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What were they thinking: Newspapers want a cut of Google’s pie
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/30/2012   6 comments
Greed is at work everywhere and when someone is successful, everyone wants to freeload. That is what is going on with publishers in Europe…
Impulse's CoDeveloper compiles ANSI C to Altera's Quartus Qsys
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Software developers work within a C development tool such as Visual Studio to offload the microprocessor code via parallelized optimization to FPGA.
Lattice Semiconductor to showcase liquid lens technology
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Varioptic liquid lens technology and Helion IP featured on Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit.
Bugs Be Gone!
Design How-To  
11/29/2012   Post a comment
Smarter debug and synthesis techniques will help you isolate errors and get your FPGA design to work on the board.
Cadence donates multi-patterned lithography technology
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11/28/2012   1 comment
Cadence Design Systems has donated extensions to the Open Access community which enable physical design tools to represent Multi-Patterned Technology.
You too can be a "Layaway Santa"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2012   Post a comment
I think this is a jolly good idea, and that any of us with a few extra dollars in our pockets should think seriously about spreading a little cheer.
Thinking about Gift Cards? Think again!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2012   3 comments
I'm not sure if all of these issues are true in every case, but I will absolutely be reading the fine print before shelling out any more of my hard-earned cash.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – November 28th
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
Accellera, ASSET, Atrenta, Cadence, EDALab, eSilicon and IAR made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Mentor's FloEFD targets UAV design simulations
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. said it has donated its FloEFD Computational Fluid Dynamics software to over 700 U.S. high schools as part of the Real World Design Challenge contest.
Blogs and use of new media
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
Do you have a blog and are you happy with the number of hits that it gets? If not consider moving your blog to the EDA Designline...
Mentor Insights
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
This is a consolidated listing of all of the blogs written by Mentor Graphics, that have appeared in the EDA Designline.
New Cadence IP fuels automotive ethernet designs
Product How-To  
11/27/2012   Post a comment
The standards-based Design IP and VIP support the latest automotive ethernet extensions from OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG).
Three funny videos
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/27/2012   17 comments
Sometimes you need a laugh... and these videos make me laugh out loud!
Microchip expands mTouch sensing portfolio
Product News  
11/27/2012   Post a comment
Turnkey controllers for Multitouch, Proximity Detection, and Haptic Feedback.
Executive interview: Ghislain Kaiser, CEO Docea Power
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11/27/2012   Post a comment
In this interview with Ghislain Kaiser, co-founder and CEO of Docea power, we talk about the finding of a need and the ways to go about satisfying that need, including some problems along the way…
Embedded MCUs get smarter as energy efficiency takes centre stage
Design How-To  
11/27/2012   1 comment
The manufacturers of today’s MCUs are providing ever-richer feature sets that allow a balance between real-time responsiveness and energy efficiency.
NXP rolls wireless MCUs for Internet of Things
Product News  
11/27/2012   5 comments
JN516x MCU family features embedded flash memory for ZigBee, JenNet-IP, and other 802.15.4 applications.
Design Reuse without Verification Reuse Is Useless
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
Total productivity is defined by many things. Design productivity has been boosted by reuse but verification productivity has not been boosted in the same way. This article looks at a way in which verification can be reused in a way which boosts overall productivity…
Xilinx' Zynq All Programmable SoCs accelerate productivity in industrial automation
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx demonstrates new design platform that enables industrial designers to deliver high performance and increased safety for motion control and industrial networking solutions.
Urban Air – Bamboo billboard "gardens in the sky"
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/21/2012   Post a comment
It's easy to get sucked into the Kickstarter vortex if you aren't careful. Every time you visit the site there is something new to peruse and ponder…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – November 21st
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11/21/2012   Post a comment
Advantest, Agilent, ARM, element14, IC Insights, Mentor, Sonics and UMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Synopsys rolls out upgrade to HAPS
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11/20/2012   1 comment
HAPS is going back to its roots with a more modular architecture and takes advantage of some new features in the Virtex 7 architecture giving more capacity and performance…
Taser for kids
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/20/2012   14 comments
Specially engineered for children. Has a lower voltage output and smaller barbed spikes than the popular adult model compliance tool.
STMicroelectronics' new STM32 F427 and F437 MCUs
Product News  
11/20/2012   1 comment
Lead customers in energy, medical technology, and wireless markets sample industry’s new highest-performing ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.
Qualcomm overtakes Intel in market capitalization
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11/20/2012   1 comment
As Andy Grove famously said: "Only the paranoid survive."
ARM, Sprint team to drive IoT innovation
Design How-To  
11/20/2012   2 comments
Inclusion of drivers for USB modem from Sprint opens up mbed microcontroller environment as a platform for Internet of Things.
