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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Predicting failures with condition monitoring
    Published. April 19, 2018

    Many motors and pumps are critical in factory production; a functional failure might cause a complete line stop. To avoid this, there are usually extensive preventive maintenance plans in place that require work at regular intervals. These plans are based on lifetime statistics and not on the actual condition of the equipment. If you know the condition of the equipment, you can reduce maintenance costs as well as the risk of an unexpected breakdown. Using this knowledge to schedule repair and replacement...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    The ESD Alliance Becomes Part of SEMI
    Published. April 16, 2018

    Friday of last week I get home, sit down, and feel that the weekend has begun. Almost immediately, I get an email from Nanette Collins, who does press relations for a lot of companies, so I figure it's probably some announcement. It is, indeed, an announcement. But it's a big one. It's a press release from the ESD Alliance that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI strategic association partner. The warm treacly press-release language says: As a SEMI Strategic...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    The ESD Alliance Becomes Part of SEMI
    Published. April 16, 2018

    Friday of last week I get home, sit down, and feel that the weekend has begun. Almost immediately, I get an email from Nanette Collins, who does press relations for a lot of companies, so I figure it's probably some announcement. It is, indeed, an announcement. But it's a big one. It's a press release from the ESD Alliance that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI strategic association partner. The warm treacly press-release language says: As a SEMI Strategic...


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    The ESD Alliance Becomes Part of SEMI
    Published. April 16, 2018

    Friday of last week I get home, sit down, and feel that the weekend has begun. Almost immediately, I get an email from Nanette Collins, who does press relations for a lot of companies, so I figure it's probably some announcement. It is, indeed, an announcement. But it's a big one. It's a press release from the ESD Alliance that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI strategic association partner. The warm treacly press-release language says: As a SEMI Strategic...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    The ESD Alliance Becomes Part of SEMI
    Published. April 16, 2018

    Friday of last week I get home, sit down, and feel that the weekend has begun. Almost immediately, I get an email from Nanette Collins, who does press relations for a lot of companies, so I figure it's probably some announcement. It is, indeed, an announcement. But it's a big one. It's a press release from the ESD Alliance that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI strategic association partner. The warm treacly press-release language says: As a SEMI Strategic...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    The ESD Alliance Becomes Part of SEMI
    Published. April 16, 2018

    Friday of last week I get home, sit down, and feel that the weekend has begun. Almost immediately, I get an email from Nanette Collins, who does press relations for a lot of companies, so I figure it's probably some announcement. It is, indeed, an announcement. But it's a big one. It's a press release from the ESD Alliance that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to become a SEMI strategic association partner. The warm treacly press-release language says: As a SEMI Strategic...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Introducing Mocana TrustCenter - Simple, Scalable and Automated IoT Security Lifecycle Management
    Published. April 11, 2018

    Today, Mocana ™ announced the launch of Mocana TrustCenter™, a new services platform that provides a system of cybersecurity to manage security across the lifecycle of IoT and industrial control devices. This is the first end-to-end platform for the management of cybersecurity across the IoT device security lifecycle for development, manufacturing, device onboarding, management and update. Mocana TrustCenter is a services platform that is hosted on a private cloud or public cloud IaaS. It includes...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #1068 – Autonomous Uber Incident Update
    Published. April 1, 2018

    An update on the autonomous self driving Uber Volvo XC-90 involved in the pedestrian fatality. It is being reported that Uber disabled the Intel Mobileye collision avoidance sensor that is factory fitted in Volvo XC90. Intel have ran the dashcam footage of the accident through the Mobileye system and said that even with the dark ......


  • 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 […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Crowdsourcing FOSS Project Success: Clearly defined project data, a smooth path to widespread adoption.
    Published. March 6, 2018

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - March 6, 2018 -- Today the Open Source Initiative® (OSI) announced its Incubator Project, ClearlyDefined, a crowdsourced project aimed at boosting the success of FOSS projects by clearly defining their status. Absences or ambiguities around licensing or known security vulnerabilities can erode confidence and limit project success. Project teams often are not aware of these concerns or do not know how to address them. ClearlyDefined identifies the gaps and works with project teams...


