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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.
What were they thinking: changes to design patents
Blog  
12/28/2012   13 comments
The US Congress loves to tinker rather than tackle big issues. This year they tinkered with design patent law...
Samsung and partners create 14nm FinFET test chips
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
Samsung, Cadence, ARM, Synopsys and Mentor all work together to create 14nm FinFET test vehicles that will help to hone the process for production…
What were they thinking: Triskaidekaphobians prepare
Blog  
12/21/2012   12 comments
Many people suffer from triskaidekaphobia and so this coming year is going to be very difficult for them, but there is good news…
Happy, inspiring video – "Bring Me Sunshine"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   4 comments
Someone just sent out a link to a really good video that made me feel really happy (I'm still smiling as I pen these words)
WebPACK edition of Xilinx Vivado Design Suite now available
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Customers can download the industry’s first free SoC-strength tools for All Programmable design with release of Vivado Design Suite 2012.4
A look back on 2012: Semiconductor
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in semiconductors and chips during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
System Hyper Pipelining = 16 MCU cores on a Spartan-6 LX9 FPGA
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   11 comments
My friend Tobias has been working on a rather cool technology called System Hyper Pipelining in which he uses registers to multiply the functionality of IP cores.
Altium introduces “Ideas”
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   1 comment
I just received news of a rather interesting offering from those clever guys and gals at Altium…
Energy harvesting + sensor network nodes = autonomous sensor network nodes
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   2 comments
My friend Luiz would like to share his paper that introduces the non-specialized reader to two combined technologies: energy harvesting and sensor network nodes.
Aldec shares verification white papers
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
The folks at Aldec asked me to "spread the word" regarding the availability of their most viewed white papers on verification.
Is there a Verilog or VHDL online course?
Blog  
12/19/2012   7 comments
Hmmm, this is an interesting question. It all started with that online FPGA course I gave last week…
Lattice to feature real-time 3D video converter at CES 2013
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
“Mobile Innovation” video converter board enables glasses-free 3D displays
Blue Pearl Software opens Japan office
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
Blue Pearl appoints Katsuhiko Sakano as Sales Director to support growing interest in FPGA design tools for embedded applications.
ASSET's FPGA-based instruments for testing on-board memory
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
FPGA-controlled test (FCT) tool for ScanWorks inserts, configures, and executes IJTAG board test instruments from functional FPGAs
FPGA market report gives new insights into the sector
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
For the last few years I have had my own personal copy of this report, and I have to say that I find it invaluable for its insights and reference material.
QuickLogic to showcase solutions for mobile devices at CES
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
The company’s hospitality suite will feature a variety of processor-to-display and processor-to-processor bridging solutions that…
TI and University of Florida student collaborate on FRAM research
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/19/2012   1 comment
I just heard about a rather interesting university research story that improved upon the FRAM technology used in TI’s MSP430 Wolverine platform.
Mentor's Rhines sees 'modest growth' in 2013
News & Analysis  
12/19/2012   2 comments
Despite lingering economic uncertainty, Mentor Graphics CEO Wally Rhines thinks the global semiconductor industry will rebound in 2013 after revenues declined in the current year.
Top 10 tech blunders of 2012
News & Analysis  
12/19/2012   31 comments
Failure is a stern teacher, and there were plenty of technology blunders in 2012. Here's our list of the worst missteps.
Top 10 tech blunders of 2012
News & Analysis  
12/19/2012   31 comments
Failure is a stern teacher, and there were plenty of technology blunders in 2012. Here's our list of the worst missteps.
Most popular Automotive DesignLine stories of 2012
Design How-To  
12/19/2012   3 comments
What stories struck readers' fancy in 2012? Plenty it appears.
Reflex CES introduces industry’s first Aurora-Like IP core
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
New IP core offers the freedom to choose best FPGA technology; enables interoperability between FPGA platforms; targets embedded, military and telecommunications/networking apps.
Avago's Vortex Gearbox 28nm 100G Ethernet/OTN PHYs
Product News  
12/18/2012   3 comments
Industry’s longest reach 10:4 Gearbox withstanding up to 32dB of channel loss now being sampled by large networking equipment OEMs.
