Magma reports bigger loss, lowers full-year guidance News & Analysis 8/28/2008 Post a comment EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported revenue of $45.7 million for the quarter ended Aug. 3, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Citing a difficult business environment, Magma also lowered its guidance for the full fiscal year.
Intel, Microsoft describe parallel progress News & Analysis 8/22/2008 3 comments Intel and Microsoft discussed new tools, languages and other advances at the Intel Developer Forum to take the companies a step down the long road to creating a new parallel programming model for tomorrow's multicore processors.
Group peers into 3-D future for Blu-Ray Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment The Blu-Ray Disc Association is working on its strategy for supporting stereoscopic 3-D under growing pressure from Hollywood studios who want to create a home video market for their rising number of stereo 3-D titles.
Spice model developed for organic TFTs Product News 8/21/2008 Post a comment Cambridge Display Technology has collaborated with Silvaco Data Systems to develop Spice model organic thin-film transistor technology. Organic TFTs form the basis of future organic electronic circuits.
Accellera approves new AMS standard News & Analysis 8/21/2008 Post a comment Accellera announced today that its Board of Directors and Technical Committee members approved a new version of its Verilog-Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) standard, Verilog-AMS 2.3.
Inside Canmore: Intel plugs x86 into TVs Design How-To 8/21/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp.'s first x86-based chip for consumer electronics the CE 3100, aka Canmore, represents an initiative that speaks to everything from Intel's growing system-on-chip capabilities to its drive toward Internet TV, a concept that has left many pioneers dead by the roadside.
Accelera approves new version of AMS standard News & Analysis 8/20/2008 Post a comment Accellera, the electronics industry organisation focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, has released an updated version of its Verilog-Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) standard, Verilog-AMS 2.3 for analog and mixed-signal design and simulation.
Microcontroller Design in FPGAs Design How-To 8/20/2008 1 comment The union of Microcontroller Unit (MCU) intellectual property (IP) cores with FPGAs provides a far more flexible hardware platform than traditional MCU ASSPs.
Big turnout planned for 3DTV meeting News & Analysis 8/18/2008 Post a comment More than 160 people representing more than 80 companies are signed up to kick off one of the first big industry efforts for bringing stereoscopic 3D to television, seen by many as the next big thing in consumer electronics.
Improved ARM core, other changes in TI mobile app processor Teardown 8/15/2008 3 comments After nearly two years -- and much anticipation -- Texas Instruments has introduced the OMAP3530, the next evolution of its widely successful OMAP family of mobile application processors, which includes the OMAP2420, used in a number of mobile consumer applications including the Nokia N93 and N95.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...