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Blog Review – Dec 02

When everyone hits the shops, some bloggers want to see presents fall from the sky. This week there is also a sleek design project, new uses for SoCs, an Arduino project (with video) a hypervisor discussion and a summit review.

Focus on France in Nuremberg

Although the venue was the German city of Nuremberg, there was a distinctive coterie of French companies at Embedded World, writes Caroline Hayes, senior editor.

Using Physically Aware Synthesis Techniques to Speed Design Closure of Advanced-Node SoCs

Physically aware synthesis techniques that can help accelerate the physical design closure process for high-performance, power-sensitive SoCs at 28nm and below.

DVCon Highlights: Software, Complexity, and Moore’s Law

Aart de Geus keynote and the Art or Science Panel prove that DVCon is not just for verification engineers.

Blog Review – Tuesday March 10, 2015

Arduino beyond LAN; SoC secrets; NXP and Freescale; Connectivity at Mobile World Congress; Embedded Scandinavia; PCI Express verification, and more

Blog Review – Monday, February 23, 2015

Ready for Embedded World?; Cadence celebrates new computer architecture; Wristwatch aid; What’s in a gate count; Delving into dark silicon

A Prototyping with FPGA Approach

In general, the industry is experiencing the need for what now has been started being called the “shift left” in the design flow. From a chip perspective, about 60% into a project three main issues have to be resolved.

ASIC Prototypes Take the Express Lane for Faster System Validation

The demand for shorter bring-up schedules and more efficient work flows are driving innovations by commercial providers of FPGA-based prototyping tools.

ASIC Prototyping With FPGA

Since the very early days of ASIC design engineers have prototyped the ASIC using FPGA devices in order to debug and verify the design. The advantage is that the Device Under Test (DUT) runs at speeds that are equal or nearly equal those of the actual device.

ARM Development Tools for Cortex-M Family: ARM facilitates hardware/software co-design

Traditional EDA vendors are late in supporting one side of the electronics industry: software development. Although much is being said about system-level support and hardware/software co-design, the work has been left to companies like Altera, ARM®, Xilinx and others to develop software development tools.