Videos / Podcasts
November - 2013
- DS-5 Altera Edition: Bare-metal Debug and Trace
This video demonstrates how easy it is to use DS-5 Altera Edition to connect to and control a Altera SoC Development board and to build and do some initial bare-metal (no OS) debugging and tracing using it.
- DS-5 Altera Edition Toolchain
ARM DS-5 Altera Edition is customized version of ARM's flagship software development tool suite, DS-5, for Altera SoC FPGA users. This short video shows how the toolkit brings together hardware and software domains, making it very easy for engineers to debug and optimize across the CPU and FPGA logic.
October - 2013
- PIC24F “GC” Based Blood Pressure Meter Demonstration
The PIC24FJ128GC010 powers a blood pressure meter demonstration that utilizes the integrated Intelligent Analog.
- PIC24F GC Intelligent Analog Integration
The PIC24F "GC" family integrates advanced analog features like 16-bit ADC, 12-bit 10 Msps ADC, Dual DAC, Dual OpAmps along with Low Power, USB and LCD. This integration creates an MCU perfect for portable medical and industrial applications.
- PIC® MCU Integrates 16-bit ADC, 10 Msps ADC, DAC, USB and LCD
Microchipâs new PIC24FJ128GC010 family of microcontrollers offering an analog system on a chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchipâs first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, plus a DAC and dual operational amplifiers (op amps), along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology for extended battery life in portable medical and industrial applications.
- Using ARM Streamline on Beaglebone Black
This video will show you how to use ARM Streamline on Beaglebone Black running Linux to analyze which processes, threads and functions are consuming the most CPU time. Developers can use this information to identify the hotspots and bottlenecks so they can fix these problems.
- Application Rewind
This video shows how you can slash your development time by reverse debugging Linux and Android applications on your target hardware using the Application Rewind feature in ARM DS-5â¢. End the frustration of tracking down hard-to-find non-deterministic bugs caused by race conditions, size mismatches and deadlocks. Simply step back through your application execution history or set watchpoints and run back to them.
- ARM DS-5 Streamline - Events-based profiling
Learn how to use ARM DS-5â¢ Streamline to find out which processes, threads, functions, and even source code lines are slowing down your Linux/Android system by generating excessive number of CPU performance events such as cache misses and branch mispredictions.
- Application Rewind in DS-5
This video from Joe Alderson shows an amazing new feature in DS-5 called Application Rewind. Now you can do reverse debugging in Linux and Android applications on your target hardware using the Application Rewind feature in ARM DS-5â¢. I'm sure we've all had those frustrating moments when working on our code. Bugs appear in our code out of nowhere that are hard to track down, hard-to-find and non-deterministic. Sometimes these bugs are caused by race conditions, size mismatches and deadlocks. Now we can simply step back through our application execution history or set watchpoints and run back to the source of the bug.
August - 2013
- Rip Van Winkle Bluetooth Low Energy Wakes Up, Then Sleeps Again
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE, or BLE, or Smart) is all about sending and receiving data just like any other Bluetooth device, but doing so using much less power. It's ideally suited for M2M applications where a device wakes up, transmits or receives data, then goes back to sleep. The Bluetooth SIG specifies myriad application profiles from healthcare ("Blood Pressure Profile") to Sports and Fitness. At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference, editor-in-chief Chris A. Ciufo got the lowdown on Laird's new BL600 Bluetooth LE Smart modules.
- Two Reasons Why Auto-Adaptive Equalization is Critical to Transceiver Design
Systems with high speed serial links often have serial channels which result in signal distortion described as insertion loss, reflection, cross-talk, and other channel impairments. Receiver equalization can help compensate for such channel-driven losses and distortions, but link tuning and bring-up can be non-trivial even for the most experienced transceiver and signal integrity specialists. In this video, you'll learn how Xilinx FPGAs with fully auto-adaptive equalization is critical to high speed transceiver design and enables system designers to get their systems up and running quickly.
- Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces
Cars can be hacked; connected cars with Bluetooth or cellular, even more so. "Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces". Stephen Checkoway of the University of California, San Diego presents a seminal refereed paper at the 20th USENIX Security Symposium in August 2011. This video will shock and frighten you at the same time, but if you're an embedded developer--it should wake you up to start taking security seriously. (Note the digital speedometer info display hack 5 seconds into the briefing!)
July - 2013
- Create a USB Complex Match and Trigger a Capture with the Beagle USB 5000 v2 Analyzer
Watch and learn how to create a multi-state complex match to trigger a capture on a USB mouse with the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer. This step-by-step demonstration also demonstrates how the Beagle USB 5000 v2 analyzer captures all of the pre-trigger data.
