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Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   25 comments
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys signed a definitive agreement to acquire rival EDA vendor Magma Design Automation in a deal worth about $507 million.
I’m so lucky to be here (Part 3)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/30/2011   8 comments
In my previous I’m so lucky to be here column I described an unfortunate incident involving myself and a water barrel. Looking back, this was the least of my adventures…
Using the clock period constraint to your advantage
Design How-To  
11/30/2011   4 comments
Understanding the TS_clk constraint in terms of the Xilinx ISE and tool behavior will help you attain effective timing closure in your Xilinx FPGA designs.
Film Review: Hugo (plus an amazing 3D video)
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/29/2011   10 comments
During the Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the film Hugo – I cannot recommend this little rascal too highly…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 30th
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Digital Core Design, DMAP, Mentor, JEOL and Magma made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Just call me “Max the Viking!”
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/29/2011   6 comments
A few months ago I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the forthcoming FPGA Forum in Norway in February 2012; well, things just got even more exciting!
Springsoft announces new tool for chip finishing
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Springsoft has announced a new tool optimized for the task for chip finishing, enabling high-speed layout changes…
Tutorial: Designing an FPGA from scratch – It’s like déjà vu all over again!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/29/2011   3 comments
A few days ago, my friend Sven-Åke Andersson called me to say that he's returned to work on his “FPGA from scratch” blog and he’s added a whole bunch of stuff…
Considering a prototype? Consider these questions first
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11/29/2011   1 comment
Prototypes should provide value, but if you don’t consider everything you may finish up being disappointed. Here is a checklist…
Magma lets analog get physical
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Magma integrates analog electrical and physical design into a single unified methodology…
Altera continues 28-nm rollout with shipment of Arria V FPGAs
Product News  
11/29/2011   1 comment
Altera demonstrates its lowest-power midrange FPGAs with 10.3125-Gbps transceivers optimized for wireless, broadcast, and military applications
3-D IC confab to look at commercial opportunities
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
As 3-D integration and packaging approaches an inflection point, an upcoming conference in this area will bring together semiconductor luminaries for discussing 3-D commercial opportunities.
Ask about free shipping…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/28/2011   10 comments
I guess that it’s because the holiday season is upon us that the number of TV “Infomercials” and suchlike are so prevalent, but there’s one thing I don’t understand…
Free Webinar: Designing and developing pulse Doppler radars using FPGAs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2011   Post a comment
Learn how radar system engineers can reduce the time required to model, simulate, and implement radar system designs and their constituent signal processing algorithms…
Lattice announces new LatticeECP4 low-cost, low-power FPGAs
Product News  
11/28/2011   1 comment
6G SERDES, hardened communication engines, and ultra-high bandwidth DSP blocks for cost- and power-sensitive applications in the wireless, wireline, and video markets
Travel Nightmares: Oh woe is my laptop
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11/28/2011   Post a comment
Business travel can be a disaster and some airlines just don't seem to meet the basic needs...
ARM releases free version of its Development Studio for Android platforms
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11/28/2011   Post a comment
One type of virtual prototype is a software development kit, specifically designed for application developers who have no need to know about the underlying hardware platform…
Virtual Versus Physical Prototyping — Get it Right Faster
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11/28/2011   Post a comment
Should you build a virtual or physical prototype? This paper will help you understand the tradeoffs and make the right decision…
Online simulation tool creates flyback power supply circuits in minutes
Product News  
11/26/2011   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers facing the challenge of designing a flyback circuit for their applications’ power supply to throw the application note away and ‘Auto Design’, optimize or ‘Advance Design’ like a power supply expert.
I have a rocky problem…
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/23/2011   22 comments
I’m caught between a rock and a hard place as it were, because I want to create a miniature model, but I don’t know how to achieve the rocky surface/texture I’m looking for…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 22nd
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
Mentor, Aspex Semiconductor, TowerJazz and Ceva made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Sloowww doowwwnnnn!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/22/2011   24 comments
People who have not experienced this tend to find it difficult to visualize, but I’ve talked to quite a few people who say “I know just what you mean!”
Lattice releases Sercos III real-time Industrial Ethernet solution
Product News  
11/22/2011   2 comments
Lattice announces LatticeECP3 FPGA module for the AUTOMATA Sercos III Real-time Ethernet Evaluation Kit
Xilinx speeds design and lowers costs for industrial networking and motor control systems
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
Visit Xilinx at SPS Drives to see new capabilities for boosting design productivity and using Spartan-6 FPGAs for better system performance and lower bill-of-materials…
Using FPGAs to solve challenges in industrial applications
Design How-To  
11/22/2011   3 comments
This article describes the trends and challenges seen by designers of industrial applications and how FPGAs enable solutions to meet their stringent design goals.
