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Reading Cadence's tea leaves
Blog  
11/30/2008   Post a comment
Analysis of what might be Cadence next step.
Poll: Downturn won't drive more globalization
News & Analysis  
11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic downturn won't spark a new round of globalization in R&D, according to an informal survey of 30 high tech R&D managers.
What happened to the article?
Blog  
11/26/2008   Post a comment
How and why an article dissapeared.
Cadence exec downplays Connections controversy
News & Analysis  
11/26/2008   Post a comment
An executive from EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems downplayed a report that suggested that Cadence had removed from membership a large number of software vendors from its Connections partnership program and defended Cadence as having the "broadest partner program in the industry."
Using the JTAG chain for accurate system and intra-die power and thermal analysis
Design How-To  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
New boundary scan techniques using Xilinx System Monitor test more aspects of system behavior.
Analog Profile: Jim Solomon
News & Analysis  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Jim Solomon, Executive Chairman at Gemini Design Technology.
Unified Verification for Hardware and Embedded Software Developers
Design How-To  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
Increasingly, embedded software is overtaking the hardware content of SoC devices. The net result is a causality dilemma: which comes first -- the "final" hardware or the "final" software?
Viewpoint: EDA disconnected?
Blog  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
As much as it is every business' prerogative to decide who they should partner with, it is quite disturbing to analyze the implication of the "eviction" action by Cadence Design Systems in removing member companies from its Connections partner program, writes Yatin Trivedi, senior director for strategic industry alliances at Magma Design Automation Inc.
Multi-Voltage verification for power management
Design How-To  
11/25/2008   1 comment
Power management techniques are a necessity in today's low-power designs, introducing voltage as a new architectural variable, often changed by a combination of software and hardware. This paper discusses the challenges faced in verification of a low-power chip, short comings of conventional verification techniques and how a structured verification solution has addressed those issues.
Cadence boots dozens of firms from partnership program
News & Analysis  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
Beleaguered EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems has removed a number of companies from membership in its Connections program, a collaborative effort the company maintains to support third-party software suppliers that offer complementary tools.
FTC asks Supreme Court to overturn Rambus decision
News & Analysis  
11/25/2008   2 comments
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an April decision by a lower court that found the FTC failed to demonstrate that actions by memory technology vendor Rambus harmed competition.
Nasdaq warns Cadence on compliance
News & Analysis  
11/25/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that the company is not in compliance with market rules for failing to file a 10-Q report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Sept. 27.
Ultra-long FFT IP core for Xilinx FPGAs
Product News  
11/24/2008   Post a comment
Dillon Engineering releases a pipelined Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor targeted specifically to Xilinx FPGAs.
SiliconBlue and Magma strengthen technology partnership
News & Analysis  
11/24/2008   Post a comment
Magma's physical synthesis and placement technology optimized for SiliconBlue's ultra-low-power FPGA technology for battery-powered applications.
Cisco, IBM join subscription patent service
News & Analysis  
11/24/2008   Post a comment
Startup RPX Corp. has signed up Cisco Systems and IBM as members for a novel subscription service for patent licenses that aims to act as a broad umbrella shielding members from patent infringement suits.
Flip-chip designs need efficient methodology
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
A more precise and efficient method of designing the I/O interface is needed, especially for flip-chip designs.
Revell RC Helicopter: Fun with mechatronics
Design How-To  
11/24/2008   1 comment
Even if you're not a kid (at least in age) the toy section of stores can hold some intriguing electronic gems and we'll take a look at a remote-control (RC) device in the form of Revell's RC helicopter.
ICs address H.264/AVC compression issues
Design How-To  
11/24/2008   Post a comment
From digital televisions to portable electronics, the H.264/AVC next-generation video compression standard is becoming a mainstream.
Packaging goes vertical
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Functional density, weight and configurability are just a few of many reasons a growing number of semiconductor products are going vertical using stacked-die, package-on-package or through-silicon-via packages.
EDA must become a partner to its own customers.
Blog  
11/21/2008   Post a comment
The EDA industry must find new ways to extract itself from the economic downturn.
Cadence promotes three to exec leadership team
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc., which saw its leadership team gutted in October with the resignations of five top executives, has promoted three people to executive management positions in R&D, worldwide sales, field operations.
Report: Obama gives peek into H-1B policy
News & Analysis  
11/21/2008   Post a comment
If President-elect Barack Obama appoints Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security the move would have significant implications on the incoming administration's policy on H-1B visas, according to a report.
Enhanced SPI4.2 solution portfolio from Lattice
Product News  
11/20/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost, low-power SPI4.2 cores from Lattice Semiconductor are bolstered with enhanced buffer-management features.
Developing a Rollover Stability Control System using Model-Based Design
Design How-To  
11/20/2008   Post a comment
The article highlights the use of Model-Based Design for developing an ESC (Electronic Stability Control) algorithm that addresses the rollover problem. A method of automatically tuning the ESC based on design requirements is also presented.
New modeling technology said to reduce library data size
Product News  
11/19/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys introduced a new modeling technology said to reduce digital cell library file size by up to 75 percent while improving application tool runtime and capacity.
Solving FPGA I/O pin assignment challenges
Design How-To  
11/19/2008   Post a comment
Here's a step-by-step methodology to help you pinout complex FPGAs.
Updated: Mentor's loss wider than anticipated
News & Analysis  
11/19/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics reported a fiscal third quarter GAAP net loss 6 percent wider than expected as recently as last week, when the company slashed its guidance for the period.
Comment: Google phones need to be more open
News & Analysis  
11/18/2008   Post a comment
There's no doubt the first phone to use the Google Android mobile software is open in new and important ways, but the T-Mobile G1 handset also reminds me of how Microsoft bundled its applications and browser with Windows to leverage its dominance in one market to get a leg up in another one.
Agilent offers IP for mobile devices
Product News  
11/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent announced a solution to help wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of evolving TDD-LTE designs.
Xilinx enhances XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit to accelerate video development
Product News  
11/18/2008   Post a comment
XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit -- Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition 2.0 -- includes new reference designs and IP for high-performance video applications.
Planning, adopting and implementing adaptive reuse
Design How-To  
11/18/2008   Post a comment
If you have to question the reuse benefit, then you should not spend resources making anything reusable. Similarly, no convincing is necessary when reuse becomes a practice weaved into the design process such that when it is built, it gets used with cool efficiency.
Bloggers show feathers at ICCAD
Blog  
11/18/2008   4 comments
How is blogging different from writing a column?
Cadence says verification IP for USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0 coming in Q1
Product News  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems said it would make available Open Verification Methodology verification IP for USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 during the first quarter of 2009.
Report: Patent office continues to fall behind
News & Analysis  
11/17/2008   1 comment
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave itself high marks in an annual report but the office still has not found a route to clearing its growing backlog of applications despite several programs in the works.
Fixed- and floating-point FFT libraries optimized for C-to-FPGA tools
Product News  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies announces FFT libraries from OptNgn.
Implementing RF circuits on a PCB
Design How-To  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
With great humor and insight, Per Viklund from Mentor Graphics and How-Siang Yap from Agilent, present a different way to do RF and PCB design "in parallel."
Making it through tough times
News & Analysis  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
The Emerging Companies Committee of EDAC is organizing a panel to discuss how small companies can cope with challenging financial conditions.
RIM's Bold bests other phones' transfer times
Teardown  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
We pitted five smartphones against each other to test their download speeds and get a feel for the user experience with movies, TV shows and audio CDs. For the second consecutive year, the BlackBerry Bold took the gold.
Optimizing video content delivery
Design How-To  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
Moving content to the edge of the network, close to subscribers, optimizes transport costs, ensures a scalable quality of experience and creates new value on which to build new business models.
Codecs, subsystems address portables' power
Design How-To  
11/17/2008   Post a comment
"Portable" and "audio" have been synonymous since the first transistor radio became commercially available in the 1950s.
ARM introduces S/W interface standard for Cortex-M series processors
Product News  
11/14/2008   Post a comment
New standard from ARM provides a single, scalable interface standard across all Cortex-M series processor vendors enabling easier code sharing and re-use.
Scale-RT releases open-source-based simulation software
Product News  
11/14/2008   Post a comment
Just released by Scale-RT is a Linux-based real-time simulation environment for host-target prototyping in applications running on a cost-efficient PC-compatible hardware.
Viewpoint: Business as 'unusual' for chip makers
Blog  
11/14/2008   Post a comment
In a bad economy, semiconductor companies can no longer continue business as ususal. In the economic downturn, they need to adopt "business unusual" practices.
Software tool helps develop intelligent seat-belt system
Design How-To  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
Sensors and logic anticipate a crash and activate a motorized seat belt retractor to secure a shoulder belt around an occupant.
Two awards for Algotronix
News & Analysis  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
Algotronix wins awards for it's novel technique to defend against the cloning of your FPGA designs.
Nokia predicts future of mobile phones
News & Analysis  
11/13/2008   2 comments
Nokia predicts the future of mobile phones with a concept design that demonstrates transparency, transformability and conformability.
New technologies target design issues at 65, 45 nm
Product News  
11/13/2008   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC company Open-Silicon has introduced new technologies to address design issues common to the 65- and 40-nm nodes. Depending on customer needs, Open-Silicon will use the PowerMAX, CoreMAX and VariMAX technologies to build better custom silicon by designing in lower power, increased performance and managed process variability, the company said.
User-Track at DAC 2009
News & Analysis  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
If you're a user of EDA tools, this is your chance to show up at DAC 2009 and "tell it how it actually is!"
Cadence launches ActiveParts Portal
News & Analysis  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems expanded its ActiveParts online component data solution with a portal to offer PCB design teams greater access to component information.
Denali offers USB 3.0 verification IP
News & Analysis  
11/12/2008   Post a comment
EDA and IP provider Denali Software said its PureSpec verification IP (VIP) product now supports the USB 3.0 specification from the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, allowing device and system designers to begin advanced USB 3.0 development.
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