• TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Sports and fitness tech meets the IoT during SportsHack at IBM Impact 2014
    Published. April 17, 2014

    Love sports and fitness? Have a mobile app idea? Attending IBM Impact April 27-May 1 in Las Vegas? If you answered yes to these questions, the SportsHack Challenge leading up to IBM Impact is right up your alley. Running from April 17-May 1, the challenge includes two ways to compete. The first is for the best mobile app that aggregates data from health and fitness devices. The second is for the best data analytics app from health and fitness data. TI is a proud sponsor of the SportsHack events...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Icehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives
    Published. April 17, 2014

    Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users....

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    No back doors in TrueCrypt
    Published. April 16, 2014

    A [security audit]( of the free and Open Source encryption utility, TrueCrypt>"found no evidence of backdoors or otherwise intentionally malicious code in the assessed areas," and that the found vulnerabilities "all appear to be unintentional, introduced as the result of bugs rather than malice."A summary of the results can be ......

  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Stop laying the blame for Heartbleed on open source
    Published. April 14, 2014

    I've spent the last week considering the data and opinions concerning the Heartbleed bug that was found in the widely used OpenSSL crypread more...

  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI Board Changes 2014
    Published. April 9, 2014

    April annually sees the start of the OSI Board year, with resulting vacancies and the appointment of directors to fill them. This year saw vacancies arising due to the retirement of Board officers -- Karl Fogel, who has done a tremendous job as OSI's Treasurer, and of Martin Michlmayr, whose work as OSI's Secretary has been beyond measure. Also leaving due to term limits is Harshad Gune, and Richard Fontana's seat was open due to the one-year terms for directors representing Individual Members. The...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Lenovo unveils trio of budget Tab A-series Android tablets
    Published. April 9, 2014

    The new models include 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch slates with 1,280x800 screens, starting at just $129....

  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Serious “Heartbleed” Bug Hits OpenSSL
    Published. April 9, 2014

    For the second time this year for OpenSSL, an open-source security transport protocol, is vulnerable to a new flaw. Researchers with Google Inc and Codenomicon announced the vulnerability late on Monday. The vulnerability could allow remote access to sensitive data including passwords and secret keys as it travels across the Internet. MITRE’s Standard for Information […] The post Serious “Heartbleed” Bug Hits OpenSSL appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    ARM moves to open-source compiler
    Published. April 8, 2014

    ARM has decided to shift from using its in-house compiler technology to the open-source combination of Clang and LLVM.The post ARM moves to open-source compiler appeared first on Tech Design Forum....

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft's open sourcing of .Net: The back story
    Published. April 6, 2014

    Microsoft's decision to open source more of its .Net platform didn't happen overnight, or even in the past few weeks. It was a move years in the making....

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    If You Happen to Building a New Operating System…
    Published. April 6, 2014

    You could do a lot worse than the design for webOS. The team recently released a wiki full of documents, design assets, and working samples to the open source community. Gorgeous examples of flat design.#...

  • John Day

    John Day

    Mentor’s New Software for Developing Linux-Based IVI Systems
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Mentor Graphics’ Embedded Software division has released a new version of its Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) for developing Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Embedded division general manager Glenn Perry notes that the new release has achieved GENIVI 5.0-compliance with leading IVI systems-on-chips (SoCs) such as Freescale’s i.MX6, Texas Instruments’ OMAP5 and Renesas’ Marzen H1. Mentor’s […]...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #586 – Open Source Hardware uARM 4-Axis Desktop Robotic Arm Kickstarter
    Published. March 4, 2014

    Dave looks at the open source hardware UFactory uARM 4-axis desktop robotic arm kit project available on kickstarter: This is the first unit produced, and comes with the suction cup head and Arduino Uno board and shield controller. Forum HERE...

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Android Audio Offload Explained at Mobile World Congress
    Published. March 3, 2014

    Want to lower power in your next AndroidTM device? Look to the industry's first Android-compatible technology for a licensed audio DSP. The Tensilica® HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android takes full advantage of the enhancements in the recent KitKat release to prolong  battery life, cutting audio processing power by up to 14X, which results in double the smartphone playback time.How does this cut the power? By completely offloading the audio from the host applications processor.  Until...

