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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Function Problem
    Published. April 19, 2014

    I'm trying to understand this function. I try to compile an run it, but it gives an error message at line 12. Thanks. #include #include #include using namespace std; int stringConvertInt(string raw) { int sum=0, power=0; power=raw.length()-1; for(int i=0; i...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    The Cost of Limiting Climate Change Could Double without Carbon Capture Technology
    Published. April 18, 2014

    The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.When it comes to technology for averting climate change, renewable energy often gets the limelight. But a relatively neglected technology—capturing carbon dioxide from power plants—could have a far bigger impact on the economics of dealing with climate change, according to a U.N. report released earlier this week....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #ENERGY: "Quantum Dots Enable Windows to Harvest Solar Energy"
    Published. April 18, 2014

    The windows of the future could double as solar energy concentrators according to researchers at Los Alamos Natl. Lab which recently demonstrated a prototype: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogTransparent quantum-dot-impregnated window panes luminescence under ultraviolet illumination. Solar energy is collected by cadmium-selenium (CdSe) quantum dots which pass the energy to a cadmium-sulfur (CdS) inner cores which emits the light at a different wavelength thus concentrating the solar energy from the whole...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Cornell student creates world’s smallest spacecraft using TI technology
    Published. April 18, 2014

    Pocket-sized satellites are about to be deployed in space, and the most important elements of these tiny spacecraft run on TI technology. Cornell University aerospace engineering PhD student Zac Manchester started this project as an undergrad student, focusing on packing as much technology as possible onto a 1.3 inch-by-1.3 inch satellite he calls a ‘sprite’ (named a ‘sprite’ because of its very small size). For the brains of the ‘sprite’ satellite, a TI product...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Flower Technology and EnSilica collaborate on ASIC mining solutions for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
    Published. April 17, 2014

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that are based on scrypt hashing algorithms (Lifecoin, Auroracoin, Dogecoin, and Mastercoin) are on the rise. Scrypt-based cryptocurrency ASIC mining solution start-up Flower Technologies and eSi-RISC soft processor core and encryption and peripherals company EnSilica have partnered to develop the Orchid, which boasts high hashing speed, energy efficiency, and price/performance for […]...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    PG&E Offers $250K Reward In California Power Grid Attack
    Published. April 16, 2014

    California’s largest utility, PG&E, is offering a $250K reward leading to the arrest of those responsible for a late night attack on one of its remote substations. As reported in Deviceline previously on April 16, 2013, one day after the attack on the Boston MArathon, one or more people broke into a power substation outside […] The post PG&E Offers $250K Reward In California Power Grid Attack appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    PG&E Offers $250K Reward In California Power Grid Attack
    Published. April 16, 2014

    California’s largest utility, PG&E, is offering a $250K reward leading to the arrest of those responsible for a late night attack on one of its remote substations. As reported in Deviceline previously on April 16, 2013, one day after the attack on the Boston MArathon, one or more people broke into a power substation outside […] The post PG&E Offers $250K Reward In California Power Grid Attack appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Trontium Reactor Promises to be First USB Power Delivery Battery Pack
    Published. March 24, 2014

    The largest problem facing portable computing has been – and probably always will be – power. While there are lots of ways to charge […]The post Trontium Reactor Promises to be First USB Power Delivery Battery Pack appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Linux KVM Virtualization comes to IBM Power servers soon
    Published. April 11, 2014

    KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family....


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Mentor Enterprise Verification Platform Debuts
    Published. April 10, 2014

    Its always fun to take the wraps off of solutions we have been hard at work developing.  The global team of Mentor Graphics engineers have spent considerable time and energy to bring the next level of SoC design and verification productivity to what seems to be a never ending response to Moore’s Law.  As silicon […]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Expands Support for Freescale's Kinetis Microcontrollers
    Published. April 10, 2014

    Combination is Cornerstone for Secure Internet of Things (IoT) Edge Devices...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Silicon suppliers home in on energy-harvesting sensor nodes
    Published. April 4, 2014

