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Sonics and ARM craft agreement
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
ARM has taken a license to the Sonics interconnect patent portfolio and they will work together on power management...
STMicro adds new MCU to STM32F4 Series
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4/30/2013   1 comment
The STM32F401 is the entry-level MCU in STMicro’s high-performance STM32F4 series featuring the ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit/DSP core.
PhD student monitors patients with Parkinson's Disease
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4/30/2013   1 comment
I just heard about a really interesting project being undertaken by Georgia Tech PhD student Teresa Sanders.
Atmel introduces ultra-low-power single-chip touch controller for screens up to 15.6”
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Next-generation maXTouch T series brings high-performance adaptive architecture and intuitive user interface solutions including maXStylus and maXFusion.
Microchip expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 portfolio
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4/30/2013   2 comments
Flexible LIN portfolio complies with global automotive standards; combines eXtreme low power consumption, high robustness, reliability, and integration.
Parasitic extraction in the age of double-patterning
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
Addressing new extraction accuracy, complexity, and computational requirements at 20 nm and below...
Video: Propeller beanies put Design West in a spin
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4/29/2013   2 comments
People were clamoring to attend the free training sessions so as to receive their own wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Book excerpt: Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
The primary subject of this book is Signal Integrity and the book starts at the very beginning with introductory text about components and physics...
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
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4/29/2013   2 comments
This is the first half of a book chapter written by Douglas Brooks that explores the subject of Electromagnetic Interference...
What were they thinking: Drink your dinner leftovers
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4/26/2013   10 comments
What to do with the dinner leftovers? Well, with this patent you may be able to turn them into a healthy drink...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – April 24th 2013
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
ARM, Aspen Labs, CEVA, Corelis, Digi-Key, EDAC, IC Manage and Mouser made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Ohm’s Law iPhone app helps back-solve electrical power calculations
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
Cressall Resistors is usually associated with heavy engineering but the company also has software engineering expertise in-house, the first fruit of which is an iPhone app for solving Ohm's Law.
Mentor claims SW teams will not buy modified HW tools
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4/23/2013   1 comment
When software and hardware people come together there are always interesting differences. Mentor believes that SW folk will not buy modified HW tools…
Microchip expands embedded wireless portfolio with new Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee offerings
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
Expansion includes PIC32 Bluetooth Digital Audio Kit, feature-rich Wi-Fi modules, IEEE 802.15.4 and proprietary radio, and XBee-compatible Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules.
Altera announces new Cyclone V SoC development kit
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4/22/2013   3 comments
Available for ordering now, new kit Includes Altera SoC EDS featuring ARM DS-5 Altera Edition toolkit.
FinFET challenges and solutions – custom, digital, and signoff
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
FinFETs pose some design challenges, especially for custom/analog designers. 16/14nm FinFET processes will require some changes to custom/analog and digital implementation flows, as well as parasitic extraction and signoff…
Meet a bacon chef at Design West 2013
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4/19/2013   4 comments
Well, it seems that my "My Cup Runneth Over" on the bacon front, and it's not often you'll hear me say that...
Grasp the critical issues for a functioning JESD204B interface
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4/19/2013   3 comments
The high-speed converter serial standard has some advanced characteristics; what can you do to get it up and running?
What were they thinking: An engine that consumes its own exhaust
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4/19/2013   4 comments
You could say this patent is a blast from the past, but would it work today?
Symtavision adds Ethernet timing analysis to SymTA/S
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4/19/2013   Post a comment
Symtavision has added Ethernet timing analysis to its SymTA/S tool for the design and verification of embedded real-time systems.
I'd give my right * for that!
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4/18/2013   10 comments
When I'm writing, I often like to include quotes and relevant phrases, but sometimes the words I'm looking for are on the tip of my...
Content in the home
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
It seems as if I have been wanting, and waiting for good solutions to home media for many years now and the suppliers are still failing to deliver. Some progress has been made…
FPGAs offer cost-effective, flexible solutions for remote radio heads
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Adding remote radio heads, which rely on local or cloud-based baseband processing, is one approach that allows network expansion without adding additional base station servers.
Where's your inefficiency?
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
How do you actually determine the sources of power use and loss in your design?
Xilinx, the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit, and DESIGN West 2013
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Presentations and demonstrations highlight combination of SoC silicon, tools, and IP resulting in smarter embedded vision solutions.
