• A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    Good Models
    Published. January 27, 2012

    ? In this post, I would like to share some perspectives on the transaction-level models needed for the creation of virtual prototypes. Just recently, TLMCentral kicked off a contest seeking the “best” model for a mobile phone sensor device. What actually makes a “good” model?  The most ad-hoc answer to this question has historically been [...]...

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    How to pre-populate an SMS using PHP or JS please
    Published. December 5, 2012

    We are developing a mobile payment system which enable our Agents to collect cash (in person) from our members and update our online database via PHP/MySQL. Our Android Smartphone Agents CAN send an instant SMS receipt to the Member at the time of payment (despite lots of expert advice saying ......

  • EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Ultralow-power developments target next-gen wireless sensors
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Imec and Holst Centre presented an ultralow-power FSK receiver for body-area networks, a flexible SAR ADC for wireless sensor nodes, fast-start-up techniques for duty-cycled impulse radio receivers, and a design approach targeting subthreshold operation at the European Solid-State Circuits Conference....

  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    What’s The Difference Between Bluetooth Low Energy And ANT?
    Published. December 4, 2012

    By Lou FrenzelDesigners generally opt for one of these two standards when configuring ultra-low-power wireless sensor networks....

  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    ‘Tis the season to get touchy-feely
    Published. December 4, 2012

    The number of ways you can interact with your mobile devices has expanded further in 2012 than in previous years. This year we have seen convertible laptops hit the market, which turn from a PC into a tablet in one careful snap. New sensors like gyroscopes, compasses and accelerometers have arrived to give us more scope [...]...

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Q&A with Shanghai City TI's Steven Zhou
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Texas Instruments technical sales associate Steven Zhou is anything but a couch potato. At the end of his workdays, the Shanghai City, China, based TIer and biker is either scheming his next big cycling trip, working on his fully customized bike – named “Steven’s Spirit Bike” and loaded with TI parts -- or, is out cycling. He’s a big dreamer – and a doer. His recent trip? A trek across Taiwan. Here’s his story. How long have you been a cyclist? I began...

  • Tawna Wilsey Blog

    Tawna Wilsey Blog

    RE: How to simulate Phase Noise of the clock at rising edge and falling edge separately.
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Hi RFQuery, Please look at the MMSIM12.1 SpectreRF User Guide.  Specifically, look at the pnoise jitter section.If you don’t have the SpectreRF User Guide for MMSIM12.1, you can view it on Cadence Online Support. Best regards, Tawna  From: RFQuery [] Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 5:18 PMTo: Tawna WilseySubject: [RF Design Forum] How to simulate Phase Noise of the clock at rising edge and falling edge separately.  Dear all,I...

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless parking sensors aid traffic reduction
    Published. December 4, 2012

    According to research carried out by Keypoint Consultancy on behalf of  Winterswijk town council in the Netherlands, the search for a parking space in the town has reduced significantly as parking spaces are better utilised since a new parking guidance system was introduced earlier this year. Research carried out in 2008 by Keypoint indicated that [...]...

  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Benchmarking MoCA: Does coax meet your bandwidth quota?
    Published. December 4, 2012

    This series will document the experiences (and results) benchmarking the Actiontec MoCA adapters against Wi-Fi, GbE Ethernet, and a pair of NETGEAR XAV5001 "500 Mbps" HomePlug AV powerline adapters....

  • NextGenLog


    #MEMS: "Tini-tiny microphones go HD"
    Published. November 30, 2012

    When the iPhone 5 announced support for wideband voice, only Sprint in the U.S. supported it, but by this time next year nearly every carrier worldwide will be hawking the crystal clear sounds of HD audio.To meet that growing demand for wideband handsets, Bosch Group company Akustica has announced an extensive line of MEMS microphones that enable HD audio to be adapted to any smartphone, tablet or other mobile device: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogAkustica sports a new family of HD mics with super-wide...

  • John Day

    John Day

    A fundamental shift
    Published. November 30, 2012

      In August Chrysler Group and Sprint announced a strategic partnership to integrate wireless technology into Chrysler’s Uconnect Access in-vehicle communication system, so Sprint and Chrysler’s announcement this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show – the launch of Sprint Velocity – should have been somewhat anticlimactic. But this week’s announcement transcended the Uconnect deal [...]...