  • 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....


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Computer Platforms
    Published. February 20, 2018

    **Today**, operation systems are particularly important for storage of data and its protection. In this respect, it should be said that the application of database and a data warehouse is essential for the normal functioning and development of business. At first glance, database and data warehouse may seem to be ......


  • 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 […]...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    What I Learned about System Design Enablement at DesignCon
    Published. February 9, 2018

    While attending the recent DesignCon show for the first time, I was struck by the many displays of cables, connectors, boards, and various kinds of test equipment (you can read about the impact this had on me in my previous post, A Walk Through DesignCon Turns Into a Long Journey). There was so much hardware, in fact, that I felt like I was walking through a giant Fry’s store. The impression was so strong that my first thought was “Why is Cadence at this show?” I would soon have...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft: We're not giving up on Cortana (even in home automation)
    Published. January 11, 2018

    Cortana's not going away, insist Microsoft executives, touting at CES 2018 a number of under-the-radar wins for Microsoft's digital assistant....


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Portable Stimulus User Gives Perspec PSS Technology Nearly Perfect Review
    Published. January 8, 2018

    It’s always good to hear what real users think of products. Here is a very detailed review (~4000 words) by an Anonymous user, nick named Ant-Man (from the movie). Overall it’s a very strong endorsement of Perspec, and summarizes the main reasons its adoption and user base are growing rapidly. Read the full write-up here . In the write-up, the user gives an overview of Portable Stimulus, and covers 6 categories of tool capabilities: PSS Modeling PSS Constraint Solving PSS Test Intent PSS Libraries...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    AirSprite Technologies and WirelessHART
    Published. December 19, 2017

    AirSprite Technologies, a developer of wireless sensor infrastructure systems for industrial automation, will roll out its plans at ISA Expo for a family of products that will deliver dramatic improvements in operational efficiency, plant utilization, and employee productivity. AirSprite will build its wireless sensor infrastructure products on two emerging standards – WirelessHART™ and ISA100. The… The post AirSprite Technologies and WirelessHART appeared first on WSN Blog....


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Gradle vs Maven – in Search for the Perfect Build Automation Tool
    Published. November 24, 2017

    In your quest for the perfect build automation tool, you have probably come across Maven and Gradle – the two big players in the field. The decision here is no less tricky than picking just the right ingredients for that awesome holiday dish you might be thinking about preparing. Of course, each tool has its […] The post Gradle vs Maven – in Search for the Perfect Build Automation Tool appeared first on Genuitec....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    The best iPad, laptop, desktop Black Friday deals from Sam's Club, BJ's Warehouse
    Published. November 15, 2017

    The big box chains offer a handful of PC specials to member in their Black Fridays ads, including a $199.99 Lenovo N23 Windows 2-in-1 notebook doorbuster deal at BJ's....


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    How to Get to a Trillion Devices in the Internet of Things in 2035
    Published. September 12, 2017

    Next month at Arm TechCon, one of the key discussion topics with be the internet of things (IoT), especially after Masayoshi Son, Arm's "parent" Softbank’s CEO, took the stage last year and boldly predicted that “more important, in the next 20 years, we will see 1 trillion internet of things devices.” So that means 1 trillion devices in 2035. That’s not too far in the future! Are we on the right track? Well, let’s first clearly identify the target and put it in perspective....


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    The Art of Analog Design Part 1: Overview of Variation-Aware and Robust Design
    Published. August 10, 2017

    In this series, we will focus on advanced concepts for custom IC design, in particular, variation-aware design (VAD). With emergence of high-speed simulators such as Spectre ® APS, designers can now run simulations faster than ever before, so they are able to more completely verify their designs before taping out. However, it requires more than verifying the proper functionality for different stimulus and performance across corner conditions to assure a design is successful. To be successful...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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"...


  • 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! http://www.cadence.com/cadence/events/Pages/event.aspx?eventid=516 Bugs from incorrect connectivity -- whether they're misconnected...


  • 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...


  • 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

    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, […]...


  • 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....


  • 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, […]...


  • 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)...


  • 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

    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...