Be a Verizon Action Hero Blog 5/23/2007 Post a comment Week after week, I have fun reading PLDesignLine's blog. Max never seems to fail to deliver really cool and fun stuff to do. So, hereI think this just might beat all (and even you Max):
WiMAX plugfest Blog 5/23/2007 Post a comment Interoperability testing in France last week is a clear indication that WiMAX is gaining traction.
Mitsubishi launches all 1080p display line for 2007 Blog 5/21/2007 Post a comment Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. has launched a total of 17 new 1080p HDTVs for 2007. It is the only display manufacture to offer a 1080p only line of HDTVs. The manufacturer notes that all of these new fully featured 1080p DLP and LCD HDTVs are designed, engineered and built in North America.
The power of 14 Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment Nevermind the challenges of a continued push to overseas manufacturing and design. The emerging issue, really, is design-for-14-year-old. It's whimsical, short-lived and really, really low-cost. And our industry is not even close to being ready to deal with it.
The wrooom in EDA Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment When DAC chose automotive electronics for this year's theme a few brows were raised. But the facts vindicate the executive Committee choice. Electronic subsystems are everywhere you look in your car.
Applications aspects to rule chip design, Cadence says Blog 5/15/2007 Post a comment Applications expertise will become the differentiating factor in chip design, predicted Mike Fister, CEO of EDA software provider Cadence during the keynote speech to the company's in-house exhibition CDN Live. This applications expertise is what presently promotes European chip companies to play in the world's first league.
Let's rescale IC fab for desktop Blog 5/14/2007 Post a comment We live in a world of miniaturization and personal power. From desktop publishing and printing in the 1970s, we've gone to individual cell phones, to your own portable music library via MP3 players and to desktop audio and video editing, to cite just a few.
Pioneer launches new 1080p plasma HDTVs for 2007 Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment With ten years experience delivering flat panel televisions to the U.S. market, Pioneer continually looks to develop display technology that creates an emotional impact for the viewer with unrivaled picture quality. Pioneer Electronics came to New York City this week (May 9, 2007) to launch their new plasma display products for 2007.
Size does matter! Blog 5/10/2007 Post a comment A recent study performed at the University of Minnesota reveals that the height of the ceiling may affect one's problem-solving skills and behavior.
Wow, that's fast Blog 5/9/2007 Post a comment Today, Comcast unveiled a cable technology called channel bonding that allows a data download speed of 150 megabits pre second--25x faster than today's cable modems.
Patent reform: Is this the year? Blog 5/8/2007 Post a comment Many people are optimistic that 2007 will be the year of patent reform. And the prospects do look favorable, with identical bills being introduced into the House (H.R. 1908) and Senate (S.1145) and associated bipartisan support.
Average engineers need not apply Blog 5/8/2007 Post a comment Some EDA tools are too complex for average engineers to use due to the complexities of leading edge semiconductors fabrication processes. Vendors need to adapt their business strategies to this new market environment.
Canon still hopes to sell SED TVs in U.S. Blog 5/4/2007 Post a comment Nano-Proprietary, Inc. announced late this week that the jury has reached a verdict in its litigation against Canon, Inc. In its verdict, the jury decided that Nano-Proprietary was due no additional damages beyond
those already received, which includes the right to keep the $5.5 million that it originally received and termination of the original license agreement.
EDA companies net worth may decline Blog 5/3/2007 Post a comment The U.S. Supreme Court held that if a patent protects something that is "obvious" then the patent is invalid. How many patents iheld by EDA companies could be found "obvious" under the new definition of the term?
Reaping the rewards of innovation Blog 5/1/2007 Post a comment Innovation can be measured in many different ways, but the surest indicator of success is cash payback to your company's bottom line. There are 4 "S factors" to getting the job done right: startup costs, speed to market, scale to volume, and support costs.
Firmware is Silicon Blog 5/1/2007 Post a comment Firmware will soon occupy the largest amount of silicon in an IC. Yet EDA companies continue to avoid addressing the problem of firmware design, development and debug in their apporach to system level design.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 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 ...