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Samsung tapes out Gigahertz+ ARM Cortex-A15 processor
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
Hardened core used in industry's first ARM Cortex-A15 processor-based SoC for mobile computing devices.
Power 108: Powering forward
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
In this blog, we take a look at where people think power will be in three years and ten years time. What do you think?
Hierarchical methods for power intent specification
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
The intent of this design article is to provide a comprehensive tutorial on both the value of and the “how to” in using a hierarchical low-power design methodology...
PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool
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4/29/2012   3 comments
PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
Check out MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/27/2012   Post a comment
I just received an email from Sherry Huss, who is Maker-in-Chief over at Make Magazine and Maker Faire.
Engineer down! Someone needs our help!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/27/2012   33 comments
I just received an email from someone who we will call Dave (because that's his name). Dave says...
Win a trip to the Indy 500
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4/27/2012   6 comments
Circuit-protection maker Littelfuse is sending five engineers to the big Memorial Day race.
A/D Converter -> FPGA -> D/A Converter: The JESD204/A/B Standard – “Where the rubber meets the road”
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4/27/2012   10 comments
JESD204B will create opportunities for a wide range of data-crunching systems that require high throughput and on-the-fly processing flexibility.
Power modules without a baseplate: a reliable and cost-effective solution
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
Understand the differences in performance, reliability, and cost of using a non-baseplate power module
Xilinx unveils vivado design suite for the next decade of 'All Programmable' devices
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4/27/2012   2 comments
State-of-the-art EDA technologies and methods underlie a new tool suite that will radically improve design productivity and quality of results...
A modeling approach for power integrity simulation in 3D-IC designs
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
Designing reliable three-dimensional (3D) system-on-chips (SoCs) is extremely complex, and critical for the next level of integration in silicon design…
ARM TechCon 2012 – Call for abstracts closes on Friday 27 April 27 2012
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
This year's ARM TechCon will be held October 30 – November 1, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Google drive: I wish I could drive them out of town!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/26/2012   21 comments
Google continues to make unreasonable claims with content on the Internet. Once the heroes of the Internet, they have turned into the “evil empire”…
CAST’s Talos eval kits help designers choose the best MCU Cores
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4/26/2012   1 comment
Talos Series Evaluation Kits are part of the full line of microcontroller and processor IP cores available through and supported by CAST
Book excerpt: Signal and power integrity – simplified (second edition) - part 2
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
This book offers a framework for understanding the electrical properties of interconnects and materials that apply across the entire hierarchy…
Book excerpt: Power integrity for I/O interfaces: with signal integrity/power integrity co-design Part 4
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
The power to signal coupling noise can get amplified due to the channel effects and resonances. This, in turn, gets translated into jitter at the receiver…
LSI, Xilinx, Cadence beat estimates
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4/26/2012   2 comments
Chip vendors LSI and Xilinx and design automation software provider Cadence Design Systems reported quarterly results that exceeded analysts' expectations and offered guidance that was also better than expected.
Improve real-time-control system performance by 5x with these MCUs from TI
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4/25/2012   2 comments
New C compiler, motor control software library, and system examples expand access to integrated floating-point CLA co-processor for innovative, custom motor control designs.
Energy Micro unveils *giant* starter kits
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko in full volume production for memory-hungry and energy-efficient applications
MPSOC'12 advanced registration open until May 11th
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
MPSoC'12 will be held on July 9-13, 2012 at Chateau Montebello Québec, Canada
Emulation market growing. Mentor ups the ante.
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
The emulation market is growing and Mentor wants a bigger piece of the pie. It hopes the new Crystal2 chip will do just that along with VirtuaLAB…
Power 107: Power Delivery Networks
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4/25/2012   1 comment
Optimizing power in a chip is one thing, but you still have to get power to where power is needed and that is the difficult job of the power delivery network…
2012 will be the year of power, again
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
It is up to the tool vendors to find ways to allow design teams to consistently improve quality of results (QoR) in multiple dimensions, including power…
Synopsys extends HAPS FPGA-based debug visibility by 100X
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
New HAPS Deep Trace Debug dramatically increases signal tracing capacity in FPGA-based prototypes
Second generation for FPGA software
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4/25/2012   7 comments
Today, Xilinx is launching their Vivado Design Suite, heralding the second generation of tools for programmable systems…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Apr 25th
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
Symtavision, I love DAC, Mentor, ResearchandMarkets, Renesas, Si2, IPextreme and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Book Review: The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/25/2012   2 comments
This is like no other Zombie book I ever read.The ending was completely unexpected and left me gasping.
