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.
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.
Cadence expecting bigger 3Q loss on charges News & Analysis 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.
Reclaiming power margins Design How-To 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 Blog 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.
Intel, IMEC ponder cognitive radio News & Analysis 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.
Electronica gets a little sister News & Analysis 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.
Microsoft details plans for Windows 7 Product News 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.
Watch for the advent of Green EDA! News & Analysis 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.
Carbon Design releases latest SoC Designer News & Analysis 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.
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.
Analysis: Hollywood's next digital media gambit Design How-To 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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.