• EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Slideshow: NASA says “Hands off our stuff on the moon!”
    Published. December 5, 2012

    NASA has published, “NASA’s Recommendations to Space-Faring Entities: How to Protect and Preserve the Historic and Scientific Value of U.S. Government Lunar Artifacts” or as I like to call it, “Don’t touch our things!” (The government always puts fancy titles on simple things!)...

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software and Real Time Logic Partner for Web Middleware
    Published. December 3, 2012

    Complete Suite of Web Solutions Integrated with INTEGRITY RTOS...


    Initial results for 60 bay unit running a software RAID
    Published. November 27, 2012

    Our new JackRabbit tightly coupled storage and computing unit is on the test track, and about to go out the door to a customer. Need a few minutes with it, after quick tuning to generate some performance data. This is a single 4U server unit with 1/4 PB within it. Streaming 1TB from disk. This [...]...

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Exploding Engine Could Reduce Fuel Consumption
    Published. November 23, 2012

    The military and GE have made strides toward a practical detonation engine.A new kind of engine under development, called a detonation engine, could save the military hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel costs every year. The technology, which military researchers are working on together with scientists at GE and other companies, could reduce fuel consumption at power plants, in ships, and on airplanes by as much as 25 percent. The Navy alone estimates that retrofitting its ships with the technology...

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    If you could do it all over again? Career advice.
    Published. November 21, 2012

    Hi everyone, well I am 31 and decided to change careers. I am currently a Law Enforcement Officer and have been one since I was 18 and in the military. I went back to school and got my A.S. in Information Science and Technology from Penn State and am about ......

  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Cyberwarfare Inspires Analysts, Coverage on YouTube, Twitter
    Published. November 16, 2012

    In 2009, McAfee Labs published the virtual criminology report “The Age of Cyber Warfare.” At that time we received some surprised comments from incredulous people. Since then, this area has evolved considerably. Today independent experts are no longer reluctant to predict government-sponsored military and industrial espionage or targeted cyberattacks causing physical damage. Cyberwar and cyberterrorism Read more......

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Heartfelt Stories Mark Launch of TI Veterans Program
    Published. November 13, 2012

    Texas Instruments (TI) equipment engineering section manager Jodi Williams clearly remembers the moment she parted with husband Nic, a U.S. National Guard reservist, when he was deployed to Iraq nine years ago. She had children Bailey and Ali with her, and “when I drove away, I realized ‘I’m alone,’” Williams says. But she soon discovered that she wasn’t. During her husband’s deployment (and over the course of his past nine years on active duty and through...

  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Xilinx Debuts Defense-Grade FPGAs, Zynq-7000 SoCs with 4G Secure Architecture
    Published. November 1, 2012

    Xilinx introduced their fourth generation secure architecture with Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper IP core support for defense-grade 7 series FPGA devices and Zynq-7000 All Programmable system-on-chips. In addition to the secure capabilities, the defense-grade 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs offer mask set control, ruggedized packaging with fully-leaded (Pb) content for harsh environmental [...]...

  • NextGenLog


    #ROBOTICS: "NASA Robot Challenge Offers $1.5 Million"
    Published. October 29, 2012

    Autonomous robots capable of retrieving geological samples on their own without the need for remote control operators is the goal of the 2013 NASA Robot Challenge which offers a $1.5 million purse: R. Colin Johnson Here is what NASA says about its Robot Challenge: NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...

  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on GOP Tells Military to Stop Using BioFuels by Irish Muwwakkil
    Published. October 10, 2012

    we must focus more on alternative energy since it is renewable and far less polluting. '.'., Please do browse our new webpage <a>

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Concerns linger about corporate involvement in OpenStack Foundation
    Published. September 20, 2012

    Many today celebrate the official launch of the OpenStack Foundation, which now has more than 180 members, a new 24-member Board of Directors and technical steering committee. In a little more than two years since its founding, OpenStack has amassed widespread support as the leading open source cloud platform stack, including the blessing and participation of founders Rackspace and NASA. But some wonder if participation of new Gold members VMWare and Cisco could undermine OpenStack's adoption in...

  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Lessons for EDA When Low Power vs. Heat Dissipation Isn’t a Fair Fight: A Case Study With the GoPro Hero2 Camera
    Published. September 12, 2012

    Right up there with functional verification, the challenges of low power design and verification present an existential threat to our customers' products, and ultimately their businesses.  Clearly both sides of the low power coin -- reducing generated heat and/or increasing efficiency to make the most of every available joule -- are of primary concern.  But what happens when external, environmental factors conspire to betray even the best low power electrical design?  In the case...

  • Anablog


    NASA Curiosity team pinpoints site for first drive (Courtesy NASA/JPL)
    Published. September 5, 2012

    The scientists and engineers of NASA's Curiosity rover mission have selected the first driving destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory. The target area, named Glenelg, is a natural intersection of three kinds of terrain....

  • EEBeat


    NASA discovers system where planets orbit twin suns
    Published. August 30, 2012

    Taking a peak into the constellation Cygnus, NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered the first-ever transiting circumbinary system: multiple planets orbiting not one, but two suns. While the system is located at a ridiculously far distance of 4,900 light-years from Earth, it proves the theory that more than one planet can form and survive in orbit [...]...