    Power converters are arriving on the market with the aim of simplifying the job of building energy-harvesting systems for wireless sensor nodes and the Internet of Things.The post Silicon suppliers home in on energy-harvesting sensor nodes appeared first on Tech Design Forum....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Complete Honesty is the Access to Ultimate Power
    Published. March 31, 2014

    Rebekah Campbell via the New York Times: A study by the University of Massachusetts found that 60 percent of adults could not have a 10-minute conversation without lying at least once. The same study found that 40 percent of people lie on their résumés and a whopping 90 percent of those looking for a date… More#...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    PCI Express Switch: the “Power Strip” of IC Design
    Published. March 26, 2014

    PCI Express switches fanout one port to many, sometimes as many as 8. Switches can be link-level or packet-switched, adding all kinds of intelligent features. Companies like Pericom Semiconductor have a full product line of PCISIG compliant PCIe switches. Continue reading →...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #594 – How To Measure Power Supply Ripple & Noise
    Published. March 20, 2014

    Fundamentals Friday Dave explains what the ripple and noise specifications on a power supply is and how to measure it using different methods on both analog and digital oscilloscopes. From bad techniques through to good, showing the effect of each one. Traps for young players aplenty in this one. How do you detect common mode […]...


  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Synopsys's ESL Power Analysis
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Pat Sheridan, Sr. PMM for Synopsys Platform Architect Rich Collins, Sr. PMM ARC Processors and Subsystems In response to my question: "What tools or methods do architects and developers have or should have to define a realistic power budget at the system level?" Pat and Rich offered the following article. read more...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Cadence Announces Verification IP for MIPI SoundWire™ and C-PHY
    Published. March 12, 2014

    Anyone who has been involved in designing mobile devices in recent years is familiar with the MIPI alliance -- a non-profit organization, which took the mission to standardize all interfaces of mobile device systems: from the camera sensor through the RF, all the way to the battery and ultra fast PHYs -- 30 different specifications!But that’s just the beginning. The MIPI engineers don’t stand still and are working these days on two brand new specifications: SoundWire™ and C-PHY. SoundWire is a...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    The Importance of Ecosystems in the Internet of Things Era
    Published. March 11, 2014

    As we develop electronics in early 2014, the battle between processor architectures is raging in all spaces, from deeply embedded through mobile to servers. Choosing the right ecosystem partners is crucially important, and today's announcement of an extended partnership between ARM and Cadence marks important steps towards increasing productivity for ARM-based designs. About two years back, I had tried to make sense of what I perceived as chaos at the Embedded Systems Conference, pointing to...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft Surface Power Covers get a mid-March ship date
    Published. March 10, 2014

    Microsoft will begin shipping its battery-life-extending Power Covers for its Surface devices starting March 19 for $199.99....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft Surface Power Covers get a mid-March ship date
    Published. March 10, 2014

    Microsoft will begin shipping its battery-life-extending Power Covers for its Surface devices starting March 19 for $199.99....


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    How to connect a capacitor?
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Capacitors are the backbone of a board power distribution network, or PDN.  However, just as important as having the capacitors connected to the PDN is how they are connected.  If you think that connecting them with inch-long 5-mil traces is a good idea, you might want to reconsider (or maybe you are still living in […]...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    PCI Compliance, 4e!
    Published. March 5, 2014

    You read that right! The Fourth Edition of the book is now green-lit, and Anton & I are hard at work bringing you new updates for PCI DSS 3.0, the SAQs, and two new chapters focused entirely on Cloud/Virtualization and Mobile. We expect the book to be out later this year through your favorite channels. […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Just created a new external dns on Digital Ocean
    Published. March 4, 2014

    About 2 years ago, we had an issue with an internal server blowing up, taking data and config with it. I resolved to place some of our core infrastructure (external DNS, etc.) beyond our virtual boundaries, so we could maintain email/web presence in the event of a power or server issue. This has proven to […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    400MHz RF transceiver geared for wireless smart energy apps
    Published. February 26, 2014

    A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Cubic Micro have developed and demonstrated a 400MHz radio frequency (RF) transceiver that claims to offer the highest power efficiency to deliver high quality signals over the industry’s widest coverage in wireless sensor network applications. The transceiver is integrated with a highly configurable base band that enables users to […]...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Ice Pigging
    Published. November 25, 2013

