integrity (SI) has been around for a few more years.  Basically, they both deal with the proper analog operation of digital circuits.  So why these specific realms of analysis?  The main issue is that there is no such thing as “digital” – […]...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Mobile Gadgets That Connect to Wi-Fi without a Battery
    Published. August 1, 2014

    Simple devices that can link up via Wi-Fi but don’t need batteries could make it easier to spread computing throughout your home.A new breed of mobile wireless device lacks a battery or other energy storage, but it can still send data over Wi-Fi. These prototype gadgets, developed by researchers at the University of Washington, get all the power they need by making use of the Wi-Fi, TV, radio, and cellular signals that are already in the air....


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Killing it at EclipseCon San Francisco with the Internet of Things
    Published. March 19, 2014

    Genuitec presents at EclipseCon North American on how to use Raspberry Pi, Eclipse RCP, and open source PiPlug to create home TV apps. 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 […]...


  • 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...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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....


  • 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....


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Efficient Signal Switches are Today’s Digital Traffic Cops
    Published. June 22, 2014

    In GHz digital systems, the signal switch is a one-to-many MUX, it moves data in a non-blocking way, and it neither throttles nor degrades the signals as they pass through the ports Continue reading →...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    US Mobile Market Update – Q1 2014
    Published. June 2, 2014

    US Mobile Market Update – Q1 2014 Summary The US mobile data service revenues grew 4% Q/Q and 23% Y/Y to $25.9B in Q1 2014. In 2014, we expect US to become the first country to cross the $100B mark in mobile data services revenue. We have also started to see digital services appear in the [...]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    The FPGA Verification Window Is Open
    Published. May 7, 2014

    My Feb. 4 post introduced Mentor Graphics’ three-step FPGA verification process intended to help design teams get out of the reprogrammable lab more effectively. Since then, I’ve engaged FPGA vendors, design managers and engineers to explain the process, paying special attention to the merits and technical detail for injecting automation into any FPGA verification environment, […]...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Shipping Is A New Criminal Hacking Target
    Published. April 29, 2014

    The analogy to digital pirates is not far off, at least in terms of new targets–shipping. The Reuters news service has rounded up recent reports of digital hacking affecting the shipping industry. Among these they include “Hackers recently shut down a floating oil rig by tilting it, while another rig was so riddled with computer […] The post Shipping Is A New Criminal Hacking Target appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI Sponsors International Competition in Free and Open Source Software Multimedia
    Published. April 26, 2014

    The OSI is thrilled to announce the launch of the International Competition in Free and Open Source Software Multimedia (ICOM). Organized by the Sena Primary School (SK Sena), Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) along with the state government of Perlis, Malaysia and the Ministry of Education Malaysia the video competition is open to students from around the world: from primary school children to those attending institutions of higher learning. The main objectives of ICOM are as follows: To...


  • 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....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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

    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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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, [...]...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

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

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


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

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

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


  • 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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