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).
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.