Using 3rd party IP in ASIC/SoC design Design How-To 2/25/2013 Post a comment This article outlines some of the best practices for using the 3rd Party IP ecosystem as well as some of the common challenges in integrating and using 3rd party IPs in today’s high-end ASIC/SoCs.
ARM to demo GPU-compute at MWC Design How-To 2/25/2013 1 comment Processor IP licensor plans to demonstrate a face detection GPU-compute application running on a Mali processor at the Mobile World Congress.
Big Data streamlines fabs News & Analysis 2/25/2013 2 comments Streamlined analytics in Microsoft's structured query language cut processing time for wafer fab data at AMD by 90 percent plus boost energy efficiency 10-times at Samsung.
Dialog on the acquisition trail Design How-To 2/24/2013 4 comments Mixed-signal fabless chip company is on the hunt for acquisitions, investment opportunities and whatever else is the best way to use its cash pile, which stood at $312 million as of the end of 2012.
Emulation Whack-a-Mole Blog 2/22/2013 2 comments The FPGA prototyping and emulation market seems to be like Whack-a-Mole. As soon as one company is purchased, another one appears - this time Reflex CES...
My hat's off to Toshiba Engineering Pop Culture! 2/21/2013 12 comments So many product test videos show the products only in a good light, so the fact that some of these videos show the products failing puts an interesting spin on things.
Performing audio synthesis, noise reduction in cars Design How-To 2/21/2013 Post a comment Audio optimization has become a mainstream issue for today’s auto designers. From compensating for the absence of engine noise to keeping sound levels down in the vehicle interior, audio synthesis and noise suppression solutions can help.
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