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  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog


    BJs Wholesale Black Friday ad leaks with laptop, desktop, tablet deals
    Published. November 4, 2018

    Among its doorbuster sales, the warehouse chain will have a 9.7-inch Apple iPad with 128GB of storage for $349.99....


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog


    Accellera Approves Portable Stimulus Standard – and more…
    Published. July 31, 2018

    Portable Stimulus Takes Center Stage at 2018 Design Automation Conference Accellera Systems Initiative technical teams have been busy the past year creating new standards and revising those in use.  During the 2018 Design Automation Conference, the newest standard from Accellera was approve by its Board of Directors.  The Portable Test and Stimulus (PSS) standard was […]...


  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog


    Mocana Enables the Highest Level of IoT Device Authentication Assurance with TPM 2.0 Support
    Published. July 25, 2018

    As the pace of cyber attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial systems continues to rise, there is a critical need for stronger security on IoT and industrial devices. For the past 15 years, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology has been used broadly by major chip vendors such as Intel, AMD, Infineon and others to prove the identity of a computer or financial transaction device....


  • Industrial Security

    Industrial Security


    Cyber Security Experts At Your Service: A Conversation with Tripwire’s Brian Jackson
    Published. October 3, 2018

    To help provide a flavor of the insights and experience that Tripwire makes available, we’re conducting one-on-one interviews with several Tripwire in-house experts. You may have seen some of their bylines in Belden’s industrial blog over the past couple of years, but in this new series we want to provide a more direct glimpse into each expert’s individual industry purview. Each of them will discuss their own personal views on the current state of cyber security in the industrial environment....


  • Industrial Ethernet

    Industrial Ethernet


    Tips for Properly Terminating VFD Cable
    Published. September 5, 2018

    The population of variable frequency drives in modern industrial facilities has escalated significantly in recent years. And no wonder—by adjusting motor speed and voltage to meet changing real-time process demands on the fly, VFDs help deliver valuable benefits such as increased energy efficiency, more precise process control and reduced wear and tear on costly equipment. Unfortunately, benefiting from a VFD isn’t always quite as easy as simply plugging one in....


  • Taking Measure

    Taking Measure


    It All Adds Up: Being a NIST NRC Postdoc in Applied Mathematics
    Published. September 4, 2018

    I first learned about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) while a graduate student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware, which has an active student chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). They regularly invite speakers from government laboratories and industry to give a one-hour seminar about their research and discuss careers outside of academia. One day, Dr. Anthony Kearsley, a...Read more...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog


    EEVblog #1112 – Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving!
    Published. August 9, 2018

    The Australian Computer Museum Societies’ warehouse has to shut down next week, so Dave goes warehouse diving. If you know of someone willing to donate warehouse space in Sydney, please let me know. UPDATE: Please don’t contact them with offers of small donations space, they need a HUGE space, as in hundreds of square meters. ......


  • Industrial Control Systems Security

    Industrial Control Systems Security


    "ICS Defense: It's Not a \"copy-paste\" from an IT playbook"
    Published. April 17, 2018

    This blog was written by Dean Parsons. A large portion of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are critical infrastructure that underpin our modern society. Some of which generate and distribute power and heat to our homes, businesses and healthcare centres. Other examples are key in the manufacturing industry, the refining and production of oil & gas, … Continue reading ICS Defense: It's Not a "copy-paste" from an IT playbook...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    Functional Safety: Recommended Reads
    Published. June 5, 2018

    While I am the functional safety guy for Analog Device’s industrial products I find it useful to read books related to many application areas. Often what is poorly explained in one book is very well explained in a book from another domain. I find a similar thing with the standards themselves. I imagine that some of the books I like, others will find not useful. It depends a lot on your level of knowledge, what you were hoping to find and your background. I get my books from Amazon.com...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    The Genius Who Failed - A lot
    Published. June 26, 2018

    When he arrived in Boston in the summer of 1868 he did not look like a man who would someday change the world.  Clutching all his worldly possessions in a canvas bag, he was the very definition of a "hayseed," a country boy who came to make his mark in the big city. So he passed, undistinguished, through the downtown crowds as he made his way to the local Western Union office, holding a letter of introduction from a friend back in Ohio. At the telegraph office he displayed the one...


