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Research Roundup Dec 31 2013

Graphene puts quantum computing in a spin; International super-superconductivity; Graphene structure research; China telematics changes course

Results from the RF and Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) IC Survey

A summary of the results of a survey for developers of products in RF and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) ICs.

Deeper Dive – IPextreme Blows Hot for ColdFire

There is a shift occurring in the semiconductor market, driven by the consumer space, believes Warren Savage, president and CEO, IPextreme.

ESL Market Potential

The bad new is that the electronic system level (ESL) segment of the EDA market still needs more robust standards. What’s the good news?

What is the current state of ESL tools?

Electronic System-Level (ESL) design is a dynamic process but will it adapt to the changing requirements of complex IC and higher systems?

Does Altera Have “Big Data” Communications on the Brain?

In wireless, wireline and financial big-data applications, moving all those packets needs prodigious FPGA resources, not all of which Altera had before its recent series of acquisitions, partnerships and otherwise wheeling-and-dealing.

PCI-SIG-nificant Changes Brewing in Mobile and Small form Factor Designs

Chris A. Ciufo, Editor-in-Chief Of five significant PCI Express announcements made at this week’s PCI-SIG Developers Conference, two are aimed at mobile embedded. It’s about time. The big news from the PCI-SIG is speed. From PCI to PCI Express to Gen3 speeds, the PCI-SIG is an industry consortium that lets no grass grow for long. [...]

Changes In The Supply Chain

Runaway complexity in design, implementation, verification and manufacturing is being mirrored across an increasingly complex supply chain. Now the question is what to do about it.

Tizen OS for Smartphones – Intel’s Biggest Bet Yet

Chris A. Ciufo, Senior Editor Figure 1: Intel and the Linux Foundation collaborated on Tizen, an open source HTML5-based platform for smartphones, IVI, and other embedded devices. Samsung hedges Apple, Google bets with Intel’s HTML5-based Tizen Just when you thought the smartphone OS market was down to a choice between iOS and Android, Intel-backed Tizen [...]

The Current State Of Model-Driven Engineering

Panelists from industry, national laboratories, and the Portland State System Engineering graduate program recently gathered for an open forum on model-driven engineering.

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