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MAS approach optimizes WiMAX networks
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Building on top of baseline approaches that utilize the time and frequency dimensions, MAS processing includes a multitude of techniques that exploit the "spatial" dimension of the wireless signal.
Surveying the hardware-assisted verification landscape
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
The results of a survey taken during DAC on hardware-assisted verification trends.
Engineer pitches $12 recorder at digital divide
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Literacy Bridge, a non-profit agency, has designed a $12 digital audio recorder to help teach reading in some of the world's poorest countries—and it wants help designing a $5 version of the system.
India targets $10 laptop
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
India's Ministry of Human Resources Development will seek to develop a very-low-cost access, low-power device designed to link Indian technology and other institutes.
Mentor Graphics delivers CHS 2008.1
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
The 2008.1 release of Mentor's CHS design software provides electrical simulation functionality inherently within the core Capital Logic and Capital Integrator tools.
Cadence reports poor results
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Second Quarter 2008 results from Cadence create doubts on the strength of the EDA sector in the immediate future.
Software Defined Silicon development kit accelerates electronic design
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The XS1-G development kit from XMOS provides everything needed to develop a wide range of applications using the XS1-G4 programmable device.
Portable medical apps challenge low-power quest
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The demands for extended battery life, sufficient computational capability and a flexible man-machine interface (MMI) require the use of a DSP subsystem that is high-performance (both in terms of computation and signal conversion capabilities), ultra-low-power and flexible.
Viewpoint: Boost verification accuracy with low-power assertions
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Low-power designs have raised the bar on the verification effort, writes Krishna Balachandran of Synopsys.
Prototyping with the Spartan-3A DSP starter platform
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Here's how to use the EXP expansion interface to quickly prototype video, communications, and other applications on Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGAs.
High schoolers get First taste of engineering challenges
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The First for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (First) Robotics Competition immerses high-school students in the engineering realities of meeting project objectives while coping with trade-offs, timelines and constraints.
Pay TV set-tops: How does IPTV stack up?
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Internet Protocol TV has gotten a lot of press in the past year, with new systems arriving globally and with recently launched systems achieving strong subscriber growth.
Commentary: The creative computer
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
In an issue of the French magazine La Nature dated June 7, 1890, I found an article about a competition for the design of a tower for the Paris World Exhibition in 1889.
Commentary: This just in--Crisis mongering reaches crisis proportions!
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems as if both the number and intensity of proclaimed "imminent" or "looming" crisis warnings are rising.
Pleo evolves on four legs and two ARMs
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Following in the pawprints of the Sony Aibo, released in June 1999, the Ugobe Pleo dinosaur pet robot is the most recent incarnation of a learning and evolving personal robotic toy.
AdaCore develops GNAT Pro for RTX
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
AdaCore's product brings Ada to RTX for real-time development on Windows.
MEMS shrinks mobile devices
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Out-of-the-box thinking is clearly needed if mobile phone design is to enable the ubiquitous services that future subscribers are going to expect.
ACM optimizes backhaul networks
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Wireless point-to-point (PtP) microwave solutions, used in more than 50 percent of all mobile backhaul deployments worldwide, offer operators a simple, cost-efficient path for upgrading and expanding their networks.
Synopsys announces synthesizable PowerPC cores
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc.has developed fully synthesizable implementations of the IBM PowerPC 460 and cache configurable PowerPC 405.
Cadence greener grass
Blog  
7/22/2008   1 comment
Cadence's efforts to acquire Mentor Graphics are of course motivated by more than greed.
Power trends point to a knowledge of integration
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
As a holistic, system-level view of power management -- in addition to ever-advancing chip technologies -- becomes increasingly important, open conversations and collaboration among DSP, SoC, MCU and analog power management designers are critical, write three managers from Texas Instruments.
802.11n delivers developing ecosystem
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
While 802.11n delivers the higher speed and improved range desired, the cost and complexity of enabling an existing network to handle 802.11n has become somewhat of a barrier, writes David McCartney of Silvus Technologies.
Avnet offers new Xilinx On-Ramp technical sessions for FPGA design
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Via a new suite of On-Ramp technical sessions, Avnet's experts demonstrate the advantages of Xilinx Spartan-3A and Virtex-5 FXT platforms in FPGA Designs.
Tool targets faulty, 'one-size-fits-all' computer interfaces
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
User interfaces should adapt to individual skills and style, rather than forcing users to adapt to the layout of buttons and menus in computer application software, researchers told the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
TraceX development tool upgraded with system analysis feature
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Express Logic's upgraded TraceX embedded development tool includes summary and profiling features that further assist developers in understanding the behavior and performance of their real-time system.
