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...
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments