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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 […]...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    surprise
    Published. July 20, 2014

    Watch this very surprising youtube video that I stumbled across the other day. There is a surprise at the end. Impressive don't you think.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAZIvyAJfeM...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: How to improve isolated output regulation in Fly-Buck (Part-2)
    Published. July 19, 2014

    by Vijay Choudhary and Sourav Sen, Texas Instruments In part one of this blog series on Fly-Buck™ topology, we introduced the reason and the idea for a secondary compensation loop for the isolated side. In this entry, we will review the compensation circuit and present the improvement in the secondary side regulation. Figure 1. The Fly-Buck converter with feedback compensation circuit on the secondary output Figure 1 shows the complete compensation circuit in conjunction with the original...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Leaked info reveals 8-inch Nvidia Shield Tablet due on July 29 for $299
    Published. July 19, 2014

    The new device is the follow-up to the Shield handheld gaming console and is expected to feature the company's Tegra K1 graphics processor....


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 19, 2014)
    Published. July 18, 2014

    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed Amazon has become the most powerful force in the book business—but is the company helping an old medium adapt to the digital era or simply building a monopoly? —Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #DISPLAYS: "Flexible Displays Roll-up Like a Scroll"
    Published. July 16, 2014

    Flexible displays are already here in the form of curved displays for TVs and smartphones encased in glass and metal, but these new-generation flexible displays will be encased in plastic so they can be rolled up like a scroll: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogFlexible OLED displays can be rolled up for storage or transport or form fit to smart watches, visors, almost anything.Further Reading...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Ethernet in Cars - The Next Big Thing for Ethernet
    Published. July 16, 2014

    Ethernet is coming to cars. Cars now have rear-view cameras and infotainment systems which require video to be transported at a high data rate. Ethernet is the best technology to carry this data. Ethernet celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013, and has evolved to support many speeds (10Mbps to 100Gbps) and environments. It is low cost, well understood, an open standard with many suppliers, and works well with TCP/IP and other protocol stacks. In addition, power can be supplied over Ethernet...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #641 – Dumpster Cash Register Teardown
    Published. July 15, 2014

    Teardown Tuesday. Dave tears down a cash register found in the dumpster. Does it have any useful parts to salvage? German brand Quorion QMP 3282 Datasheets: 128×64 LCD Altera MAX PLD 80C186 clone RISC/DSP processor PF63141 PF63236 Atmel 8051 MC34164 Forum HERE...


  • John Day

    John Day

    Electric Vehicle Conference in Portland Next Week
    Published. July 15, 2014

    The EV (Electric Vehicle) Roadmap 7 conference is coming up next Thursday and Friday (July 24-25) at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon. If you’re in the area, or can get there, visit http://evroadmapconference.com/ to register. Mentor Graphics is an enthusiastic supporter of the conference, so use the promotional code MENTOR0214 and get $50 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    CEVA buys RivieraWaves for low-power Bluetooth and WiFi IP
    Published. July 9, 2014

    With an eye on the markets for wearables and the internet of things (IoT), digital signal processing specialist IP company CEVA has bought RivieraWaves, a France-based supplier of WiFi and Bluetooth cores, in a deal worth an expected $19m....


  • 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 […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft and Canon cross license mobile, imaging patents
    Published. July 2, 2014

    Microsoft and Canon are cross licensing their respective mobile and digital imaging patent portfolios....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 versionPortable UVM-SC adapter added: Enabling usage of UVM-ML with vendor-specific implementations of SystemCMulti-language sequence layering methodology and examples...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Pretending How to Fly
    Published. May 9, 2014

    I still have not worn the Oculus Rift kit and I’m certain there is a holy shit moment in my future, but this (pretty cool) video only re-enforces my concern: do I want to spend my time pretending how to fly or learning how to fly.#...


  • 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 [...]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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, [...]...


  • 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...


  • 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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