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  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    A Practical Artificial Leaf Begins to Unfold
    Published. August 27, 2015

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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Designing output isolated 4-wire sensor transmitters
    Published. August 28, 2015

    In my last post , I discussed the basic structure of 4-wire sensor transmitters and how they differ from 2-wire and 3-wire sensor transmitters. In this post, I will discuss the construction of a locally powered output-isolated 4-wire sensor transmitter like the one shown in Figure 1. Locally powered 4-wire sensor transmitters are popular in applications where the wires must run long distances and the sensor consumes >4mA, preventing the use of a 2-wire transmitter. A common example is electromagnetic...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    AMD explains the technology behind its smaller, faster GPUs
    Published. August 28, 2015

    The Radeon R9 Nano, which chipmaker AMD announced this week, delivers high-end gaming in a card that fits in smaller, less power-hungry systems. At a chip conference earlier this week, AMD talked about the development of the new memory technology behind it....


  • John Day

    John Day

    Are Automakers Wasting Their Money?
    Published. August 28, 2015

    In its 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report, J.D. Power says vehicle owners are not using in-vehicle technology features on which automakers have spent millions of dollars. The research firm estimates that at least 20 percent of new-vehicle owners have “never used” 16 of the 33 technology features measured. For Gen Y – folks […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Contiki 3.0 Released
    Published. August 27, 2015

    Today the Contiki team announced the release of Contiki 3.0, the latest version of the open source IoT operating system! The 3.0 release is a huge step up from the 2.x branch and brings support for new and exciting hardware, a set of new network protocols, a bunch of improvements in the low-power mesh networking […]...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #783 – Dumpster Dive Power Macs
    Published. August 21, 2015

    Dave checks out some vintage retro Power Mac G5 machines found in the dumpster. Forum HERE...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Cadence IP for USB Works over Type-C (Proof Inside)
    Published. August 20, 2015

    There is no other specification in the history of USB that caused so much discussion and interest as the USB Type-C. The new type of connector, designed to be a jack of all trades, eliminates all flaws of legacy Type-A and Type-B plugs, and adds significant benefits for USB and beyond. Here's a brief rundown of those benefits for those who are not frequent readers of the Cadence USB blog: Reversible design: You always get the plug right Two-way insertion: Host and device connectors are the same Higher...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Beating Design Complexity with VirtuaLAB
    Published. August 12, 2015

    Content delivery through the Internet gateway is ever changing and evolving. Today’s mechanism for delivery is more efficient, less power consuming, and better performing than previous generations. Competition is fierce for companies who want to support this gateway. It’s a crowded field and the chips driving high-capacity networks are large and massively complex.  In fact, […]...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Energy Efficient Windows
    Published. August 17, 2015

    This post was written by me but originally appeared at http://blog.tashmans.com/ The first window was made about 3.3 million years ago and was a hole in the wall of whatever was being used for shelter at the time. The purpose was to better see enemies and wild animals approaching as well as to enjoy a cool […]...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Cadence ONFI 4.0 Flash Memory IP Increases Data Access to 800Mtps and Reduces Power Up to 50%
    Published. August 10, 2015

    Announcing Availability of ONFI 4.0 IP Flash memory applications have expanded from USB Flash Drive “sticks” to solid state drives (SSD) and beyond, as designers demand increased non-volatile storage capacity and performance. Designers are also faced with the challenge to reduce system-level power. To meet these needs Cadence is unveiling its Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 4.0 IP, delivering increased data access rates up to 800 MegaTransfers/sec (Mtps) and reducing power consumption more than...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Superior EMC Performance: Passing Class A with the Case Off
    Published. August 6, 2015

    This is the final post in a three-part series discussing PCB design EMI Reduction. View the first and second. Early in my career, I was working with a talented design group on a pretty complicated system. They did something that many other design groups did not: up-front power plane planning. They mapped out where all their signals […]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Enhances µ-velOSity Real-Time Operating System
    Published. July 21, 2015

    Ultra-small µ-velOSity 2.6.2 Adds Features and Speed Optimizations for More Microcontrollers...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Use Model Versatility Is Key for Emulation Returns on Investment
    Published. July 20, 2015

    It is always great to see when customers confirm what we in product management put forward as key elements for our product. As my team owns the product management for emulation, DAC 2015 in San Francisco was once again a great opportunity to check in with customers. And given that that imitation is the proverbial sincerest form of flattery, it was even nice to see the competition join the camp and putting more than their prime use model “Simulation Acceleration” forward by adding low-power caabilities....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft said to be cutting prices of Windows Server 2003 custom support contracts
    Published. July 17, 2015

    Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 earlier this week. Those still on the OS who need continued support may have some bargaining power....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft said to be cutting prices of Windows Server 2003 custom support contracts
    Published. July 17, 2015

    Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 earlier this week. Those still on the OS who need continued support may have some bargaining power....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    NEWS: TOP10 #Supercomputer Slideshow Looks Cool and Reveals their Secrets
    Published. July 16, 2015


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    GlobalFoundries tunes 28nm for smaller, lower-power FD-SOI
    Published. July 13, 2015

    GlobalFoundries has developed variants of the 28nm FD-SOI process that offer smaller die sizes and lower-power operation....


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Portable PetaByte systems update
    Published. July 10, 2015

    As a reminder, the day job has 1PB dense and fast (20GB/s and above)storage systems available for about $0.25/GB fully supported, delivered, and installed. All you need to provide is power and a network connection. I should note that we’ve delivered all flash versions of these as well as hybrid versions for various use cases. […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    OSI at OSCON 2015
    Published. July 2, 2015

    Once again the OSI and our Board of Directors will be at OSCON. Just like in years past, the OSI will again be strongly represented with presentations form our Board Directors, Affiliate Members and Individual Members, a booth in the Expo Hall and even a dedicated session on how to use OSI's resources to change the open source world. Here are just a few suggestions of activities to help make your OSCON educational, inspirational and fun while supporting the OSI: OSI Special Session "How to use...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Red Hat enters mobile software market with Samsung
    Published. June 23, 2015

    Red Hat has long been a power in Linux servers. Now, with a new software stack and a partnership with Samsung, the Linux giant is going for mobile business users....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    A Quiet Revolution
    Published. June 4, 2015

    Susan Cain who wrote the amazing Quiet has launched an online resource for introverts. Take the test to understand your introversion: Given the choice, you’ll devote your social energy to a small group of people you care about most, preferring a glass of wine with a close friend to a party full of strangers. You think… More#...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    It’s Time to Modernize Debug Data and It’s Happening at DAC
    Published. June 4, 2015

    “The leading edge is 1 million gates.” That was the news when we approved IEEE Verilog 1364-1995 and the open VCD syntax standard for debug data interoperability. Now the leading edge is over 1 billion gates and it’s time to modernize VCD. If you stop by the Verification Academy booth at DAC on Tuesday June 9 at 5pm, you’ll learn how. Now that I’ve piqued your interest, lets take a look at why we need to do this. In the early 1990s, engineers were running RTL and gate designs on simulators...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Accelerate IP Software Development With Virtual Prototypes
    Published. April 27, 2015

    Almost all electronics devices have some way to connect to other devices. While we don’t really think about it a lot, these interfaces actually have to be quite smart and need to deal with a lot of different device types and/or handle a great deal of data, preferably all while consuming as little power as […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Legion Meter is Both USB Power Diagnostic Tool & Charge Accelerator
    Published. May 15, 2014

    Let’s face it, cellphone and tablet charging absolutely stinks, and if they ever get super-capacitor technology baked into an electronic device, we will be […] The post Legion Meter is Both USB Power Diagnostic Tool & Charge Accelerator appeared first on Everything USB....


  • 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 →...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 4: ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Time
    Published. January 21, 2015

    Energy isn’t the only thing that is wasted when dealing with hot water supply. Time is as well. The house I live in is nearly 200 years old. It wasn’t a very well made house when it was new and, unlike a good wine, has not got better with time. The retrofitted, refitted, repaired, repaired […]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    AMS HSPICE SIG dinner during DesignCon 2015: Best-in-class techniques and solutions for Power and Signal Integrity analysis
    Published. January 15, 2015

    Happy Thursday, I just wanted to remind our dear Synopsys HSPICE users (and other AMS aficionados..) about our yearly HSPICE SIG event. This event has grown other the years and present each year topics related to circuit simulation challenges. Because HSPICE combines transistor-level accuracy with comprehensive signal integrity analysis, and is the golden reference for […]...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Using Generative List Pseudo Methods in Constraints – A Case Study
    Published. January 6, 2015

    This article highlights the use of list pseudo-methods constraining the content of lists, which is relatively new and offers a lot of power in terms of modelling, performance, and debugging. Ethernet-based communication is getting more pronounced today and will continue to do so in the future. This increases the need to be able to verify devices that are capable to handle specific bandwidth requirements. Shaping constrained random Ethernet traffic can be quite complicated, especially if a specific...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Ned help Java Program
    Published. October 30, 2014

    I would like to create a class for finding the voltages of 1, 2 or even 4 batteries. The Class can be called BatteryVoltage with a default voltage value of 1.5 (AA Battery) Must allow the user to find the total voltage of batteries when installed as a single,double, or ......


