'Jazz' plays for media stream audience News & Analysis 6/29/1999 Post a comment The Jazz architecture was designed with several goals in mind. Our target market-applications rich in data and computation such as video, audio and image processing-required an architecture with a high capacity for data throughput and a high performance rating.
Right tool mix shaves product cycle News & Analysis 6/8/1999 Post a comment Portable wireless product makers are asked to design and build 30 to 50 new products per year-"products" being anything from simple software changes to major new device platforms. And they have to service various combinations of all of the different air-interface requirements in the world, from GSM and AMPS to CDMA and TDMA-with 3G and W-CDMA coming up quickly.
Circuit optimizer aims at efficiency News & Analysis 6/8/1999 Post a comment Even with the help of highly specialized tools that cover all of the facets of a design flow, the critical act of designing at the transistor level is still performed with a rough balance of designer experience-which has no substitute-trial and error, and analog simulators. Analog simulators are as good as the information provided to them, so the heuristic methodology used in the design process can be identified as the root of much of the time and frustration experienced in a design cycle.
Synthesis proves to be Holy Grail for analog EDA News & Analysis 6/8/1999 Post a comment Analog synthesis-the ability to construct efficient analog circuits from top-level descriptions-has become the holy grail of analog tool development. But the researchers pushing the envelope in synthesis are not to be found in whizzy corporate labs. They are largely university people, toiling away on shoestring budgets and stubborn determination.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.