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Digital Blocks expands its video signal and image processing IP core family
Product News  
1/31/2012   1 comment
New FPGA/ASIC cores include a color space converter, chroma resampler, CCIR BT.656 encoder and decoder, and system-level IP for RGB-to-CCIR 601/656 conversion...
Mega-cool aluminum furniture that looks like wood or antler
Blog  
1/31/2012   9 comments
I was happily tootling along wandering around my office building when…
QuickLogic introduces Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology for Pico Projectors
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology adapts projected content for best viewability based on the color of the projection surface.
Analog Devices’ FMC boards support Xilinx’s Targeted Design Platforms
Product News  
1/31/2012   Post a comment
ADI’s A/D and D/A converter FPGA mezzanine cards include all HDL code and device drivers for easy integration with multiple generations of Xilinx FPGAs.
How It Was: Seeing my first color television
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2012   28 comments
When I was a young lad, I don't think I was even aware that such a beast as a color television existed…
Xilinx launches first 7 Series FPGA design platforms
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2012   Post a comment
The first complete development kits for increasing system performance, lowering power, and reducing BoM with Xilinx 28nm FPGAs are being demonstrated at DesignCon 2012
DesignCon panel: No magic bullet for crosstalk
News & Analysis  
1/31/2012   2 comments
There is no perfect solution to the problem of crosstalk in modern communications ICs, an increasing concern as chip designers push devices into the realm of 28-gigabits per second and beyond, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon 2012.
How It Was: Watching the test card on TV
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/30/2012   24 comments
In the days of yore, the television stations would broadcast programs for only a few hours a day – the rest of the time the "test card" reigned supreme…
How to go about selecting a microcontroller
Design How-To  
1/30/2012   20 comments
From time to time, I read articles about MCU selection. One in particular really got me thinking about the selection process…
For those who don't think science is exciting...
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/30/2012   21 comments
In 1927 the world’s longest-continuously-running scientific experiment was kicked off, which means this little rascal has now been running for 85 years...
Top 10 Tips for Success with Formal Analysis – Part 2
Design How-To  
1/30/2012   3 comments
What is preventing formal analysis from becoming more prevalent? Could it be unrealistic expectations? Knowing when, where, and how to apply formal analysis may help…
Intel patents purchase tips RealNetworks partnership
News & Analysis  
1/30/2012   1 comment
RealNetworks Inc. has announced that is has agreed to sell patents that protect a forthcoming generation of video codec software, together with the software, to Intel Corp. for $120 million.
Automating the MEMS design processes
News & Analysis  
1/30/2012   3 comments
With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
Looking for a present for your significant other?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/29/2012   11 comments
I don’t know about you, but as the years go by it seems to be getting harder and harder to know what to buy as a present for my wife.
Is that a banana in your pocket (or are you just glad to see me)?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/28/2012   7 comments
I just found myself looking at a picture of a banana with an associated USB cable and connector...
Bluespec continues to attract venture money
News & Analysis  
1/27/2012   4 comments
EDA may not be loved by Wall Street, but high-level synthesis companies have attracted a number of venture companies…
That Was Tricky! Where were our wireless packets?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/27/2012   2 comments
Why did the wireless network shut down when the production line started up?
What were they thinking: Google is at it again
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/27/2012   Post a comment
Are you worried about how much data the government has about you, well don’t worry, because Google has SO much more…
Stand Back! I have a robotic ball (and I’m not afraid to use it)!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/26/2012   10 comments
Do you recall my recent column “I want robotic balls”? Well, I now have one of my very own (“…my precious, my precious…”)
DesignCon Panel: Is it time for an analog comeback?
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Organizing panels is a balancing act between making sure the panelists have enough in common and yet not quite agreeing…
CAST to host free 32-bit system development breakfast at DesignCon
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
I just heard from the folks at CAST that they are going to host a free breakfast and hands-on seminar at DesignCon 2012...
Xilinx unveils latest and greatest 28nm 7 Series FPGAs at DesignCon 2012
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/26/2012   2 comments
In addition to demoing their latest FPGAs, the folks from Xilinx will also be discussing stacked silicon interconnect technologies…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Jan 26th
Social Mania  
1/26/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Beyond adds development support for royalty-free 32-bit processors
Product News  
1/26/2012   3 comments
Trace32 debugger software development tools from Lauterbach now support the BA22 family of royalty-free microprocessor cores from processor IP licensor Beyond Semiconductor.
Samplify Systems announces APAX application acceleration technology
Product News  
1/25/2012   Post a comment
Accelerate application performance in data centers and cloud computing, as well as FPGAs and also ASICs/SoCs and application processors used in consumer and mobile devices…
Book excerpt – The art of hardware architecture, part 4
Design How-To  
1/25/2012   Post a comment
Book Excerpt – The Art of Hardware Architecture: Design Methods and Techniques for Digital Circuits part 4 Clock Skew
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Jan 25th
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics, Packet Plus, Synopsys, Carbon Design and Arteris made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Collaboration leads to a faster Signal Integrity Solution
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Synopsys and Sigrity accelerate signal integrity simulation of high-speed systems through cooperation…
Samplify offers speed up for multicore processors
News & Analysis  
1/25/2012   Post a comment
Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a startup fabless chip company with expertise in compression, has announced it can provide application acceleration technology called APAX that can more than double the performance of multicore processors.
Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks?
Blog  
1/25/2012   11 comments
Why should young apps developers get all the publicity? How about a chip designer in his 40s who went "new school" and created a smartphone app that offers offers real tangible value.
How It Was: PDP and VAX computers
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/24/2012   14 comments
...we had a couple of PDP11/70’s ( I remember being told they cost $120,000 each), a PDP11/44, and a VAX 730...
OMG! I opened the box and…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/24/2012   2 comments
I am well and truly flabbergasted. I think it’s safe to say that my ‘flabber’ has never been quite so ‘gasted’. I’m also speechless, and that doesn’t happen very often…
The elephant in the corner
Blog  
1/24/2012   27 comments
Why do so many IC design teams commit to development schedules they know are not possible to meet?
Predictions: The bold prediction for EDA
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/24/2012   2 comments
So, my run of predictions for 2012 is over except for one. This one predicts what the EDA industry will look like, and it sure IS pretty…
Opinion: Bug Love
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/24/2012   3 comments
I love to see the look on fellow DV engineer's faces when I tell them "bugs screw up my productivity"...
High-tech conference promises help with design
Memory Designline Blog  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Webinar: Power Issues for Chip and Board
Social Mania  
1/23/2012   Post a comment
This is going to be a great webinar about power, power integrity and everything associated with power. Sign up now and don’t miss this one!
Auto show musings
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2012   14 comments
You may have missed these under reported developments coming from the recent auto shows.
Location Is Everything: Improving Performance with Interactive LDE Estimation
Design How-To  
1/23/2012   Post a comment
When technology nodes have reached the sub 90nm threshold, performance improvement anticipated from scaling failed to match expectations within the analog design community…
RF in Action: Ultra-high-performance design
Design How-To  
1/21/2012   Post a comment
In this RF in Action piece, we look at how Spectrum Integrity streamlined its design process using Altium Designer.
Do you ever feel like something’s watching us?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/21/2012   14 comments
Quite apart from anything else, isn’t it amazing how much this image resembles a human eye?...
Will robots soon be building houses using 3D Printing Technology?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/20/2012   3 comments
Within the next few years, 3D printing may have advanced to the stage that robots could “Print” a concrete house in a day…
Predictions for 2012: IP and Physical Design
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
In this episode of the 2012 predictions, I look at those related to IP and Physical Design...
What were they thinking: Patent Crazy in LEDs
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/20/2012   3 comments
Seoul Semiconductor claims to have 10,000 patents about LEDs. I wanted to put that claim to the test…
New Microcontroller Central website – changing the world bit-by-bit
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/19/2012   12 comments
New NXP online community lets professional and hobbyists alike share design success stories and technical insights while providing technology news, product information, learning, and training.
Online radio show: Microcontrollers for Mechatronics
Blog  
1/19/2012   Post a comment
Date = Tuesday 24 January 2012; Time = 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST
Book Review: Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/19/2012   Post a comment
This story in this graphic novel is gripping to say the least, and the graphics are nothing if not attention-grabbing...
I want robotic balls!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/19/2012   18 comments
It looks like there was a bunch of great stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but one product that really caught my attention was the smart robotic balls…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Jan 19th
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/19/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Book Review: Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
1/18/2012   4 comments
These books have proved to be so exciting (and scary) that I sometimes have to take a break and go for a walk to wind down a little before proceeding...
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