Gray Code Fundamentals – Part 4
Design How-To 6/29/2011 7 comments
In this, the fourth installment of our mini-series, we take a look at generating sub-2^n Gray code count sequences comprising *consecutive values*
The interface roadblock
Blog 6/28/2011 1 comment
Interface – verb: Interact with (another system, person, organization, etc); noun: A point where two systems, subjects, organizations, etc., meet and interact.
Running around in ever-decreasing circles…
Blog 6/23/2011 4 comments
I tell you, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do all of the fun things that need to be done – so now I’m running around in ever-decreasing circles shouting “Don’t panic! Don’t Panic!”
I feel like a fool…
Blog 6/17/2011 6 comments
Here’s an old joke that usually gets a laugh. When someone says “I feel like a fool,” you should immediately reply, “So do I, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day?”
Gray Code Fundamentals – Part 3
Design How-To 6/17/2011 1 comment
The term Gray code is typically used to refer to a binary sequence in which only a single bit changes value when transitioning between adjacent states.
AWR 2011 enhancements offer design sharing
Product News 6/17/2011 Post a comment
AWR 2011 adds new features and productivity enhancements to every product in the suite, including Microwave Office™ high-frequency design software, AXIEM® 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) analysis software, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) communication system design and optimization software, and Analog Office® RFIC design software.
Adapteva gets multi-core programming boost
Research 6/17/2011 1 comment
ET International Inc., a developer of software for many-core processor systems, has announced that Adapteva Inc. has selected its SWARM runtime machine to run on the Epiphany multicore processor.
ARM buys Texas processor verification firm
News & Analysis 6/17/2011 8 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has acquired Obsidian Software Inc., a privately held company that has been providing processor verification products, verification consulting and training services to processor designers since 1997.
The inventor of the bagpipes…
Blog 6/15/2011 7 comments
I had a rather interesting time yesterday evening, because I was invited to give a presentation on the use of social media to a group of inventors in Birmingham, Alabama.
A prediction ahead of its time?
Blog 6/15/2011 3 comments
Weeks before DAC this year, I made the bold prediction that this would be the year in which the FPGA-based prototyping woke up from its sleepy position.
ESC Silicon Valley Virtual Event
Blog 6/15/2011 Post a comment
Sad to relate, I didn’t manage to attend ESC Silicon Valley this year (it was on May 2–5), but I just heard that UBM Electronics is offering a virtual version of this event…
AMD-authored OpenCL textbook due in August
Research 6/15/2011 1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has collaborated with Northeastern University on the preparation of a book entitled Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL that is due to be published by Morgan Kaufmann in August 2011.
Court finds for AWR over ZTE in piracy case
News & Analysis 6/14/2011 4 comments
In a landmark ruling, a U.S. federal court found that China’s ZTE is liable for its employees using an unauthorized key code to access and use software marketed by high-frequency EDA vendor AWR.
Qualcomm buys LiquidCell IP firm
News & Analysis 6/10/2011 3 comments
Qualcomm Inc.has agreed to acquire all the assets of Rapid Bridge LLC (San Diego, Calif.) inventor of a novel way of putting down IP cores that provides for configurability in just a few metal layers. The purchase price has not been disclosed.
Enhancing simulation studies with 3D animation
Design How-To 6/8/2011 Post a comment
This article describes the use of 3D animation in simulation-centric workflows to augment early verification activities, such as those used in Model-Based Design. The evolution of technology and domain specialization in the simulation and 3D graphics fields presents several challenges for using 3D animation in simulation-centric studies. A set of examples illustrates how to meet these challenges.
Who Woz that masked man?
Blog 6/7/2011 3 comments
It’s day #2 of DAC 2011 and I have to say that I’m having a wonderful time, not the least that yesterday I got to meet “The Woz” (Steve Wozniak – the co-founder of Apple Computers).