Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
re: Managing design data – consider the whole product
GMRoos   10/25/2010 6:20:00 PM
Altium's Rob Irwin explains why the single design platform is crucial to product innovation:

User Rank
re: Managing design data – consider the whole product
Bob_Kozio   10/13/2010 1:09:27 AM
I won't get into the 3rd versus 4th generation debate but Altium does have a unique approach. Altium's approach is holistic in terms of combining PCB, FPGA and embedded software development in a single design platform. This approach leads to a level of abstraction for creating an FPGA design with a schematic-like tool where you select IP blocks (ethernet, USB, 3G) from an IP pallette. You wire them together using an OpenBus that handles most of the design connectivity. When done the design moves to the Software Platform builder that creates the software stacks for the IP blocks in the schematic. You can also add your secret sauce in the form of HDL code, so the approach is not limiting. And, the IP library gets you 80% of the way there for many designs in a hurry. Check out Altium's Soft Design Methodology.

User Rank
re: Managing design data – consider the whole product
KarlS   10/10/2010 1:51:41 PM
This sounds good. I would like to see more detail about how Altium Designer addresses several other issues in the Altera EDA tools forum thread "Schematic entry (4th generation) vs. VHDL/Verilog (3rd generation)". We have seen too much embellishment in the past, so there are many skeptics. My name in the forum is SimKnutt.

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Very Tasty Solar Media Player & Power Bank
Max Maxfield
It's a funny old world and no mistake. I was sitting in the Pleasure Dome (my office) happily beavering away when someone dropped a package on my desk. When I opened this unexpected ...

Rich Quinnell

Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Rich Quinnell
Courtesy of fellow editor "Max" Maxfield (aka Max the Magnificent), I recently acquired a copy of GUI Bloopers 2.0 by Jeff Johnson of UI Wizards. I found it an interesting read chock full ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...