Fighting fires with fuses
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/20/2012   3 comments
Capdevielle’s day to day job consists of being on the front lines of circuit safety, answering scores of queries on a daily basis from engineers about product design, and where fuses fit in.
Microchip’s new GestIC tech for mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
MGC3130 is the world’s first E-field-based 3D gesture controller; Includes library of gestures and precise hand position tracking.
Xilinx' Zynq All Programmable SoCs for industrial automation apps
Product News  
11/19/2012   1 comment
Devices, platforms and partnerships demonstrate accelerated development of advanced motor-control, real-time industrial networking and redundant Ethernet communications applications.
QuickLogic's display I/F bridge solutions for mobile / handheld devices
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
Solves bridging of mismatched video standards between the display and processor; Supports RGB, MIPI DSI, and LVDS at up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions; Enables OEMs to evaluate benefits of VEE and DPO without risk.
Hot new ASIC/FPGA IP cores from SingMai Electronics
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
This month sees the first of SingMai's new cores – the PT10 Histogram Equalization IP Core – that is suitable for both SD and HD video sources.
Speeding power estimation from weeks to hours
Design How-To  
11/19/2012   2 comments
This paper describes a new methodology that automatically generates a chip design’s gate-level waveform from the RTL design environment without the need to bring up the gate-level environment...
Atmel launches integrated app store and collaboration workspace
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Additions to Studio 6 further simplify embedded MCU design; Atmel Gallery delivers ecosystem that significantly reduces time-to-market for embedded MCU designs.
Chip integration: solving duplicate name conflicts during file merging
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Layout merging is a routine practice in chip design. When this happens, cells from different layout files may have the same name. The choice of how to process these duplicate names depends on the situation.
EDA Designline blogs and blog roll
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11/14/2012   Post a comment
This is a pointer to past EDA Designline commentaries and blogs contained within it.
Synopsys, TSMC enable litho compliance checking for 20 nm
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11/14/2012   Post a comment
Synopsys announced delivery of lithography compliance checking technology for TSMC's 20-nanometer DFM data kit.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – November 14th
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11/14/2012   Post a comment
Altera, ANSYS, Atrenta, Berkeley, Everspin, Freescale, Imperas, Mentor, Synopsys, X-FAB and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Revolutionizing simplicity with NXP's LPC800
Product News  
11/13/2012   8 comments
LPC800 microcontroller delivers basic building block for every embedded toolbox.
GainSpan simplifies wireless audio with audio app dev kit
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Introducing a complete audio streaming reference design that enables faster development of wireless audio applications.
Corelis releases I2C exerciser version 1.23
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
New version features repeatable triggers, additional API examples, and Windows 8 support.
STMicro contactless memories with energy-harvesting capabilities
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Battery-free NFC/RFID memory applications get quick start with energy-harvesting discovery kit from STMicroelectronics.
Xilinx announces next-gen 20nm All Programmable Portfolio
Product News  
11/13/2012   1 comment
Next-generation FPGAs, second generation SoCs, and 3D ICs will be ‘co-optimized’ with the Vivado Design Suite for the most compelling alternative ever to ASICs and ASSPs.
Lattice, Acamar to announce SDI camera at security expo
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Acamar's BEYONDVISION image processing technology Implemented on LatticeECP3 FPGA platform enables high quality HD video surveillance.
Circuit protection; shock tactics in real time
Engineering Investigations  
11/12/2012   2 comments
When you’re dealing with something as volatile as electricity, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. At least, that’s what fuse maker Littelfuse believes, and the reason why the firm is putting its not so little weight behind an initiative that promises to deliver rapid responses, in real time, to engineers working on designs requiring circuit protection.
Man-from Mars Radio Hat
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/12/2012   17 comments
Back in the 1950s, the Radio Hat was a portable radio built into a pith helmet that would bring in stations within a 20 mile (32 km) radius.
Silicon Valley Nation: Intel's Itanium-Xeon conundrum
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11/9/2012   Post a comment
Will the processor giant merge two high-end CPUs or stay the course?
Geek Hat competition at Design West 2013
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/9/2012   10 comments
How exciting! I just heard that there is to be a Geek Hat competition at the Design West 2013 Conference and Exhibition.
What were they thinking: Christmas in October
Blog  
11/9/2012   8 comments
I was dismayed the other day when I went into a department store and they were playing Christmas music. It almost made me want to leave the store...
Digital power software tool unlocks new levels of flexibility to optimize energy consumption
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11/9/2012   Post a comment
Ericsson has unveiled an advanced industry-first toolkit that provides board-power designers with highly advanced software to configure, implement and monitor power conversion devices — from a single unit to a complete system.
These made me chuckle...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/7/2012   19 comments
I was reading the 12/12 issue of Reader's Digest yesterday evening, and I spotted a couple of gems I wanted to share...
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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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