  • RF/Microwave Tracker

    RF/Microwave Tracker

    Teardown Signals Transition from GaAs to CMOS Power Amplifiers In 3G Handsets
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Although, working CMOS based 3G RF power amplifiers (PAs) were demonstrated several years ago, the transition from 2G to 3G handsets has not been that easy for CMOS. Concerns over performance have severely limited its progression in the 3G space. … Continue reading →...

  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    The World’s First 2 Wireless Routers with USB 3.0, PCI Express Blog Launches Today
    Published. November 6, 2012

      Corrected November 29, 2012 – Thanks to reader Glenn for the info – The world’s first 2 Wireless WiFi Routers supporting USB 3.0 started shipping recently fro Netgear and D-Link. The Netgear Centria (WNDR4700/4720) and the D-Link HD Media Rounter (DIR-857) support the WiFi-AC standard which promises data rates of 450 Megabits per second [...]...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Forrester: open source project explosion driving a "golden era" in app dev
    Published. November 29, 2012

    The explosion in open source projects in the HTML, mobile, cloud and big data spaces such as Android, jQuery, PhoneGap, Sencha, Hadoop and Cordova are driving a new model and a golden age of "app" development, Forrester Research says....

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Does a tablet really need eight cores?
    Published. November 28, 2012

    The core wars have reached a détente on the PC, but mobile is another matter. Some smartphones and tablets are already packing four cores, but chipmakers apparently aren’t stopping there....

  • Team Verify's Blog

    Team Verify's Blog

    New Product: ARM ACE Assertion-Based Verification IP (ABVIP) Available Now
    Published. November 26, 2012

    Preface: on Tuesday December 11 we are giving a free a webinar on "ACE Assertion-Based Dynamic, Formal, and Metric-Driven Verification Techniques with ABVIP".  Register today: anyone who has worked with ARM's AMBA 4 AXITM Coherency Extensions -- a/k/a the "ACETM" protocol -- knows, there are a ton of different configuration options and operational scenarios available to the designer.  Of course, this flexibility and power presents a significant...

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Optimizing ARM Based Designs for Low Power using Emulation
    Published. November 19, 2012

    The month November goes to the Brits, no question. Not only did the James Bond movie Skyfall open, but Santa Clara also experienced somewhat of a "British Invasion" for ARM TechCon in the Santa Clara convention center. To be there properly I even brought out my favorite new pin striped suit ;). With that being at the cleaners now that ARM TechCon is over, I am reflecting on what I heard. In my mind ARM TechCon's focus was all about low-power -- at all levels of abstraction. Various...

  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Mobile Crime Doesn’t Pay–in Japan
    Published. November 15, 2012

    Writing Android malware can be a lucrative business for a criminal. One can create an SMS-sending Trojan horse or a botnet client and sit back to collect the money. It can also be a very brief business, leading one directly to jail. The crooks behind Android/OneClickFraud (malware that extorts users) and Android/DougaLeaker (malware that steals Read more......

  • EEBeat


    The Samsung GALAXY WiFi Camera
    Published. November 14, 2012

    by Jim Harrison Cameras have had WiFi for a while, but the new GALAXY Camera from Samsung has more. It has 3G and WiFi and a 4.77 inch Super Clear touch display and packs a set of 65 powerful editing features that make use of the devices 1.4 GHz quad-core processor so you can edit [...]...

  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    For Dell’s Quest Software, BYOD puts users first -- and with IT’s blessing
    Published. November 14, 2012

    The growing acceptance of bring your own device at enterprises comes with promise and perils. Our next BriefingsDirect discussion examines why the users’ personal use, ownership and maintenance of the computing and mobile devices of their choosing is making more sense for more organizations....

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Wi-Fi-Controlled Smart Windows Auto-Tint
    Published. November 12, 2012

    Startup View, formerly called Soladigm, introduces a dynamic glass window that tints based on building light and temperature.A Silicon Valley startup unveiled a smart window product that gives building designers a promising new tool and improves building efficiency....

  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    US Mobile Data Market Update Q3 2012
    Published. November 12, 2012

    US Mobile Data Market Update Q3 2012     Summary The US mobile data market grew 3% Q/Q and 17% Y/Y to reach $19.9B in Q3 2012. Data is now almost 43% of the US mobile industry service revenues. For the year 2012, the market is on track for mobile data revenues in the US market to [...]...

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft's IE 10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: What's different
    Published. November 9, 2012

    Microsoft is syncing delivery of its mobile IE and PC Internet Explorer browsers. There's a lot the two have in common. But some things are still different....

  • Editor's Note

    Editor's Note

    ARM Vs. Intel, Phase Two
    Published. November 2, 2012

    ARM wants a piece of the data center, Intel wants a piece of the mobile market. How they get there will impact the entire semi industry....

  • 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 →...

  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #397 - Newscast for Oct 26th 2012
    Published. October 27, 2012

    Newscast for Oct 26th 2012 Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.comImpressions of JavaOne? Future of Java - lots of Lambda Stuff 2 years after acquiring Sun Microsystems (and Java along with it), Dr. Dobbs has a report card for how they are doing ScalaWags Scala 2.10 RC...

  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Solar lamp doubles as mobile phone charger
    Published. October 24, 2012

    The prototype for the BRIGHT Products sun-powered BELL lamp can last up to 50 hours on a single charge. It has applications in both emerging and established economies....

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Webinar: Latest in Wireless Technology in DMMs @element14news @element14
    Published. October 22, 2012

    Newark element14 and Fluke will hold a free webinar next week. The webcast will provide an overview of the latest DMM technology for use in maintenance and manufacturing applications. The online seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 24th. The title of the webinar is Latest in Wireless Technology in DMMs. Read more: Webinar: Latest [...]...

  • Fusion


    Qualcomm Joins The HSA Foundation
    Published. October 3, 2012

    The HSA Foundation is on a roll, with Qualcomm being the latest big name company to join the industry-standard body as its newest Founder member. Continue reading...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Kilopass’ Next-Generation Gusto-2 Targets Instant-On Mobile Devices
    Published. October 11, 2012

    Kilopass Technology announced Gusto-2, its second generation of code storage products, to serve the increasing numbers of new system-on-chip (SoC) designs for instant-on mobile devices. Gusto-2 is available for SoC designs targeted for 2013 Q1 fabrication. It will initially be enabled on the 55nm and 65nm logic processes at IDMs and mainstream pure play foundries with enablement on smaller process nodes following. read more...

  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    SAME: Memory-saving standard to expand
    Published. October 3, 2012

    The scope of the Low-Latency Interface (LLI) developed by the MIPI Alliance is expanding as it heads towards version 2 – increasing the ways in which a single DRAM array can be shared between SoCs in a mobile phone....

  • 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...

  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    August 2012 Roundup
    Published. September 5, 2012

    What was popular in August? We sure had our fair share of speculation on Apple products including a big settlement that could have lasting effects on the mobile device industry. We had a new OS released (with a ton of side effects). RSA China came and went (one of the more challenging speaking gigs I’ve [...]...

  • Anablog


    NASA Curiosity team pinpoints site for first drive (Courtesy NASA/JPL)
    Published. August 20, 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....

  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    4G LTE vs. 3G Power Mystery Explained
    Published. August 9, 2012

      Last month we saw some interesting data in our investigation of energy efficiency of 4G LTE transmission versus 3G transmission on the new iPad. The data above suggests that in 4G LTE mode, the new iPad used roughly the same amount of energy (3.8Wh) for viewing our test movie (Star Trek, 2:06:46, 138MB) locally [...]...

  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Social Media and Mobile Set to Take Gold at Summer Olympics
    Published. July 26, 2012

    When the Olympic torch is lit ... you can expect you’re Facebook and Twitter feeds to be set ablaze with comments on the festivities....

  • Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Kiran Bulusu’s Blog

    Formal verification of SOC
    Published. May 14, 2012

    There was an interesting question that was asked during the interview with Moshar from Broadcom;jsessionid=MKCJBAP5HOPZKQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=196902151 ================== EE Times: Are you using formal verification, and does it reduce the need for simulation and acceleration? Moshar: We are using formal verification, … Continue reading →...

  • javierandrescaceres (Intel)

    javierandrescaceres (Intel)

    Wireless Enabling in Intel AMT – Part I
    Published. July 11, 2012

    I always used to connect Intel AMT machines in wired environments but for some reason I needed to work completely wireless so I had to find out how to make it work. This post will quickly review the Wireless enabling in Intel AMT and a then a following post will show a programming sample for [...]...

  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Altera, Texas Instruments Introduce Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit
    Published. July 9, 2012

    Altera and Texas Instruments announced the Arria V FPGA RF Development Kit. The modular kit eases RF prototyping for systems based on Altera’s 28nm Arria V FPGAs. It includes all the hardware and software needed for RF transmit, receive and digital pre-distortion feedback. The kit reduces the amount of time needed to design and verify [...]...

  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Solution to the “Power story” challenge
    Published. March 2, 2012

    Here is the solution to the “Power story” non coding challenge: When the power went out, Ann open the wireless settings of her laptop, scanned the area but couldn’t find a single wireless access point in the neighborhood. This is actually based on a true story (mine, yesterday). I can usually see a dozen access [...]...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #299 – Retro Phone Camera Teardown
    Published. June 26, 2012

    Teardown Tuesday. A look at the systems engineering inside one of the worlds first mobile phone flash camera attachment, the Siemens S55....

  • Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Adding HTML5 to Your Blog Posts #Ultrabook
    Published. May 30, 2012

    With Ultrabooks being touch devices that we should see some amazing apps that cross between mobile and PC with HTML5 as a development framework. With that you and others might want to share your HTML5 work with us here via our blogs. I was doing just that for a recent for post for an HTML5 [...]...

  • Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    Glen Burchers << The Embedded Beat

    CEOs speak out on the future of smart mobile devices
    Published. March 30, 2012

    By Glen Burchers “My three year old daughter has been playing with her iPad too much. When she walks in front of the TV, she tries to interact with it by pushing on the screen. The new generation is expecting new user experience across their different devices. People should not worry about where their content, [...]...

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    New Memory Technologies, New Possibilities
    Published. April 11, 2011

    As a complete gadget geek, it’s always exciting to play with the latest technological toys. But if you stop to consider how each new wave of applications powered by these devices impacts the underlying SoC designs, you quickly realize that the memory and storage subsystem is now central to SoC Realization. Poor memory and storage design will impact everything from the user experience to the applications that are possible. There is nothing quite so sad as a shiny new gadget that falls short...

  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Measuring Fmax for MOS Transistors
    Published. August 11, 2011

    The following question has come up in comments: "How do I measure Fmax for an MOS transistor?" The measurement methodology -- testbench, analysis, calculator setup, stimulus, etc.-- does not change whether you are measuring bipolar transistors or MOS transistors. On the other hand, the results for MOS transistors often come out looking wrong, or more correctly, non-physical. Before scratching your head, adjusting your testbench or doing anything else, you need to consider the model that...

  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    TLM: The Year in Review, and Trends for 2012
    Published. January 2, 2012

    2011 was my first full year in the land of Transaction-Level Modeling (TLM) design and verification, after spending my entire career to that point in RTL. I made my move upward in abstraction level in mid-2010 because it seemed like the time had finally come for this methodology to start becoming mainstream, delivering the benefits that have been sought for years. Has this methodology started to become mainstream? I think it's safe to say that it has started. We have been working with some large...

  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    System Industry Trends - 2010 Highlights and What's Coming Up for 2011 (Part II)
    Published. December 28, 2010

    2010 was a very dynamic year for the electronic systems industry overall and Cadence in particular. In this set of blogs, I discuss some of the trends that started in 2010 and will continue in 2011. In part I, I talked about the key growth market, key industry challenges and the role of EDA. In this blog post (part II), I will talk about Cadence offerings addressing these challenges.Cadence System Design and Verification -- Addressing IP Productivity and System IntegrationIn order to be successful,...

  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    Uplinq an Ecosystem of Connectivity: USB, MIPI, PCI Express
    Published. June 26, 2012

    Tomorrow I’ll be heading down to San Diego to attend and present at Qualcomm’s Uplinq event I’ll be talking about different types of  wired connectivity for the latest chips that are used in tablets and smartphones. I’ll be introducing MIPI MPHY and covering the trends that I see for USB, PCI Express and SATA. The target [...]...

  • Conversation Central

    Conversation Central

    We’re Goin’ Mobile
    Published. May 17, 2012

    Guest: Manish Gajjar, Principal Engineer, Broadcom Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to download the show and play it locally. People everywhere are going mobile. We all see the impact the mobile revolution is having on our world. Manish Gajjar, Principal Engineer in Broadcom’s [...]...

  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    May 2012 Security Updates Are On ECE For XPe SP3 and Standard 2009
    Published. May 29, 2012

    The May 2012 Security Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows® Embedded Standard 2009 and/or Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3. The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 2009: KB2604121 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework could allow remote code execution. KB2656405 - Combined security update for Microsoft Office, Windows, .NET Framework, and Silverlight. The list below applies to Windows Embedded XPe SP3 and Standard 2009: KB2604092 - Vulnerabilities...

  • Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Open Source and the Mobile Applications Gold Rush
    Published. September 2, 2011

    Since the launch of the Apple iPhone App Store in July 2008, the focus on investment in mobile/wireless has shifted from handsets for their own sake to a near obsession with mobile phones as applications platforms, and to building and marketing applications for them. Apple didn’t invent the applications store concept – handset manufacturer Palm [...]...

  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Sponsored Link: Reverse Logic High CMR Optocoupler
    Published. July 6, 2012

    The ACPL-M483 High CMR IPM is a high speed optocoupler using a AlGaAs LED and photo detector with built in Schmitt trigger provides logic-compatible waveforms, eliminating the need to add wave shaping,these optocouplers an improve inverter efficiency through reduced switching dead time....

  • TWICE Viewpoint Blog

    TWICE Viewpoint Blog

    Best Buy Meeting Could Be ‘Bumpy’
    Published. June 20, 2012

  • Trenton Technology Blog

    Trenton Technology Blog

    Apple Launches New iPad & Highlights Pace Of Innovation
    Published. March 7, 2012

    While Trenton remains focused on creating embedded / industrial / military computing solutions, there’s no question about the rising influence of mobile technology, and when you think mobile, Apple is often the first company that comes to mind.  We’re seeing it already, as iPhones and iPads are introduced to augment government and military applications, as [...]...

  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    nuForce Cube Speaker, an All-in-One Mobile Audio Center?
    Published. May 30, 2012

  • Matt Ployhar (Intel)

    Matt Ployhar (Intel)

    Gaming in Transition and Revolution: Pt 4 of 4
    Published. July 2, 2011

    Part 4 of 4 (Innovation Changers) This will be my final installment on this blog topic titled: Gaming - in transition and revolution. To briefly recap the previous topics I first talked about the impact of Mobile. In my second installment I covered the changes and evolutions occurring in both formats and business models. In [...]...

  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Specman’s Memory Management Orientation Guide (or “Honey – Please Take out the Garbage”)
    Published. May 11, 2012

    Memory management is not something the Specman user is supposed to worry about. Nobody likes to make notes about allocations and freeing up memory segments when he's programming, and Specman supplies a mechanism that allows the programmer to have some extra time for a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, in some occasions, this cup of coffee will be very much needed in order to debug why  Specman managed the memory this way, and why all of a sudden I can't run my simulation since it is consuming...

  • Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Lenovo Received China Network Entry License for the First Intel Phone K800 , Launches An Android App Store For The Enterprise
    Published. March 28, 2012

    Lenovo Intel Phone Received China Mobile Network Entrance License Lenovo K800, the first smart phone  with Intel Medfield platform, drawed  a wide range of media attention in CES2012. According China Tech Portal , this week,  Lenovo has cleared all the obstacles and received China Mobile Network Entrance License for K800 from China National Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center,  Ministry of [...]...

  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Collaboration, Concurrency, and Convergence: CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012
    Published. March 19, 2012

    I was out in San Jose last week for CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2012 -- our US user's group conference. I feel like we've been on a good run with this conference during the past few years. I'm seeing users return to present papers year after year. And each year we seem to have new users who are inspired to share what they've been working on at a future conference.Here are three themes I noticed at this year's conference: CollaborationThe conference is all about collaboration -- a...

  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Raspberry Pi has Manufacturing and Distribution Partnerships by Max3
    Published. March 4, 2012

    Everyone is thrilled and in position to receive their Raspberry Pi devices in the upcomming days. To boots your devices, share ideas and knowledge, ask for help and have a chat take a look at We just settled up the forum and are currently producing and shaping additional content like news and a wiki. All that with a strong focus on the different aspects of the Raspberry PI like Operating System, Hardware Hacking, Linux and mobile phones OS plus other OS like Risc OS. Our...

