• Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Canonical and Juniper team up on carrier-grade OpenStack SDN
    Published. February 27, 2015

    Can a Linux company and a networking power join forces to make an open-source cloud and software defined network that's good enough for telecommunications data-centers? Canonical and Juniper think so....

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Exploring the MSP430 tool chain: Part 4 – Upload firmware with the MSP430 Flasher
    Published. February 26, 2015

    This is the fourth entry of a five-part series to help you learn more about our robust MSP430 tool chain. Don’t miss Parts 1 , 2 and 3 on this blog from past weeks, because this week we focus on the MSP430 flasher. MSP430 Flasher is an open-source, shell-based interface for programming any of our MSP430 microcontrollers through an MSP Debug Stack and provides the most common functions on the command line. It provides the user with easy access to MSP430 MCUs through a FET via JTAG or Spy-Bi-Wire...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft Garage incubator delivers new Windows Phone, Android productivity apps
    Published. February 25, 2015

    Microsoft has made a handful of new, free experimental productivity apps for Windows Phone and Android available for download from its Garage incubator....

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Deque to the Rescue—Introducing the e Template Library
    Published. February 23, 2015

    A customer working on a VIP component identified that the performance of one of their protocol checkers, written in ‘ e ’, is significantly worse than the performance of the competing solutions. Profiler reports of a representative test case pointed to a few complex methods, which consumed about 90% of the time. What stood out in these methods was the use of the pop0() pseudo-method on a couple of list buffers. This was a strong evidence that these lists are used as FIFO queues. SN support together...

  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Why I am a Member of the Open Source Initiative
    Published. February 16, 2015

    (Original post by Leslie Hawthorn, CC-BY) And you should be, too. Full disclosure: I sit on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and am running for reelection in 2015. My board seat is a volunteer position and I receive no financial compensation for this work. For the first time ever, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is running a membership drive to recruit more individual members. The goal is to recruit 2,398 new members, with that number chosen in homage to the organization’s founding date...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Dell launches new rugged Chromebook 11 for education
    Published. February 13, 2015

    Two new Venue tablets, one running Android 5.0 and the other Windows 8.1, and a Latitude 11 laptop look to join the updated Chromebook in the classroom....

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #461
    Published. February 7, 2015

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

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Cadence Firmware Packages Enable Successful IP Integration
    Published. January 26, 2015

    Building a system on chip (SoC) from IP blocks requires system-level integration and bring-up, and that requires firmware working on the target. In a fast-paced development cycle, it is crucial to provide customers with IP blocks and tested firmware. In particular, at the bring-up stage, there may be very few debug capabilities at hand and, therefore, a firmware package that is pre-tested on multiple platforms and systems will speed up the integration effort. The driver package provides the following...


    Finally, a desktop Linux that just works
    Published. January 22, 2015

    I’ve been a user of Linux on the desktop, as my primary desktop, for the last 16 years. In that time, I’ve had laptops with Windows flavors (95, XP, 2000, 7), a MacOSX desktop. Before that, my first laptop I had bought (while working on my thesis) was a triple boot job, with DOS, Windows […]...

  • NextGenLog


    #IoT "World's 1st Internet of Things App Store for IoT and Wearables" #DRONE #ROBOT
    Published. January 20, 2015

    The world's first Internet-of-Things (IoT) App Store opens today by the makers of the most popular version of Linux, Cananical's Ubuntu. The company is giving away the Ubuntu Core--a stripped down version of Linux with no graphical user interface (GUI)--for anyone making IoT or wearables, will handle auto-updating devices, guarantees bullet-proof security and will allow developers to use their cloud to test apps, list them in their store, or help IoT or wearable maker to put up their own cloud-based...

  • MyEclipse


    Open-source. Free, or not so free?
    Published. January 9, 2015

    When selecting software that’s key to your business, the open-source option often looks like a no-brainer solution. No up front costs. Download and go. But for something that’s integral to the financial success of your business, make sure you resist the initial desire to go the “free” route and really investigate the more subtle costs … Read More...

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Delivers World's Most Powerful Embedded Linux C/C++ Debugger
    Published. December 11, 2014

    Build Next-Generation IoT Designs Faster and Cheaper...

