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Long-Range Affordable EV Won't Be Easy
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2013   24 comments
Makers of electric vehicles are beginning to talk publicly about the next big step: building an affordable long-range car.
Step Up to C for Embedded R&D
Blog  
9/27/2013   6 comments
Working from C/C++ and via System C and TLM works, says Guy Bois, president of Space Codesign Systems Inc.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
Broadcom’s Car Gambit: 802.11ac/Bluetooth LE Combo IC
News & Analysis  
9/26/2013   21 comments
Broadcom is making an aggressive wireless entry into the automotive market by rolling out the industry’s first automotive-quality 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth low-energy combo chip.
IP Roundtable, Part 7: System-Level Prototypes
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9/25/2013   Post a comment
The concluding part of this experts' roundtable on IP cores looks at the issue of system-level modeling.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2013   13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Slideshow: Smart Brings Joy to New Concept Car
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   15 comments
The Smart Fourjoy includes a futuristic interior with a rear bench seat designed to look like lounge furniture, as well as transparent exterior parts and LEDs fitted to its front and rear lights.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup: Sept. 23, 2013
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9/23/2013   Post a comment
This is a condensed roundup of news and activities associated with EDA and IP over the past week.
China Foundry Extends Embedded Memory Range
News & Analysis  
9/23/2013   2 comments
Chinese foundry SMIC is offering memory compilers for a range of nonvolatile memory types at critical geometries down to 55nm.
Automotive Evolution – 1 Step at a Time
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/23/2013   25 comments
While at an event, I learned Google and Tesla – both tech companies with no traditional automotive ties – are very much admired but also viewed as a thorn in the side of Detroit’s automakers.
Slideshow: Can Edison2 Convince Detroit to 'Lighten Up'?
Slideshow  
9/20/2013   81 comments
Edison2's CEO Oliver Kuttner's dream is to change today's car architecture completely. He is pitching Very Light Car platform, available for partnering or licensing, to ultimately bring margins back to the automotive industry.
Verification Panel, Part 4: It's About the Coverage
Blog  
9/20/2013   4 comments
The fourth and final part of an experts' discussion panel on verification tries to look forward and reveals that, as ever, it's all about the coverage.
An Engineer's Progress, With Prakash Narain, Part 3
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9/19/2013   Post a comment
The third part of an interview with Prakash Narain, CEO of the formal verification company Real Intent.
Sub-Threshold ARM Chip on Track at Ambiq
News & Analysis  
9/19/2013   8 comments
A startup has just raised $10 million to help it prepare ARM-based MCUs with sub-threshold operation aimed at low power consumption.
IP Roundtable, Part 6: Integration Issues Ahead
Blog  
9/18/2013   2 comments
IP experts discuss why there are no tools and few standards for the integration of IP blocks and what it will take to force the adoption of a more top-down approach.
NXP Teams With TTTech to Develop Automotive Ethernet Switch Chip
News & Analysis  
9/18/2013   8 comments
With the Ethernet now invading cars, “the next logical thing” for the auto industry to look for is an automotive Ethernet switch chip, says NXP.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup: Sept. 17, 2013
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   1 comment
This is a roundup of news and activities associated with EDA and IP over the past week.
Learning Sign Language to Talk to Your Cadillac
Blog  
9/16/2013   14 comments
Nailing down the perfect human/machine interface is an eternal quandary for every serious consumer technology developer.
An Engineer's Progress, With Prakash Narain, Part 2
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9/16/2013   Post a comment
What do you do when nobody wants to be CEO of the company you have founded?
2 Fabs Get the Final Approval in India
India Chip Chat  
9/13/2013   36 comments
The long-awaited decision to set up semiconductor manufacturing facilities in India has been announced.
Verification Panel, Part 3: Stretching Formal
Blog  
9/13/2013   2 comments
The discussion turns to the how far formal methods can go in addressing the challenges facing SoC design.
Collaborative Advantage: Blocked From Designing 3D Circuits?
Blog  
9/13/2013   Post a comment
There is a cloud hanging over the prospect of 3D circuit design that could prevent engineers and EDA companies from coming to the rescue of Moore's Law. Can you guess what it is yet?
An Engineer's Progress, With Prakash Narain, Part 1
Blog  
9/13/2013   1 comment
In a multipart interview we examine the world of EDA and verification through the progress of Prakash Narain, the founder and CEO of Real Intent.
China’s Take on iPhones: It May Surprise You
Blog  
9/12/2013   28 comments
Never underestimate China, or prejudge the taste of the Chinese consumer.
If a Car’s Really 'Autonomous,' Why V2X?
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   42 comments
As the Advanced Driver Assistance System used in smartcars further improves, and LTE proliferates, do autonomous cars even need to wait for the elusive V2X future?
China Is the Only Reason the iPhone 5c Matters
News & Analysis  
9/10/2013   39 comments
The iPhone 5c matters, because Apple's China strategy goes nowhere without it.
In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 2
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9/10/2013   Post a comment
Lately I’ve realized that new image sensor capabilities (such as 3D, higher resolution, faster frame rates, and increased dynamic range) are having a dramatic impact on system architecture and algorithms.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition
Slideshow  
9/10/2013   11 comments
When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup: Sept. 10, 2013
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9/10/2013   Post a comment
This is a roundup of news and activities associated with EDA and IP over the past couple of weeks.
Nuke Fatigue & the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Blog  
9/5/2013   33 comments
People and the media in Japan would rather talk about something else, like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as they look past the still unfolding nuclear crisis in Fukushima.
IP Roundtable, Part 5: Is EDA Unfair Competition?
Blog  
9/5/2013   Post a comment
Multiple instances of EDA tools are essential for IP core development. Do Cadence and Synopsys have an unfair advantage in developing IP cores?
Broadcom Buys Renesas' LTE Assets – IP, SoC & Engineers
News & Analysis  
9/4/2013   19 comments
Broadcom Corp. surprised many in the mobile industry by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from Renesas Mobile.
ARM Buys Display IP From Cadence
News & Analysis  
9/3/2013   2 comments
No price was given for the deal, but Cadence has agreed to transfer its Panta display controller cores to ARM.
Verification Panel: It's More Than the Hardware
Blog  
9/2/2013   1 comment
In the second part of a panel discussion on SoC verification, Gary Smith raises flags and warnings with industry experts about how complexity now bridges hardware and software, and how continuity is breaking down.
Average Vehicle Age Hits 11 Years
News & Analysis  
9/1/2013   12 comments
How old is your car? Your car may be younger than the average vehicle age on the road.


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