System Performance Analysis and Software Optimization Using a TLM Virtual Platform
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
A global leader in aerospace electronics needed to quantify the performance of their customers’ embedded code running on one of their delivered systems…
I’m becoming hot and bothered…
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/21/2011   49 comments
I am shocked and horrified (well, at least a tad surprised) by the fact that something as simple as measuring the temperature is proving to be so problematical…
Prototyping index
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
This is an index to the various articles on prototyping...
Prototypes: What is a prototype?
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11/21/2011   1 comment
First in a series of editorials on the subject of prototyping. In this article we tackle the question – what is a prototype…
Travel Nightmare: You Meet Interesting People On The Bus- And Then Some...
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
People watching can be fun, but less so when you have no choice and you are stuck with it for hours. Hear what Aubrey Kagan had to endure…
Building 3D-ICs: Tool Flow and Design Software Part 2
Design How-To  
11/21/2011   3 comments
The industry’s current enthusiasm for 3D-ICs is widespread and well warranted, but designing those 3D devices presents a challenge...
Agilent’s link analysis software troubleshoots wireless messaging
Product News  
11/19/2011   Post a comment
Software aims to provide greater visibility into the complex and dynamic interaction between the MAC and physical layers in product designs based on today’s wireless standards.
Xilinx enables industrial networking, motor control, and machine vision...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/18/2011   Post a comment
Devices, platforms and partnerships will be on display at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 to accelerate development of advanced Ethernet, machine vision and networked motor-control applications...
How It Was: Life in the typing pool (III)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/18/2011   Post a comment
About once every couple of months we had to clean the keys – those little arms with a letter at the end that whacked at the paper...
Mentor still on track for $1B in sales
News & Analysis  
11/18/2011   6 comments
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics said the company remains on track to eclipse the $1 billion mark in sales for the year for the first time.
Tool extension targets wire harness costs
Product News  
11/18/2011   Post a comment
Capital Harness MPM helps minimize inventory and obsolescence costs and achieve economies of scale by identifying sub-assemblies that are common across different harness designs.
Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/18/2011   9 comments
I’m afraid that (much like myself) this is another item that falls into the “oldie-but-goodie” category…
How It Was: Programming (and debugging) microprocessors
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/18/2011   4 comments
Writing programs for microprocessors used to involve assembling programs by hand; paper-tape-based assemblers were "state-of-the-art"...
What were they thinking: Popcorn stuffing
Blog  
11/18/2011   1 comment
Thanksgiving is a time for families and of course the perfect turkey. Here is a cooking tip that engineers will love…
Travel Nightmares: It seemed like our journey would never end…
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/17/2011   5 comments
This tale of woe comes from my mother regarding one of her visits to see me in America…
Startup support: two initiatives with one idea
Blog  
11/17/2011   2 comments
Two initiatives, both wanting to improve the lot of the humble semiconductor startup, have been sighted. What are their chances of success? Can they turn back the ebbing tide of venture capital support?
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more - 17 Nov
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11/17/2011   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
I just missed becoming rich and famous… again…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/16/2011   13 comments
I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for the “thing” that will make me rich beyond my wildest dreams…
ACM SIGDA award nominations
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
Do you know any great new faculty members or an outstanding dissertation? The ACM SIGDA wants to know about them for their upcoming awards…
Element14 supplies TI DaVinci development kit
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
A development kit can help you get a jump start on a new project and Element14 now supplies one for the TI DaVinci processor…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 16th
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
SiBridge, ARM, TSMC, Nimbic, Aldec, CEVA and STMicroelectronics made the lineup today. See here for their news…
SparkFun and Androids and Electric Sheep (Oh My!)
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/16/2011   1 comment
You have to admire the folks at Sparkfun, because they always seem to be enjoying whatever it is they are up to at any particular moment in time…
Mentor offshoot nurtures European startups
News & Analysis  
11/16/2011   1 comment
Cre8 Ventures, a 2005 offshoot from Mentor Graphics formed in the UK to support startups with networking contacts and various forms of help, has been extended, taken independent and renamed as the European Microelectronics Academy. The EMA has similarities to an initiative in Silicon Valley that is being launched by the Global Semiconductor Alliance with participation from Intel Capital, Cadence and TSMC.
Xilinx connectivity IP cores for next-gen LTE/LTE-A wireless infrastructure
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
Three new Xilinx connectivity IP cores are vital for building programmable, flexible, and cost-effective 3G+/4G wireless base stations...
Latest Synopsys FPGA-based prototyping tool improves speed and turnaround time
News & Analysis  
11/16/2011   Post a comment
The latest releases of Certify and Identify Software from Synopsys improve prototype performance and accelerate debug
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