Max is on the bacon train … and it’s not slowing down
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4/17/2013   3 comments
A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would care to host and moderate a "Shop Talk" session at Design West 2013, but there was one small problem...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – April 17th 2013
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Altera, ARM, Atrenta, Flexras, Forte, Gold Standard, Hardent, Jasper, Semico, Space Codesign, Symtavision, Synopsys and TSMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Microchip’s MASTERs Conference for embedded-control engineers
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Conference to be held August 19-24, 2013 at Phoenix Resort; Classes available for all experience levels, from beginner to expert.
Freescale Freedom dev platform for Kinetis K20 MCU available from Premier Farnell
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Arduino compatible with more power and functionality, the FRDM-K20D50M is the newest member of the Freedom Development Platform family.
DAC – here we come – time to SKY
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
There are several changes being made to the DAC program this year and I spoke with Yervant Zorian about them. Today we learn about the SKY talks…
ARM Keil RTX RTOS offers ‘tickless’ power-saving mode on Energy Micro EFM32 Cortex-M MCUs
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4/16/2013   1 comment
The free Keil RTX real-time operating system, optimized for ARM Cortex-M devices, is now available in Energy Micro’s Simplicity Studio tool suite with additional ultra-low power mode.
I just survived a Hawaiian shirt catastrophe
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/16/2013   19 comments
Sometime in the wee hours of this morning, whilst I was happily snoozing away, the most humongous sound rattled our house.
TI's new Tiva C Series ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs for connected applications
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4/15/2013   3 comments
New Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs are in production today and offer connectivity and sensor aggregation, along with tools and software for development.
Riddle me this…
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4/15/2013   18 comments
A strange experience in the kitchen leaves me pondering the hidden mysteries that surround us…
Altera acquires TPACK; expands OTN solution capabilities
News & Analysis  
4/15/2013   1 comment
TPACK delivers complete FPGA-based OTN (optical transport network) products targeting packet and optical networking equipment suppliers.
Stitch and ship no longer viable
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4/15/2013   Post a comment
The stitch and ship methodology for system-level verification is leading to increased numbers of costly failures. The answer is scenario models that define how outcomes can be satisfied within a system…
The Internet of Things: Boon or Bane of Society?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/12/2013   15 comments
On Tuesday April 23 at Design West 2013, I will be hosting and moderating a "Shop Talk" session on the Internet of Things (IoT) from 7:00 to 8:00am.
FPGA-based image sensor extender reference design from Lattice
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Low-cost solution uses inexpensive twisted-pair cable to separate image sensors up to eight meters from image signal processors.
Maximizing floating-point processing in 20nm FPGAs
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
One talk I really want to attend at Design West is on floating-point processing in FPGAs…
There's a Dru just for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
I'm always amazed by the ways in which folks can take something relatively boring and "jazz it up".
Your FREE Design West Expo Pass is waiting for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Even if you cannot persuade your company to shell out for an All Access Pass, you can still signup for a Free Expo Only Pass that is worth its weight in gold!
In-house layout goes the way of home-grown EDA
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4/12/2013   10 comments
Jack Harding, CEO of eSilicon, argues that the end to in-house IC layout may be in sight. The knowledge and manpower required to address the complexity of the task makes it an appropriate case for separation from logical design. , due to the complexity, learning curve, peak-load labor requirements and alternative use of manpower required for it.
What were they thinking: stimulus coverage
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4/12/2013   3 comments
Constrained random stimulus generation is wasteful and misguided and when coupled with poorly devised coverage metrics gives a false sense of security. This patent makes the situation worse…
Video: Victorian Steampunk Radiation Suitcase
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/11/2013   5 comments
This little beauty is equipped with the most sophisticated radiation protection known to Victorian science...
Increased functional safety is a 'Must Have' in networked embedded designs
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
Some systems require extraordinary safety and reliability to eliminate, as much as possible, failures that can result in dramatic financial losses or loss of life.
Pass me a tube of Gravity Glue!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2013   11 comments
My friend Jack Olson just sent me an email pointing me toward the most AMAZING images…
Altera demos industry’s first QPI 1.1 FPGA Home Agent for enhanced server capabilities
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
Demo features Stratix V FPGA configured to extend co-processing for Intel processors.
Accelerate DSP design productivity with All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs
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4/10/2013   1 comment
I just received news about a whitepaper and video…
Collaborative advantage: OpenPDK releases ESD design spec; IRPS 2013
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
The OpenPDK Coalition at Si2 has released an important specification on electro-static discharge (ESD) design best practices to improve reliability for integrated circuits, particularly at advanced process nodes…
Imperas offers 'fast' model of Cortex-A7 processor core
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4/10/2013   1 comment
EDA company offers virtual prototyping models of little Cortex-A7 as well as big Cortex-A15 cores based on its code transformation technology.
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