    This post is not about farm animal rights, or some cruel porcine-based Japanese reality TV game-show. Check out the video above for a glimpse of the power of a technology recently introduced into the North American Market from the UK. It’s not hard to see from the video above that the pipes are getting cleaned […]This post was written by Mike Thomas for UrbanWorkbench.com ©2006-2014.Originally posted as Ice Pigging...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by wink windsor
    Published. January 28, 2014

    I'll make a factual statement about all of the mass killers mentioned above: None of them were meat eating, gun toting, Bible thumping, 2nd Amendment loving Conservative Southern hunters. None. And no one is going to disarm us. Spend your time and energy some place else....


  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    Harnessing and Harvesting the Power of Social Media
    Published. January 28, 2014

    Guest: Eric Nystrom, Director, Social Media, Dell Host: Yvette Huygen, Director Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to download the show and play it locally. The social media revolution has rapidly taken over the business world.  Companies are striving to create social media strategies that work [...]...


  • 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...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    New Capabilities in the C-to-Silicon Compiler 2013 Releases
    Published. January 6, 2014

    2013 was a banner year for high-level synthesis and C-to-Silicon Compiler in particular. We saw our customers take on over 75 new projects using C-to-Silicon, much of that coming from expanded adoption within our existing customers. These designs spanned everything from algorithm-intensive designs like image processors to control-dominated designs like H.265 and high-speed cache controllers to various mixtures such as automotive and networking applications. As part of this expansion effort, the...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    CES 2014: Acer readies $130 Iconia B1-720, $180 Iconia A1-830 Android tablets
    Published. January 3, 2014

    The budget 7-inch B1 gets slimmer and faster, while the 7.9-inch A1 upgrades to an Intel Atom processor....


  • 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 […]...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    U.S. to Investigate General Service Lamp Efficiency Standard
    Published. December 20, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just initiated a rulemaking and data collection process focused on developing an energy efficiency standard for general service lamps (GSL). The term GSL covers a wide range of lighting technologies, including incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFLs), light-emitting diode (LED), organic light-emitting diode (OLED), and any other lamps that satisfy [...]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features Optimized Power Supply
    Published. December 18, 2013

    Get an optimized power design for your system with the ARM-based Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Its Enpirion power increases power efficiency and reduces bill-of-material (BOM) costs while also saving valuable board space...


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Xilinx and Alpha Data Announce Collaboratively Developed FPGA Acceleration Networking Processing Board
    Published. December 2, 2013

    Alpha Data’s ADM-PCIE-7V3 FPGA processing card uses a Xilinx-7 FPGA for a power-efficient, high-performance acceleration. The card is targeted to increasing data throughput optimizing computing cluster performance for data center applications. Read more Xilinx and Alpha Data Announce Collaboratively Developed FPGA Acceleration Networking Processing BoardTwitter @fpgablog : : Free Publications : : Jobs : : […]...


  • Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Maximum Power Point Conversion for Solar Applications – Training Opp
    Published. January 7, 2012

    From: http://www.em.avnet.com/evs/home/0,1707,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D50625%2526CCD%253DUSA%2526SID%253D32214%2526DID%253DDF2%2526LID%253D32233%2526BID%253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVS,00.html Register today to have an Avnet representative contact you to schedule this On-Ramp Technical Session. Microchip has created a solution that allows a product to get the maximum power out of a solar panel to power a remote application. The Maximum Power Point Converter (MPPC) is essentially a DC-to-DC converter. The DC...


  • 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 [...]...


  • Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    How do you launch a hardware startup?
    Published. August 28, 2013

    This is a repost of my  answer on Quora . Whether its hardware or software or any product, spend lot of time and energy in customer development . Finding out what users want and think they will pay for is more critical than what we think will be cool for them. Since HW involves lot of capital, […]Related Posts:Personalization of Silicon and need for Design Flow…Framework For Creating An Hardware Startup For EE StudentsStartups: Applying lean methodology and business model…Startup...


  • John Day

    John Day

    Lithium-Ion Battery Innovation
    Published. October 18, 2013

    ams AG has come up with what it says is “a vastly simplified and more robust” way to monitor and balance cells in lithium ion battery systems, including those in hybrid and electric vehicles. Bernd Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at ams, says the currently prevailing method of cell balancing [...]...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #426
    Published. August 4, 2013

    Roundup ‘13 - Teaching and Mentoring Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com Special thanks to D.J. Hagberg and Peter Pilgrim for the excellent show notes for this session. Creating curruculum on GitHub for examples - short, small Coursera Pair Programming LaTeX Beamer Write the code first for examples Presentation Patterns - Book Herding Racehorses & Racing Sheep - Dave Thomas presentation Edward Tufte - separate presentations from a "read-ahead"...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Realistic Reasons to Back Solar Power
    Published. July 3, 2013

    Realistic Reasons to Back Solar Power To think that humans know everything there is to know about science and the natural evolution of our planet is nothing short of asinine. Technology has been developed to allow us to understand our position in the cosmos better, but should we call ourselves experts? There is still so […]...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Re: create power and ground pins
    Published. June 18, 2013

    A new-ish command called "createPGPin" was created to do this. Do you see that available in the version you're using?Hope so... ...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Re: create power and ground pins
    Published. June 18, 2013

    A new-ish command called "createPGPin" was created to do this. Do you see that available in the version you're using?Hope so... ...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Accelerating Time to Market with ARM Software Development Tools and the Cadence System Development Suite
    Published. June 4, 2013

    In one of the Monday presentations at the Cadence DAC Theater, Ronan Synnott from ARM talked about how ARM Software Development Tools such as DS-5 interact with the Cadence System Development Suite. I thought it would be good to provide a more detailed example of how DS-5 interacts with the Cadence Virtual System Platform.Some time ago, we decided that Eclipse was the best infrastructure to build our software development environment for VSP. Today's DAC presentation by Ronan and this more detailed...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    New Specman Coverage Engine - Extensions Under Subtypes
    Published. May 28, 2013

    This is first in a series of three blog posts that are going to present some powerful enhancements that were added to Specman 12.2 in order to ease the modeling of a multi-instance coverage environment. In this blog we're going to focus on the first enhancement, while the other two enhancements will be described in the following coverage blogs.Starting with Specman 12.2, one can define the coverage options per subtype. Using per-instance, Specman checks the subtypes of each instance,...


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    Multi-programmable non-volatile memory on standard 40-nm CMOS
    Published. April 17, 2013

    A wide range of wireless SoCs supporting near field communication (NFC), Bluetooth, 802.11, and other radio applications can reduce both system power and cost by integrating multiple time programmable (MTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) on-chip. The MTP NVM can be used for field updatable lookup tables (for routing NFC packets), device matching (in the case of [...]...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Effectiveness and Efficiency
    Published. April 13, 2013

    In the professional environment, i.e. at work, I am always seeking personal growth and to be challenged. The result is that my assignments, my work list, my tasks, my goals, my commitments, my [insert whatever word resonates with you] keep growing (in scope and desired impact). Which in turn means I have to keep finding new ways to deliver more value, while not falling into the trap of working more hours. To do that I continuously evaluate both my effectiveness and my efficiency. EFFECTIVENESS ...


  • AnalogTalk

    AnalogTalk

    Why can’t I get enough current out of this battery charger IC?
    Published. March 18, 2013

    With the increasing popularity of portable devices, demands on rechargeable batteries have driven the growth of its surrounding electronics, such as battery protection IC  and battery charger IC. Battery capacity below 500 mAh is a popular category for small form factor products.  In such applications, LDO (low drop out) regulator based architecture is often used [...]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Cloud, mobile adding value to Agile development methods, even in bite-sized chunks
    Published. March 8, 2013

    Agile software development is increasingly enabling developers to better create applications that meet user needs quickly, and the advent of increased mobile apps development is further accelerating its power....


