• TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: TI technology breaks down the barriers of sign language
    Published. October 8, 2015

    Imagine a device that wirelessly translates sign language to a computer. That’s what Lu Sun, a computer engineering student at the University of Texas at Dallas, has been doing for much of the past year – spending most of her time inside the four walls of a campus lab in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence . And with help from TIers and our technology, the master’s student has done it, conceiving a device that will translate signs for those who don’t know the language. The university research...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Barnes & Noble adds another Nook tablet with Samsung Galaxy Tab E
    Published. October 8, 2015

    Coming fast on the heels of the Galaxy Tab S2 being released in a Nook edition, the new 9.6-inch device proves that the bookstore chain hasn't yet abandoned its digital hardware strategy yet....

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tensilica vision processor cuts power through memory changes
    Published. October 6, 2015

    Memory efficiency has driven the design of the latest video and image processor core developed by Cadence Tensilica....

  • John Day

    John Day

    Looking Backward and Loving It
    Published. October 6, 2015

    Gentex Introduces Full Display Mirror (FDM) – an Intelligent Rear Vision System with a Rearward-Facing Camera Gentex Corporation, who I think of as the rear-view mirror people, recently introduced Full Display Mirror (FDM), which they describe as an intelligent rear vision system that uses a rearward-facing camera and mirror-integrated video display to optimize a vehicle’s […]...

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Ethernet Reaches into Ever More Application Spaces
    Published. October 1, 2015

    I blog from time to time about what’s new in Ethernet. I have just returned from the latest 802.3 meeting in Florida. IEEE 802.3 is the forum that maintains and updates Ethernet standards. Here are some photos from Florida, I particularly like the one of the manatee I saw near the meeting hotel during a lunchtime walk: There seems to be more activity going on in 802.3 than ever before with Ethernet spreading into ever more application spaces. The latest field is disk drives with...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    AMD Targets Embedded Graphics
    Published. September 29, 2015

    As the PC market flounders, AMD continues focus on embedded, this time with three (3) new GPU families. The widescreen LCD digital sign at my doctor’s office tells me today’s date, that it’s flu season, and that various health maintenance … Continue reading →...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #802 – Mailbag
    Published. September 29, 2015

    More Mailbag Forum HERE SPOLIERS: Fluke 8060A Multimeter Amp Hour episode with the designer of the 8060A Precision Digital Adjustable DC Voltage Reference Vacuum desoldering pump teardown. Adelaide Hackerspace Apple Macintosh Powerbook 165c Turkish Delight Altronics Swag – a spinning magnet levitating thingo...

  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    [Insight] Mobile Security Challenges In The Age Of Digital Business
    Published. September 24, 2015

    The emergence of computers in the workplace has spawned a new digital era.  The once landlocked tower has transformed into multiple, on-the-go devices that are always on.  Digital business has grown legs, and there are no signs of going back. This has, as indicated by Gartner analyst Dionisio Zumerle in his recent Forbes’s article, raised unprecedented security challenges in the enterprise for IT leaders....

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #461
    Published. February 7, 2015

    So long… and thanks for all the awesome! Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at   The Last Ever episode of the Java Posse, recorded in front of a live audience at Devoxx, several months ago.   Video version on (recommended as there’s lots of visual action)   For follow up news, please subscribe to news, where we will announce any updates about former posse members as they live out their rock and roll retirement, trashing...

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Mentor Announces Joint Portable Stimulus Contribution with Cadence, Breker
    Published. September 8, 2015

    We are proud to announce that Mentor Graphics, along with Cadence and Breker, is making a joint contribution of technology to the Accellera Portable Stimulus Working Group (PSWG) [see the Press Release]. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide some background information and hopefully answer any questions you may have. As you may recall, […]...

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Accelerating the Next Big Shift in Verification
    Published. September 8, 2015

    Today Cadence announced that we are aligning our proposal to the Accellera Portable Stimulus Working Group (PSWG) with the other two commercial vendors in this market – Mentor Graphics and Breker – to deliver a joint contribution, intended to accelerate the standardization process. More on this below. We at Cadence believe that portable stimulus standardization will be the hallmark of next generation verification automation. Looking at a recent key-note at CDNLive India, Samsung seems to agree...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Beta of Microsoft's Skype Messaging app available to Windows 10 Mobile testers
    Published. September 6, 2015

    Inadvertently or not, Microsoft has made available to Windows 10 Mobile testers preview versions of its coming Skype messaging and video apps....

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?User data manifesto seeks to give people control of their data
    Published. August 31, 2015

    A European-led effort defines the basic rights for users over their personal data....

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending August 29, 2015)
    Published. August 27, 2015

    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.Digital Surveillance ‘Worse than Orwell’, Says New UN Privacy ChiefThe UN’s new privacy chief says a Geneva Convention-style international treaty is needed to protect rights against digital surveillance. —Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief...

