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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 20 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 ...