Modeling and Simulating Magnetoresistive Sensors in Automobiles Design How-To 6/30/2008 Post a comment Electronics and in particular, sensor technology, have made a decisive contribution to advances in the automobile as a means of accessing vehicles and interacting with its surroundings. The Magnetoresistive Effect supports a variety of sensor applications in automobiles. Since their first use in thin-film technology 30 years ago, MR-sensors have constantly captured new fields of application in magnetic field measurement.
Autodesk ends interest in bid for Flomerics News & Analysis 6/27/2008 Post a comment Autodesk will not pursue its interest in simulation software group Flomerics (Hampton Court, England) leaving the field clear again for Mentor Graphics, who has a 29 percent stake in the British company and who has made several bids to take control.
Single Flow for Interconnecting IP Design How-To 6/20/2008 Post a comment While, suppliers of Interconnect Matrix components provide complex architectures for hardware, the SoC team is also responsible for producing other associated design view outputs such as documentation and code for software development, test and verification.
Commentary: Cadence-Mentor: facts vs. emotions Blog 6/19/2008 2 comments Cadence Design Systems Inc.'s offer for Mentor Graphics is generating strong emotions in the electronic design automation market but Mentor Graphics' directors must base their final decision on the financial merits and disadvantages of the offer.
Analyst: Cadence/Mentor merger 'a bad idea' News & Analysis 6/17/2008 1 comment Cadence Design Systems is under pressure and may lose its top spot in the electronic design automation sector, but its proposed $1.6 billion merger with Mentor Graphics is "a really bad idea," said a veteran EDA analyst.
Cadence bids to buy Mentor Graphics News & Analysis 6/17/2008 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced it has submitted a proposal to the board of directors of Mentor Graphics Corp. to acquire Mentor Graphics for $16.00 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at $1.6 billion.
Multithreading threatens to unravel beyond 45 nm News & Analysis 6/16/2008 2 comments The EDA industry is having second thoughts about whether adding multithreading capabilities to design automation tools is the best way to exploit multicore systems. "Threads are dead," Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst for Gary Smith EDA, said at the Design Automation Conference.
EDA still software-challenged News & Analysis 6/12/2008 Post a comment For the third consecutive year, Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst for Gary Smith EDA, emphasized at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) that embedded software development is the biggest challenge in system-on-chip design.
Mentor forms design-to-silicon unit News & Analysis 6/11/2008 1 comment Seeking to drive the integration of its three platforms, Mentor Graphics Corp. has merged several offerings into a single design-to-silicon division.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...