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Will you be at IP-SoC? IP? IP-ESC?
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Because IPs have become subsystems or platforms it appeared as a natural extension that IP09 would be combined with Embedded Systems Conference to become IP"ESC 2009 addressing a continuous technical spectrum from IP to SoC to embedded systems.
D&R adds configurable documentation platform
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Design & Reuse SA (D&R), a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip (SoC) design resources, announced a configurable documentation platform as part of its Enterprise Intranet Platform.
Silicon Frontline licenses fast 3D extraction tool
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Image sensor provider Aptina announced it has licensed the Fast 3D software for post-layout verification and fast 3D extraction from startup Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. to improve its image sensor design accuracy and manufacturing quality.
Virtutech sets foot in China
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
Book Excerpt: Analog Circuit Design Series--Waveform Processing Circuits (Part 2 of 4)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Analog circuits are a historical and still effective way to develop waveforms and process signals; learn about function-generation, triangle-wave generation, absolute-value, and peak-detector circuits
AWR and AMPSA partner to bring multimatch amplifier design technology to Microwave Office
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
AWR and AMPSA (Pty) Ltd, a supplier of RF and microwave amplifier design software, today announced a relationship that enables AWR to incorporate AMPSA's Multimatch amplifier design technology as an optional module into its industry-leading Microwave Office high-frequency design software.
3-D radar data-capture innovation makes IEDs easier to spot
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The use of improvised explosive devices in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts has made clear that the ability to survey objects underground rapidly and effectively.
Samsung SGH-J750: Handling complexity and time-to-market one step at a time
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11/30/2009   1 comment
Let me get this out of the way up front--our teardown column here isn't about the hardware behind this week's hottest cell phone launch.
Join the conversation. Why standards still matter
Design How-To  
11/30/2009   7 comments
Do industry standards still matter? With so many standards and so many standards bodies, where's the value?
2009 Salary Survey: Engineers take a bad year in stride
News & Analysis  
11/30/2009   6 comments
Despite the toll of the past year on the economy in general and tech in particular, most EEs still love their jobs, wish to stay in the field and do not regret their investments in the profession.
Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian engineers expand wish list
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Engineers in China and India want more--more money, more societal recognition, higher positions at their employers.
Salary Survey: What ails Japanese engineers?
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11/30/2009   1 comment
The struggle for relevance in a technology world that is rapidly shifting resources and manufacturing to China appears to be taking a heavy toll on Japanese engineers.
Salary Survey: 'Hot' tech markets leave Chinese EEs cold
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11/30/2009   8 comments
The globalization of engineering has made some geography-specific trends more difficult to spot.
Where next? Debating the future of manned space flight
News & Analysis  
11/30/2009   5 comments
The future of U.S. manned spaceflight and exploration of the solar system looks bleak unless political and budget barriers can be overcome.
Engineers take a bad year in stride
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
I tip my hat TO ENGINEERs.
Ingenic licenses Dolphin Integration's audio codecs
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Chinese embedded microprocessor supplier Ingenic Semiconductor announced it is licensing the ultra-low power audio converter from Dolphin Integration.
Samsung licenses HD video processor IP from Silicon Hive
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Hive BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), a licensor of application processors, has announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has licensed its HiveGo VSS3000 video processor.
ABV: Is there a there there?
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Despite good promises, wide-scale use of Assertion Based Verification (ABV) has not materialized because it is a difficult technology to implement and is perceived as marginally cost-effective. If it had been easy, everyone would have jumped on it by now, Howard Martin, Zocalo Tech president said.
Evatronix supports ONFi 2.2 standard
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Evatronix SA of Bielsko-Biala, Poland, announced it has updated its NAND Flash memory controller to meet the latest specifications of the Open NAND Flash interface (ONFi).
Synopsys adds Data Converter IP solutions
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced it has expanded its DesignWare Converter IP portfolio for 40nm process technologies.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - LinuxLink supports TI's new Sitara AM35x MPUs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
LinuxLink supports TI's new Sitara AM35x MPUs with open-source Linux solution for creating products targeted for rugged and extreme thermal industrial environments.
Imagination bundles cores to make 'Connected Processor' series
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has announced a forthcoming series of embedded processors under the name "Meta Connected Processor" intended to support Internet-connectivity in low-cost consumer products.
