Verizon to OEMs: Get the heat out
News & Analysis 10/28/2009 2 comments
Verizon Communications Inc. will require OEMs starting in July 2010 to supply thermal models for circuit boards and cabinets for any equipment they want to sell to the carrier as part of a new energy-saving strategy.
Counterpoint: Synergies could trigger a Synopsys-ARM merger
News & Analysis 10/13/2009 8 comments
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) is a way for chip makers to share the cost of developing standard designs so that they can invest more in the differentiating features of their chips. For ARM to be controlled by any one of its customers or even a small group of its customers would break the IP business model.
A Fluke offer for hard times
Blog 10/12/2009 Post a comment
Portable electronic test and measurement technology vendor Fluke Corp. will send two people to Miami for football's "Big Game" for learning about test tools Fluke has recently introduced.
Tektronix : Precision bench DMM suits complex designs
Product News 10/7/2009 Post a comment
Tektronix announces the DMM4000 series of 5.5 digit and 6.5 digit resolution digital multimeters (DMM) designed to help engineers debug complex electronics and validate circuit design through precision measurements and in-depth analysis capabilities.
Watertight, low-power micro-actuator probes brain, in-vivo
News & Analysis 10/6/2009 Post a comment
Using the principal of hydrophobia, scientists at IMEC have overcome the problem of making their ultra-low-power 'inch-worm' micro-actuator watertight, thereby opening up a wide range of in-vivo biomedical applications, including recording the activity of individual neurons in the brain.
Using Tcl to create a virtual component in Verilog
Design How-To 10/2/2009 1 comment
Randy Melton describes his use of Tcl to build a virtual transaction-based TCP design server on top of an existing Verilog simulation test bench. Downloadable example code was tested on a standard Cadence irun simulator, which in thory, he says, should be possible on any simulator scripted with Tcl.