EDA industry stunts its own growth Blog 10/27/2009 Post a comment Last week I received two press releases from Apache Design Solutions. One informed me that the company had achieved record bookings and revenue in Q3, while maintaining profitability.
Analysis: Inside the ARM-Xilinx deal Blog 10/23/2009 Post a comment There's a lot that's not being said about the deal announced by ARM and Xilinx. What is known is that Xilinx has licensed ARM's Cortex processor IP, and that the two companies are developing next-generation AMBA interconnect technology.
Opinion: Autonomous driving raises questions about security Blog 10/22/2009 1 comment Cars are increasingly equipped with functions that take decisions away from drivers and assign them to electronic devices. The 'Sartre' research project currently under way in Europe for the first time exceeds a limit: In the context of the project, drivers are no longer responsible for what the car is doing; they can lean back and relax. This raises a number of questions. Cultural ones, legal ones. And, first of all, questions about the security of the technology used.
Apple iPhone 3G best for call quality: Blackberry Storm worst Blog 10/20/2009 Post a comment With all the additional multimedia and work-saving functionality smartphones bring to the table, it's easy to lose track of the one basic requirement by which all handsets are ultimately judged: how well they keep that all-important voice link. It turns out that Apple and its iPhone 3G has that angle covered too: better than anyone.
'Embargoed' productivity news Blog 10/20/2009 Post a comment Synopsys' Synphony High Level Synthesis product purports to increase design and verification productivity up to 10 times higher than traditional RTL flows for communications and multimedia applications.
Car guys have blind spots Blog 10/14/2009 3 comments Car guys, and I am one, have some blind spots. We want more car than we really need, or can use, and we think we're better drivers than we really are.
A Fluke offer for hard times Blog 10/12/2009 Post a comment Portable electronic test and measurement technology vendor Fluke Corp. will send two people to Miami for football's "Big Game" for learning about test tools Fluke has recently introduced.
NXP and the CEO's cuts: Join the conversation Blog 10/12/2009 6 comments We have reported extensively over the last nine months about the moves of Rick Clemmer, CEO of NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), to re-organize the affairs of the Dutch chip company. We'd like to know what you think.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.