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  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #916 – Work Bench Lighting From A Dumpster LCD TV
    Published. August 27, 2016

    How to scrap a dumpster LCD TV to get work bench or architrave lighting. A look at the LED’s used and the lens system for direct backlit panels. Also looking at the diffusion and prism layers of typical LCD TV’s. LED LCD Panel Teardown Video Forum HERE...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Building a design environment for 10nm processes: video
    Published. August 27, 2016

    Synopsys video details challenges of 10nm design and its collaboration with Samsung Semiconductor to build a full flow to address them....


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Jquery Progress Bar
    Published. August 26, 2016

    Hello,I am new to Jquery and task is given to me to "make a progress bar for task completion " . For example: there are 4 Sections and all those 4 section have different youtube videos . After the user clicks the section and watch the video of that particular ......


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Power over coax: A design guide for automotive applications
    Published. August 26, 2016

    Power over coax (PoC) provides a compact solution for automotive designers looking to reduce vehicle weight as manufacturers add more cameras and other sensors to fulfill automotive safety requirements. However, like any good thing, issues can happen when sending power and forward- and back-channel signals through the same cable. Plus, the car battery used to power the system can create a wide-voltage excursion as low as 3V during cold-crank operation and as high as 42V during clamped load dump or...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    IBM and Cadence Collaboration Improves Verification Productivity
    Published. February 13, 2013

    Technology leaders like IBM continuously seek opportunities to improve productivity because they recognize that verification is a significant part of the overall SoC development cycle. Through collaboration, IBM and Cadence identify, refine, and deploy verification technologies and methodologies to improve the productivity of IBM’s project teams. Tom Cole, verification manager for IBM’s Cores group, and I took a few minutes to reflect on verification productivity and discuss what the future holds....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Some Kindle users reporting Windows 10 Anniversary compatibility issues
    Published. August 25, 2016

    Microsoft officials say they're working on a fix to alleviate compatibility problems involving Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Kindle Voyager and Paperwhite e-readers....


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Collaboration, Concurrency, and Convergence: CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012
    Published. March 19, 2012

    I was out in San Jose last week for CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012 -- our US user's group conference. I feel like we've been on a good run with this conference during the past few years. I'm seeing users return to present papers year after year. And each year we seem to have new users who are inspired to share what they've been working on at a future conference. Here are three themes I noticed at this year's conference: Collaboration The conference is all about collaboration --...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Vision and neural nets drive demand for more powerful chips
    Published. August 24, 2016

    At Hot Chips this week, Nvidia announced details of its next-gen Tegra processor, known as "Parker," while others argued that digital signal processors can do the job better. All of them are vying to power emerging applications such as self-driving cars, drones, VR and augmented reality, and smart cameras....


  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog

    Never mind the buzzwords: we want you … Autonomy!
    Published. August 24, 2016

    Hugh Bazzi is one of several new team-mates to have joined the team of Capital experts over the last two years. I was fortunate enough to persuade him to co-present with me on stage at the IESF conference in June this year. His recent professional background immediately prior to joining Mentor Graphics has been in […]...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    C-to-Silicon Compiler: A High Level and a Low Level Synthesis Tool
    Published. April 3, 2009

    Some customers have inquired if C-to-Silicon Compiler (CtoS) is a “Low Level” Synthesis tool. The question is usually based on the fact that SystemC is the input language for CtoS. It is partially correct. In reality, CtoS is both a High and a Low level synthesis tool. On the High Level side CtoS can accept very high level constructs such as C++ “classes” and “templates”. A parameterized “High Level” description of a hardware block (a templetized class) can be instantiated inside...


  • 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...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Olympics Withdrawals
    Published. August 23, 2016

    I don’t know about you but I’m experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms. No more turning on the TV to watch the latest footage from Rio. No more cheering loudly for Team USA into the wee hours of the night. No more banter with my usually reserved neighbors over Team GB giving Team USA a run for […]...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond
    Published. August 23, 2016

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond The word “beyond” may bring up thoughts of the new Star Trek Beyond movie, or for those of you who are fascinated by real space travel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Maybe that’s why the first MIPI Alliance® Developer’s Conference will be held in, Mountain View, California, near the NASA Ames Research Center. The real lesson to be learned is how the MIPI protocols, conceived to standardize chip-to-chip...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Out of the Trash and into the Class: Building a STEM Program by Re-Building Computers.
    Published. August 22, 2016

    While many agree on the importance of extending resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula within K12 education, there isn't always alignment on the best tools or techniques to, as the US Department of Education explains, equip students with the “knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information,” or schools and districts with the resources and expertise to “improve the delivery, impact, and visibility...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Periodic Steady-State Analysis for DC-to-DC Converters
    Published. June 30, 2009