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #448
    Published. February 20, 2014



    The end of an era
    Published. February 18, 2014

    Posted to the xfs list: SGI is stepping out of maintainer roles for xfs, xfsprogs, xfsdump, and xfstests. This removes me from the MAINTAINERS entry. Signed-off-by: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX --- [SGI will continue to host as a repository for the XFS open source git trees, mailing list, and documentation as is provided today. And will also […]...

  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    Cadence and AMD Add New UVM Multi-Language Features
    Published. February 4, 2014

    The UVM Multi-Language Open Architecture open-source library was recently updated with new features.  The hallmarks of this solution continue to be the ability to integrate verification components of multiple languages and methodologies at the testbench level, expanding beyond simple connectivity at the more limited data level, and the multi-vendor support. Interestingly, multi-language is a bit of a misnomer – the critical part of the name is Open Architecture.  For sure,...

  • The Standards Game

    The Standards Game

    A major milestone – new variation standard established for Liberty
    Published. January 22, 2014

    Here’s to the New Year 2014 for The Standards Game, and kudos to all for your accomplishments in 2013. 2013 proved to be a fruitful year for the Liberty Technical Advisory Board (LTAB), an IEEE-ISTO industry standards board, which guides the open-source Liberty™ library modeling standard, an important and essential component to the chip design [...]...

  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    The Power of Open Source
    Published. December 18, 2012

    Sometimes open source can be a misunderstood part of the software industry – is it made up of developers that are working for free? Or are these developers getting a free education?  Do we have any idea how many people are developing using open source? A recent article by analyst house Forrester showed that five […]...

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Signs Teaming Agreement with HP to Offer Secure Android Smartphones and Tablets to UK Public Sector
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Trusted Mobile Devices Based on INTEGRITY Multivisor Security Architecture Available for Trial and Pilot Programmes Today...

  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Open-source financing
    Published. December 2, 2013

    What’s your favorite open source financing project?...

  • Anablog


    Open-source financing
    Published. December 2, 2013

    What’s your favorite open source financing project?...

  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Open-source financing
    Published. December 2, 2013

    What’s your favorite open source financing project?...

  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Open-source financing
    Published. December 2, 2013

    What’s your favorite open source financing project?...

  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Open-source financing
    Published. December 2, 2013

    What’s your favorite open source financing project?...

  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    Published. November 14, 2013

    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000 attendees from over 50 countries (significantly more than the Summit in Portland). OpenStack has grown [...]...

  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Starting Virtual Platform Simulation with Cadence Software Developer
    Published. October 11, 2013

    Last time, I provided an introduction to the Eclipse setup for the Cadence Virtual System Platform. This time I will explain how to run simulation using Software Developer. Cadence Software Developer provides multiple flows to hand off virtual platform simulations to software engineers. The easiest flow can be used when the platform creator and software developer are working at the same company and on the same network. In this flow, I will describe how to simulate...

  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    ePC-K7 Embedded Computer Supports Kintex 7 325/410, Spartan 6 FPGAs
    Published. September 26, 2013

    Innovative Integration announced the ePC-K7 user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument. The ePC-K7 embedded computer is a full Windows/Linux PC. It supports programmable Kintex 7 325/410 and Spartan 6 FPGAs and a wide variety of FMC modules. The ePC-K7 features a modular IO, scalable performance, and easy to use PC architecture. The embedded system reduces time-to-market. Read […]...

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    DASH7 Alliance Announces M2M Standard
    Published. September 26, 2013


  • NextGenLog


    #MEMS: "iPhone 5-Like Motion Processor for Android/Windows8"
    Published. September 15, 2013

    At STMicroelectronics' "Shaping the Future of MEMS and Sensors" conference this week PNI Sensor Corp.(Santa Rosa, Calif.) demonstrated its new Sentral Sensor Fusion Hub for the rest of the world. Similar to Apple's recently announced M7 motion coprocessor chip for the new iPhone 5s, PNI's Sentral will work with any manufacturers sensors and operating system: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog PNI Sensor's Sentral motion processor for any OS was demonstrated the same day Apple unveiled its own M7 motion...

  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Aggressive Ad Module Scans Android Apps
    Published. September 9, 2013

    During our routine patrols of popular marketplaces offering Android applications we recently came across some suspicious applications hosted on the popular Google Play. The applications are distributed as hacking tools, utility tools, and pornographic apps by different developers. Here are images for a few of them: Suspicious applications on Google Play. These apps seem to Read more......

