FPGA-to-ASIC conversion with zero NRE Blog 8/31/2010 10 comments KaiSemi performs automated FPGA-to-ASIC conversion with Zero NRE, functional guarantee, and a very short cycle time; this is a full turnkey solution that is seamless to the customer.
The future of SoC verification: Is it enterprise computing? Blog 8/26/2010 4 comments The next generation of verification tools may be less about simulation or formal analysis, and more about managing and merging data sets, scheduling resources and mining data sets. If that list sounds familiar, it could be because what we are really seeing is the gradual convergence of verification with enterprise computing.
Apple should build a fab Blog 8/26/2010 83 comments With Apple and its key foundry partner, Samsung Electronics, on a collision course in several end-user markets, Apple should consider building its own fab to make the A4 chip for its iPad and iPad.
The device designer: Tim Moffat Blog 8/26/2010 Post a comment Over the next few weeks I will be talking about how and why we built an Altitude Logger (with GPS assist) using PIC® microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology.
Simplifying control in the RF front end Blog 8/26/2010 3 comments Yesterday, the MIPI Alliance announced its new interface specification for RF front-end (RFFE) control. I contacted the MIPI Alliance, and Jori Arrakoski, Senior Architect at Nokia was kind enough to answer my questions.
How strong are your IP assets? Blog 8/25/2010 10 comments There is no question that a portfolio of patents can provide tremendous value to a company. In fact, many will agree that trying to compete in a high technology industry without adequate patent protection is insane if not merely futile.
Mentor moves tools toward 16-nanometer Blog 8/23/2010 6 comments Foundries and EDA vendors don't have time to wait for resolution to multiple challenges and uncertainties around sub-20-nm design, according to Mentor Graphics' Joseph Sawicki (shown).
China bar Cisco, Motorola and HP Blog 8/23/2010 47 comments Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and other major U.S. high tech companies should be barred from doing business in China based on the logic of eight U.S. Senators calling for an investigation of Huawei Technologies.
Oracle's Google suit on Android Blog 8/13/2010 12 comments Oracle suit against Google over Java patents won't chill the enthusiasm for Android which is seeing use in everything from iPhone-like smartphones to insulin pumps.
The future of electric aircraft Blog 8/13/2010 3 comments It can only fly for 15 minutes but it is a breakthrough all the same. Improved batteries have finally made a manned electric helicopter a reality. It follows rapidly on announcements of all electric fixed wing aircraft from Germany (PC-Aero), France (EADS), Italy (SkySpark), China (Luneec) and the USA (Sonex etc) and an historic 24 hour flight by Solar Impulse powered entirely by the sun.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments