By Ed Sperling
Mentor’s Nazita Saye examines the shrink and pink phenomenon—and why embedded simulation pays for itself. This is like reverse engineering a shopping trip.
Cadence’s Richard Goering interviews Sigrity CEO Jiayuan Fang. Of particular note is the positioning for the PCB and 3D-IC worlds.
Synopsys’ Eric Huang looks at market dynamics for WiFi-AC routers and questions why no one will stand next to him—or even close to him—during a video shoot.
Vista Ventures’ Jim Hogan lays out the custom design market, what’s changing, and who’s doing what. The gang’s all here in a Cutom 2.0 posting on John Cooley’s DeepChip.
Mentor’s Mike Jensen compares engineering expertise to practicing to become a professional musician. The work seems to be steadier for most engineers, though.
Cadence’s Jason Andrews is back with some insights into the Linux kernel message system updates. If this is your area of expertise, take note.
Synopsys’ Mike Thompson questions why people are still using 8-bit processors when they could be using 32-bit processors for the same tasks. It’s like taking your riding mower out on the freeway.
Semico Research’s Jim Feldhan digs into the lack of innovation in the ultrabook market and why there should be lots of upside for this market. For anyone who has tried to seriously create content on a tablet or smart phone, that should be readily apparent—unless you have chicken fingers.
Mentor’s Colin Walls calls himself a professional enthusiast. That’s certainly easier to comprehend than embedded system coding for a non-technical person.
Cadence’s Yuri Tsoglin offers up some tips on using long expressions in e, which can result in coding errors even though they’re supposed to be legal.
Synopsys’ Mick Posner shows off a customer’s HAPS Christmas tree, decorated with fan shrouds. What do you tell them? Cool?
And in case you missed last week’s Low-Power/High-Performance Engineering newsletter, here are some notable blogs:
— Mentor’s Erich Marschner peels back the covers on the next version of UPF.
— Synopsys’ Cary Chin compares politics to engineering, and what it would mean for battery life.
— MIPS’ Rao Gattupalli looks at the role of virtualization in creating secure embedded systems.
— Apache Design’s William Ruby tackles how to debug your design for power.
— Nvidia’s Barry Pangrle observes that predictions about arranging atoms are finally coming true.
— Atrenta’s Mike Gianfagna looks at the end of the road map and what’s next.
— And Docea Power’s Gene Matter digs into power simulation and hardware emulation, and why not both?