• Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog

    Video series details the physical verification process
    Published. January 21, 2019

    Physical verification challenge of large SoCs on leading-edge processes detailed in video series...

  • Digital Signage Today

    Digital Signage Today

    7 digital transformation trends of 2019
    Published. January 18, 2019

    Digital transformation was a hot topic in 2018 and it is sure to continue impacting organizations in 2019, as tools such as blockchain and augmented analytics continue to advance....

  • Arduino Blog

    Arduino Blog

    Hunt the Wumpus comes to Arduino!
    Published. January 15, 2019

    Hunt the Wumpus is a text-based survival/horror game developed in 1973. As such, it’s perhaps due for an update, and Benjamin C. Faure was able to do so using an Arduino Mega to run a graphical version on an 8×8 MAX7219 LED display. The game consists of moving your character through the 64-LED randomly generated […]...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    CES 2019: Cortana's gone underground, but Microsoft is not out of the virtual assistant game
    Published. January 10, 2019

    Cortana was a no-show at CES 2019 this week. But Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Accelerator, which lets customers build their own personalized digital assistants, racked up a few big wins....

  • Digital Building

    Digital Building

    Improving Upon the Traditional Field-Terminated Plug
    Published. January 3, 2019

    When the field-terminated plug was introduced to the market, installers were thrilled about the quick, easy deployment that was now possible on jobsites. By eliminating the several small parts and steps required to terminate properly, field-terminated plugs let installers swiftly terminate onsite to connect IoT devices like PoE LED lighting, surveillance cameras, wireless access points and digital signage displays....

  • Taking Measure

    Taking Measure

    Making Fighting Fires in Virtual Reality More Like Real Reality
    Published. December 20, 2018

    It all started with a conversation at the dinner table with my Uncle Dale. Dale had worked at Boca Raton Fire Rescue for 36 years before retiring as a captain, and I’d been telling him about our recent project using virtual reality to test and develop new user interfaces such as visual aids and audio cues for first responders. I was pretty proud of the virtual environment we had built last year for a prize challenge, which tasked developers to...Read more...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Barnes & Noble hopes book lovers give Nook another look with new $50 tablet
    Published. December 5, 2018

    The bookseller's latest challenger to Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is a similarly dirt-cheap 7-inch Android tablet, though it offers twice the built-in storage at the same price....

  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Xpedition AMS VX.2.4
    Published. November 9, 2018

    It is release season in the Electronic Board Systems division of Mentor Graphics. Xpedition VX.2.4 is now available from Mentor’s Support Center. And with this new Xpedition download comes an updated version of Xpedition AMS. Here are the highlights: Setting-up PCB schematics for simulation: In the last release, we introduced several updates to the Setup […]...

  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog

    Adding a Patch Just in Time! — Or Can You Really Allow Yourself to Waste So Much Time?
    Published. August 30, 2018

    One animation video - Patch Like The Wind - is worth a thousand words :) If you don’t use Specman or don’t use Specman correctly, you spend most of your time waiting for compilation to finish. One of the most frustrating (and common…) scenarios is when you know more or less what the fix should be (such as, “wait additional cycle before sending” or “the variable should be int and not uint”) and the fix can be done in a matter of minutes. However, you are forced to spend hours waiting...

  • IEEE Standards Association

    IEEE Standards Association

    IEEE Congratulatory Video Celebrates ANSI’s 100-Year Anniversary
    Published. August 23, 2018

    On 19 October 2018, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will celebrate a century of service as the coordinating body for the US standards and conformity assessment system. As one of its five founding members, IEEE’s involvement with ANSI is not only historic, it has also been consistent and remains current, as ANSI continues its The post IEEE Congratulatory Video Celebrates ANSI’s 100-Year Anniversary appeared first on Beyond Standards....

