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What were they thinking: Overly complex design
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/31/2013   12 comments
I think Wile E. Coyote was the kind of person who created many of the patents I find to write about in my “what were they thinking” series. You know what I mean – those absurdly complicated gadgets...
Video: Funny magic trick
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/31/2013   Post a comment
I just ran across a video on YouTube (where else) billed as "Easily the funniest magic trick I've ever seen!" So, of course, I had to take a look…
QuickLogic’s "CUB" system provides easy eval of ArcticLink III VX for customer designs
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
Multi-function boards support all variants of the ArcticLink III VX and BX families; provides fast and easy prototyping and compatibility testing.
Production availability of SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs from Microsemi
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
Microsemi has announced the availability of its first production-qualified SmartFusion2 System-on-Chip FPGAs, the M2S050 and M2S050T.
Avnet Electronics Marketing releases production-grade ZedBoard
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
Production-grade ZedBoard is the industry’s first development kit to offer production silicon of the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Lattice’s latest design software allows designers to derive big benefits from tiny FPGAs
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
Lattice Diamond v2.2 and iCEcube2 (v2013-03) tools provide access to innovative, compact, low-power FPGA solutions.
Blending furiously
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/28/2013   10 comments
I've been playing with the Image Blender app on my iPad, and I have to say that it is a LOT of fun.
Intel invests in Irish R&D
News & Analysis  
5/28/2013   10 comments
Intel is investing $1.5 million in the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork to help collaboration in R&D in photonics, microsystems and nanoelectronics.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Donny
Blog  
5/24/2013   24 comments
A couple of evenings ago, I went to see Crosby, Stills, and Nash in a live concert – it was BRILLIANT!!!
Improving power consumption in NFC and HF RFID card detection systems
Design How-To  
5/24/2013   Post a comment
How to extend battery life in NFC/RFID applications through the use of an improved card detection method.
What were they thinking: Confessing to an apparition
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/24/2013   3 comments
This is an interesting patent in that it has some sensible elements and some that are are totally crazy...
Penetration of Verification IP
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5/23/2013   Post a comment
How does the market for verification IP compare to design IP...
DRC debugging challenges in AMS/custom designs at 20 nm
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5/23/2013   Post a comment
The traditional DRC verification flow used by custom layout designers simply can't provide the needed level of productivity when debugging DRC results at advanced nodes.
Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
Design How-To  
5/23/2013   28 comments
Here we find a collection of interviews with some of Atmel's finest Geeks, who reveal all they know about life, the universe, and everything…
Semi market contracted in 2012
Blog  
5/22/2013   Post a comment
According to IDC, the semiconductor market contracted 2.2% last year although larger companies saw bigger losses...
Collaborative Advantage: OpenDFM achieves production status
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
The OpenDFM standard has achieved production support status for process nodes down to 28nm, and development support through 20nm…
TI expands ecosystem for MSP430 Capacitive Touch solutions
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
End-to-end portfolio allows developers to quickly and easily create capacitive touch designs that replace mechanical buttons.
Cadence launches massively parallel timing tool to speed SoC design
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has launched a new static timing analysis and closure tool designed to run on passively parallel hardware and enable SoC developers to speed timing closure and move chip designs to fabrication quickly.
Mega-cool Image Blender app for the iPad
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/22/2013   1 comment
This is a simple and clean iPhone and iPad app with a single purpose – blending multiple images together.
Cypress releases latest version of PSoC Designer IDE
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
Cypress’s Version 5.4 includes more than 40 new or enhanced user modules to drop into designs and multiple new features to increase ease-of-use and customization.
ARM TechCon 2013 – Call for Papers Now Open
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/22/2013   Post a comment
Now in its seventh year, ARM TechCon is ranked one of the top three critical events in the embedded sector.
Your chance to win an Exploration & Discovery experience and go behind the scenes at NASA!
Blog  
5/21/2013   3 comments
Littelfuse's Speed2Design Exploration & Discovery program brings engineers behind-the-scenes at NASA's Ames Research and Johnson Space Centers.
Mega-cool Camera Lucida app for the iPad
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/21/2013   5 comments
Initially I assumed that this app was for drawing on the iPad screen … I was so wrong!
Microchip expands 8-bit PIC MCU portfolio with intelligent analog
Product News  
5/21/2013   1 comment
MCU features complementary output generator, op-amp, and 9-bit DAC, increasing overall system capabilities while reducing costs.
EFM32 "Wonder Gecko" with ARM Cortex-M4 and FPU
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5/21/2013   Post a comment
Energy Micro combines floating point and extreme low leakage technology to achieve longest battery lifetime in portable applications.