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Siemens produces open-source code for multicore acceleration
    Published. October 31, 2014

    Siemens has developed an open-source implementation of the Multicore Association's MTAPI to make it easier to divide and manage concurrent tasks that run on systems with multiple processors....

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    (Android) How do you make a notification apply to all created objects?
    Published. October 29, 2014

    Hello, I am a new developer and am making my first app which will be open source after I finish it.How do you make a notification apply to all dynamically created objects rather than the last one in a linear layout?I have created 2 methods, one called CreateDialog(); and the ......

  • 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, this industry has verification...

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Out in the Open: The Little-Known Open Source OS That Rules the Internet of Things
    Published. June 4, 2014

    From Wired: You can connect almost anything to a computer network. Light bulbs. Thermostats. Coffee makers. Even badgers. Yes, badgers. Badgers spend a lot of time underground, which make it difficult for biologists and zoologists to track their whereabouts and activities. GPS, for example, doesn’t work well underground or in enclosed areas. But about five […]...

  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...

  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Just Released My Open Source Campaign Management Software
    Published. October 6, 2014

    It’s been very quiet on my blog for a long time. The reason being that I’ve been tinkering with and then building a software product for the past 9 months. As a marketing consultant for open-source vendors, I’ve been closely Continue reading →...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    DVCon 2012 Preview: Focus on Formal & ABV Events and Papers
    Published. February 14, 2012

    In a few short weeks DVCon 2012 will be upon us ( Feb. 27 - March 1 in San Jose ), and Team Verify and our colleagues on the Incisive Verification team will be there in force supporting tutorials, panels, papers, and of course the afternoon expo with our partners. Focusing on the formal and assertion-based verification (ABV) aspects of this show, here are the highlights to seek out: * On Tuesday February 28, there is a whole session focused on "Formal Techniques". Of particular interest...

  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Top 3 reasons your car won’t get hacked (today)
    Published. November 7, 2011

    By Rainer Makowitz — After the malware attacks on mobile devices running the Android operating system, speculations about automotive viruses have soared again. Compared to IT and telecom, the plague of car viruses has not (yet) arrived in the automotive industry. Open networks appeared in IT in 1985, and appeared in telecom 15 years later. […]...

  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic
    Published. September 12, 2014

    The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nread more...

  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Android-based Two-factor Authentication Scam Affects 34 European Banks
    Published. July 25, 2014


  • 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...

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Accellera Approves UVM 1.2
    Published. July 9, 2014

    Accellera has announced the completion of a multi-year effort to update its latest edition of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM).  In completing this effort, the UVM 1.2 Class Reference Document was approved as an Accellera standard and the UVM Working Group has supplied an accompanying open-source reference implementation.  Questa supports UVM 1.2. In addition to […]...

  • John Day

    John Day

    Mentor – Once Again – Expands its Automotive Electronics Design Portfolio
    Published. July 8, 2014

    This week Mentor Graphics acquired XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), described as a technology leader in creating automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. Its forte is accelerating system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to start of production (SOP). The faster the better. “By combining Mentor’s Android, hypervisor, […]...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    OpenROV – Open Source Underwater Robot – Sydney Maker Faire 2013
    Published. July 8, 2014

    Dominic from the OpenROV project shows off their open source underwater robotic vehicle kit. At the Sydney Maker Faire 2013...

  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Linux and the Big Bad Wolf
    Published. June 25, 2014

    Guest blog by Achim Nohl With great interest, I am following any news around the progress of Linaro and the Linux kernel community with regard to addressing all the requirements for an ARMv8 64bit server software stack. Well established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) […]...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Part 2: LynuxWorks becomes Lynx Software Technologies
    Published. June 9, 2014

    LynuxWorks reboots to real time roots as “Lynux Software Technologies”. In this Part 2 of 3, I editorialize three companies in the embedded market that are changing or enhancing their strategies. What you need to know…and why they’re doing it. For … Continue reading →...

  • 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 […]...

  • Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    Chris Gamell's Analog Life

    As big as…space
    Published. April 28, 2014

    One function of my new part time job is to help send a hardware hacker to space, rewarding them for developing open source hardware. I'm super excited to finally be allowed talk about it....

  • 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.#...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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 [...]...

  • 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 [...]...

  • 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 [...]...

  • 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...

  • 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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