Design Exploration Tools Encourage More Creativity Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment What if a design tool had the hooks and means to capture a design, but, also had an inherent functionality to encourage you to creatively iterate, or explore? Instead of doing design iterations to fix problems, iterations would be done to streamline the design.
IP Flourishes But Designer Beware Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment There is a growing number of companies who's product is IP. They capture their expertise in a descriptive language wrapper, and sell it. It is the logical step in the evolution of functional complexity.
Timing Integration Spawns Sequel Part Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Modern designs have tighter and more stringent timing constraints in place and there is very little margin for error when it comes to wander, jitter, skew and slew, and rise/fall times. With more attention paid to clocking and clock distribution, central control can be more effective once a built system has been characterized.
ARM & Co testen energiearmes Design Product News 11/25/2004 Post a comment Viel wurde bisher über Infrastrukturen für energiearme Designs geredet - und nur wenig gezeigt. Das soll sich jetzt ändern. Mit vereinten Kräften wollen noch diesen Monat mehrere Hersteller einen 130-Nanometer-SoC-Chip vorstellen, der eindeutig beweist: Die Implementierung dynamisch skalierbarer Spannungsinseln in SoCs ist machbar.
VIA to license 3Com patents News & Analysis 11/12/2004 Post a comment 3Com Corp. (Marlborough, Mass.) and VIA Technologies Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) have entered into a patent license agreement that grants VIA rights under certain 3Com patents.
SIA says chip sales will flatten after record 2004 News & Analysis 11/3/2004 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released its annual forecast for 2004-2007, predicting record sales of $213.8 billion in 2004 followed by essentially flat sales in 2005, as the excess inventory problems many chip companies are now reporting make their impact felt.
Digging in For Winter Product News 11/3/2004 Post a comment Even the squirrels know to prepare for winter. Creatures seem to have a sense about them to know when to dig in, and when to venture out.
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