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posted in October 2011

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Tool tackles hardware software codesign for ARM-based FPGAs
10/31/2011   2 comments
Hardware/software co-design available for ARM-based FPGA designers using Space Codesign…
Travel Nightmares: Propellors?
10/31/2011   Post a comment
David Ashton fights for seats - any seats as he hops around the world on staff tickets...
What were they thinking: Pizza cutters galore
10/28/2011   Post a comment
For some fun this week, I turn to pizza – one of my favorite weekend foods and look at ways to cut the pizza…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
10/26/2011   Post a comment
OCP, Mentor, Synopsys, Open Silicon, NextOp, Numetrics and the Portland group made the lineup today. See here for their news…
First sighting of Cadence’s virtual prototype
10/26/2011   Post a comment
Cadence and Xilinx are teaming up to provide system-level verification via a virtual platform for the Zynq family of devices…
Rambus engineers author book on signal integrity
10/25/2011   Post a comment
New book by Rambus engineers covers high speed signaling, jitter modeling, analsysis, budgeting and more…
Atrenta and Cadence team up on high-level synthesis flow
10/24/2011   1 comment
Atrenta and Cadence team to provide a back-end rule set aimed at increasing the confidence in the quality of results produced from high-level synthesis.
Travel Nightmares: delays and the consequences
10/24/2011   1 comment
For this travel nightmares edition we have two stories about the impact that delays can have. In one case the bags and the people went by different routes and the other resulted in an extended trip…
What were they thinking: Bird watchers paradise
10/21/2011   1 comment
For some fun this week, I have picked another patent. This time we look at a device for bird watching – up close and personal…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
10/19/2011   Post a comment
There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
It takes three baby: Cadence, ARM and TSMC
News & Analysis  
10/18/2011   1 comment
A three way partnership between Cadence, ARM and TSMC has resulted in a 20nm test chip following an 18 month collaboration…
Travel Nightmares: Up the creek without a passport
10/17/2011   3 comments
I find it interesting reading some of these travel nightmares and wondering what would have happened post 9/11. This is one of those...
Vennsa tackles debug automation
Product News  
10/14/2011   Post a comment
Many engineering teams are held back by the time they spend on debug, but Vennsa is determined to dfo something about that with their novel triage and root cause analysis…
What were they thinking: Diet for people with no self-control
10/14/2011   4 comments
Patents are always a good place to look for humor, and that is where we go this week for What were they thinking? This invention is a cross between a diet and BDSM…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
10/12/2011   Post a comment
There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
Altera and Synopsys team up to provide a virtual platform for new SoC FPGA
10/12/2011   Post a comment
Altera is shipping Synopsys' virtual prototyping technology with their new ARM-based SoC FPGA offering, bringing state of the art capabilities to FPGA verification…
SoC conference tackles some meaty issues
10/12/2011   Post a comment
The SoCconference on November 2nd and 3rd has topics of interest to anyone developing complex systems-on-chip, including some interesting keynotes…
Amazing MEMS, now with TSV
10/11/2011   Post a comment
MEMS has come a long way from those tiny switches, and today STMicroelectronics says MEMS and TSV can be used together for even higher densities…
Opinion: Part of the 1%?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/10/2011   9 comments
Occupy Wall Street is gaining steam, but it is not clear if I am part of the 99% or the 1%...
Travel Nightmares: Vertically challenged people movers
10/10/2011   3 comments
Traveling can always mean problems and in our continuing series about travel nightmares, David Leiss reminds me about the People Movers at Dulles - Washington.
Apple to bypass texting plans
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/10/2011   2 comments
We have many things to be thankful for when it comes to Apple. I hope their next move to bring texting into the real world takes off quickly…
What were they thinking: A trademark that doesn’t travel well
10/7/2011   7 comments
For fun Friday, I am going to concentrate on corporate blunders, trademarks, patents and other things that we just have to ask – what were they thinking…
Synopsys acquires Extreme DA
News & Analysis  
10/7/2011   3 comments
Extreme DA passes on its expertise in variation-aware parametric yield analysis to Synopsys…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
10/5/2011   Post a comment
There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
Money for memory
10/4/2011   Post a comment
Memory is the bottleneck in many systems and Memoir claims to have a solution. One VC is getting behind it as well…
Opinion: Is DV the ladder to nowhere?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/4/2011   9 comments
We all have opinions and they are a great way to get conversations started. Here is one from my friend Lewis Sternberg who believe that being in verification limits your future...
Springsoft becomes more open
10/3/2011   Post a comment
When things become open, they tend to get used more and that is the primary intent for Springsoft as they open up access to the FSDB and KDB data…
Travel Nightmares: Lou Covey assumes a new identity
10/3/2011   1 comment
Traveling can always mean problems and in our continuing series about travel nightmares, Lou Covey recounts one of his problematic journeys...

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