Video: Hover car concept lifts off The Engineering Life - Around the Web 5/29/2012 17 comments In 2011, Volkswagen launched its "People’s Car" project, soliciting ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could be made into reality.
Video: Indy 500 pit boss talks tires News & Analysis 5/27/2012 Post a comment We get down and dirty in the pits at the Indy 500, where we learn how 0.5 increments of tire pressure can make or break a race, how many laps a driver can go on one set of wheels, and how far rival tire makers will go to steal another firm's secrets.
EDA to private equity, part 2 Blog 5/25/2012 1 comment The author attempts to answer a number of reoccurring questions from readers following his recent post suggesting that EDA firms would be better off in the hands of private equity firms.
Managing change Blog 5/25/2012 4 comments Entrepreneurs and seasoned executives need to learn to expect, plan for and manage change.
Bioplastics - cleaner world or bigger mess? Blog 5/24/2012 6 comments With energy resources dwindling and "sustainability" becoming a must-have word in the lexicon of almost every company in the developed world, the debate over the use of cleaner materials is intensifying, especially when it comes to plastic.
Aart de Geus on job sharing Semi Conscious 5/24/2012 Post a comment Does the fact that Aart de Geus suddenly has company at the top of Synopsys' org chart mean he's laying the groundwork for his retirement?
Gearing Up for DAC – Above RTL Social Mania 5/22/2012 2 comments This is the second in the series of what to see at DAC blogs. It includes listing about the demos that companies will be showing in the area of design above RTL…
FPGA testing for DO-254 compliance Design How-To 5/22/2012 1 comment This article describes key challenges that can be encountered when verifying FPGA pin-level requirements during board-level testing under DO-254 guidelines.
Applications and Use of Stage-based OCV Design How-To 5/21/2012 Post a comment Stage-based OCV derate tables are a systematic correction to liberty timing models to account for on chip process variation. Stage-based OCV can be used in timing and optimization tools as a fast approximation for statistical timing giving better – more accurate results...
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.