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    USB Type-C Ecosystem, Issues, and Opportunities
    Published. August 26, 2015

    USB Type-C is an innovation that is transforming the electronics industry. What is significant about Type-C that demands attention? What should system architects consider for their future projects? We sat down with MCCI Corporation’s CEO, Terrill Moore, to hear his thoughts on these questions. MCCI is a leading supplier of USB firmware and software, and actively participates in USB-IF standards activities. They are working on firmware to support Type-C for embedded systems, as well as time-saving...

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software and Luxoft Partner to Bring the Automotive HMI Design Tool Chain to a Wide Range of MCUs that Power Digital Instrument Cluster
    Published. July 21, 2015

    Integration of Green Hills Software INTEGRITY real-time operating system with Luxoft's Populus Suite HMI design tool chain enables its use on the common MCU platforms for the automotive digital instrument clusters...

  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    The Boston Tea Party
    Published. July 1, 2015

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

  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    The Open Information Security Foundation Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member
    Published. June 29, 2015

    Affiliation highlights commitment to open source technologies and the communities that keep them thriving. June 28, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) today announced that The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) has been accepted as an Affiliate Member. “The OSI is excited to welcome OISF,” said Patrick Masson, General Manager and Director at the OSI. "Just as we're seeing with open source software projects, more and more organizations are looking for support...

  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

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

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

  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Game design and game implementation
    Published. June 17, 2015

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

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Weightless-N Open Standard IoT network goes live across London
    Published. June 15, 2015

    The Weightless SIG today announced the deployment of a Weightless-N Smart City network in the heart of the UK’s capital. The network, operating on Nwave technology, has been deployed in conjunction with the Digital Catapult national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, which is making available the infrastructure on which Weightless base stations […]...

  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Simultaneously Switching Noise: An Overview
    Published. June 2, 2015

    This is the first post in a three part series that will examine the problem of SSN and explore methods of reducing SSN in your designs. Digital designers have become accustomed to signal noise coming in from all directions. With the data rates running on the faster parallel busses, designers will now also need to […]...

  • NextGenLog


    #NEWS: "Can Texas Instruments Obsolete the FPGA Industry?" #Semiconductors
    Published. May 7, 2015


    Announcement of new storage appliance
    Published. April 1, 2015

    More information in our video (linked here in case the video doesn’t embed properly, you may need to enable flash and scripting on the page to see it embed*). Also, check out the page at the day job: * we don’t do google or other analytics (just local stuff here), so this shouldn’t be a… Read More »...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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....

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    And the winner is…
    Published. March 19, 2015

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

  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    VCS AMS at DVCON : Xilinx talk, demos, technical sessions and much more :)
    Published. February 27, 2015

    Happy Friday, DVCON 2015 is just around the corner so I wanted to inform you on several events we are having there to showcase VCS AMS: VCS AMS at Synopsys booth #101  : We will demo VCS AMS in areas appealing to digital verification engineers: Easy transition from digital to mixed-signal, increased performance using Save and Restore, […]...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    How Lego Learned How Children Play
    Published. February 25, 2015

    Via Quartz: These and other findings led the researchers to identify the key patterns: children play to get oxygen, to understand hierarchy, to achieve mastery at a skill, and to socialize. The patterns were simplified into four categories: under the radar, hierarchy, mastery, and social play.#...

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Python scipy.signal IIR Filtering: An Example
    Published. May 19, 2013

    Introduction In the last posts I reviewed how to use the Python scipy.signal package to design digital infinite impulse response (IIR) filters, specifically, using the iirdesign function (IIR design I and IIR design II ).  In this post I am going to conclude the IIR filter design review with an example. Previous posts: Python.scipy IIR design: Introduct... read more...

  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

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

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

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Updates from the UVM Multi-Language (ML) Front
    Published. December 15, 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...

  • Erich Styger << The Embedded Beat

    Erich Styger << The Embedded Beat

    Processor Expert Component Adds Touch to the Freescale Freedom Development Platform
    Published. November 6, 2012

    Through the use of tutorials, I have covered several features of the Freescale KL25Z Freedom development platform: its RGB LED, its accelerometer and the RTOS. My coverage has missed one useful peripheral thus far that is in plain view — the touchpad slider area (Figure 1). It is time I set matters right with this […]...

  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Guest Post: Digital Fingerprinting—Do You Know Who You’re Doing Business With?
    Published. October 30, 2014

    The following is a guest post by Frank Stornello of Verifi. Online fraudsters benefit from the anonymity of a virtual medium. They can invent and reinvent who they are on any given day. And they do. They can change email addresses or IP addresses in just a few clicks. But it’s a little more expensive […]...

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    IP camera viewer with Onvif video analytics in C#.NET
    Published. October 28, 2014

    Dear Developers, We run a little offine/online hat shop and we've installed a Cisco IP camera in the show-window. I want to manage the video surveillance from code.I've found an IP camera NuGet package for building an [Onvif viewer]( in C#, but I need more: I have to count how ......

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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 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...

  • 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....

  • 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. 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 […]...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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


    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 […]...

  • 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 ©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


    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


    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...

  • 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


    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....

  • 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 [...]...

  • 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


    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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