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Synopsys Debuts DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP Solutions
    Published. September 9, 2013

    Synopsys introduced their DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 IP solution includes controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers. The solution reduce designers’ integration risk and time-to-market. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 RX/TX Controller and PHY IP are available now in 28-nm process nodes from multiple foundries. Read more: Synopsys Debuts DesignWare HDMI [...]...

  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Contributing to OSS projects made easy
    Published. August 20, 2013

    I recently came across what I believe is a missing feature (bug?) in Json.NET most excellent library: when using custom constructor, default values are not populated for properties Being open source, I just went to its GitHub project, created the mentioned Issue, and proceeded to fork the repo. Immediately after getting the source and opening [...]...

  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Contributing to OSS projects made easy
    Published. August 20, 2013

    I recently came across what I believe is a missing feature (bug?) in Json.NET most excellent library: when using custom constructor, default values are not populated for properties Being open source, I just went to its GitHub project, created the mentioned Issue, and proceeded to fork the repo. Immediately after getting the source and opening [...]...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    An Interview with PICMG President and Chairman Joe Pavlat
    Published. July 29, 2013

    PICMG is the standards organization responsible for AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI, and several other hardware form factors. They’ve had a VERY busy twelve months, with myriad standards updates on the way. From CompactPCI Express, to faster Ethernet, to lower priced memories … Continue reading →...

  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Leef USB Bridge Shares Files Between Android & PC the Old-fashioned Way
    Published. June 27, 2013

  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Leef USB Bridge Shares Files Between Android & PC the Old-fashioned Way
    Published. June 27, 2013

  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Breakfast Series: Seattle
    Published. June 3, 2013

    We are gearing up for our Mobile Breakfast Series Discussion on 6/11. There was a recent global developer survey and HTML5 ranked a close third behind Android and iOS as the platform of choice for mobile developers around the globe. We saw the same results in our annual industry predictions survey with developers favoring HTML5 [...]...

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2013 – Software Driven EDA for the “Age of Gods”
    Published. May 28, 2013

    This year's Design Automation Conference is less than a week away, and it's time for my preview of what to see at DAC. Last year I had likened my passion for system-level design to the Energizer Bunny, keeping on drumming. Maybe that year was the DAC of system-level design. The trend continues. We have even more customers and partners presenting at the Cadence DAC Theatre on system-level design and verification, but as I wrote last week in my Blog in Chip Design Magazine, from here on out...

  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Town Car Version Control
    Published. March 12, 2013

    The team at Fog Creek is releasing a major new version of Kiln today. Kiln is a distributed version control system. One of the biggest new features is Kiln Harmony, which lets you operate on Kiln repositories using either Git or Mercurial. So you can push changes to a Kiln repo using Git and then pull them using Mercurial. This means that you never have to decide whether you want to use Git or Mercurial. Religious war: averted. But, I’m getting ahead of myself! For those of you that have been...

  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Fighting in the cloud service orientation wars
    Published. March 12, 2013

    Big players are now involved in open source and cloud services orchestration and they're placing increasingly large bets....

  • Domeika's Dilemma

    Domeika's Dilemma

    Multicore – assimilating the new developments
    Published. October 9, 2009

    There was a brief pause in my blogging as I have been assimilating some of the new developments in the multicore realm.  Some of the items are close to home for me at my respective company with the acquisition of Wind River, Cilk Arts, and RapidMind.  I’m not at liberty to comment on strategy, future [...]...

  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....

  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    An explanation of the USB Video Class (UVC)
    Published. December 7, 2012

    At IDF, I talked with Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI.  He explained the USB Video Class (UVC). Video Class, in this case, means moving video from a web camera or digital video camera to another device like a display, or PC, or game console. UVC is built into Windows, Mac OX, Linux, FreeBSD, and the [...]...

  • EEBeat


    Twitter’s Heartbeat and the Human Condition
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Using Twitter a day will keep the doctor away. That’s right, forget having that daily apple, your health may very well be improved simply by using Twitter through well…. Apple. And it’s all account of engineers. What am I talking about? Well, since Twitter is built on open source software, Twitter engineers use, contribute to [...]...

  • Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Open Source and the Mobile Applications Gold Rush
    Published. September 2, 2011

    Since the launch of the Apple iPhone App Store in July 2008, the focus on investment in mobile/wireless has shifted from handsets for their own sake to a near obsession with mobile phones as applications platforms, and to building and marketing applications for them. Apple didn’t invent the applications store concept – handset manufacturer Palm [...]...

  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Branding and the Open Source Marketplace
    Published. November 26, 2012

    I’m quite busy with transitioning from my life as a consultant to working for Magnolia. Hence, I was not yet able to let you know that published yet another article from yours truly. In the extremely overcrowded open source Continue reading →...

  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    MEF and TPL Dataflow NuGet Packages for .NET Framework 4.5 RC [Nick]
    Published. May 30, 2012

    If you’ve installed the .NET Framework 4.5 RC, you may have noticed some differences between this prerelease and the .NET Framework 4.5 Beta. One of the changes we made was to move two libraries to an independent distribution model via NuGet. Many of you sent us feedback about the frustration of waiting for a full product cycle to get small changes. By changing the distribution model, we are taking our first steps toward meeting this challenge. We expect this will enable us to invest in these...

  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    iPhone5 Differentiation is Chip Design
    Published. September 19, 2012

    In case you may have missed it, Apple recently launched a new iPhone. As per the iPhone launch tradition, it brings with it a lot of excitement over the latest capabilities. Of course we don't know everything until it is actually available, but this latest incarnation has broken all kinds of records for pre-sales, so it must be groundbreaking. Right?There are a lot of comparisons out there between the iPhone 5 and the 4S, but in reading through all of them it seems on the surface like the 5 is...

  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    2013 CES: Top 4 Trends Benefiting EDA
    Published. January 17, 2013

    While a variety of EDA customer segments are growing, consumer electronics continues to drive the lion's share EDA of industry revenues.  Hence, many events at last week's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas can be extrapolated as leading indicators for the EDA business.  While I couldn't personally attend CES this year, like last year my two trusted agents (specifically, Unified Communications (UC) expert David Danto of Dimension Data, and Joseph Hupcey...

  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    Why the Demand for Acceleration and Emulation is Growing
    Published. February 14, 2011

    The dream of any marketer is a growing demand for its product line. Let me start this blog by quoting the System Realization (part of the Cadence EDA360 strategy) section from the transcript of the recent (Q4) Cadence earnings call. "In April (2010), we introduced the Verification Computing Platform, enabling emulation, acceleration, and simulation all on one single platform. Customers who are designing SoCs at 40nm and below find this product necessary to meet the time-to-market and quality targets....

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Pre-RTL Software Development -- You Can't Get Your Product to Market Without It!
    Published. May 23, 2011

    It's been an exciting month for the System Realization team with the announcement of our System Development Suite. One of the new products, the Cadence Virtual System Platform, made its debut at the Embedded Systems Conference and has generated a lot of interest from our customers. DAC is right around the corner, and we'll be there with the latest demos of the System Development Suite, and a suite demo focusing on the VIrtual System Platform on Monday at 3pm, Tuesday at 9am, and Wednesday...

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    What Does it Take to Migrate from e to UVMe?
    Published. September 5, 2012

    So you are developing your verification environment in e, and like everyone else, you've been hearing a lot of buzz surrounding UVM (Universal Verification Methodology). Maybe you would also like to give it a try. The first question that pops in your mind is, "What would it take to migrate from e to UVM e?"Well, this is a bit of a trick question. The short answer is that if you've adopted eRM in the past, migration to UVM e will only take a few minutes. If your environment is not...

  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    What does the Sagrada Familia and Embedded Linux have in common?
    Published. November 27, 2012

    What does the Sagrada Familia and Embedded Linux have in common? I recently attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Barcelona representing Synopsys.   I must admit, it is nice to have conferences in beautiful places so you can kill two birds with one stone. When not networking, speaking or sitting in sessions, I enjoyed seeing the [...]...

  • Fusion


    Announcing AMD AppZone Player, Powered by BlueStacks
    Published. September 27, 2012

    BlueStacks' powered AMD AppZone Player brings Android apps to Windows based PCs Continue reading...

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