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EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 29th
2/29/2012   Post a comment
Agilent, Accellera, ARM, Brite Semiconductor, SpringSoft, Synopsys and Posedge made the lineup today. See here for their news…
No sir, you cannot walk. You must take a bus
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/28/2012   7 comments
Walking is clearly a thing of the past and is now being discouraged. Urban planners stop considering the pedestrian…
Cadence book preview: Advanced Verification Topics
2/28/2012   Post a comment
Book preview: The acceleratable Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) packages allow portions of a standard UVM environment to be accelerated using a hardware accelerator...
Synopsys introduces new VIP architecture
2/27/2012   4 comments
VIP architectures have evolved over time and this has led to inefficiencies. Synopsys goes back to the drawing board and “all SystemVerilog” VIP emerges...
John Aynsley recognized for contribution to SystemC
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
2/24/2012   3 comments
John Aynsley is the first recipient of the Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award. This is due in part to his involvement in the IEEE 1666 SystemC™ Language Standard Working Group…
What were they thinking: Play time with patents
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/24/2012   12 comments
Patents are often quite silly and should never have passed the obvious test. But we can learn from them sometimes. Today I look at a device for exercising your cat…
The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
2/23/2012   13 comments
Barriers are meant to be broken down and new applications will be found where perhaps none existed before. NComputing provides an example…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Feb 23rd
2/23/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 22nd
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Agilent, Premier Farnell, Real Intent, Verific, Blue Pearl, Elliptic, Cyclos and Cadence made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Panels next week associated with DVCon
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2/21/2012   Post a comment
Next week is DVCon and there are five panels that I want to draw your attention to, two moderated by yours truly. I hope to see you there…
The 8051 is over 30 years old and still going strong
2/21/2012   2 comments
In 1980, Intel introduced the 8051 microcontroller. Who would have believed that 32 years later there would still be news to report about it…
New Ceva DSP powers LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac reference architectures
Product News  
2/21/2012   Post a comment
Ceva introduces a new DSP platform and incorporates it into two reference platforms to demonstrate its capabilities…
What were they thinking: Summer Time
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
2/17/2012   14 comments
Why do we change out clocks for some months during the year. Has anybody ever proven that it actually helps anything…
A standard who's time must come – SCE-MI
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/16/2012   4 comments
Some standards are very prominent in our industry, such as SystemVerilog, but verification methodologies rely on much more, including SCE-MI…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Feb 16th
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2/16/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Viewpoint: An Evolution in Design for Test
2/16/2012   1 comment
Designers relate to Design for Test (DFT) in much the way that small children relate to scary programs on TV: if they cover their eyes with their hands, perhaps it will go away…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 15th
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Synopsys, Magma, MunEDA, Gradspring, Analog Devices, Austriamicrosystems Synopsys and Arteris made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Study finds that software getting more important
2/14/2012   7 comments
It should come as no surprise that software content is increasing, but it sounds as if this study may have some interesting data points…
Interesting Idea: Floorplan- Cavities can help you
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/14/2012   Post a comment
Is it possible that rectilinear shapes are not the right foundation for floor planning and that routing would be easier if alternatives were considered…
Space CoDesign gets involved with European Space agency
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/13/2012   Post a comment
Space Codesign has nothing to do with space travel, or anything like it, but the European Space Agency is looking to see if their technology may help with productivity and automation…
What would you do for an iPad2?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/10/2012   Post a comment
TLMCentral is kicking into high gear with competitions to spur donation of Open Source models into the community. Are you up for the challenge…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Feb 9th
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2/9/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 8th
2/8/2012   Post a comment
Element14, Verific, Coventor, Silicon Frontline, Cadence, Breker and Elliptic made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Why is DesignCon important for IC designers?
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2/8/2012   Post a comment
Not one, but two videos of your editor speaking at DesignCon or a variety of subjects including the impact that board design has on chip design…
Apache wins award for power
2/7/2012   Post a comment
Power is a big issue these days, and not only did Apache win an award for it, they also contributed to a great Webinar that you must watch…
Calling all people who care about power
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
2/7/2012   Post a comment
Reaching out to people is one of the things that editors have to do, but I have to know who to reach out to. Should I include you?
Opinion: The SoC verification market
2/7/2012   Post a comment
Breker Verification Systems is attempting to define a new market and they think they have a solution to the problem…
Interesting Idea: Stochastic Behavioral Modeling of Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits
2/7/2012   1 comment
Process variation has become an increasingly challenging issue for both integrate circuit design and manufacturing, which results from the uncertainties from chemical mechanical polishing...
Cree provides SPICE models for SiC power devices
Product News  
2/6/2012   Post a comment
Silicon may be the dominant material for electronics, but some other niche applications required specialized materials such as Silicon Carbide…
What were they thinking: patent trolling patent
2/3/2012   6 comments
It is amazing what is covered in some patents and this one is just totally mind boggling…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Feb 3rd
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2/3/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Signal Integrity Reference Kit
2/2/2012   Post a comment
The folks over at Tektronix have created a reference kits about signal integrity containing a primer and webinar…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 1st
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Elliptic, Altium, Tessera, Orora, Space Codesign and Ceva made the lineup today. See here for their news…

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