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Clarifing Embedded IOT Connectivity Confusion

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

Blog Review – Monday, June 27, 2016

Analog revisits medical research; Tips from VITA chair; What 5G means for Bluetooth; Protecting open source; The joy of Belgium (aside from chocolate and beer!)

DAC Official Results Are In

DAC results in Austin were good, but the press release did not emphasize the right numbers.

Blog Review – Monday, June 13, 2016

DAC 2016 highlights; Medical technology and IoT; Autonomous car market races ahead; Remote controlled beer; Secure connectivity

One EDA Company Embraces IP in an Extreme Way

Silvaco’s acquisition of IPextreme points to the increasing importance of IP in EDA.

News Stories & Blog Reviews

Blog Review – Monday, June 27, 2016

Analog revisits medical research; Tips from VITA chair; What 5G means for Bluetooth; Protecting open source; The joy of Belgium (aside from chocolate and beer!)

Blog Review – Monday, June 13, 2016

DAC 2016 highlights; Medical technology and IoT; Autonomous car market races ahead; Remote controlled beer; Secure connectivity

Blog Review – Tuesday, May 31 2016

Security issues around IoT and maritime vessels; CCIX Consortium accelerates data centers; Cheers for metering; Noise integrity in ADAS; Virtual Reality in practice

Technology Features

Feature Articles

Collected Thoughts About DAC

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

Cadence Releases Next-Generation Virtuoso Platform

Cadence has chosen to retain the user interface of the Virtuoso custom design product while adding enhancements that make it perform as a new product.

Future Challenges in Design Verification and Creation

With the growing introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications, the issues of security and safety are becoming requirements to be verified.

New Test Compression Technology Reduces Test Time

2D Elastic Compression enables test time to be reduced by up to 3X without any impact on compression wirelength or fault coverage.

Hierarchical DFT: How to Do More, More Quickly, with Fewer Resources

As tool runtimes increase and different design disciplines vie for the same compute resources, DFT poses an even greater barrier to a timely tapeout.

Technology Implications for 2016

More predictions for 2016 dealing with specific product segments.

The EDA Industry Macro Projections for 2016

Instability in oil prices, the Middle East wars and the unpredictability of the Chinese market will indirectly influence the EDA industry.

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

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

ARM TechCon Videos: Interview with Ian Drew. Part 3: Futures.

Embedded editor Chris A. Ciufo chats with Ian Drew, CMO, ARM. In part 3 of 3 "Futures", the guys discuss: adding IoT "intelligence at the node"; the Sensinode acquisition for