Bozotti identifies four priorities at ST Product News 10/30/2008 Post a comment Shortly after STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST, highlighted four key priorities for the group.
Video: Lenny Lipton on 3DTV Design How-To 10/30/2008 1 comment Stereo 3-D pioneer Lenny Lipton, the chief technology officer of RealD Cinema, discusses the technical and market challenges facing 3DTV in an interview at the Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Semantic search said to surpass Google News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment Elsevier's illumin8 search engine uses a technology thesaurus to interpret the meaning of terms, and then summarizes results categorized in separate panes by organization, approach, benefit, author/inventor, company and product.
Video: Top Hollywood techie on digital shift News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment Wendy Aylsworth, the vice president of engineering for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, discusses Hollywood's transition to digital networking, SMPTE's new structure and its broadband and 3DTV groups.
Preliminary DFI specification 2.1 now available News & Analysis 10/28/2008 Post a comment The preliminary version of the DDR PHY Interface (DFI) specification 2.1, which defines an interface protocol between memory controller logic and PHY interfaces, has been made available on the DFI ecosystem community Web site.
Mastering mixed-signal IC design Product News 10/28/2008 Post a comment Analog designers, digital IC designers/verification engineers, place and route engineers and project managers in Cambridge and Bristol in the UK are invited to attend a free technical seminar presented by Cadence.
Opportunities in Analog Verification Design How-To 10/28/2008 10 comments The wireless industry is continuously innovating and re-shaping the state-of-the-art techniques in analog and RF circuit design. Verification engineers have to be capable of thinking beyond a particular block and formulate their verification strategies in the context of the complete system.
OpenCores records 20,000 users News & Analysis 10/28/2008 1 comment OpenCores.org, a community developed around open-source hardware intellectual property (IP) blocks, announced it has passed the mark of 20,000 registered users, reflecting a growing interest for open-source hardware IP cores.
Mentor rolls reference design for multimedia apps Product News 10/27/2008 Post a comment Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a multimedia application reference design said to enable the rapid development of multimedia devices such as portable media players, personal navigation devices, mobile internet devices, mobile phones and others.
Cover low-power design with constant analysis News & Analysis 10/27/2008 Post a comment One of the biggest challenges integrated passive device (IPD) manufacturers still face is trying to sell the IPD concept of looking at total installed cost, not just cost of the part, when compared with discrete solutions.
Process variation tool comes to Europe News & Analysis 10/24/2008 Post a comment Solido Design Automation has signed an agreement with UK based Sipeda Ltd to act as its European representative. Solido develops EDA tools to compensate for process variations in analog/mixed-signal, custom digital and memory integrated circuits.
Updated: Cadence delays 3Q financial report News & Analysis 10/22/2008 1 comment EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems said it would postpone the release of its eagerly anticipated third quarter financial results, pending review of the recognition of revenue related to customer contracts signed during the first quarter.
Programmable electrical rule checking Design How-To 10/21/2008 Post a comment Circuit design implementation has become progressively complex in deep submicron technologies. With complex IP, system integration, and multiple power domains, greater flexibility and power to handle emerging circuit verification demands are needed in the EDA tools available today.
Calypto adds VHDL support to PowerPro CG News & Analysis 10/21/2008 Post a comment Calypto Design Systems has added new sequential power optimizations and support for VHDL designs its PowerPro CG automated register transfer level power optimization solution, the company said.
Calypto Strengthens PowerPro CG Product News 10/20/2008 Post a comment Calypto Design Systems Inc. has added new sequential power optimizations and support for VHDL designs to PowerPro CG (clock gating an automated register transfer level (RTL) power optimization solution.
MatLab enhances parallel programming tools Product News 10/20/2008 Post a comment The MathWorks is rolling out a new release of its MatLab environment that includes new parallel programming capabilities that lets users distribute parallel MatLab applications as standalone executables or software components that can more easily take advantage of computing clusters and multicore processors.
IP supplier becomes fabless chip vendor News & Analysis 10/20/2008 Post a comment Samplify Systems has changed its business model, moving from an intellectual property (IP) provider to a fabless semiconductor company with the announcement of its first silicon products.
Killer app for cell handsets News & Analysis 10/20/2008 Post a comment To continue the Moore's law trend toward smaller, sleeker handheld devices, designers can leverage advanced packaging and interconnect methods to meet the miniaturization requirements.
Multicore partitioning is a threads and comms problem Design How-To 10/20/2008 Post a comment As more processor architectures turn to multicore designs, embedded developers are left with significant software development challenges. Tool providers and industry organizations have been making incremental progress toward addressing those challenges with their latest step simplifying software partitioning among cores. Vendors warn, however, that software developers must learn how to think outside the linear execution box.
Cadence CTO blasts critics News & Analysis 10/17/2008 Post a comment Responding to harsh criticism touched off by the departure of senior executives, the chief technology officer of Cadence Design Systems Inc. dismissed calls to reduce the EDA company's size.
Philips shows magic wands and electric dresses News & Analysis 10/16/2008 3 comments A tour of Philips Research showed a host of projects ranging from novel remote controls and 3DTVs to wearable electronics and intelligent buildings, all in progress under a new corporate philosophy of open innovation.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 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 ...