  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    EUV and eBeam at SPIE ADV Litho 2013
    Published. March 1, 2013

    While the main manufacturing flows are still focusing on optical lithography, eBeam and EUV are still making progress on advancements waiting for their chance in the main flow of the fab line. EUV is still working on power and throughput. A challenge for the industry is the dual sided consolidation for the advanced node development. [...]...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Mainstreaming our green technology coverage
    Published. February 28, 2013

    For future news about data center efficiency, energy management software and other cleantech issues, consult ZDNet's core topic and news blogs. It's always on our mind....


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Industry Makes Progress on Set-Top Box Energy Conservation
    Published. February 25, 2013

    CEA, National Cable & Telecommunications Association works to create savings for American consumers....


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    On the road to Google I/O 2012
    Published. June 26, 2012

    Ed wishes fervently for the invention of the matter-energy transporter. Or at least a first class ticket....


  • Magic Blue Smoke

    Magic Blue Smoke

    Low Power Static Checks
    Published. August 12, 2010

    There seem to be some confusion about types of checks that need to be performed on a Low Power Design. In the Low Power static check world, following 3 types of analysis can be done on a design, in addition to various other checks. (a) Critique Check     Power State Table is Golden here and [...]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    USB Power Delivery Profiles
    Published. September 11, 2012

      The USB Power Delivery standard will allow up to 100W of power to be delivered to or from devices.    There is an error in the first slide.  Correction is after the Jump Keep in mind that the power provided over USB is limited by the wire gauge or thickness/diameter of the cable. More [...]...


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    4G LTE vs. 3G Power Mystery Explained
    Published. August 9, 2012

      Last month we saw some interesting data in our investigation of energy efficiency of 4G LTE transmission versus 3G transmission on the new iPad. The data above suggests that in 4G LTE mode, the new iPad used roughly the same amount of energy (3.8Wh) for viewing our test movie (Star Trek, 2:06:46, 138MB) locally [...]...


  • Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Sandro Groganz, Open Source Marketing Consultant

    Emotional Branding in Open Source
    Published. July 17, 2012

    The power of a brand lies in its ability to communicate core product attributes to consumers and evoke an emotional reaction from them. Every marketer knows that emotions can drive purchase decisions and so, a brand that is able to Continue reading →...


  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!
    Published. May 21, 2012

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement. ...(read more)...


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Overriding part registration conventions with the MEF attributes [Nick]
    Published. November 3, 2011

    This post discusses features in the preview version of MEF, and some details may change between now and the full release. One of the big advances made in the new MEF preview is a convention-driven programming model aimed at eliminating repetitive attribute usage. In this new model, the MEF attributes like Export and Import have a new role as the clean and powerful mechanism for overriding the registration conventions. Configuration by exception The power in convention-driven rules is that they require...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Experiment vs. Simulation, Part 2: TIM Thermal Conductivity
    Published. February 6, 2013

    The temperature rise that electronic components attain in operation is due to 3 things. The power that they dissipate, the ambient temperature surrounding the product and the various thermal bottlenecks that the heat passes through on its journey from the source to the ambient. An accurate simulation requires all 3 aspects to be modelled correctly. [...]...


  • Taken For Granted

    Taken For Granted

    “Fight the Power!” – No, “Fight the Energy!”
    Published. September 30, 2011

    For years I have observed a simple confusion between power and energy leading designers to jump to odd conceptions about design alternatives. Power consumption is expressed in units such as milliWatts (mW) consumed over some suitably short interval of time.  To quote our modern oracle, Wikipedia, In its technical sense, power is not at all [...]...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Measuring Bipolar Transistor ft with Fixed Base-Collector Voltage
    Published. June 12, 2012

    Recently I had a question from reader. He asked a good question: "How do you to measure a bipolar transistor's ft when the base-collector voltage, Vbc, is fixed?" Attached is a modified version of the testbench that allows a user to measure ft with a fixed Vbc. While the aesthetics are not as pleasing as the original testbench, it does the job. The testbench is shown in Figure 1. The base of the bipolar transistor, the DUT, is grounded.  The collector of the transistor is connected...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    Webinar: SOI Gives More Performance Per Watt, And There's An Easy Path
    Published. August 20, 2010

    If you've seen any of the recent buzz lately around Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI), you'd know that it's an excellent option that can enable you to meet lower power consumption and die area targets without sacrificing performance or functionality. This is why Cadence, ARM and IBM have partnered to provide you an easy path to silicon with the SOI process for your digital design, including production proven software, design kits and IP.   If you're a design manager or engineer, and...


