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Blog Review - Monday, September 26, 2016

Robotic surgery reaches new levels, and ARM raises safety critical benchmarks with Cortex-R52, supported by Synopsys tools. There is a preview of Intel’s DVCon Europe’s presentation ...

eSilicon Fully Automates Semiconductor IP Selection and Purchasing

eSilicon STAR Navigator includes automated, online quoting and purchasing capabilities for memory IP and I/O libraries.

IEEE Governance in Division

Will a proposed amendment modernize the governance of one of the oldest technical societies or transfer power to a small grouper of officials?

Mixed-Signal Platform Extends Charging

Mixed-signal platforms such as Silego's GreenPAK simplifies the design of an extended battery charger with minimal external components.

Blog Review, Monday, September 12, 2016

This week, we find the legacy of Star Trek at 50; celebrate design challenges from NXP and Hackster.io; investigate criminal activity and speculate on Bluetooth 5 and headphone design; ...

News Stories & Blog Reviews

Blog Review - Monday, September 26, 2016

Robotic surgery reaches new levels, and ARM raises safety critical benchmarks with Cortex-R52, supported by Synopsys tools. There is a preview of Intel’s DVCon Europe’s presentation ...

Blog Review, Monday, September 12, 2016

This week, we find the legacy of Star Trek at 50; celebrate design challenges from NXP and Hackster.io; investigate criminal activity and speculate on Bluetooth 5 and headphone design; ...

Blog Review Monday, August 29, 2016

This week’s blogs are futuristic, with machine learning, from Intel, augmented reality from Synopsys, smart city software from Dassault Systèmes, questions and answers about autonomous ...

Technology Features

Feature Articles

Security Issues in IoT

Security is one of the essential ingredients of the success of IoT architectures. There are two major sides to security: data security and functional security.

Mixed-Signal Platform Extends Charging

Mixed-signal platforms such as Silego's GreenPAK simplifies the design of an extended battery charger with minimal external components.

Choosing the Best Pin Multiplexing Method

S2C white paper discusses Single-ended Signals vs. LVDS.

Power Analysis and Management

Cadence, Flex Logix, Mentor, Silvaco, and Sonics address power analysis and management topics.

Formal, Logic Simulation, hardware emulation/acceleration. Benefits and Limitations

A brief report on benefits and limitation of formal, logic simulation and hardware emulation/acceleration techniques for design verification

Verification Choices: Formal, Simulation, Emulation

In SoC verification Formal, Logic Simulation, and Emulation are not mutually exclusive, but must be made to coexist.

Collected Thoughts About DAC

Collected answers to questions I have heard over the years about DAC.

Round Tables

Deeper Dive - A 3D-IC round table - part II

What’s needed for 3D-ICs to flourish? asks Caroline Hayes, senior editor. Experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys have some ideas for future progress.

Deeper Dive - 3D-IC Part 1 Fri. July 11 2014

As the industry transitions from 2.5D to 3D-ICs, Caroline Hayes, senior editor, asked experts from Mentor Graphics, Altera and Synopsys for their view on what system designers need ...

Deeper Dive - IoT Security

With new roles, IoT security will become even more important. Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor, asked Steve Kester, Shantnu Sharma (both AMD), Rich Rejmaniak (Mentor Graphics) and Rob ...

Deeper Dive - Is IP reuse good or bad?

Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor asked four industry experts, Carsten Elgert, Product Marketing Director, IPG (IP Group), Cadence, Tom Feist, Senior Marketing Director, Design Methodology ...

Internet of Things (IoT) and EDA

Things that seem simple often turn out not to be. Implementing IoT will not be simple because as the implementation goes forward, new and more complex opportunities will present

Verification Management

As we approach the DVCon conference it is timely to look at how our industry approaches managing design verification. Much has been said about the tools, but I think

Deeper Dive – Dec. 05

By Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor The twists and turns of FinFET In an earlier Deeper Dive (Nov. 21) we looked at how TSMC’s 16nm FinFET reference design was encouraging harmony ...

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping Bridge Global Development

ASIC prototyping with FPGAs faces global development challenges in the hardware-software IoT and automotive markets.

Clarifing Embedded IOT Connectivity Confusion

IOT Devcon interview with Vivek Mohan at Silicon Labs examines standards vs. proprietary IOT connectivity.

Highlights include Si-based molecular scanners; cyber-security; automotive standard ISO 26262; SPIE Photonics; DVCon

John/Sean Travelogue for March 2016 - Highlights include Si-based molecular scanners; cyber-security; automotive standard ISO 26262; SPIE Photonics; DVCon.

Business vs. Tech Side of Semi IP

CAST's CEO Explains the Business vs. Technical Side of Semiconductor intellectual property (IP), especially as verification becomes a critical part of the entire IP package.

Saygus V2 Android Smartphone

Saygus V² (V Squared), winner of the CES 2015 Innovation Award, has 320 GB of storage, ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 21 MP camera, dual-boot capable, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, ...

CES 2015: Expanding the Connected Experience

Power-efficient ARM technology is everywhere you are, expanding your connected life.

Interview with Pebble Watch founder

Getting the Pebble Watch to Market. A conversation with Eric Migicovsky, Pebble founder and CEO