ESC study highlights software checking issues Research 8/31/2011 Post a comment A recent study carried out by a leading static analysis tool provider, PRQA, showed that, perhaps not surprisingly, engineers aren't as efficient at identifying code violations as a dedicated tool. However, while the headline results may seem contrived, the underlying premise is that an engineer's time and skills are better used in resolving the subjective issues that arise from automated code inspection.
Monolithic 3D Design How-To 8/31/2011 4 comments A new approach to assembling 3D ICs may eliminate the need for TSVs.
Analog guru leaves legacy in $85 text book News & Analysis 8/30/2011 21 comments Jim Williams, a respected analog engineer who passed away in June 2011, has made a posthumous contribution to electronic engineering as a co-author and co-editor of Analog Circuit Design, published by Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books.
EVE ENSTA Design How-To 8/29/2011 Post a comment A project to create an optimal many-core IP tile tackles the need for massive emulation capability.
Ten tips for debugging MCUs Design How-To 8/25/2011 2 comments With increasing complexity of microcontrollers and circuits, debugging is becoming increasingly important. But which diagnosis and debug functions are really needed and what is unnecessary?
More audio-related iPhone apps Audio DesignLine Blog 8/24/2011 1 comment There's no shortage of interesting audio-related apps for the iPhone and iPad - everything from audio test instruments to music creation tools to games - and some can even be had for free.
Students win Synopsys design competition News & Analysis 8/23/2011 2 comments University of Rochester students Bin Ma and Dustin Moore were named winners of the 2011 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, sponsored by EDA and IP vendor Synopsys.
The coffee ring effect revealed Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/18/2011 2 comments Every now and then, some bright spark pauses for a second and says “Just a cotton pickin' moment, I wonder what’s causing that?”
EE Times' coverage of ESC Boston News & Analysis 8/18/2011 Post a comment EE Times' continuing coverage of ESC Boston, the most complete technical conference and expo in the East, set for Sept. 26-29 at the Hynes Convention Center.
The realities of IP reuse Blog 8/17/2011 6 comments Long touted as a silver bullet, IP reuse often fails to live up to expectations when it comes to increasing semiconductor R&D productivity and throughput.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments