• Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #1003 – Mailbag
    Published. June 28, 2017

    Mailbag is back! Forum HERE SPOILERS: 1980 Retro Language Translator Teardown Arduino interfacing book ReflowR Hot plate PCB reflow machine 50ohm Dummy Load for babies from First Advanced Industrial Labs Black Box for stealing Pay TV, teardown. Retro radio alarm clock teardown Bee Maths Ruler Bayard-Alpert Ionization gauge. Voltage tester pen teardown Alcatel/Lucent telecommunications processor ......

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Achieve unprecedented current-loop performance from an off-the-shelf MCU
    Published. June 27, 2017

    TI’s expertise in real-time control architectures and experience with industrial drive control systems over the last 20 years has led to many cycle scavenging enhancements to its C2000™ family of real-time microcontrollers (MCUs) and corresponding software solutions. The latest advancement, Fast Current Loop(FCL), is featured in the DesignDRIVE developers kit and takes advantage of C2000 MCU’s real-time cycle-scavenging architecture, high-performance processing resources and fast data throughput...

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    create sql table from listbox selected item/'Incorrect syntax near '3142'.'
    Published. June 17, 2017

    Hi allI'm creating a warehouse management system, then i want when new orders are created, a customer's name be selected from a list box and that customer's selected name from a list box be the table name that will hold records of the table's order with a random number upto ......

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Tesla Plans a Chinese Factory
    Published. June 22, 2017

    By setting up manufacturing facilities there, the firm will be able to dodge a weighty 25 percent import levy....

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    DAC 2017 preview: Plunify
    Published. June 16, 2017

    Plunify will demonstrate its new Kabuto tool that recommends RTL fixes for FPGA designs at the Design Automation Conference....

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Portable Stimulus Specification Released for Public Review
    Published. June 15, 2017

    I am happy to announce that Accellera has just released an Early Adopter version of the new Portable Stimulus Specification for Public Review. This document represents a years-long effort on the part of the Portable Stimulus Working Group (PSWG) to create an industry standard that builds on the Intelligent Testbench Automation language and technology pioneered […]...

  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OW2 Consortium: Building Beyond Europe
    Published. June 15, 2017

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of OW2, and the organization is celebrating during its annual conference, on June 26-27, in Paris, France. OSI GM Patrick Masson sat down with Cedric Thomas, CEO of OW2 to learn more about the foundation, it’s accomplishments over the past 10 years, and what’s in store for the anniversary celebration. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) Affiliate Membership Program is an international who’s who of open source projects, advocates, and communities: Creative...

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Accellera Has Done It Again! Portable Stimulus Standard Available For Review
    Published. June 15, 2017

    In a press release this morning, Accellera announced availability of an Early Adopter specification of the Portable Stimulus Standard (PSS) for public review, just in time for DAC 2017 in Austin! Public review of the PSS specification will end September 15 th , so your summer reading plans are now set! We are pleased with this standard release and believe that it has the potential to provide a huge leap in automation and test productivity for the benefit of the entire industry. PSS leverages the...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft buys security-automation vendor Hexadite
    Published. June 8, 2017

    Microsoft plans to beef up its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service in Windows 10 with its purchase of Hexadite....

  • 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 […]...

  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    The Top Six Obstacles to Adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things
    Published. February 27, 2017

    According to Accenture Consulting, 76 percent of manufacturers expect to launch Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and begin using smart devices by the end of 2017. While we have clearly reached an inflection point in terms of the acceptance of the IIoT, we’re still at the beginning stages of its growth and evolution. The questions that many are asking include: What will the future of the IIoT look like? What are some of the key drivers of the potential for a widescale digital transformation...

  • 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...

  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Software Inventory
    Published. July 9, 2012

    Imagine, for a moment, that you came upon a bread factory for the first time. At first it just looks like a jumble of incomprehensible machinery with… Read more "Software Inventory"...

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Costco Black Friday ad leaks with numerous laptop, desktop, tablet PC deals
    Published. November 5, 2016

    The warehouse giant reveals many more computer specials than its rivals, though it will require you to do more digging to find the actual prices....

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Leads Performance Scores on New ARMv8-R Architecture
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Trusted Compiler Technology Unlocks Performance and Safety on ARM Cortex-R52 For Automotive, Industrial and Medical Systems...

  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    ADI Success Verifying SoC Reset Using X-Propagation Technology - Video
    Published. January 20, 2014

    Analog Devices Inc. succeeded in both speeding up the simulation and debug productivity for verifying SoC reset. In November 2013 at CDNLive India they presented a paper detailnig the new technology they applied to reset verification and eight bugs they found during the project. We were able to catch up with Sri Ranganayakulu just after his presentation and captured this video explaining the key points in his paper. Sri had an established process for verifying reset on his SoC. The challege he faced...