  • Bourns Blog

    Bourns Blog


    Gaining Insight on Industrial Automation Trends
    Published. April 12, 2018

    I caught up with Bourns’ Industrial Market Director, Camilo Delgado, to learn what the company is doing to meet the increasing requirements of industrial automation applications. Delgado’s advanced engineering training coupled with his extensive product management experience and close customer relationships allow him to see new market initiatives in the making. Ensuring ongoing opportunities are supported, […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft


    Microsoft releases preview of its 'Gen2' Azure Data Lake Storage service
    Published. June 27, 2018

    Microsoft is readying a second version of its Azure Data Lake Storage service, bringing new capabilities to Azure Data Factory and adding two new Azure regions in China....


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog


    Rethink PCB Circuit Modeling
    Published. June 8, 2018

    Twenty-eight years ago this month I walked through the doors of my first employer in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, sat down at my first UNIX-based workstation, and started work as an applications engineer in the simulation and modeling space. Much has changed in the analog and mixed-signal simulation world since that first day, […]...


  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog


    Anne Cirkel recognized for advancing role of women in electronics design
    Published. April 25, 2018

    Mentor executive, former Design Automation Conference chair and Tech Design Forum journal founder to receive Marie R. Pistilli Award at DAC 2018....


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner


    Why Do We Keep Doing Things the Old Way? A Story of Nets Crossing Gaps.
    Published. March 22, 2018

    Remember the old times when we used to have a dedicated person type up all our letters? For better or worse, those days are over. As engineers we’d rather minimize manual labor and have it done by machines. In fact, automation has changed everything around us: the way we make phone calls, how we write […]...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories


    The carbon-capture era may finally be starting
    Published. February 20, 2018

    Analysis of a newly approved tax credit shows it could make an immediate dent in industrial emissions and narrow the financial gap for power plants....


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors


    CFD Cuts Across Electrical-Mechanical Domains
    Published. March 7, 2017

    Today’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based thermal design has broadened to include electrical engineers, general mechanical design engineers, industrial designers, and marketing engineers. To ensure that non-CFD specialists can use this technology to make better electronics, Mentor Graphics developed FloTHERM XT, optimized for electronics thermal applications, with industry-specific input and control. The white paper “A Step-Change […]...


  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog


    Objection Mechanism Synchronization Between SystemVerilog and e Active Verification Components
    Published. September 2, 2014

    Suppose you have two verification components, each driving its own portion of the DUT (for example, two protocols driving a DUT, one implemented in e and the other in System Verilog). In this case, you would have two separate sequence-driven, end-of-test mechanisms - one for each framework. An issue arises when one of the frameworks drops its last TEST_DONE objection. In this case, that framework will begin simulation finalization phase, while the other is still running. This will cause the simulation...


  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech


    What’s the Nucleus of Mentor’s Push into Industrial Automation?
    Published. February 14, 2015

    Mentor’s once nearly-orphaned Nucleus RT forms the foundation of a damned impressive software suite for controlling meat packing or nuclear power plants. Industry 4.0 is basically the promise of interoperability between currently bespoke (and proprietary) I.A. systems with smart, connected IoT devices plus a layer of cyber security thrown in. Continue reading →...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source


    Dronecode: Linux is taking to the air
    Published. October 13, 2014

    With Linux running self-driving cars, DVRs, and home automation systems, it was only a matter of time before Linux would come to drones....


  • Paul Johnston's Blog

    Paul Johnston's Blog


    In Capital Deployment – tell me Paul – who’s the worthiest of them all?
    Published. April 21, 2014

    All-Stars Occasionally in these blog postings I have highlighted contributions from team players who make Capital a pathway to business efficiency for their companies.   They were … (click blue for link)  Librarians: Without the underpinning of a complete, comprehensive and accurate electro-mechanical library your automation of engineering processes is diluted.  Product Managers at Mentor Graphics: Capital software products […]...



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