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April Fool’s Day pranks
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/30/2012   3 comments
There must be so many pranks that people can pull on Sunday. Care to add one to the list?
Fundamentally Powerful
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/30/2012   2 comments
Monday is the start of something new and powerful. It is the start of a major experiment within the EDA Designline that could have big ramifications…
Book Excerpt: FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual Part 2
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3/30/2012   Post a comment
This book collects the best practices FPGA-based Prototyping of SoC and ASIC devices into one place for the first time...
Xilinx Zynq-7000 receives product of the year ACE award
News & Analysis  
3/30/2012   2 comments
The UBM electronics ACE awards are given to the best new products that are seen in EETimes and EDN each year. Xilinx gets the best product award for the Zynq-7000…
Triad attempts to make mixed-signal design for the masses
Product News  
3/29/2012   1 comment
Unique to Triad is a mixed-signal aware place and route tool that places vias in the global routing fabric to configure and interconnect the analog and digital resources…
ESL is alive and well – Synopsys explains
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3/28/2012   3 comments
ESL is a convergence point between hardware and software, tool and IP. The Synopsys audio subsystem shows in several ways that ESL is very much alive and well…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Mar 28th
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3/28/2012   Post a comment
Synopsys, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Element14, MunEDA, Avery, Cypress, Mentor, S2C, Cosmic Circuits and Analog Bits made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Cadence supports development of the cloud
Product News  
3/26/2012   3 comments
Cloud computing depends on many parts and services, all of which conform to standards and support of those standards is imperative for cloud deployment…
What were they thinking: Hung Far Low
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
3/23/2012   9 comments
Yes, this is a real name of a restaurant in Portland – the oldest Chinese restaurant in town and the city paid a lot of money to have this sign restored…
Book Excerpt: FPGA-based Prototyping Methodology Manual
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/22/2012   1 comment
This book collects the best practices FPGA-based Prototyping of SoC and ASIC devices into one place for the first time...
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Mar 21st
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3/21/2012   Post a comment
X-Fab, Synopsys, Applied Materials, Kilopass, Ploughshare and Cadence made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Polaris Designs enters the FPGA prototyping market
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3/20/2012   1 comment
A new startup has acquired some FPGA prototyping assets and hopes to make an impact by doing things a little differently…
What can I believe about foods?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
3/20/2012   10 comments
Who is paying for all of the studies that keep barraging me with information about my health, food items and how I should live my life?
What were they thinking: Full Body Teleportation
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/16/2012   15 comments
This patent describes a pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that teleports a human being through hyperspace…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – March 15th
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here
Tales from the entrepreneurial trenches: Dermott Lynch
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
This is the first in a new series of articles that talk about the lessons learned by entrepreneurs in the course of their success and failure…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Mar 14th
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3/14/2012   Post a comment
Duolog, Mentor, ClioSoft, Carbon, Arteris, EdXact, Methodics, ARM, Freescale, Fujitsu, Vivante made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli receives EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award
Social Mania  
3/13/2012   2 comments
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is a legend in the EDA industry and has been recognized for that with the EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award…
What were they thinking: Leprechauns building a park
Social Mania  
3/9/2012   1 comment
For the dose of humor today, I look to the Irish. Saint Patrick ’s Day is coming up and so I thought I would look at the story of a local park…
Calypto introduces first interface module for HLS
Product News  
3/8/2012   Post a comment
High-Level Synthesis is great for algorithmic blocks, but what about the interfaces? Calypto introduces an AXI block to their library…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – March 8th
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3/8/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Mar 7th
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3/7/2012   2 comments
Analog Devices, Mentor, Synopsys, Arteris, Cadence, Atrenta, TSMC, Globalfoundries, ARM and CEVA made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Surrey NanoSystems gets funding for commercialization of new materials
News & Analysis  
3/7/2012   Post a comment
Semiconductor fabrication requires many innovations including materials and new processes necessary to build increasingly complex chips…
Cadence reveals latest RTL to GDS flow
Product News  
3/7/2012   Post a comment
The latest release of the Cadence Encounter RTL to GDS flow has something for everyone and plenty of stuff to grow in to…
Springsoft updates the Verdi platform
Product News  
3/6/2012   Post a comment
Verdi is the Springsoft waveform display and debug platform that has just received a major upgrade…
Cadence book preview: Advanced Verification Topics Part 2
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3/6/2012   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...
20nm is so old hat!
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
Imec is working on a process development kit for the 14nm node and plans test chips later this year…
Thermal Modeling Solution for Architecture Exploration
Product News  
3/2/2012   2 comments
Docea Power takes thermal modeling up to the ESL level...
What were they thinking: Patents for Humanity
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/2/2012   7 comments
My search for humor turned up something more important, and I hope the EDA industry can participate, but then I get back to humor…


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