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    The Role of Evidence-Based Management
    Published. October 28, 2014

    Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt) is a topic growing in popularity in both the academic and professional worlds for a number of reasons. We’ve never had access to the volume of data that we do today coupled with the processing power available to make sense of it. In addition, we’ve learned that while hunches give us a […]...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    10 Encounter Tips and Tricks You May Not Be Aware Of
    Published. July 27, 2012

    In looking over the shoulders of Encounter users over the years I've found there's a bunch of little tips and tricks I use to make interacting with the tool a little easier that aren't necessarily immediately obvious. Here are some of the more common ones I used this week: When navigating an Encounter log file in a text editor, search forward for " ". Each time a command is executed it's embedded in the log file, for example: " optDesign -preCTS ". This makes it...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    10 Encounter Tips and Tricks You May Not Be Aware Of
    Published. July 27, 2012

    In looking over the shoulders of Encounter users over the years I've found there's a bunch of little tips and tricks I use to make interacting with the tool a little easier that aren't necessarily immediately obvious. Here are some of the more common ones I used this week: When navigating an Encounter log file in a text editor, search forward for " ". Each time a command is executed it's embedded in the log file, for example: " optDesign -preCTS ". This makes it...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    A Day at the Zoo
    Published. October 7, 2014

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is pretty serious business. Every day it’s used in a wide range of industries around the world to optimize products for some very practical purposes. Cars? Check! Planes? Check. Medical devices, consumer electronics and power generation? Check, check and check.  But sometimes you come across things that make you giggle. And […]...


  • 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 to...


  • 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

    Intel vs ARM - Did the Embedded Systems Conference India Shed Light on the Battle?
    Published. August 5, 2009

    Being a Brit, Cricket is never very far from my thoughts especially when travelling to India, the biggest cricket mad nation in the world. There is a saying in cricket that you should always think of doing what the opposition would least like, a statement that applies in business too. I was on my way to present a session on Verifying Embedded SW Power Management” at the Embedded System Conference in Bangalore . With the recent activity by Intel firstly joining forces with TSMC to deliver licensed...


  • 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 well...


  • 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/rmBhh As anyone who has worked with ARM's AMBA 4 AXI TM Coherency Extensions -- a/k/a the "ACE TM " 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 verification...


  • Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    MQX Lite is a heavy-weight hitter
    Published. October 8, 2012

    By Jim Trudeau – The buzz around the Kinetis L series microcontroller (MCU) is really exciting. It combines the low-power, low-cost and ease-of-use of 8-bit, with the energy-efficiency, feature integration and scalability of 32-bit. My colleague Erich Styger wrote about the Freescale Freedom development platform, which is enabled by Kinetis L series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families. The platform […]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    Fleet-footed FemtoPHYs – The Smallest USB 3.0 and 2.0 PHYs in the Universe
    Published. April 30, 2014

    Fast, Fabulous FemtoPHYs (Certified!) The BIG news this week is small.   Our team built the tiny USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 femtoPHY  to save power and area.  50% less area than the previous generation picoPHY.  AND CERTIFIED by the USB-IF At a 50% smaller size, to me it’s like: Being able to eat the same […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 […]...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Facebook Blocked My Posts — But Why? by Shing Wu
    Published. May 18, 2014

    Facebook are completely full of crap and you really should not be giving them so much power over your social like and personal interactions with other human beings. If you do then your basically making Facebook the God of your life. Sad.....


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Attend my Tech Ed 2014 session: Debugging Tips and Tricks
    Published. May 6, 2014

    Just a week away, at Tech Ed 2014 NA in Houston Texas, I will be giving a demo presentation that you will not want to miss (assuming you code in Visual Studio). Add it to your calendar now: DEV-B352 Debugging Tips and Tricks in Visual Studio 2013 (link) Monday, May 12 1:15-2:30 PM, Room: General Assembly C As a developer, regardless of your programming language or the platform that you target, you use the debugger on a daily basis. Come to this all-demo session to learn how to make the...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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"...


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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 [...]...


  • 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...


  • 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,...


  • 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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