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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Stress-induced outbursts: Microphonics in ceramic capacitors (Part 1)
    Published. December 19, 2014

    While working on a low-noise amplifier circuit for an upcoming TI Designs reference design , I was caught off-guard by some interesting behavior. Casually moving the printed circuit board (PCB) on my workbench caused the output voltage to jump! Fascinated, I decided to perform a highly scientific test: I tapped on the PCB repeatedly while observing the output voltage on an oscilloscope. Figure 1: Circuit output produced by tapping on the PCB The seven spikes in the output voltage shown in Figure...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Domestic Hot Water Heating, ‘Wat-er’ Waste of Energy. Part 2: Warm-up
    Published. December 19, 2014

    Sure, most modern homes have much more advanced water heating systems than a big tank with an electric heater element. Systems that work on ‘point of use’ heating concepts that heat the water as it is being delivered, not heating up a large storage container for later use. One day I hope to live in […]...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending December 20, 2014)
    Published. December 18, 2014

    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.Back to the Future: Advanced Nuclear Energy and the Battle Against Climate ChangeA thoughtful exploration of Transatomic Power’s elegant ideas for ultra-safe nuclear energy and whether they can become reality. —Brian Bergstein, deputy editor...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Driven by Mobile, LPDDR4 Poised to Step Up
    Published. December 17, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—In the long and storied history of semiconductor memories, the path to the next generation has usually been predictable, paved by density improvements and cost reduction for the PC market. But when it comes to double data rate (DDR) memory, historical precedent is about to get turned on its head. For likely the first time, a low-power variant, in this case LPDDR4, will supplant conventional DDR as the high-volume memory choice, because it should have an edge on power, performance,...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #692 – Digilent Analog Discovery Review
    Published. December 12, 2014

    Dave reviews the Analog Discovery 14bit 100MS/s USB oscilloscope and multi-function instrument from Digilent. It has a 2-Channel Oscilloscope 2-Channel Waveform Generator 16-Channel Logic Analyzer 16-Channel Digital Pattern Generator ±5VDC Power Supplies Spectrum Analyzer Network Analyzer with Bode, Nichols and Nyquist plots. Forum HERE...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Delivers World's Most Powerful Embedded Linux C/C++ Debugger
    Published. December 11, 2014

    Build Next-Generation IoT Designs Faster and Cheaper...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    November 2014 OSI Newsletter
    Published. December 7, 2014

    OSI Newsletter: November 2014 */   November 2014 OSI Newsletter Open in your browser...


  • John Day

    John Day

    2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems
    Published. December 1, 2014

    According to participants at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems in Düsseldorf, Germany, organized by IQPC Automotive, 48V mild hybrid developments are being driven by ever-tightening European CO2 regulations and a new, more aggressive test cycle. There appeared to be a consensus on the need for an internationally accepted 48V […]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #MATERIALS: "Carbon RF Transistors Extend Smartphone Battery"
    Published. November 29, 2014

    Eventually, smartphones and most the mobile devices will be made from carbon circuitry and carbon-fiber structural materials, unlike silicon and metal today. As a result they will be light as styrofoam, have weeks of battery life and be thin and flexible enough to fold or rollup before pocketing. Carbonics is getting the ball rolling by inventing carbon RF cells that extend the batter life of mobiles: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog Microscopic view of the carbon nanotube RF transistor channel.FULL...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Black Brook prototype tables Intel's vision of future all-in-one PC
    Published. November 17, 2014

    The company has been showing off a 20-inch model just 20mm thick with its RealSense 3D camera and a five-hour battery to use it flat on a tabletop....


  • 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 ......


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    turnkey, low cost and high density 1PB usable at 20+ GB/s sustained
    Published. October 29, 2014

    Fully turnkey, we’d ship a rack with everything pre-installed/configured. Some de-palletizing required, but its plug and play (power, disks) after that. More details, and a sign up to get a formal quote here. This would be in 24U of rack space for less than $0.18/raw GB or $0.26/usable GB. Single file system name space, a […]...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2014—ESL Design Is Dead... Long Live ESL!
    Published. May 27, 2014

    Next week the EDA industry is getting together in San Francisco for Design Automation Conference 2014. As I pointed out in a recent blog called " Confessions of an ESL-Aholic ", the scope of electronic system level (ESL) design has changed quite a bit over the last 15 years, but there is still a lot of promise, and a lot to come. The basic premise of my soberness on classic ESL is that the basic momentum upwards in abstraction continues—as indicated in my graph dated ca. 2001 below—raising...


  • 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...


  • 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 visits into my...


  • 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 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, and applies...


  • 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...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management
    Published. October 2, 2014

    A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP....


  • 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 […]...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    The Future of Integrity
    Published. September 9, 2014

    I have recently been blogging about signal and power integrity, how the two are related, and how they can cross over.  This was prompted by an article I recently wrote for the DesignCon branch of EDN.  Twenty years ago, one of the biggest barriers to designing high-speed PCBs was ensuring signal integrity.  About ten years […]...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power
    Published. August 25, 2014

    Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management 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 […]...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Linux and the Big Bad Wolf
    Published. June 25, 2014

    Guest blog by Achim Nohl With great interest, I am following any news around the progress of Linaro and the Linux kernel community with regard to addressing all the requirements for an ARMv8 64bit server software stack. Well established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) […]...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft delivers Surface Pro 2, Surface 2 firmware updates
    Published. June 10, 2014

    Microsoft has released a handful of battery life, Miracast and other updates for its Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets as part of its June Patch Tuesday....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft delivers Surface Pro 2, Surface 2 firmware updates
    Published. June 10, 2014

    Microsoft has released a handful of battery life, Miracast and other updates for its Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets as part of its June Patch Tuesday....


  • 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 […]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    The Secret World of USB Charging
    Published. May 29, 2014

    That USB charger is more sophisticated that you think. It may run communication protocols that tell the plugged in device how to charge its battery, what's the battery's health, and may even take the battery's temperature. Apple, the USB-IF, and other organizations are setting USB charging standards. Continue reading →...


  • 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.....


  • 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....


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Solar Powered Air Conditioners are Becoming More Elaborate
    Published. May 8, 2014

    Air conditioners can consume an incredible amount of power. Between the electricity the compressor utilizes and the torque of the motor in order to spin the fan, your electric bill can skyrocket over the summer. In order to reduce the cost of this unit, some have installed solar panels onto the roof specific to the […]...


  • 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....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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#...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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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