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Cadence Design Systems Publishes Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide
    Published. August 14, 2012

    Cadence Design Systems announced a new publication: Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide. The design methodology book provides an overview of the design, verification and implementation methodologies required for advanced mixed-signal designs. The book addresses the complex problems facing the mixed-signal design community. It features mixed-signal design experts from Boeing, Cadence, ClioSoft and Qualcomm. The Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide [...]...

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #391 - Newscast for August 10th 2012
    Published. August 10, 2012

    Newscast for August 10th 2012 Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.comIf you are a Scala fan and in the bay area, don’t miss the Scala BASE meetup on Monday 13th at Netflix. SF scala training. Week after JavaOne (October 8th to 12th) at Exit Certified. Jellybean arrived on Nexus S Battery usage issues Get...

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Cadence Video Demonstrates PCIe Gen3 IP Silicon Performance
    Published. August 6, 2012

    It is not often that an IP provider gets to showcase their IP performance in a real product demo. Those laurels usually end up going to the end product that uses the IP. But a recent Cadence video features our PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 core running flawlessly in silicon in a real system. We thought we would raise some eyebrows since, as of today, there are very few products in the market that utilize the full power of the PCIe Gen3 protocol, let alone those that have been designed using a commercial...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #328 – Curiosity Mars Rover Landing
    Published. August 3, 2012

    Forum Topic HERE On August 5th/6th 2012 the NASA JPL Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover called Curiosity will land on Mars using an innovative new “Sky Crane” technique. Will it be systems engineering’s finest hour?, or a spectacular and costly failure?...

  • AnalogTalk


    Is Smart Power really just Smarter Power
    Published. July 6, 2012

    If you look at Wikipedia ( you’ll see a description on the use of ‘hard’ & ‘soft’ power strategies as it relates to diplomatic and military uses of power and influence….  While that is an interesting topic, that wasn’t really my intent, so instead we’ll talk about smart power in the context of electrical power [...]...

  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    Multicore Processors Manage Massive Military Data Flows
    Published. June 22, 2012

    By William WongMilitary application require enclosures to handle rugged environments but they need major computing resources. This often means designing systems that employ FPGAs and GPUs in addition to multicore CPUs....

  • Trenton Technology Blog

    Trenton Technology Blog

    Rackmount LCD Monitors Built for Military Applications
    Published. February 11, 2012

    Rackmount LCD monitors and keyboards designed for military aircraft, ground vehicles, surface ships or submarines need to be compact, lightweight, and most of all, built tough enough to withstand extreme operating environments.  Trenton offers two unique solutions for government & defense programs. The TKM1502 is a rugged rackmount monitor and keyboard that features a watertight [...]...

  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Government Procurement: Great Expectations for FOSS
    Published. April 4, 2011

    This year has seen an increasing focus on the use by free and open source software (“FOSS”) by governments with recent announcements by the UK, the Australian Federal Government and NASA.  FOSS projects and companies need to be aware of these efforts because of the scope of the opportunity to transform government and provide less [...]...

  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    How to lockup the in-flight entertainment system on a Boeing 777
    Published. June 18, 2011

    I have recently returned from  a short trip to the UK. I flew both ways on what appeared to be a relatively new Boeing 777 courtesy of  United Airlines. As is now common place on trans-Atlantic wide-body aircraft, my seat came with its own in-flight entertainment system. After I took my seat to fly to [...]...

  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Teaching and Learning CAN Bus
    Published. April 11, 2012

    One of the great things about working with SystemVision is its ability to model and analyze a variety of systems. One day I might be working with an automotive company discussing the electro-hydraulic performance of an automobile braking system. The next day I could easily be talking with an aerospace company discussing power distribution for [...]...

  • Domeika's Dilemma

    Domeika's Dilemma

    Post-ESC Impressions
    Published. April 13, 2009

    I had a good trip to Embedded Systems Conference, spending several hours on the expo floor, giving two talks in the general conference, and chatting with a bunch of colleagues.  Here’s a rundown on what I found noteworthy: Keynote by T.K. Mattingly – I could listen to a former astronaut during the golden age of NASA [...]...

  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Ground control to major Tom
    Published. December 13, 2011

    This could be you! Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming an astronaut? Well, now you can. The NASA has an open position for an “Astronaut Candidate” for the International Space Station in Houston, TX. The requirements are pretty interesting. The training will take two to three years and will require a lot of traveling, probably mostly [...]...

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Smart Phones and Gadgets – the New Nemesis of Avionics
    Published. February 21, 2012

    I don’t particularly care for airports. You rush to get to them. You rush thru check-in and push your way thru never-ending queues to go thru security and get the prerequisite pre-boarding massage (I seem to get pat downs as I go thru security a lot and even though I gladly submit to them I’m [...]...

  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    OVM 2.1.2 -- Getting You Ready for UVM
    Published. May 31, 2011

    Talk about stability -- OVM 2.1.1 has had 18 months as the core of Accellera's UVM and accumulated only 13 bugs.  Not too shabby!  With the OVM community preparing to migrate, Cadence and Mentor have posted a bug-fix update -- OVM 2.1.2 -- to OVMWorld to help you get ready to move to the UVM.As you may have seen in my twitter feed, I've been out talking to customers a lot lately.  Both OVM and VMM users have been telling me they are really happy that UVM is here and are preparing...

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