IMEC honors Wim Roelandts
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
The IMEC research center and the K.U.Leuven University in Leuven, Belgium, announced it has conferred the degree of doctor honoris causa on Wim Roelandts, ex-chairman and CEO of programmable logic device vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
No fine for Qualcomm as EC closes antitrust case
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission has decided to close formal antitrust proceedings against communications chipmaker and technology licensor Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) concerning an alleged breach of European rules on abuse of a dominant market position.
Imagination preps GPU/CPU compilers for parallel processing
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Graphics core licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) is preparing compilers that will be able to assign tasks across both graphics and general-purpose processing units.
A consortium to be Mentor'ed
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Two years after Cadence and Synopsys joined the SOI Consortium, Mentor Graphics has knocked on the door to provide EDA tool and methodology support for the SOI technology.
Development environment brings wireless networking to sports watches
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has announced eZ430-Chronos, which claims to be first customizable development environment within a sports watch.
OCP-IP adds spec
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
The Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) announced the release of the OCP 3.0 specification.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Visual tool compares performance, size, and cost of power solutions
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's WEBENCH Visualizer searches billions of designs and compares for performance, size, and cost.
Synfora names head of Japan business
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Synthesis tool vendor Synfora Inc. announced it has appointed Mike Arai as general manager of its office in Yokohama, Japan.
EVE leads design team, acceleration market, says Gary Smith EDA
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) leads the design team acceleration and emulation market, according to market research firm Gary Smith EDA (Santa Clara, Calif.).
Tanner EDA, TowerJazz expand collaboration
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and TowerJazz have joined forces to meet analog/mixed signal customers' needs for high quality power management ICs.
Intel invests in Europe 'exascale' computing center
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Intel's first joint lab in Europe focused exclusively on "exascale" computers that are able to process 1 trillion instructions per second.
2020 Vision: Development tools key to SoC implementation
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
A TI Fellow, Reid Tatge leads the development of TI's compiler technology infrastructure and products in the software development groups and gives his take on state of SoC development in the year 2020. Hint: Don't bet on 'magic' tools.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Xilinx unveils platform for broadcast connectivity
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx introduced the latest of its targeted design platforms, this one targeting broadcast connectivity applications.
Latest eASIC design suite targets 45-nm designs
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Structured ASIC vendor eASIC announced the immediate availability of its eTools 8.0 software suite for implementing 45-nm designs with its Nextreme-2 ASICs.
Altera offers RapidIO 2.1 IP core
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the immediate availability of an intellectual property core supporting the RapidIO 2.1 specification.
Dolphin Integration enhances Cassiopeia generator
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) said it has enhanced its Cassiopeia architecture for single via programmable Read-only memory (ROM) with a capability to operate from nominal voltage down to 1.1 V in the TSMC 130 nm low power process.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 5 of 8)
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Magma extends chip-based navigation to circuit, board-level debug
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation has introduced a software solution that is said to extend CAD navigation and circuit debug from ICs to PCBs and multichip modules.
Use formal, online communication to deliver design quality closure
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
If an integrated circuit design is to meet the need for high-quality/low-risk implementation, the need for formal communication among the participants in the design process is obviously necessary.
Multisite, collaborative hardware design calls for HCM
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Software configuration management (SCM) systems have been used by software teams for decades to manage development, improve collaboration and coordinate releases.
Internet re-evolution: collaborative design
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Some 15 years after the Web became a household word, the Internet as a medium for collaborative design work is yet to be tested.
Lost in space? The future of manned spaceflight
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
The future of U.S. manned spaceflight and exploration of the solar system looks bleak unless political and budget barriers can be overcome.
SaaS and EDA: Are designers ready?
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
EDA is not a newcomer to the world of hosted applications and services, known as software as a service (SaaS).
COMMENTARY - Designing with reprogrammable "Anything Chips"
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11/15/2009   Post a comment
For more than 20 years, embedded systems developers have dreamed the impossible dream: the reprogrammable Anything Chip.
Opinion: For designers, where does 'creative spark' originate?
Blog  
11/13/2009   6 comments
How does the design process really work? Which mechanism enables the brain to come up with solutions to a design problem, and what is the source of the "creative spark"?
DAC launches call for contributions
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
The Design Automation Conference has made a call for contributions to the technical program.
Mentor Graphics joins SOI consortium
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
The silicon-on-insulator (SOI) Industry Consortium announced that Mentor Graphics Corp. has joined the organization.
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