  • 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

    DATE Spotlights System Development University Investment in Europe
    Published. March 10, 2011

    In this guest blog Markus Winterholer, R&D engineer at Cadence, explains why he's attending the University Booth at the DATE Conference in Grenoble, France March 14-18. I’m getting ready for a busy upcoming week with DATE conference in Grenoble, France. Besides organizing a workshop and a panel about embedded system debug and test, presenting Cadence ESL tools at the Europractice event and helping representing Cadence at GlobalFoundries (booth 1& 2), I’m squeezing customer...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Webinar by XtremeEDA on system realization on September 8th
    Published. September 6, 2010

    The first webinar in the series of webinars organized by Cadence with the System Realization Alliance partners is by XtremeEDA on September 8th at 10AM Pacific time. To register click here.About the WebinarDesigning integrated circuits from RTL brought about a revolution in semiconductor design about 15 years ago. It was much simpler than assembling transistors by hand. The new methodology made it possible to hire people with less transistor/logic experience and qualifications to do the job...


  • Team genIES Blog

    Team genIES Blog

    Infinite Playbook for the Verification Superbowl
    Published. January 10, 2011

    Its 4th and long, you're down by six, the clock is running out, and you are wary of a bug-blitz.  What play do you call? With new approach defined by Silicon Realization, the updated Incisive Enterprise Simulator provides the new capabilities to finsh your drive, route the bugs, and win the verification Superbowl.Even before the snap you need to check the environment statically to eliminate bugs. The 700+ rules in the HAL lint support were expanded with new coding and structual checks, as...


  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    New Product: ARM ACE Assertion-Based Verification IP (ABVIP) Available Now
    Published. November 26, 2012

    Preface: on Tuesday December 11 we are giving a free a webinar on "ACE Assertion-Based Dynamic, Formal, and Metric-Driven Verification Techniques with ABVIP".  Register today: http://goo.gl/rmBhhAs anyone who has worked with ARM's AMBA 4 AXITM Coherency Extensions -- a/k/a the "ACETM" protocol -- knows, there are a ton of different configuration options and operational scenarios available to the designer.  Of course, this flexibility and power presents a significant...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    India Needs Real-World Assertions Too
    Published. November 18, 2011

    I've just returned from a week-long trip to India, spending most of my time at the Cadence R&D center in Noida. I was last there a year ago for our CDNLive! India 2010 event, a great show that prompted me to write a glowing blog post. This year's show was covered admirably by my colleague Joe Hupcey, which was fine with me since traveling to India twice in three weeks would be tough even for us seasoned road warriors. This time my focus was strictly on product development and deployment,...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    A Closer Look at Software Development for ARM’s big.LITTLE Processing – Part II
    Published. May 25, 2012

    big.LITTLE processing refers to the concept of combining a high performance ARM Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processor along with an energy efficient Cortex-A7 processor. There were two primary use models recently introduced by ARM for big.LITTLE processing: task migration and MP. The big.LITTLE task migration use model is where the applications migrate between one cluster and another [...]...


  • Verification Martial Arts

    Verification Martial Arts

    PST Verification – Best Practices
    Published. February 4, 2013

    When I see around most common electronic devices I find are smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions. One of the common user need which drives competition among these devices is to conserve battery life and at the same time save/restore the application. From the semiconductor perspective, requirement is translated to “designs should be using advanced low power [...]...


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    AMD Delivers on Holiday Wish Lists: From Gaming to PCs!
    Published. November 16, 2012

    With the holidays fast approaching, consumer electronics are on many gift lists. In fact, according to the Consumer Electronics Association , three in four gift-giving adults plan to buy a consumer-electronics product as a gift. From more brilliant graphics when gaming to longer battery life when on the go, AMD-powered products let people do more every day by providing superior computing experiences. Continue reading...





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