  • Broadcast & AV

    Broadcast & AV

    3 Ways to Ensure a Smooth HDBaseT Project
    Published. July 31, 2017

    High-definition video – and now, even ultra-high-definition video – is becoming crucial to enterprises, from streaming content on retail digital signage to recording, streaming and sharing classroom lectures for distance learning. This increasing demand calls for support of robust audio and video distribution applications. For this reason, it’s important for AV and network design professionals to understand HDBaseT and how it works....

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Sensors Expo - Trip Report & My Best Video Yet!
    Published. August 3, 2018

    This was my first time at Sensors Expo and my second time in Silicon Valley and I must say I had a great time.   Before I share with you what I find to be, by far, my best 'highlights' video yet for a conference/trade show, let me try to entertain you with a few anecdotes from this trip.  If you are not interested by my stories or maybe don't have the......

  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Securing IoT Device-to-Cloud Communications
    Published. July 13, 2018

    According to IDC, global public cloud spending is expected to exceed $203 billion by 2020. As enterprises make the transition to digital, they perceive the cloud as an enabler of modernization and provider of competitive advantages such as cost savings, scalability, and agility....

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    AMIQ and Cadence demonstrate Accellera PSS v1.0 interoperability
    Published. July 12, 2018

    There’s nothing like the heat of a DAC demo to stress new technology and the engineers behind it! Such was the case at DAC 2018 at the new locale of Moscone Center West, San Francisco. Cadence and AMIQ were two of several vendors who announced and demonstrated support for the new PSS v1.0 portable stimulus standard. An SoC example was used to show the PSS v1.0 interoperability of Cadence Perspec System Verifier and AMIQ Design and Verification Tools (DVT) Eclipse integrated development environment...

  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    What’s New in HyperLynx VX.2.3?
    Published. March 28, 2018

    I’m glad you asked! HyperLynx® VX.2.3 contains a large number of signal- and power-integrity analysis features, with a big focus on SERDES channel design and analysis (2-minute video). The release also includes more than 40 customer-requested enhancements (Ideas). Major new functionality is listed below. Automatic Channel Extraction and Modeling (Industry First) In VX.2.3, HyperLynx automatically […]...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Pitch Room: Fixing The Last Jedi
    Published. January 15, 2018

    EXT. MORNING, MONDAY JANUARY 18th, 2016, LUCASFILM HEADQUARTERS, LETTERMAN DIGITAL ARTS CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO. INT. THE BOARDROOM. A circular room with an equally circular grey table. Carved into the table is an off-center recessed black circle. The table is populated by executives from both Disney and Lucasfilm. Standing opposite the entrance, across the room director… More...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw
    Published. January 3, 2018

    A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. The result will be a more secure, but -- as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says -- slower operating system....

  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    What a difference a year makes in Electric Vehicle electrical platform design concerns.
    Published. October 28, 2017

    One of the highlights of my business year is the IESF conference. Here in the USA on September 20th – this year at the excellent venue the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth everyone I got feedback from enjoyed the event. The website is now showing video highlights of lots of the speakers at […]...


    M&A and business things
    Published. September 4, 2017

    First up, Tegile was acquired by Western Digital (WDC). This is in part due to WDC’s desire to be a one stop shop vertically integrated supplier for storage parts, systems, etc. This is how all of the storage parts OEMs needed to move, though Seagate failed to execute this correctly, selling off their array business […]...

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Call for Presentations
    Published. March 22, 2017

    Aside from my day job, I’ve been working on a rather fun project – creating short videos from the 2016 FloEFD Simulation Conference. I’ve got hours of video footage to look through so I’ve been watching them during those awkward times … you know, when you have a few minutes before a meeting starts but […]...

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    How Mature is your Design/Verification Organization?
    Published. September 6, 2016

    We had a good office discussion recently about various chip design/verification groups that my colleagues and I have been a part of over the years, and the observation that various organizations are at differing points on a maturity scale. In our Verification Academy here at Mentor Graphics, we characterize three stages of evolution of a design/verification […]...

  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech

    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 →...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

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