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10|29|2014 MADISON, Wis. — Coming after the solid third quarter results that produced higher operating margins and improving cash flow, Freescale Semiconductor's CEO ...

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More than once, I have heard design and verification project groups complain about the lack of a unified and consistent SoC (system-on-chip) verification process. Almost ...
Most efforts to control power consumption in System-on-Chip design are focused on the computational units, such as the CPU and GPU. However, other sections of the chip ...
Electromagnetic compatibility problems are everywhere. As frequencies increase and products get smaller, EMC problems get harder to design out and to ...
I have been wrestling with a way to categorize the various types of SoC verification -- not by the underlying tool or methodology used (there is no shortage of web hits on ...
Madison, Wis. — So, tell me, why are we so down on terrestrial TV broadcast? There seems to be a growing consensus that broadcasting isn't just irrelevant but obsolete.
A key step in enabling the earliest use of new open technology is to locate a true common purpose within a specific group made of both developers and users. This is ...
Twenty years ago, a group of top-notch researchers led by Dr. Chenming Hu and Dr. Ping K. Ko at the University of California, Berkeley, invented a physics-based, accurate, ...
Due to the rising complexity, time-to-market demands, and variability involved in building requirements of critical hardware and software systems, it is absolutely ...
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