    In " Spectre RF by any other name ...", a non-RF application for Spectre RF's periodic steady-state analysis was introduced. An example of using periodic steady-state analysis [PSS] to simulate the dynamic performance: THD and SFDR, of a switched-current Digital-to-Analog Converter [DAC] was presented. In this append, we will look at using periodic steady-state analysis for another non-RF application, switching regulator simulation. Switching regulators are the core of switched-mode...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

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

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


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond
    Published. August 21, 2016

    MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond The word “beyond” may bring up thoughts of the new Star Trek Beyond movie, or for those of you who are fascinated by real space travel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) . Maybe that’s why the first MIPI Alliance® Developer’s Conference will be held in, Mountain View, California , near the NASA Ames Research Center . The real lesson to be learned is how the MIPI protocols, conceived to standardize chip-to-chip interfaces and...


  • 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...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    System Industry Trends - 2010 Highlights and What's Coming Up for 2011 (Part 1)
    Published. December 16, 2010

    2010 was a very dynamic year for the electronic systems industry overall, and for Cadence in particular. In the next couple of blogs, I would like to focus on some of the trends that started in 2010 and will continue in 2011. In this blog (part I), I will talk about the key growth markets, key industry challenges, and the role of EDA. In the next blog (part II), I will talk about Cadence offerings addressing these challenges. Key Growth Market -- Application-Driven Internet Mobile The introduction...


  • 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...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Predix Transform 2016 Recap: Fighting 110 Degree Heat to Secure Industrial IoT
    Published. July 28, 2016

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas will definitely not be the impact of GE’s Predix Transform Conference that was held from July 25-27 at the Cosmopolitan. It was obvious that GE has invested large sums of cash and time and expertise into the Predix Machine. We got to interface with key GE business units, including but not exclusive to GE Aviation, Oil and Gas, Lighting, Healthcare, Ventures, Global Research, Digital…the list goes on and on. We had two of GE’s very own security team help...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    How to Avoid Metastability on Reset Signal Networks, a/k/a Reset Check is the New CDC
    Published. July 21, 2016

    It’s axiomatic that digital circuitry must initialize properly before it’s used. Once upon a time, verifying a design’s reset signaling was a pretty straightforward process – simply confirm the continuity of reset signal from the pad ring to all the IPs and instances inside the DUT. Fast forward to the present, and previously unheard of […]...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    2016 India Keysight EEsof EDA Design Forum in Less Than a Week!
    Published. June 14, 2016

    Keysight Technologies cordially invites you to attend the 2016 Keysight India EEsof EDA Design Forum and be a part of the community of RF/MW, EM, baseband system architect and high speed digital application designers in India As the chasm between software developers and hardware engineers yields to a more integrated and collaborative design environment, these […]...


  • Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity

    2016 India Keysight EEsof EDA Design Forum in Less Than a Week!
    Published. June 14, 2016

    Keysight Technologies cordially invites you to attend the 2016 Keysight India EEsof EDA Design Forum and be a part of the community of RF/MW, EM, baseband system architect and high speed digital application designers in India As the chasm between software developers and hardware engineers yields to a more integrated and collaborative design environment, these […]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS #Coventor SEMulator3D Moves #MEMS Tools Into Chip Design Mainstream
    Published. June 7, 2016


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    USB-C Gives Glimpse into the One-cable Future at CES 2016
    Published. January 11, 2016

    CES 2016 has seen a number of firsts for USB-C standard. The new connector makes it possible for delivery of power, video and data […] The post USB-C Gives Glimpse into the One-cable Future at CES 2016 appeared first on Everything USB....


  • David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    In praise of the Digital Catapult
    Published. June 17, 2015

    I admit to being a long-standing critic of past UK government research initiatives. Having sponsored and managed several partly-funded research projects I’ve been disappointed with the decreasing incentives to convert blue-sky research into actual products. (The funding reduces to zero as you progress ideas towards commercial ventures.) Clearly I’m not alone in this view as... The post In praise of the Digital Catapult appeared first on David Lacey's IT Security Blog....


  • John Day

    John Day

    MOST Is Now in More than 200 Vehicle Models
    Published. May 4, 2016

    The MOST® Cooperation (Media Oriented Systems Transport) said that GM’s Cadillac CT6 is the 204th vehicle model implementing MOST multimedia network technology. “We are delighted about the continued implementation of this automotive network standard by key carmakers worldwide,” said MOST Cooperation Administrator Henry Muyshondt. “In fact, MOST is so widely used now, that MOSTCO is […]...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Data Types for Control & DSP
    Published. April 27, 2016

    There's a lot of information out there on what data types to use for digital signal processing, but there's also a lot of confusion, so the topic bears repeating.I recently posted an entry on PID control. In that article I glossed over the data types used by showing "double" in all of my example code.  Numerically, this should work for most control problems, but it can be an extravagant......


