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Silicon Valley Nation: Memoir's CEO shift, new direction
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3/29/2013   3 comments
Memoir Systems has replaced its CEO with founder Sundar Iyer and charted a new course.
Free webinars – Introduction to Functional Verification
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/29/2013   3 comments
I just heard that my good friend Brian Bailey will be the lecturer presenting a series of webinars next week.
What were they thinking: A memory without a cache
Blog  
3/29/2013   3 comments
Normally you get a patent for creating something new. This patent appears to want to patent the removal of something...
Are iPads region locked?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/28/2013   9 comments
Recently, I ran across something that I found to be a tad strange.
What is the future for Network-on-Chip?
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Sonics recently conducted a survey to find out what people are looking for in commercial on-chip networks...
How a MicroBlaze can peaceably coexist with the Zynq SoC
Design How-To  
3/28/2013   Post a comment
It's a fairly simple matter to add MicroBlaze processors to a design based on Xilinx's Zynq All Programmable SoC.
ISPD: Contest yields actionable technologies
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
ACM's International Symposium on Physical Design tackles ultra-low gate leakage with 2013 contest to advance the state-of-the-art.
Using parallel FFT for multi-gigahertz FPGA signal processing
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Synopsys introduces the parallel Fast-Fourier Transform as a way to increase throughput, lower latency, or lower power, of embedded FFT capability. A case study is included to illustrate the architectural tradeoffs in FPGAs.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 27th 2013
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices, ARM, MorethanIP, OCP-IP, Synopsys, Tabula, Toshiba and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Analog Devices collaborates with Mathworks to offer engineering students low-cost learning platform
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced a low-cost hardware-software solution focusing on circuit testing designed for the engineering education market.
Acoustic troubleshooting solution visualizes sound fields in 3D
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
LMS International has introduced a patented acoustic troubleshooting solution, the LMS SoundBrush, designed as a complete tool that enables engineers to map sound propagation around an object and localize acoustic sources.
Tabula's 22nm 2GHz ABAX2 3PLDs set 100G industry benchmarks
Product News  
3/26/2013   5 comments
Tabula sets new industry benchmarks with a suite of 100G programmable solutions based on the company’s ABAX2P series of 3PLD devices.
3-D integration takes spotlight at ISPD
Design How-To  
3/26/2013   2 comments
Xilinx provides more details about its 3-D chip road map at the International Symposium on Physical Design.
Micronas, Synopsys team on automotive design
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
IC supplier Micronas Semiconductor has standardized on Synopsys’ design and verification solutions for automotive applications.
Adafruit's Perma-Proto connection kits for Raspberry Pi prototypers
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Adafruit’s Perma-Proto for Pi Breadboard PCB Kits are 100% compatible with Pi Cobbler.
GPUBoss makes it easier to find and compare the best GPUs
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
New website helps you pick a graphics card using aggregated data and a visual UI.
STMicro makes MEMS Technology available for Prototyping through CMP
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Initiative sets to advance new application developments in motion sensing.
Xilinx extends solutions and support for Avionics apps
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
DO-254 and DO-178 certifiable solutions, SEU mitigation and support allow avionics system designers to reduce certification burden and increase system reliability.
What do Bob Dylan, Woodstock, and Wavy Gravy have to do with Design West?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/25/2013   7 comments
Sometimes the way the world works leaves me gasping with astonishment and delight.
3D physical simulation tools provide superior FinFet predictability
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Fully depleted Silicon on Insulator (SOI) and multi-gate MOSFETs have demonstrated superior electrostatic integrity, tolerance to low channel doping and yet FinFET technologies appear to be the processes du jour for leading semiconductor device and foundry companies…
Graphics to drive TSMC's FinFET process
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Processor IP licensor Imagination is teaming up with foundry TSMC to optimize 16-nm FinFET design flows for mobile performance using PowerVR GPUs.
Yoshida in China: Desperate for baseband, industrial and M&A
Blog  
3/25/2013   2 comments
China’s smartphone market is huge, but it can’t sustain so many China fabless offering similar multicore apps processors.
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink III VX6 platform device
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
QuickLogic's ArcticLink III VX6 supports embedded and external displays from a single processor display output.
How FPGAs are breathing new life into the analog video format
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
Reports of the death of analog video have been greatly exaggerated.
Debugging a reactor
Blog  
3/21/2013   6 comments
What do a computer and a nuclear reactor have in common? Both were brought down small creatures getting into the works...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 20th 2013
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Agilent, ARM, Blue Pearl, CMP, CriticalBlue, Docea, Imec, Global Unichip, Mentor, Newark, Oasys and STMicro made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Xilinx unveils new Zynq-7100 All Programmable SoCs
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
Xilinx extends its Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family to combine the highest performance ARM processor-based analytics, control, and signal processing.