  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    Free Formal and ABV Webinar Recordings from 2011 Online Now!
    Published. December 27, 2011

    In case you missed any of the 5 free webinars Team Verify presented in 2011, you're in luck: all of them have been recorded and posted for you to review at your leisure. Take your pick from the following - or pop a bucket of popcorn and a family sized bag of chips and watch them all at once! ---------- How to Completely Eliminate SoC Connectivity Bugs - Really! Bugs from incorrect connectivity -- whether they're misconnected...

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    How to Maximize Your Verification Experience at DAC 2016
    Published. June 2, 2016

    Next week will mark the annual EDA gathering in Austin. For me it is my 20 th DAC … I know, compared to some I am still wet behind my ears, but that’s only because I started my career in embedded software and actual chip development. I already outlined in my Blog “ The Top Five Trends In Verification To Watch For At DAC 2016 ”. The System Development Suite is all about the connection between different engines and the verification fabric holding them together, maximizing throughput, allowing...

  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2010: What EDA360 Means to Digital Implementation Engineers
    Published. October 27, 2010

    CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2010 -- our user's group meeting and more -- kicked off yesterday morning at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. It's been 2 years since the last CDNLive! (last year's event was online-only) where I captured this video of our Encounter software running though VPN/VNC on an iPhone . I was thinking this morning: How are we going to top that? What is going to be the thing I remember most at this year's event? Well, for starters I grabbed a seat near Richard...

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman 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...

  • 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...

  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Creating SystemC TLM-2.0 Peripheral Models
    Published. July 14, 2011

    Over two years ago, I made some experiments and raised some requirements for an effective Virtual Platform IP authoring tool. Even with the passage of time, some people seem to find it useful as I regularly get questions about it. It is more than time to give you an update, and the good news is that such a tool is now available as part of the new Cadence Virtual System Platform (VSP) product. One of the capabilities provided by the Virtual System Platform is a tool to enable easy authoring of Virtual...

  • MyEclipse


    Developers Are From Mars
    Published. February 10, 2016

    Developers are from Mars (MyEclipse now is too) Just when you think MyEclipse can’t get any better, we go ahead and make it to Mars. Recently we announced the launch of MyEclipse Stable 3.0. MyEclipse 3.0 came loaded with hot new features, among them Slack integration, Gerrit workflow automation, a new breadcrumb toolbar, along with […] The post Developers Are From Mars appeared first on Genuitec....

  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Top 7 FloTHERM V11 Features – #4: FloMCAD Automation
    Published. November 27, 2015

    Software can be described in two ways, what it does (functional) and how it does it (non-functional). As a software matures in terms of its functional capability it is often the case that more effort goes in to developing it’s non-functional strengths. We introduced ‘FloSCRIPT’ with V10, a scripting language to enable FloTHERM to be […]...

  • NextGenLog


    #NEWS #LifeLogs #Smartwatches and Industrial Apps Galore Get 10X SpeedUp From Write-Once #Memories
    Published. November 12, 2015

  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Future Forward Update
    Published. July 21, 2015

    Dear friends, Over the past couple of years, I have talked a lot about the “Connected Intelligence” Era which is a superset of the Industrial Internet and IoT. We already have plenty of data points to indicate the rise of the next technology era enabled by sensors and software. While consumer gizmos get the headlines, […]...

  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    Synopsys Is Smart – Bluetooth Enabled
    Published. July 16, 2015

    Bluetooth has become the standard wireless interface for mobile devices like wearables, health monitors; it is also implemented in smart home and industrial applications. The requirement is to integrate the radio on your chip and because it’s a standard, you can think of it as IP.  Wireless IP. Some months ago, I was given the task […]...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    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 →...

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    CPS Week 2015
    Published. September 3, 2014

    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are complex engineering systems that rely on the integration of physical, computation, and communication processes to function. Theories, algorithms, systems and methodologies developed for CPS are the foundations for applications like Internet of Things, industrial internet and automation, smart transportations, smart grids, smart cities, buildings and homes, data centers, health care, wellbeing […]...

  • 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....

  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    Editor For OVM Field Registration Macros
    Published. February 22, 2010

    The OVM SystemVerilog Class Library has built-in automation for many service routines that classes need for printing, copying, comparing and so on. OVM allows you to specify the automation needed for each field and to use a built-in, mature and consistent implementation of these routines. For each field you must use OVM field registration macros as in the example below: ... rand bit [15:0] addr; rand xbus_read_write_enum read_write; rand int unsigned size; rand bit [7:0] data[]; rand bit [3:0] wait_state[];...