Preparing for DAC: Technical panels
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5/21/2013   Post a comment
There are eight panels at DAC this year. Which ones should you attend?
Altera Stratix V GX FPGAs achieve PCIe Gen3 compliance
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5/21/2013   Post a comment
New Altera DMA reference design for Stratix V and PCIe Gen3 solutions now available.
QuickLogic's camera I/F solution for TI's ARM MCUs & Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
Ready-to-use solution enables developers to take advantage of Android ecosystem; supports BeagleBone open source hardware platform and QuickLogic Camera Cape.
Achieving inner peace
Blog  
5/20/2013   7 comments
What does it take to always be cheerful, to ignore aches and pains, to relax without alcohol, and to sleep without the aid of drugs?
Aldec's Spec-TRACER for safety-critical FPGA & ASIC designs
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
Spec-TRACER provides requirements lifecycle management for FPGA and ASIC designs for use in safety-critical industries like avionics, automotive, industrial, and nuclear.
Video: Dancing Lego
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
5/20/2013   Post a comment
This video involves a Raspberry Pi, five servos, and a bunch of Lego…
Just in the nick of Tempus
Blog  
5/20/2013   Post a comment
Cadence has introduced a new signoff timing simulator that introduces multi-core path-based analysis that they say will provide a 10X performance increase and 3% reduction in pessimism…
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Pt 2
Design How-To  
5/20/2013   8 comments
Electromagnetic Interference is a problem that has to be dealt with otherwise it can provide for some unexpected behaviors...
What were they thinking: exhibiting at DAC
Blog  
5/17/2013   10 comments
Every year there are new companies exhibiting at DAC and we all know that most of them will not be back. Here are two very likely candidates for that list…
Rapid progress in silicon photonics standards
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Silicon photonics sees exciting developments, such as enabling data infrastructure to support codesign of electronics and microphotonics devices in the design tool flow.
How much of the chip does IP fill?
Blog  
5/16/2013   1 comment
How much content does it take to maker a chip unique? Maybe less than you think.
All eyes on Zynq SoC for smarter vision
Design How-To  
5/16/2013   5 comments
The Zynq All Programmable SoC, in tandem with new Xilinx tools and IP, forms the foundation for the next generation of embedded vision products.
The awesome majesty of the universe
Blog  
5/15/2013   18 comments
A recent science program on the television completely blew me away…
Altera & Enpirion – great things to come
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
I just had a briefing with the folks from Altera and Enpirion, and things are starting to make a lot more sense…
Taiwan: Microelectronics expertise widens
Design How-To  
5/15/2013   4 comments
Taiwan, long recognized for design automation, is pioneering innovations in human-computer interaction, medical electronics and resolution of pressing social issues with novel semiconductors.
Memory IP startup pursues FinFET, FDSOI processes
Design How-To  
5/15/2013   Post a comment
Startup is developing physical IP for geometries at 20-nm and below with an initial focus on SRAM structures for implementation in FinFET and FDSOI processes.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – May 15th 2013
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
Real Intent, Synopsys and Yamaha made the lineup today. See here for their news…
EDA in the Cloud: OneSpin says your design is secure
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
OneSpin has a new offering that makes your design secure even while utilizing Cloud services…
Was I just talking to an artificial intelligence?
Blog  
5/14/2013   18 comments
This may sound a little crazy, but I seriously think I may have just had my first conversation with an artificial intelligence.
Cat in a shark suit riding a Roomba and chasing a duck
Blog  
5/14/2013   7 comments
Just when you thought you'd seen it all…
Altera to acquire power technology innovator Enpirion
Product News  
5/14/2013   Post a comment
Altera's acquisition of Enpirion will allow them to deliver breakthrough power solutions for FPGAs; these solutions will reduce power and form factor and simplify system design.
Atrenta’s Ajoy Bose: 2nd rising of EDA
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5/14/2013   Post a comment
This is the second part of an interview conducted with Ajoy Bose, CEO of Atrenta. He talks about EDA in the past and the future...
Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
Design How-To  
5/14/2013   5 comments
Texas Instruments upgrades micromirror development tool for higher brigtness, higher resolution embedded applications, including measurement for 3-D printing.
MCU functionalities change for ISO 26262 safety standard
Design How-To  
5/14/2013   Post a comment
Functional safety is becoming more and more relevant for electrical and/or electronic systems in the automotive domain through the ever increasing benefits of electronic control. Freescale Semiconductor explains how state-of-the-art MCUs support current safety standards.
Intilop, Altera deliver unprecedented sub-microsecond full system latency
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Intilop showcase hyper performance FPGA-NIC system solutions using Altera's Stratix V FPGAs on Nallatech board.
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