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Blog Review Mon. July 21, 2014

Plane talking at the Farnborough Air Show from Dassault Systemes and Synopsys goes vertical; Forte Q&A; New views at ARM; Interface integration at Mentor Graphics. By Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor.

Inspired by the vertical takeoff of the iconic Harrier jump jet, Michael Posner, looks at the vertical HAPS daughter board launched by Synopsys. He lists the real estate and connector benefits of thinking “laterally”.

When the acquisition of Forte by Cadence was announced, there were many questions asked and Richard Goering, Synopsys asks them of former CEO, Sean Dart. The current senior group director for R&D, Cadence System-Level Design Group has some interesting insights into high level synthesis and the advantages of being acquired by Cadence.

Dassault Systemes is flying high, with its own chalet at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. Amongst the aircraft, the company had a dedicated meeting spaces and a 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, reports Aurelien. There are some great images on this blog, amongst the news items.

New boy on the ARM block, Varun Sarwal, dives straight in the blogsphere with news of the Juno 64bit development platform. He explains the architecture well, covering hardware and software overviews.

Welcoming a guest blogger at Mentor Graphics, Phil Brumby, examines user interface and relates how the company has finished integrating its own RTOS Nucleus and development tools with Embedded Wizard UI tool from TARA Systems for MCU or MPU-based hardware systems, such as the glucose meter illustrated on the blog.

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