BGA Breakouts and Routing
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Charles Pfeil's book is very helpful for those designing PCB with BGA devices.
Debugging multiprocessor code
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Although code has been run on multiprocessor systems for some time, debugging multiprocessing code has today become an urgent problem for programmers of multiprocessor and multicore systems.
Commentary: Lessons of an earlier Olympics--Let the change begin
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
"The 1964 Summer Olympics was a powerful turning point for me and for my homeland of Japan," writes EE Times editor in chief Junko Yoshida. "As I reflect on the experience, I can't help wondering what effect Beijing '08 will have on China."
Process support for analog/mixed signal design flow
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7/20/2008   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal foundry specialist, MHS Electronics, has announced it is providing foundry design kits that support Tanner's EDA tools.
Mentor donates Unified Coverage Database (UCDB) to Accellera
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Proven in production designs, Mentor is donating its UCDB to the Accellera Unified Coverage Interoperability Standard (UCIS) Technical Subcommittee.
India's eInfochip rolls two design IP cores
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Design services provider eInfochips Ltd. has launched two design IP cores designed to reduce networking interfaces and video surveillance chip development time and cost.
Massively parallel processing arrays (MPPAs) for embedded HD video and imaging (Part 2)
Design How-To  
7/18/2008   1 comment
A JPEG image compression application using MPPA architecture requires less programming effort than with other processor architectures, and embedded video application development is similarly speeded.
Chips fall where they may in the 'More than Moore' era
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7/17/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry and the semiconductor tool industry are at a crossroads of going along the path to expand on Moore's Law vs. embracing a "More than Moore" postulate.
Nurturing innovation in India, the NI way
News & Analysis  
7/17/2008   1 comment
National Instruments embarks on an initiative to help the small to medium enterprises by giving away its software free to the engineers who would like to make the world a better place for the underprivileged.
Co-design is not a mystery
Blog  
7/17/2008   1 comment
EDA companies need to increase their involvment in software design and development.
Wind River tool tests devices' development code
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Wind River Systems has added a scalable, distributed testing framework that links device software development and quality assurance teams in a collaborative workflow.
Internet access is everywhere
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
The public's insatiable appetite for advanced technology has allowed users to leave their desktops, and they demand that their high-speed Internet come along, whether it's on mobile phones, laptops or other mobile devices, always consuming more and more data.
Commentary: Apple should clone the iPhone
News & Analysis  
7/15/2008   4 comments
Based on its history with the Macintosh, Apple Inc. should consider opening up the iPhone software, something it is highly unlikely to do.
European EDA software fuels Korean design
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Korean analog and mixed signal design students are set to benefit from an agreement that Munich-based MunEDA has signed with the IC Design Education Center (IDEC) of Korea.
EDACENTRUM "EdaTrend DAC08" report available
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
The EdaTrend DAC08 report focuses on essential industry, technology and business trends highlighted and discussed in DAC 2008 conference.
Synopsys broadens DesignWare SATA solution with Device IP
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. announced the availability of the DesignWare SATA Device IP.
Cadence introduces C-to-Silicon Compiler
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. introduced C-to-Silicon Compiler, a high-level synthesis product supporting the creation and re-use of system-on-chip IP.
Under the Hood: Handset holds surprise package
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
A look inside the Sharp 922SH, available through the Softbank network, yields insight into whether the Japanese are still light-years ahead of their global counterparts in cell phone development.
West Bridge manages data flow in fast-changing mobile architectures
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
As the multitude of features in today's mobile devices strain the limits of the processors that drive them, the addition of a "west bridge" can increase data rates without adding a second processor or upgrading USB technology
Video: The long wait for iPhone 3G
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
TechOnline analysts endured a long wait and a downpour to get their hands on one of the first iPhone 3Gs sold in Ottawa.
India plans massive technical education push
News & Analysis  
7/11/2008   1 comment
The Indian government is launching a three-year initiative to boost technical education.
How to simplify power design development and evaluation for FPGA-based systems
Blog  
7/9/2008   1 comment
Validation of power supply voltage at the FPGA; real-time monitoring of Vccint power consumption; realistic power estimates using accurate on-die temperature measurement.
Cell processor trio extend R&D with Georgia Tech
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
IBM, Toshiba and Sony are to continue working on the Cell processor with researchers at the Georgia Tech College of Computing.
Two good British deals, and the advent of Mentorence
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
Mentor and Carbon close deals in the U.K., and the Cadence takeover of Mentor has both companies spending money.
Accelerated embedded development by combining code-free design with customization capabilities
Product News  
7/8/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor introduced PSoC Designer 5.0, an integrated design environment that includes both code-free and high-level language programming modes in one package.
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