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Mentor cuts outlook, sees slowing activity
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11/11/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics cut its outlook for the second half of its fiscal year, blaming slowing customer activity.
Calypto Announces New SLEC Release
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11/11/2008   Post a comment
Calypto Design Systems Inc announced the latest version of SLEC.
High-density FPGA-based PCI Express development platforms
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Three new high-density FPGA PCI Express platforms from Tokyo Electron Device (TED) reduce development period of FPGA based high-speed applications.
FPGA-based prototyping board offers more that 50 million ASIC gates
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Altera's Stratix III FPGAs are featured in the industry's largest-capacity ASIC prototyping board from The Dini Group.
Extreme Design: Developing integrated circuits for -55 degC to +250 degC
Design How-To  
11/10/2008   2 comments
What Honeywell did to meet the challenge of designing analog silicon ICs for aerospace and deep-drilling applications
Signal Chain Basics (Part 23): EIA-485--Receiver equalization boosts networking performance
Design How-To  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Understand why equalization is needed and the tradeoff between driver pre-emphasis and receiver equalization in RS-485 links
Design without limits: bringing electronic and mechanical disciplines closer together
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Today’s designers simply want to design superior products that beat the competition.
Shedding light on solar cell technology
Teardown  
11/10/2008   3 comments
It's clear that solar energy harvesting is poised to go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
DRAM makers search for competitive edge
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Despite an oversupply that has driven sharp price erosion over the past year, DRAM manufacturers continue to pursue the latest technological advances to gain a competitive edge.
Medical devices must go lead-free
News & Analysis  
11/10/2008   1 comment
Designers must learn to design lead-free because within the next year or so the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) lead-free directive is expected to incorporate medical electronics.
Got OCP? The Role of the OCP in Multicore Designs
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11/9/2008   Post a comment
A brief exposition on the role of the open core protocol (OCP) in system-on-chip designs and the impact of the newest Version 3.0 on the design of multiprocessor SoCs.
Cadence expecting bigger 3Q loss on charges
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11/8/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems said it expects to report a larger GAAP net loss for the third quarter than previously anticipated, largely because of charges associated with the restructuring and corresponding 625-person layoff announced earlier this week.
Attaining better athletic performance, legally
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11/7/2008   Post a comment
Colorado Premier Training, in Durango, Colo., has developed a specific instrumentation and calculation package that enables it to specialize in, among other things, performance road cycling and cyclocross.
Reclaiming power margins
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11/7/2008   Post a comment
Statistical analysis allows designers to consider the exponential relationship between process variation and device leakage, enabling decreases of as much as a 3x in estimated power consumption over traditional worst-case leakage power analysis.
EDA and the road ahead
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11/7/2008   Post a comment
The present economic situation is a powerful stimulus to motivate the EDA industry to seriously consider new markets for its expansion.
Synopsys contributes draft standard to IPL Alliance
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys has contributed a draft standard for interoperable property and parameter definitions to the IPL (Interoperable PDK Libraries) Alliance.
Intel, IMEC ponder cognitive radio
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
Intel Research is hosting a workshop on cognitive radio this week, one of many efforts around the globe including work at Europe's IMEC research group exploring cognitive and software-defined radios for more efficient wireless networks.
Opinion: EDA is not well -- where is it heading?
Design How-To  
11/6/2008   6 comments
EDA is not well. While the largest company, Cadence, has its own problems, many of them self-inflicted, the entire ecosystem of EDA is sick.
Electronica gets a little sister
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
When the electronica trade fair will open its doors coming week, it will be accompanied and co-located by an event start-up that is aimed at to attract the interest of many visitors: Hybridica will display mechatronics solutions and plastic-metal hybrid assemblies and materials.
Clock generator synthesizes at any rate, output
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' any-rate, any-output clock generator simplifies timing architectures by replacing four discrete PLLs.
Microsoft details plans for Windows 7
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
The next version of Windows will support multi-touch displays, better ways of synchronizing PCs and devices and streamlined support for cellular modems according to talks at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Los Angeles this week.
Updated: Cadence cuts 625 jobs
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said it will lay off 625 full-time workers, or 12 percent of its global workforce, in an effort to cut operating costs.
