What were they thinking: sock wedgie Blog 8/24/2012 6 comments On Fridays, I love to find some humor for the week, and patents are often a source of inspiration. Here is one I found for a problem I didn’t know existed – a sock wedgie…
ASSET releases IJTAG tutorial Blog 8/23/2012 4 comments IJTAG could bring some standardization to the usage of on-chip instrumentation, a move that will help make this a much easier task in SoC design…
Synopsys raises profit target again after strong quarter News & Analysis 8/22/2012 Post a comment EDA and IP vendor Synopsys raised its profitability target for its current fiscal year for a second consecutive quarter after reporting sales in line with expectations and profitability that exceeded analysts' estimates for the quarter ended last month.
Cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series of the 60s and 70s Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/22/2012 92 comments Here are some of the cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series I used to watch in the 60s and 70s. Did you see these? If so, which did you like the best (and which did you hate the most)?
Cypress tips upgraded IDE for PSoC Product News 8/21/2012 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor rolled out a new version of the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip development environment with more than 100 new features and enhancements.
How to simulate cable in SPICE Design How-To 8/15/2012 1 comment This article discusses the two main loss effects related to cables (the skin effect and dielectric losses) and presents a simple method for modeling the cable for use in standard SPICE simulators.
The forgotten SoC verification team Design How-To 8/13/2012 4 comments There is a growing class of verification engineers who are woefully under-appreciated in terms of the complexity of the job they have to do and the lack of tools made available to them…
ARM continues Synopsys EDA support News & Analysis 8/10/2012 1 comment Processor IP licensor ARM has said it continues to work with all the major EDA companies after being asked about claimed improvements in the design of ARM-based system-chips made using design tools from Cadence.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps Design How-To 8/10/2012 Post a comment There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
London Calling: Deutsche does M2M Blog 8/10/2012 3 comments Software development is a fast moving business. Before the Qt development framework is fully established Nokia has had to sell it on and the lure of the Internet of Things is exciting Deutsche Telekom.
Microelectronics Olympiad backed by Synopsys, IEEE News & Analysis 8/9/2012 Post a comment It won't be speed over 100-meters but knowledge about microelectronics at the nanometer-scale that will determine the winners in a competition to take place in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, later this year. The idea behind the design games is to turn microelectronics engineers into medal winners and inspire the next generation to enter the electronics industry.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.