Accellera seeks 'harmony' in library standards News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment Seeking to bridge two library standards often viewed as competitive, the Accellera standards organization has formed a technical subcommittee, Harmony, to define a common library characterization dataset. It seeks an equivalent representation of the same data in Synopsys' de-facto standard Liberty format and the IEEE 1603-2003 Advanced Library Format (ALF).
Jasper upgrades verification product News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment Claiming an improvement in formal verification technology, Jasper Design Automation Inc. this week will announce the latest release of its JasperGold product enabling what the company calls a "provably correct design" methodology.
Resistor chips offer a wide range of resistance values Product News 5/3/2004 Post a comment Featuring a resistance range of 0.1Ω to 100MΩ, a new family of high-stability, thickfilm resistor chips from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. targets high-reliability applications such as industrial and military products. They also deliver high stability, high peak power and high frequency performance. The new devices are suited for calibration, power supplies, RF circuits and digital-to-analog conversion designs.
National Instruments gives LabVIEW yet another shot in the arm Product News 5/3/2004 Post a comment Data-acq and instrumentation company National Instruments is announcing the latest upgrade to its venerable LabVIEW automated instrumentation software. NI's latest spin, dubbed LabVIEW 7.1, is billed as a significant upgrade to the company's family of graphical development products.
Embedded systems take wireless path to internet News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment If the contributed articles in this week's In Focus section on data I/O are any clue, broadband connections between embedded systems and the Internet are taking a decidedly wireless path: Fully half of the articles take a look at making the wireless connection.
Spectral view sharpens jitter testing News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment A new approach to jitter testing has been devised for leading-edge systems. It takes a spectral view of the jitter that not only allows immediate identification of the sources for debugging but also permits frequency-selective testing of jitter for production purposes.
Wireless calls for new processor schemes News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment The combination of fast-evolving wireless technology and the exploding market for consumer wireless applications has created demands on existing broadband networking equipment that conventional processors are ill-equipped to handle.
Low-cost soft CPU core revs data transfer News & Analysis 5/3/2004 Post a comment An increasing amount of information-data, voice and video-is being transferred across Internet-based networks to a wide variety of embedded systems. But Internet protocols require data transfer in packets that incur hefty processing-overhead costs, so as the data-transfer rates required for advanced system performance increase, these Internet-based processing tasks are becoming a significant system bottleneck.
The digitization of analog and RF circuits Product News 5/3/2004 Post a comment When discussing the integration of analog and RF into digital system-on-chips, it is usually analog that emerges as the most important. However, changes in digital processing are shifting that focus. During the past several years, designers have been working to design simpler analog and RF systems by transferring resources and operations to the digital domain, particularly in the case of wireless basestation design.
ODM options News & Analysis 5/1/2004 Post a comment You may not recognize the characters at the top of the page, but they speak volumes about a class of design and manufacturing services companies emerging in the People's Republic of China.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.