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  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft


    Microsoft readies previews of Azure Digital Twins, Azure Sphere secure-edge service
    Published. September 24, 2018

    Microsoft is starting to test a new Azure digital-twinning service, while also making generally available its Azure Sphere and Microsoft IoT Central services....


  • 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......


  • Arduino Blog

    Arduino Blog


    imPulse is an energy harvesting alternative for bicycles
    Published. July 16, 2018

    Javier Betancor is developing a system that collects power as you ride a bike, with the goal of powering data collection and lighting. “imPulse” uses a stepper motor for power generation, along with a geared hub to make the motor spin at multiples of the wheel speed. While the project is still a prototype, the headlights […]...


  • 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...


  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog


    SAR-VCO combo tunes RF receiver power on 16nm
    Published. June 20, 2018

    Researchers from the UC Berkeley and Intel teamed up to develop an energy-tuneable RF front-end on a digital finFET process with no need for analog process options....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog


    Dell refreshes Precision laptops with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed
    Published. May 28, 2018

    The fourth generation of Dell's mobile workstations features Intel's latest Coffee Lake processors and optional Nvidia Quadro P600 and Radeon WX graphics....


  • 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...


  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog


    This Was 2017, Looking Forward 2018
    Published. January 16, 2018

    With 2017 just out of the door, this is a good time to stop for a few minutes, look back at 2017, and plan ahead for 2018 and the years to come. While thinking of the projects and challenges awaiting you, don’t miss this video - Specman news, Jan 2018 - an interview with Orit Kirshenberg, the manager of Specman R&D. In this interview, Kirshenberg shares her view of Specman evolution in 2017, and some of the trends she is seeing in the verification industry. One of the pieces of good news that Kirshenberg...


  • 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 mentor.com website is now showing video highlights of lots of the speakers at […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org


    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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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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