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.
Yokogawa : Mixed-signal scopes have bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz Product News 10/14/2009 Post a comment he Yokogawa DLM6000 mixed-signal oscilloscope is the flagship product in a new family of high-performance digital oscilloscopes featuring bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz, memory of 6.25 M points per channel, an intuitive graphical user interface and a number of advanced analysis features.
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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.