Modular Arithmetic: A Divisive Issue
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
Good techniques for FPGA implementations of the mod operation have not been widely known... until now!
Early Verification and Validation in Model-Based Design
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
This paper introduces some best practices for repeatable and exhaustive verification in the Simulink environment. It discusses how early verification and validation in Model-Based Design can improve the overall quality of products.
Watch for the advent of Green EDA!
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
The electronics design community is meeting the challenges for greener and more environmentally friendly electronic devices and systems. This was one of the main messages from the SAME Forum held last month in Sophia Antipolis, France.
Apple confirms new iPod, iPhone engineering lead
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
As rumored, Mark Papermaster, former vice president of microprocessor technology at IBM Corp., has joined Apple and will lead the company's iPod and iPhone hardware engineering teams.
Desert Island Design: Bridging the (filter) gap without software
Design How-To  
11/4/2008   5 comments
Stop and think--and you can design a filter with just rough calculations, if you understand the problem and the options
Clock domain crossing (CDC) verification for Altera FPGAs
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
Real Intent introduces Meridian FPGA clock domain crossing (CDC) verification software for Altera FPGAs.
Cadence rolls Speedbridge adapters, verification IP
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems said it has expanded its system verification IP and SpeedBridge adapters portfolio with a focus on transaction-based acceleration and in-circuit emulation use models.
AWR joins European wireless design effort
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
The Finnish R&D arm of AWR, a U.S.-based EDA company, will conduct research for a European IC design project called Icestars.
Ready to go with your 8-bit microcontroller design
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
Motor control devices can be more effective if equipped with the right hardware modules — for instance wit vector computing facilities and support for Field Oriented Control (FOC) or even Power Factor Control (PFC).
Altera unveils Quartus II software version 8.1
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
The folks at Altera claim high-density FPGA compile times three times faster than other FPGA-vendor supplied development software.
Carbon releases new version of SoC Designer
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Integrates SoC Designer with Carbon Model Studio for Tightly Coupled Flow, Complete System Validation Solution.
Out-of-the-box TFT LCD controller reference design for Altera FPGAs
Product News  
11/3/2008   1 comment
Digital Blocks announces TFT LCD controller reference design for Altera FPGA development kits based on the DB9000AVLN LCD controller IP core.
Workshop for creating FPGA-based co-processors for DSPs
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
New Co-Processing SpeedWay Workshop from Avnet, The MathWorks, TI, and Xilinx features techniques for creating FPGA-based co-processors for DSPs.
Carbon Design releases latest SoC Designer
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
EDA tool vendor Carbon Design Systems has begun volume shipments of the latest version of SoC Designer, the tool for creating and analyzing SoC designs that it acquired from ARM in July, the company said.
MEMS attack interference with spread-spectrum scheme
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
MEMS oscillator maker SiTime Corp. said it is expanding into the electromagnetic compliance business with a family of MEMS electromagnetic interference products.
A SystemC/TLM based methodology for IP development and FPGA prototyping
Design How-To  
11/3/2008   1 comment
This paper describes a methodology for IP development and System level platform development. The methodology in various stages of development keeps a homogeneous environment (including hardware and software) and permits the development to use similar environment and test benches.
OpenAccess PDK for SiGe BiCMOS process
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
AWR, a specialist in high-frequency EDA platforms, has developed an Open Access based process design kit for austriamicrosystems S35 0.35m silicon germanium BiCMOS process.
DSCs provide real-time control options
Product News  
11/3/2008   Post a comment
Digital signal controllers give real-time control apps what they need: the convenience and interrupt response of a microcontroller with the computational abilities of a digital signal processor.
Under the Hood: MotoGP electronics is where the rubber meets the road
Teardown  
11/3/2008   Post a comment
We head to Laguna Raceway to explore the technology underlying motorcycle racing's premier machines.
AFEs reshape ultrasound imaging
Design How-To  
11/3/2008   Post a comment
Ultrasound imaging is a significant medical imaging method that has been used as a diagnostic tool in medicine for many years.
Analysis: Hollywood's next digital media gambit
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
Recent interviews with members of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem shed light on the plans and challenges for the consortium that debuted in late September to create an electronic media specification that could be a successor to DVDs and MP3 files.
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