Conexant launches high-def voice capture IC
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
This latest offering from Conexant complements its portfolio of turnkey Far-Field Voice Input Processor SoC solutions.
Add voice, sound clips, and streaming audio to embedded designs
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' new Class D ToolStick simplifies the addition of voice, sound clips and streaming audio to embedded designs.
Energy-friendly MCU design for remote medical systems
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Energy Micro and Lamprey Networks demonstrate an energy-friendly MCU design with communications protocol stack for remote medical systems
A look back on 2012: Design tools and flows
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in design tools and flows during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
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.
AutoDesk, IndyCar team on CAD software use
Design How-To  
12/18/2012   Post a comment
IndyCar has used Autodesk’s AutoCAD software to design garage layouts, but never been able to use it to its full potential.
Top 10 Programmable Logic articles of 2012
Design How-To  
12/17/2012   1 comment
Here are the "Top 10" mind-blowing articles presented on Programmable Logic Designline based on the number of times they were viewed in 2012.
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…
Lattice ship 15 million iCE FPGAs and counting…
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
Ultra-low density FPGAs reach historic shipment level; will be featured at CES 2013.
Aldec supports ARM Cortex-A9 in HES-7 ASIC prototyping platform
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
The HES-7 leverages the Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T All Programmable FPGA and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Lattice's MIPI CSI-2 image sensor bridge reference design
Product News  
12/14/2012   Post a comment
"Mobile Innovation" reference design enables image sensors to be used in a variety of consumer applications.
Altera, ARM announce adaptive FPGA embedded S/W toolkit
Product News  
12/14/2012   1 comment
Unique partnership creates DS-5 toolkit that removes debugging barriers for SoC FPGA devices.
iPad stuffer - this is not an app - app
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
Looking for a stocking stuffer. Well, if you looking for a rather unusual gift, this may be it – if you know somewhat creative and a little bit silly…
What were they thinking: Christmas patents
Blog  
12/14/2012   12 comments
So, it is that time of year when many people have Christmas on their mind and to go with it there are many crazy people who think they have the new, best thing that everyone will want – not!
Altera's shipping its first SoC FPGAs
Product News  
12/12/2012   1 comment
Altera's SoC FPGAs deliver a preferred feature set that meets the performance and reliability requirements of embedded system developers.
A look back on 2012: Business successes
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
Was 2012 a good year for EDA companies? Many of the respondents of my survey had a lot to tell me about how good business was for them…
ProDesign is back
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
There are times when the EDA industry seems like the game of Whack-a-Mole. A company gets bought, the founders leave and start another company...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – December 12th
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
Agilent, Altera, ARM, Imec, Mentor, MIPS, Newark element14, Oasys, Real Intent, Research and Markets and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Mil-Aero top 10 'How-To' articles for 2012
Design How-To  
12/12/2012   Post a comment
The year’s most popular contributed articles to Military & Aerospace Designline include design features on embedded vision, image sensors, FPGA testing and more.
Crowdsourcing Breast Cancer Research
Blog  
12/11/2012   5 comments
We need to redefine the problem so nerds outside of the medical industry can contribute; let's go outside the (medical) box for solutions and tools.
Verification is the Key Entrepreneurial Opportunity
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
The evolution of chips to big SoCs has made verification the most critical and time-consuming aspect of the development cycle. In many ways, it's larger and more complex than hardware design.
Union Jack vs. Union Flag
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/7/2012   12 comments
I'm always interested in discovering something new, and I am now embroiled in a delightful morass of "stuff."
What were they thinking: Favoring Wall Street
Blog  
12/7/2012   1 comment
SEC regulation FD (fair disclosure) was put in place to protect the small investor and ensure they had the same information as the big guys. But Facebook seems to have turned that around…
SparkFun Electronics to Teach an Eagle PCB Layout Class
Blog  
12/6/2012   5 comments
Learn how to use the Eagle Layout Editor to create your own custom printed circuit boards (PCBs)
TI launches new real-time operating system: TI-RTOS
Product News  
12/6/2012   1 comment
TI-RTOS eases software development for microcontroller (MCU) designers, allowing them to take applications with greater functionality and connectivity to market faster.
Don’t talk to me about Windows 8!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/5/2012   66 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!
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