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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 (TF), Xilinx, Dave Tokic, Senior Director, Partner Ecosystems and Alliances, Xilinx, and Warren Savage, President and CEO, IPextreme (WS) about the pros and cons of IP reuse versus in-house IP.

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 among teams, as they work together to verify designs and accommodate the three dimensional transistor structure. In this edition, members of the design community are [...]

Connected IP Blocks: Busses or Networks?

David Shippy of Altera, Lawrence Loh from Jasper Design, Mentor’s Steve Bailey, and Drew Wingard from Sonics got together to discuss the issues inherent in connecting IP blocks whether in a SoC or on stack die architecture.

Experts Roundtable: Design-for-Test

System-Engineered Design discusses the evolution and future of design for test (DFT) with Synopsys, OptimalTest, Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Systems.

Fundamental Laws of (FPGA) Nature: Similar, Yet Different

Lattice and Xilinx muse on parallelism, partial reconfigurability, and the state-of-the-art in IP and EDA tools.

2013 Trends: New Standards, Lower Power, and Rugged

The military’s infatuation with SWaP-C begins to drive non-defense suppliers as myriad markets and applications need better-than-commercial.

M2M Promises Growth for Embedded, Wireless, Sensors, and More

The machine-to-machine (M2M) phenomenon is accelerating and is coming to just about any connected technology near you.

Power Drives MCU Evolution

Requirements for portable, low-power consumer devices, as well as energy-efficient embedded systems, drive MCU development and offer options for embedded engineers.

MEMS Get Smarter, Making Developers’ Jobs Tougher

Cheryl Coupé Fueled by new technologies, sensors have become ubiquitous, providing better user interface experiences and more natural interaction with devices. Rapid advances in MEMS and related technologies are enabling some of the most fascinating, innovative product developments since the PC. But the pace of innovation drives challenges as well. Those range from sensor fusion [...]

M2M Hits the Road (and Rails)

Cheryl Coupé, Editor Machine-to-machine (M2M) capabilities—and challenges—are proliferating in transportation applications such as intelligent highway, railway control and fleet management systems. The days of isolated embedded transportation computers are long gone. These days, machine-to-machine (M2M) is on the move, and could be defined as anything from vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-road, vehicle-to-dispatch or even vehicle-to-passenger-device. Standards—in connectivity, board [...]