  • John Day

    John Day

    Planning Ahead for DAC
    Published. August 12, 2014

    Yes, it’s true that June 7-11 2015 is almost a year away, but it’s not too early to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. DAC is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), […]...

  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Theory of Constraints for Knowledge Work
    Published. June 6, 2014

    It’s hard to be in the IT world today without hearing something about the Theory of Constraints. It could be from The Phoenix Project or the latest DevOps presentation you saw. Most questions I hear sound like, “How does some analysis of a factory help me make IT more efficient?” Go read The Phoenix Project […]...

  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    The Biggest Change Since the Industrial Revolution is Coming: The Internet of Things
    Published. November 14, 2013

    Guest: Oleg Logvinov, Director, Market Development at STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division; Chief Technical Officer, Board Member, and Co-founder of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance Host:  Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to download the show and play it locally. In a decade or so, […]...

  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Embedded World 2013: Virtual Platforms Connected to Everything
    Published. February 22, 2013

    Sometimes it is hard to explain why certain ideas take off and why others don’t. There are many stories of poor products that are more successful than much better products. There are also many stories about products that struggle in one time or place, but the same thing is a big hit at another time in history. This is especially difficult for engineers who tend to analyze everything.Embedded World 2013 starts Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in Nuremberg, Germany. Since the event revolves...

  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Research: Spot buying automation delivers greater B2B procurement efficiency
    Published. July 16, 2013

    According to Hackett research, collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume....

  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Solutions for Manufacturing Webinar!
    Published. September 3, 2009

      We sometimes get asked what we do in the embedded world for Manufacturing and Industrial Automation – well here’s your chance to hear about Windows Embedded for Manufacturing! Chris Muench and I will be hosting a webinar on September 17th specifically...(read more)...

  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Secrets of the (Verification) Alliance
    Published. November 29, 2011

    In a recent post, I discussed the need for cross-vendor cooperation in EDA, especially in my world of functional verification. It takes a blend of innovative technologies and methodologies to verify a modern system-on-chip (SoC). Customers also need training, consulting services to fill short-term needs or expand current skill sets, and providers of verification IP (VIP) for multiple purposes. As we say on our Web site, no one company can do it alone. Both the Cadence Connections program for...

  • 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...

  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Developing the Skill Set Required for SystemC TLM-Based Hardware Design and Verification
    Published. June 18, 2013

    I've written a lot about the benefits of moving hardware design and verification up in abstraction from RTL to SystemC with transaction-level models (TLM). We have seen many customers speed their overall design and verification turnaround by 2x. A recent article described Fujitsu Semiconductor's experience -- 35% better performance, 35% smaller area, 51% less power and faster turnaround time.The benefits of moving up in abstraction are summarized by the following graph, which shows the leaps...

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    European Design Automation Association 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Symtavision’s Prof. Dr. Ing. Rolf Ernst
    Published. March 25, 2014

    The European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who make innovative contributions to electronic design, automation, and testing of electronic systems. Symtavision Board member Prof. Dr. Ing. Rolf Ernst has had a major role in automotive systems, HW/SW co-design, and as chair of many conferences. Read more: European Design Automation Association 2014 […]...

  • 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 […]...

  • CallMOM


    Who knew that you could balance 100?s of work orders simultaneously across the factory for truly optimized production plan?
    Published. April 21, 2014

    Our electronics manufacturing factories today are finally picking up steam. This is creating pressure on many companies who are looking for ways to improve performance-to-schedule. One of the most important factors in attracting and keeping customers, is the ability to continuously meet delivery commitments for production and to keep the delivery time as short as […]...

  • 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 […]...

  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Update to Immutable Collections
    Published. March 6, 2013

    Thanks a lot for your great feedback! Two months ago, we shipped a NuGet package with support for immutable collections. We’ve also talked about it on Channel 9. Since then we received feedback through various channels and we’re happy to announce we shipped an update on NuGet that addresses your feedback. Feedback Channels First of all: how are we tracking your feedback? We track social media, such as Twitter, Reddit and our official Facebook page. We also track StackOverflow, Connect,...

  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    How many embedded devices are you using each day?
    Published. October 20, 2011

    We all use embedded devices throughout the day without thinking about how many ‘smart’ systems are around us, from the in-car entertainment system, digital photo frame, home automation/security, digital signage, medical systems and more… When you start counting the number of devices you actually use each day the total number can be quite surprising! - Mike...