- Create a USB 2.0 Complex Match and Trigger Output with the Beagle USB 5000 v2 Analyzer
The Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer is the flagship of Total Phase's Beagle USB protocol analyzer line. This high-performance tool is packed with interactive and flexible features for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 analysis, including simultaneous USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 monitoring and match/action triggering and filtering capabilities.
- Wind River SIMICS Demo: Reverse Execution
Learn about Reverse Execution and System Repeatability.
- Wind River SIMICS Demo: System Editor
Learn how to use the Simics Eclipse UI to reconfigure a Simics simulation after it's been created and run.
- Konish Academy: Accelerate Any Network Application
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform includes innovative socket layer technology that enables acceleration of any network application without changing a line of code.
- WIND RIVER Simics Demo: Getting Started with Simics
Learn how to use the Simics Eclipse UI to reconfigure a Simics simulation after it's been created and run.
- Konish Academy: Accelerate Time-to-Market
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform includes a comprehensive deep packet inspection solution for high-speed pattern matching, protocol and application identification, and real-time network traffic visibility.
- Konish Academy: Flexible Solution for Media Gateways
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform includes packet acceleration and real-time network traffic visibility, an ideal solution for high performance media gateway applications.
- Konish Academy: Wind River Intelligent Network Platform
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform is a software-enabled high performance packet acceleration and integrated deep packet inspection solution for network elements of all kinds.
- Konish Academy: Next-Generation Firewall in Three Steps
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform includes three data plane engines for application acceleration, pattern matching, and traffic shapingâthe right combination to build a next-generation firewall.
- Konish Academy: Add Intelligent to Any Network Application - Scaling from low to high-end
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform is flexible and scalable to meet the performance and run-time needs of network elements in the access, edge, and core.
- How to port AIR module for ZigBee applications to a new micro
Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) team member, Geof Cohler, explains how to port the Anaren A2530x24xx AIR module (suitable for ZigBeeÂ® applications) to a new microcontroller. The A2530x24xx is based on Texas Instruments CC2530; is pre-certified to FCC/IC/ETSI; and is available on a BoosterPack for TIâs MSP430 and Tiva C LaunchPad kits.
June - 2013
- CriticalBlue Overview - Launch Fast and Stay Ahead
CriticalBlue raises the core performance, capacity, and responsiveness of many Android and Linux products running on ARM, x86, and Power platforms. We bring deep knowledge of how to optimize Android and Linux software stacks for best performance on your mobile and embedded platforms. CriticalBlue's internally developed tool suite, Prism, gives developers unique insight into multicore hw/sw performance issues, their root causes, and their most effective solutions, as we demonstrate in several case studies. To solve mobile Android and Embedded Linux product performance challenges, contact CriticalBlue to truly launch fast and stay ahead.
- More Wireless Embedded in Connected M2M Devices: Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, and 802.15.4
At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference in San Jose, Â Microchip unleashed a "broad expansion" of new wireless products targeting the M2M, connected cloud, and intelligent devices spaces. There's also a new PIC32 digital audio development kit for Bluetooth audio streaming, plus 802.15.4 modules for ZigBee.
Editor Chris A. Ciufo got a chance to chat briefly with Tyler Smith, Product Marketing Manager, Wireless Products Division of Microchip. Click on the video to hear this on-target 3-minute interview.
- Collaboration is the key to chip innovation
In our third interview at the Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas, John Blyler of Chip Design Magazine talks with Dennis Bibeau of Infotech about the importance of collaboration across all disciplines in achieving innovative chip design.
- Code integration facilitates chip innovation
Chip Design's John Blyler interviews Cristian Amitroaie, CEO of AMIQ (http://www.amiq.ro) on the importance of code integration and the Eclipse platform At the Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas.
- Microchip Motion Sensor Demo Board
Microchip's Motion Sensor Demo Board (Part # DM240316) is powered by a PIC24F microcontroller with on-board USB functionality and comes with MRF24J40MA 2.4GHz wireless transceiver that sends data wirelessly to ZENATM wireless adapter. The board integrates MPU-6050 that has a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer and uses sensor fusion technology to sense the motion and create a 3-D reference frame.
The Board allows you to easily add this breakthrough technology to your next gaming accessory, tablet PC, digital camera, or other consumer application.
- Innovating with Statistical Analysis
In our first interview at the Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas, John Blyler talks with Zhihong Lu of Proplus (http://www.proplussolutions.com/en/contact/) about the problems and potential of innovation in chip design through statistical analysis.