Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/28/2012 8 comments Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has enjoyed yet another spectacular year of growth, with some incredible wins for engineering startups. Come and see some of the highest funded projects from 2012.
Software testing for safety-critical automotive systems Design How-To 12/18/2012 1 comment Virtual prototypes provide complete frameworks to create advanced fault-injection scenarios, which are non-intrusive, run faster and offer more control and visibility than traditional methods. Victor Reyes, Synopsys, explains their relevance to new safety-critical standards like ISO 26262.
Formal methods for power-aware verification Design How-To 12/17/2012 Post a comment The imperative for reducing power consumption now pervades many application spaces. The design team must verify not only that the inserted power management circuitry functions correctly, but also that it does not corrupt the chip’s functionality…
Don’t talk to me about Windows 8! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 12/5/2012 70 comments Arrgggh! My wife just bought a new PC loaded with the Windows 8 operating system. I tried to wrap my brain around it and now my head hurts!
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments