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Modular FPGA board for extreme hardware-accelerated computing
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9/30/2010   3 comments
The M-503 addresses the ever-increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications in the bioinformatics, image processing, and signal processing domains.
Book Review: Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell by Dennis Bray
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   4 comments
How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system?
Book Review, In Search of Time, Dan Falk
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   8 comments
In his book In Search of Time, the author Dan Falk walks through the theories of time, from our earliest ancestors' perception of time to the development of various calendars to today's world of atomic clocks.
Book Review: Reinventing Gravity by John Moffat
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   5 comments
Reinventing Gravity is a wonderful book. The author, respected Physicist John Moffat, doesn’t assume that the reader has any form of expert knowledge. Instead, he starts by walking us step-by-step through the various theories of gravity, from Aristotle to the present day...
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   2 comments
Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Hello from the Abstruse Goose
Blog  
9/29/2010   4 comments
Have you seen the cartoons on the Abstruse Goose website? If not there are some real corkers (that means "good ones") there that will bring a wry smile to your face.
Mega-powerful 3D software only $99!
Product News  
9/29/2010   3 comments
The folks at Alibre have developed an incredibly powerful – yet easy to use – 3D CAD program called Alibre Design that will have you tap-dancing with delight.
Atrenta names new CFO
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
European bank loans ST $470 million
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   42 comments
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
Hunting that elusive bug
Design How-To  
9/28/2010   42 comments
This article discusses the non-trivial challenge of detecting and correcting the – often elusive – functional defects that unavoidably arise in the design of complex system-on-chip (SoC) devices. How do we mitigate the conflict between the dramatic increase in SoC design complexity and the need to deliver the design in a shorter time with the same or better design quality?
Seeking input on DAC's strategy
The Entrepreneurial Engineer  
9/28/2010   15 comments
Asked to serve on the Design Automation Conference strategy committee for 2011, Sean Murphy is looking for suggestions to improve the show.
AUTOSAR OS measures task execution times
Design How-To  
9/27/2010   46 comments
Design tool not only does task and interrupt-timing analysis but determines runtime conflicts as well.
Synopsys enhances FPGA synthesis – 4X speedup plus team design capabilities
Product News  
9/27/2010   1 comment
Synopsys has just announced a bunch of enhancements to its Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools - 4X speedup, team-based eesign capabilities,and more...
What! How big did you say that FPGA is? (Team-design for FPGAs)
Design How-To  
9/27/2010   2 comments
When FPGAs deliver the equivalent of a 20- to 30-million gate ASIC, FPGA design tools, which have traditionally been used by just one or two engineers on a project, begin to break down.
HDMI, DVI, and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces for Lattice FPGAs
Product News  
9/27/2010   2 comments
Free reference designs are available for the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI 1.3a), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces.
AWR readies Microwave Office library for Freescale's RF high power models
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor AWR Corp. said it has delivered a Microwave Office 2010 design software library for Freescale Semiconductor's RF high-power models.
Snecma uses Ansys' Workbench for aircraft, rocket engine design
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
France-based aerospace manufacturer Snecma said it has deployed Ansys' Workbench as its standard simulation environment to support the development of civil and military airplane engines, launch vehicles and satellites.
Don’t re-cycle – free-cycle!
Blog  
9/24/2010   9 comments
I just heard about the most amazing organization that facilitates one's giving and getting stuff for free... I'm now hoping to acquire a really nice antique radio plus I have a bunch of things I no longer need...
Ultra-low-latency FPGA-based system stuns ITCH-parsing experts
Product News  
9/24/2010   2 comments
Financial organizations strive for microsecond advantages over their competition. This C-to-FPGA-based system bypasses CPU processing and puts "Trigger-to-Trade" capability into the FPGA.
Why Altium has acquired Morfik
Blog  
9/24/2010   2 comments
Australian software company Altium has acquired Morfik to help electronics designers add cloud connectivity to anything. To better grasp the ins and outs of this transaction, Alan Perkins of Altium has agreed to explain the company's intention to bring the ‘Internet of everything’ a step closer.
Phantastic Phabulous Phun
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9/23/2010   4 comments
Phun allows you to quickly and easily model real-world systems in a graphical manner to illustrate the effects of friction and gravity and all sorts of stuff.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps
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9/23/2010   1 comment
These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
It's party time! Actel's SmartFusion FPGAs win award
News & Analysis  
9/22/2010   1 comment
Actel's SmartFusion FPGAs wim the Embeddy Award for Best in Show, Hardware, at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston 2010.
New SmartFusion FPGA motor control reference designs from Actel
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
The guys and gals at Actel have just announced the availability of a suite of SmartFusion intelligent mixed-signal FPGA reference designs targeting motor control applications.
Book Review: Mining for Gold in FPGA Design
Blog  
9/22/2010   1 comment
A design team as a group can benefit from having at least one copy of FPGA Design – Best Practices for Team-based Design in its library.
Eat, pray, blog
Blog  
9/22/2010   2 comments
It's been three years since I started blogging. How much has changed in three years with blogging in the EDA and IP industry!
Tiempo works on DPA-resistant cryptographic cores
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
IP core designer Tiempo SAS and Cryptography Research Inc. said they have sealed an agreement regarding Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures patents.
EDA startup ATopTech establishes board of directors
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
IC physical design startup Atoptech Inc. said it has recruited EDA and semiconductor experts to establish a board of directors that will provide guidance as the company continues to develop its long-term technology and business roadmap.
How to achieve timing closure in large, complex FPGA designs
Design How-To  
9/21/2010   5 comments
For your delectation and delight, here's an example chapter from a new *Hot-off-the-Press* book on FPGA Design that just recently hit the streets in August 2010.
Mentor unveils ready-to-use platform for embedded systems development
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has delivered the Embedded ReadyStart Platform, a “ready-to-use” solution comprising integrated software IP, tools and services targeting popular hardware boards and SoCs.
Making biometrics the killer app of FPGA dynamic partial reconfiguration
Design How-To  
9/21/2010   2 comments
How run-time reconfigurable hardware technology brings key advantages in the design of automatic personal recognition systems.
Desperately seeking solutions
Blog  
9/21/2010   2 comments
SoC design teams are desperate to find solutions to the verification nightmare. Solutions come in abundance, but not all are what they claim...
Debugging FPGAs at full speed
Blog  
9/21/2010   6 comments
There was a time, not so many years ago, when an FPGA was used only for glue logic, connecting together the main elements of a system; the thought of having to simulate the FPGA design was crazy talk.
MIPS, friends tape-out IC at 40nm for 2.4GHz
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., Open-Silicon Inc. and Dolphin Technology Inc. have announced the tape-out of an ASIC processor intended to operate at a clock frequency of more than 2.4-GHz when manufactured in a 40-nm manufacturing process.
Fujitsu invests in Tensilica
News & Analysis  
9/21/2010   9 comments
Tensilica Inc. has announced that is has received a strategic investment from the corporate venture fund of Fujitsu Ltd.
Project maps ARM core variability at 32-nm
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
A European collaborative research project has spent about $5.8 million performing a characterization of an ARM926 core for the statistical variability that is inherent at the 32-nm manufacturing process node.
Mentor and GateRocket streamline the FPGA verification flow
Product News  
9/20/2010   1 comment
The folks at Mentor Graphics have teamed up with the guys and gals at GateRocket to provide an integrated solution to streamline the FPGA verification-through-synthesis flow.
Synopsys' HSPICE Precision Parallel claims 7X simulation speed-up
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9/20/2010   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. has presented the HSPICE Precision Parallel (HPP) multi-threading technology that is claimed to deliver up to 7X simulation speed-up for complex analog and mixed-signal designs.
Oasys' RealTime Designer supports SystemVerilog
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9/20/2010   Post a comment
Oasys Design Systems said it has added SystemVerilog support to RealTime Designer, a design tool for physical RTL synthesis of 100-million-gate designs.
Dolphin Integration, TexEDA define a complete design flow
Product News  
9/17/2010   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration SA and TexEDA Design Inc. said they have joined forces to integrate their respective solutions for logic and mixed simulation and for custom IC design to enable a complete and consistent flow.
Mentor, University of China create lab for DO-254 apps
News & Analysis  
9/17/2010   4 comments
Mentor Graphics Corp. and the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) announced they have opened a Mentor-CAUC joint laboratory for DO-254 applications. The cooperation aims to enhance the development and verification capability in airbone hardware.
A closer look at analog verification
Blog  
9/17/2010   Post a comment
The power of digital verification is being brought into the analog domain with the aid of improved modeling and test bench methodologies.
SmartFusion A2F500 dev kit available from Actel
Product News  
9/16/2010   5 comments
The folks at Actel have just announced the availability of their A2F500 Development Kit for customers wanting to take immediate advantage of the highest density member of their SmartFusion intelligent mixed-signal FPGA family.
Eeek! Altium is going to buy Morfik
Blog  
9/16/2010   17 comments
Altium has announced its intention to buy Morfik. The interesting thing here is that Morfik is not an EDA company – it's an Australian software company....
Altium to acquire fellow Australian software firm
News & Analysis  
9/16/2010   8 comments
Design software vendor Altium said it intends to acquire Morfik Technology, an Australian provider of software tools for building web-based applications, in a stock deal worth about $3.3 million.
Novelics 3G coolSRAM-6T offers memory IP to 40nm with low power, low leakage, high speed
Product News  
9/16/2010   Post a comment
Novelics Corporation has expanded its portfolio with coolSRAM-6T embedded memory IP and MemQuest compiler, enhanced with Novelics 3G optimizations, and implemented in bulk logic CMOS technology. The new IP enables ASSP and ASIC designers to achieve higher performance and more power-efficient system-on-chips (SoCs) at no increase in manufacturing costs.
Performance verification of a complex bus arbiter using the VMM Performance Analyzer
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   Post a comment
This paper describes how Mediatek Wireless Inc. used the VMM Performance Analyzer to complete performance validation for an AXI bus arbiter.
Microsoft to discuss many-core OS at Intel event
Research  
9/16/2010   14 comments
A researcher from Microsoft is due to present an operating system that has been written to cope with the scaling of cores in processor chips, at the Intel European Research and Innovation Conference (Intel-ERIC) being held in Germany Sept. 21 and 22.
KaiSemi offers FPGA-to-ASIC replacement with a *Zero NRE* model
Product News  
9/15/2010   9 comments
Fabless semiconductor company KaiSemi say they can provide customers with a seamless, full turnkey FPGA-to-ASIC solution and sell fully compatible replacement chips at a fraction of the price.
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 1 of 3)
Design How-To  
9/15/2010   4 comments
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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