Where are you with multicore? Blog 4/25/2012 6 comments In a recent discussion with Sven Brehmer, president and CEO of PolyCore Software, I asked him where does the adoption of multicore stand today?
Seeing is believing, but vision isn't video Blog 4/25/2012 6 comments The son of Shooter in the film, "Hoosiers," said to Gene Hackman, "Coach, I'm not seeing it." I know how the kid felt. I've always had the same problem distinguishing —in technology terms — between "vision" and "video."
Power 107: Power Delivery Networks Blog 4/25/2012 1 comment Optimizing power in a chip is one thing, but you still have to get power to where power is needed and that is the difficult job of the power delivery network…
Receiver protection: a game-changer Blog 4/24/2012 5 comments Receiver protection is a pretty important issue in radio transceivers of all kinds. Think about it…the receiver front-end is built to amplify very small signals – fractions of a microvolt – and needs to be protected from the output of the transmitter.
Time for a return to the customer-backed JV foundry? Blog 4/20/2012 18 comments Qualcomm and some other companies are leaving money on the table because they can't get enough 28-nm chips to meet demand out of foundry TSMC. That has driven companies into the arms of other foundries but could it also prompt a return the customer-funded joint venture fab designed to guarantee IC supplies for the backers?
Power 105: Estimation Blog 4/20/2012 Post a comment How accurate can power estimation be? Well that depends on a number of things and not all tasks require the same level of accuracy…
Inward looking Renesas needs to spin outward Blog 4/19/2012 14 comments Whatever happened to the proposed merger of Japan’s chip vendors reported earlier this year? If you’ve been thinking that this big deal was idle, media-led speculation, I beg to differ. This baby’s still in the womb.
Ready for the Microchip MASTERs? Blog 4/11/2012 Post a comment Registration is now open for the 16th annual Microchip Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona from August 8 through 11.
Future of mobile devices to be debated at FWS 2012 Blog 4/8/2012 1 comment A panel debate on the future of mobile devices will bring together leading authorities on human interfaces, application processors, location technology, wireless standards, graphic cores, and device design to determine how the mobile device will change during the next five.
EDA's entrepreneurial capital Blog 4/4/2012 1 comment Naysayers who downplay the potential of EDA either undervalue the innate worth of existing small companies or, worse yet, seem reluctant to invest in proven ideas that have good business merit.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Apr 4th Blog 4/4/2012 Post a comment Dialog, TSMC, Open-Silicon, Analog Bits, Gartner, ABI, Synopsys, Analog Devices, Kilopass, CEVA, OCP-IP, NXP and MarketsandMarkets made the lineup today. See here for their news…
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.