Will you be at IP-SoC? IP? IP-ESC? Blog 11/30/2009 Post a comment Because IPs have become subsystems or platforms it appeared as a natural extension that IP09 would be combined with Embedded Systems Conference to become IP"ESC 2009 addressing a continuous technical spectrum from IP to SoC to embedded systems.
ABV: Is there a there there? Blog 11/26/2009 Post a comment Despite good promises, wide-scale use of Assertion Based Verification (ABV) has not materialized because it is a difficult technology to implement and is perceived as marginally cost-effective. If it had been easy, everyone would have jumped on it by now, Howard Martin, Zocalo Tech president said.
iPhone heals, iPhone smells Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/24/2009 Post a comment Apple's iPhone is being applied to more diverse applications that one could have imagined when it first came on the scene.
A consortium to be Mentor'ed Blog 11/24/2009 Post a comment Two years after Cadence and Synopsys joined the SOI Consortium, Mentor Graphics has knocked on the door to provide EDA tool and methodology support for the SOI technology.
Magic microphone: All smoke, no mirrors Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 11/19/2009 1 comment To get around the dynamic range issues of current microphone pickups, Schwartz Engineering and Design has devised a laser-based pickup that detects voice-induced 'distortions' in a flowing stream of smoke and that then relies on proprietary digital signal processing to translate those distortions into audio. And it works!
Green becomes business SmartEnergy Designline Blog 11/19/2009 Post a comment I attended the Green Festival while in San Francisco, and what I found there was an interesting clash of the corporate feel of green technology and the traditional 'green earth' culture of old.
Overheard: It's the LUV economy Blog 11/13/2009 Post a comment Paul Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) said he heard someone say it was a LUV economy. That is the European economy is performing in the shape of an L, the U.S. economy is performing in the shape of U and the Asian economy is performing like a V.
CEO's pay, SMIC, Zune lead weekly story ranking Blog 11/13/2009 Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 13. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Some cool stuff from ICCAD Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/11/2009 Post a comment There were several interesting FPGA-related papers presented at the 2009 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design last week in San Jose.
Comment: Is Abu Dhabi targeting Intel rather than TSMC? Blog 11/9/2009 6 comments With Waleed Al Muhairi, chief operating officer of Abu Dhabi government investment vehicle Mubadala Development Co., predicting Abu Dhabi would be making chips at home within four years, we are reminded that the Gulf states' aspirations to get into the chip business are long-enduring. But when Al Muhairi said Abu Dhabi wants to compete with Intel was that hubris?
More than walls coming down Power Management DesignLine Blog 11/9/2009 Post a comment In a month when everyone is remembering the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall I had an interesting conversation with a senior sales executive of a leading European battery maker.
Can all-electric vehicles take charge? Power DesignLine Blog 11/7/2009 5 comments Yes, batteries are a problem, but even "perfect" batteries won't overcome the problem of the charging times and the current needed for a viable all-electric car or truck.
Ground truth in Detroit Automotive DesignLine Blog 11/5/2009 1 comment A Google Map tour of Detroit reveals the stark economic impact of the decline in U.S. auto manufacturing.
Comment: Suppliers and customers must work together to ease market chaos Blog 11/5/2009 Post a comment Writing for MarketEye, TTI’s online vehicle for providing accurate and up-to-date market information in the IP&E industry, Dennis Zogbi, president and owner of the Paumanok Group which specializes in providing market analysis on the passive components market, comments that for the year ending March 2009, the global market for passive electronic components, including fixed capacitors, linear resistors and discrete inductors, was worth approximately $19.6 billion representing an 18 percent year on
Comment: Online backup or cloud recovery? Blog 11/5/2009 Post a comment Backing up files and data online has been around for quite a while, but it has never really taken off in a big way for business customers. There is also a new solution coming onto the market which uses "the cloud" for backup and recovery of company data. While these two approaches to disaster recovery appear to be similar, there are some significant differences as well. So which one would be right for you?
DAC survey uncovers surprises Blog 11/2/2009 Post a comment At this year's DAC in San Francisco, EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) conducted a survey to determine preferences and prevalence of verification environments.
In this guest blog, Lauro Rizzatti, general manager of EVE USA, presents the survey findings, bearing strong promises for hardware-assisted verification vendors.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 14 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...