SofCheck preps ParaSail parallel language
Research 7/28/2011 10 comments
SofCheck Inc., best known as a vendor of software analysis and verification technology and Ada Compilers, is working on a parallel programming language called ParaSail that has been presented at two learned conferences recently.
A cornucopia of iPad apps (Part 1)
Engineering Pop Culture! 7/25/2011 3 comments
Is it really just a little more than a month ago that I took the plunge and purchased an iPad? I find that hard to believe, because I can’t remember life without it…
Design How-To 7/25/2011 2 comments
Minimizing clock skew across the network may result in high power and timing difficulties. This paper suggests careful selection of clock skews.
Do NOT read this blog!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/22/2011 76 comments
It seems that henceforth I may have to include disclaimers with any of my blogs that are on non-programmable-logic-related topics saying…
Embedded software firm gets angel funding
News & Analysis 7/19/2011 2 comments
The Indian Angel Network has invested $1 million in embedded software tool developer Vayavya Labs to help the firm expand its tool suite for electronic systems level design and bolster its sales and marketing efforts.
Am I a racist? Are you?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/18/2011 27 comments
I just took an online test described in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” The result has certainly given me something to ponder…
Embrace your inner geek!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/13/2011 3 comments
Did you know that July 13 is “Embrace Your Geekiness Day"? (This is not to be confused with Geek Pride Day, which is celebrated on 25 May)
Synopsys tips 65-nm PDKs for Globalfoundries
News & Analysis 7/11/2011 Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys collaborated with Globalfoundries to develop, validate, support and distribute interoperable process design kits for Globalfoundries' mainstream and advanced process technologies.
Where have all the Mentors gone?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/11/2011 23 comments
I just received an email from a young engineer that made me feel rather sad… maybe we can offer this youngster some sage advice…
Do you remember … the world before USB?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/8/2011 27 comments
Do you remember how painful working with computers used to be with things like PS/2 connectors, RS-232 connectors, Centronics interfaces, SCSI interfaces, and goodness knows what else?
Tektronix buys validation tool vendor
News & Analysis 7/5/2011 3 comments
Test and measurement vendor Tektronix announced the acquisition of ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug software provider Veridae Systems. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.