Accellera announces SystemC AMS 2.0 Standard
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
Industry drives extensions to SystemC AMS 2.0 standard for mixed-signal design of electronic systems; Language Reference Manual (LRM) now available.
Altera Cyclone V GT FPGA is compliant for PCIe Gen2 at 5 Gbps
Product News  
3/20/2013   Post a comment
Industry’s only low-power 28nm FPGA in production allows developers to reduce total system costs in PCIe Gen2 applications.
ASML provides litho support to Globalfoundries
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
Lithography equipment supplier is providing computational lithograpy support to foundry for 28- and 20-nm tape outs, and to accelerate development of more advanced nodes, including those based on extreme ultraviolet lithography.
TI introduces Power Factor Correction (PFC) & Digital Power Workshop kits
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
PFC engineers can develop high-voltage and advanced power metering designs and analog power supply designers can easily transition to digital with new TI kit.
SparkFun announces this year's Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/19/2013   2 comments
The ultimate competition for makers, tinkerers, robot enthusiasts, otherwise known as the Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC), is scheduled for June 8, 2013.
What is an EDA startup?
Blog  
3/19/2013   4 comments
When does a startup stop being a startup? According to EDAC that may be when they get acquired...
Book: Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
This blog post is a condensation of a series of posting on EDN about the book Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice, written by Dennis Fitzpatrick…
Propeller beanie design problem: attaching the propeller to the motor
Design How-To  
3/18/2013   14 comments
For CapNet, mounting the beanie-cap's signature propeller to the little DC motor proved to be an interesting challenge.
Are you my third cousin twice removed?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
3/18/2013   21 comments
Have you ever heard the terms "second cousin" and "third cousin" and wondered what they meant?
Embedded vision: Is your smartphone watching you?
Engineering Investigations  
3/18/2013   11 comments
The new Galaxy S4 smartphone from Samsung will be able to use its camera to watch you watching it.
Digital Data Locked Loops – Part 2
Design How-To  
3/18/2013   Post a comment
This design article comes from the book Practical Applications in Digital Signal Processing by Richard Newbold and this is part 2 on the subject of Digital Data Locked Loops
What were they thinking: Patent trolls and restrictions
Blog  
3/15/2013   16 comments
Two things happened to me this week, both related to patents, which make my heart heavy. Patent restrictions and industry acceptance of patent trolls...
Design Competition: "Harlem Shake Detector"
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3/15/2013   Post a comment
Reid Wender from Triad Semiconductor invites us to check out this example circuit and then see if we can do better. This sounds like a challenge to me.
Digital Core Design's tiny UART IP core – DuART
Product News  
3/14/2013   2 comments
DµART, the newest IP Core mastered by Digital Core Design, is one of the tiniest UART IP cores for ASICs/FPGAs available on the market.
Bluespec's new high-speed verification and hybrid prototyping solution for RTL IP
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3/14/2013   Post a comment
Semu desktop emulation delivers emulation speeds at simulation prices.
Bluespec announces emulation for simulation prices
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3/14/2013   Post a comment
Bluespec is introducing a high-speed verification and hybrid prototyping solution for RTL IP that they claim eliminates many of the problems of FPGA prototypes at simulation prices…
The Rise Of Embedded Vision
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/13/2013   4 comments
Embedded vision is everywhere around us, including industrial automation, surveillance, automotive safety systems, medical devices, and the hottest kids’ toys.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 13th 2013
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Aldec, Asygn, Cadence, EMA, GreenPlug, HDL, IAR, Mathworks, Mentor, Pulsic, Rambus and Renesas made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Tensilica acquisition to accelerate Cadence core strategy
News & Analysis  
3/13/2013   6 comments
Analysts are giving Cadence a cautious thumbs up as it moves into a future of integrated IP and tools for EDA.
Collaborative Advantage: Open source leads multimedia convergence
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3/12/2013   Post a comment
One of the main themes at CES this year was the battle for the living room and multimedia convergence. Collaborative software development can actually lead innovation trends…
Am I easily pleased, or easily fooled?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
3/12/2013   16 comments
It's the little things that tell you when designers simply don’t have a clue.
ST and Thingsquare team to advance easy-to-use Internet of Things (IoT)
Product News  
3/12/2013   Post a comment
Thingsquare Mist is a game-changing software system that brings true Internet-connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Cadence guns for Synopsys with Tensilica buy
Design How-To  
3/12/2013   6 comments
Acquisition, valued at $380 million, pits EDA rivals against one another in silicon IP market.
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