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Video: Filtering Drinking Water with Nanofibers
    Published. April 22, 2016

    This water bottle filter, made from nanofibers, can reduce water-borne diseases....


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    .NET Gadgeteer Robot (blog link)
    Published. December 8, 2011

    You’ve probably heard about the .NET Gadgeteer kit (link to Microsoft Gadgeteer site – and link to Microsoft Research Gadgeteer site) which gives the ability to rapidly develop cool/interesting hardware/software solutions without needing to know much about hardware – building a simple digital camera that takes photos and stores the images on a USB stick......


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Massive unapologetic storage firepower part 4: On the test track with a Forte unit … vaaaaROOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!
    Published. March 13, 2016

    I am trying to help people conceptualize the experience. Here is a video depicting very fast, very powerful cars and their sound signatures. This is a good start. Take one of those awesome machines, and turn off half the engine. So it is literally running with 1/2 of its power turned off. Remember this. There […]...


  • 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 of Digital Signage. so far, we’ve heard from Intel, and Aopen,......


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Old school Apple ][ cracking
    Published. February 13, 2016

    My first steps in programming probably go back about thirty-five years on the HP-38 and HP-41 but nothing will ever top the amazing times I had cracking games on the Apple ][ in the early 80s. The Apple ][ and its DOS were extremely fertile grounds for software protection that led to some of the […]...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Happy New Year!
    Published. December 30, 2015

    As we prepare to welcome in 2016, I’d like to thank all our readers. 2015 has been a tough year for writing, but you can always follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Evening #snow at the #Revelstoke #Nordic #Ski club A video posted by urbanworkbench (@urbanworkbench) on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:15pm PST...


  • 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 http://www.chetansharma.com/convergentcharging.htm 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 […]...


  • 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 →...


  • 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 http://javaposse.com   The Last Ever episode of the Java Posse, recorded in front of a live audience at Devoxx, several months ago.   Video version on www.parleys.com (recommended as there’s lots of visual action)   For follow up news, please subscribe to http://www.voxxed.com/ news, where we will announce any updates about former posse members as they live out their rock and roll retirement, trashing...


  • 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....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

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

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


  • 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 […]...


  • 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.#...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

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

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


  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    (KiCad) Information Wants To Be Free
    Published. July 28, 2014

    This is a cross-post from the Contextual Electronics blog, as it affects readers here and there TL; DR: I am releasing all of the KiCad videos that were part of Contextual Electronics to the public and have started a new site/forum to support them. See below for announcement video. I officially finished the first two […]...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Trello, Inc.
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Hello? is this thing on? I’m not sure if I even know how to operate this “blog” device any more. It’s been a year since my last post. I’m retired from blogging, remember? Want to hear something funny? The only way I can post blog posts is by remote-desktopping into a carefully preserved Windows 7 machine which we keep in a server closet running a bizarrely messed-up old copy of CityDesk which I somehow hacked together and which only runs on that particular machine. The shame! I do...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

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

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


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Lee Hedgecock
    Published. June 25, 2014

    If they were NRA members your democrat lapdogs in the media would plastered it all over the TV, and NPR. The fact that they didn't is our fact check. If the news isn't reporting something detrimental to the republican party, then it doesn't exist, and they are unable to fabricate it without getting caught....


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Lee Hedgecock
    Published. June 25, 2014

    If they were NRA members your democrat lapdogs in the media would plastered it all over the TV, and NPR. The fact that they didn't is our fact check. If the news isn't reporting something detrimental to the republican party, then it doesn't exist, and they are unable to fabricate it without getting caught....


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

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

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


  • Listening Post

    Listening Post

    YouTube Helps Engineers
    Published. September 30, 2011

    The channel that gets to close our series on how social media helps engineers is YouTube. The only social media platform that we never hear anyone complain about or say they would never use is YouTube. Why is that you ask? Because everyone loves video! If you don’t have a Facebook page, refuse to open […]...


  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

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

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


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Halloween Is Going Mobile
    Published. October 23, 2013

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


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

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

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


  • 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 […]...


  • PCB Matters

    PCB Matters

    Introducing DxDesigner 7.9.4
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Welcome! I am Gary Lameris Technical Marketing Engineer for Mentor Graphics. I’ve worked with DxDesigner since 1988 and have watched it grow from the independent Unix/Dos tool called PowerView and Viewdraw to a powerful multi-user schematic drafting program tightly integrated into the Expedition Enterprise and PADS layout tools today. Four years ago I moved to […]...


  • CallMOM

    CallMOM

    Buyer Beware
    Published. March 6, 2014

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


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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....


  • 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 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...


  • 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

    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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