Flexible op amp design tool slashes product development time
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
Intersil has launched a highly flexible op amp design tool that it says will help slash the development time of new embedded products.
Xilinx unveils Vivado Design Suite for the next decade of ‘All-Programmable’ devices
Product News  
4/24/2012   8 comments
This IP and system-centric tool suite is built from the ground up to accelerate programmable systems integration and implementation by up to 4X.
DCD's D16950 UART core for FPGAs and ASICs/SoCs
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
All in one UART core with IRDA onboard is one of the most advanced and flexible UART cores available.
What's the best (and worst) name for a politician?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/24/2012   28 comments
My mind is currently spinning along thinking up good names for politicians, like...
GainSpan Wi-Fi reference design code for TI MSP430
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Reference design offers easy Wi-Fi connectivity and access to extended capabilities; designers can take advantage of networking features not readily available on the market.
High-sigma Monte Carlo meta-simulator for memory design
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Meta-simulator solution provides accurate, scalable and verifiable analysis and design solutions for memory chips.
Algotochip – part tools, part service
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4/24/2012   4 comments
Algotochip is a startup that has been around since 2009 and is a tool developer and service company, but they have no plans to sell their tools…
Achronix announces new 22nm Speedster22i FPGAs
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4/24/2012   1 comment
Achronic announces two new FPGA families at the 22nm node: the synchronous high-density (HD) Family and the asynchronous high-performance (HP) family.
In search of a power model
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Last April, at EDP 2011, I began a search for a power model. Power models existed but they were for high performance, GHz based designs...
Book excerpt: Power Integrity Analysis and Management for Integrated Circuits Part 2
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Minimization of power and energy consumption through supply voltage reduction, a fundamental approach, depends directly on knowing the level of power supply noise…
Book excerpt: Power Integrity Modeling and Design for Semiconductors and Systems Part 4
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Managing the transient current supplied to the integrated circuit at gigahertz frequencies is one of the biggest challenges faced by the semiconductor industry...
Startup claims 'Holy Grail' of SoC design
News & Analysis  
4/23/2012   23 comments
Startup Algotochip claims to have achieved the Holy Grail of chip design: the ability to create complete system-on-chip designs from a C-code specification and test stimulus vectors in eight to 16 weeks.
Technology you want to hit: the interactive punching bag
Design How-To  
4/23/2012   3 comments
A team of summer interns at the Open University develops an interactive punching bag to optimize stress reduction, relaxation, and mood improvement.
EE Times updates Silicon 60 list of emerging startups
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4/23/2012   1 comment
EE Times has updated its list of 60 notable emerging startup companies to version 13.0 with the inclusion of 18 companies.
The best book on Fuzzy Logic?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/23/2012   36 comments
I'm looking for a book from which I can get a good grip on Fuzzy Logic – sufficient to allow me to capture and implement a simple algorithm on an MCU or in an FPGA.
Power related papers – DVCon 2012
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4/23/2012   Post a comment
There were several papers presented at DVCon this year that had to do with power. This contains a synopsis of each and download links…
Microsemi announces 10,000th radiation-tolerant RTAX-S/SL FPGA shipment
News & Analysis  
4/23/2012   1 comment
Commemorating 55 years in space, Microsemi will present at an upcoming forum sponsored by the Aerospace Corporation, a federally-funded R&D center
Adobe Photoshop CS6
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/23/2012   6 comments
I got a preview of the latest version of Photoshop the other day and I have to say I am impressed, but this blog will be controversial...
Power 106: Verification
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4/23/2012   Post a comment
Power adds another layer of complexity which has to be verified and requires additional tool support...
Eeeek! Microchip Technology acquires roving networks
News & Analysis  
4/20/2012   3 comments
This acquisition expands Microchip’s wireless offerings with additional embedded WiFi capabilities and new Bluetooth connectivity options for PIC microcontrollers
How to build a successful software technology company
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
The first in a series of conversations will outline the critical milestones which must be conquered to take a start-up from early stages to a strong, growing, sustainable business.
Algotronix releases MACsec product to secure Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
You need cryptographic IP cores for your FPGA products? The folks from Algotronix have the solutions…
Design for power methodology
Design How-To  
4/20/2012   2 comments
Rising complexity and chip-level power management techniques make power integrity analysis from chip-to-package-to-system essential…
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