Optimal team sizes for chip projects Blog 2/28/2011 Post a comment Chip design projects demand a threshold number of engineers to meet schedule targets, yet, there's a point at which adding resources yields little, if any, additional development throughput.
Report from EDSFair 2011 Blog 2/25/2011 Post a comment At this year's ESDFair, EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) conducted a survey to determine chip design and verification trends in Japan. Check out what attendees told EVE's booth staff!
The end of American motors Blog 2/24/2011 28 comments The last domestic motor manufacturer is now in foreign hands. On top of it, imported motors are not meeting energy-efficiency requirements here in the land where such design considerations first emerged. Just what’s going on?
Hold on to your instrument The Engineering Life--Around the Web 2/24/2011 Post a comment Have you ever returned from vacation (or a weekend, or even just overnight) to find that you test bench had been raided?
Let go of my Legos Blog 2/18/2011 12 comments Bill Neifert, Carbon's CTO, compares the design of today's SoCs with Lego bricks and outlines the analogies between the two seemingly disparate markets, from product strategy and development, product packaging and marketing to business models.
Seven can't miss highlights at ISSCC Blog 2/16/2011 12 comments Don Scansen has gone over the International Solid-State Circuits Conference advanced program with a fine-tooth comb to uncover seven gems that all attendees should have on their list.
The white screen of death... Blog 2/16/2011 27 comments I am not a happy person at the moment. The radiance of my smile is no longer lighting the world around me because earlier today, with no warning whatsoever, my computer gave up the ghost...
Cryptographers debate role in 'post-security' era Semi Conscious 2/16/2011 5 comments Two months after an NSA official said there is no longer any such thing as "secure" computing, pioneers of the field of cryptography gathered for their annual panel discussion at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The new alliance… the bigger apple? RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/14/2011 Post a comment Mobile World Congress: Now for sure, when the conversations will get boring and start to die, people won’t talk about Facebook or Wikileaks but definitely about Nokia moving from Symbian to Microsoft.
Let the RAT race begin… RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/14/2011 Post a comment So are you ready for the biggest mobile industry wireless event on the old continent? The buzz at least in the test and measurement space is who are the first ones on the market supporting LTE-Advanced, the Release 10 of the 3GPP standard, the evolution of the Long-Term Evolution, 4G and beyond.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 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 ...