  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Selected by Altair Semiconductor for 4G Wireless Broadband Solutions
    Published. February 28, 2012

    Compilers and Toolchain Support LTE Development...

  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    Interfaces dominate CES IP
    Published. January 16, 2012

    At the 2012 CES conference, there were many IP providers mixed in amongst the many end product companies. These IP providers were showing capabilities as a well as ASSP products targeting the mobile community and handheld products. The core controller IP providers – Tensilica, ARM, Imagination Technologies and MIPS were all showing their latest scalable [...]...

  • Robert MuellerAlbrecht (Intel)

    Robert MuellerAlbrecht (Intel)

    Debugger assisted flashing for Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor based platforms
    Published. December 22, 2008

    With the Intel(R) C++ Software Development Tool Suite for Linux* OS Supporting Mobile Internet Devices ( comes a capability built into the Intel(R) C++ JTAG Debugger that allows to download and burn images into target-device FLASH memory (BIOS / Firmware) without removing the chip. This is available through a debugger plugin shared object that allows [...]...

  • Ylian Saint-Hilaire (Intel)

    Ylian Saint-Hilaire (Intel) - New Mobile Application
    Published. January 3, 2012

    It's 2012 now and time to get back to work, but not before telling you a little about what I have been doing over the holiday break. Yes, I have been coding! About two months ago, I started working on a new version of the Meshcentral mobile application, this time, I wanted it to work [...]...

  • Gunjan Rawal (Intel)

    Gunjan Rawal (Intel)

    Atom Mashing Radio: Episode#15 airs October 28th. Tune in!
    Published. October 25, 2011

    Don’t miss the upcoming episode of Atom Mashing Radio ‘Developers and Mobile Device Management’ Join Peter Biddle and Ahmed Datoo of Zenprise as they explore the future of mobile device management. Tune in here at 12:00pm PT Friday, Oct. 28. As t......

  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Top 3 reasons your car won’t get hacked (today)
    Published. November 7, 2011

    By Rainer Makowitz — After the malware attacks on mobile devices running the Android operating system, speculations about automotive viruses have soared again. Compared to IT and telecom, the plague of car viruses has not (yet) arrived in the automotive industry. Open networks appeared in IT in 1985, and appeared in telecom 15 years later. [...]...

  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    How Elastic is Your Business?
    Published. January 10, 2011

    Facing a verification overrun, you poached resources, clocked overtime, and kept the slip to a few weeks.  Momentarily proud of your diving catch, your GM just told you to get out on the road to sell an additional 400,000 units or your program will be canceled. As you examine every customer looking for the elasticity that will keep you profitable, you plan to find a new approach to Silicon Realization.This is the reality facing business owners as they plan their verification projects. ...

  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Welcome to the Zynq-7000 Virtual Platform
    Published. October 28, 2011

    As you might guess we are pretty excited about the Virtual Platform development for the Zynq-7000 EPP. The FPGA world has changed a lot from 1995 when I was an FAE at Cypress Semiconductor selling and supporting programmable logic devices. This was during the transition from schematic capture to HDLs. It was the days of PALASM and ABEL, and then the first VHDL and Verilog synthesis tools for FPGAs. Back then nobody did much simulation; after all it was a reprogrammable device (except for...

  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Open Mobile Summit -- What‘s Happening in the World of Applications
    Published. November 15, 2010

    I attended last week's Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco last week. This is a twice-a-year event, once here and once in London. The conference attracted over 600 attendees to discuss the world of mobile applications -- open mobile, to be precise. There were chip suppliers (TI, Qualcomm, Intel, etc), device suppliers (HTC, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, etc), applications developers (Zynga, LinkedIn, Foursquare, etc), carriers (AT&T, Orange, Verizon, Sprint, Rogers, etc), advertising agencies, content...

  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Some Final Real-World Assertions for the Holidays
    Published. December 20, 2011

    My last "real-world assertions" blog post seems to have tickled a bunch of people with my story about the racy narration at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. I've heard from several folks who have also seen the show and had a similar reaction. Just out of curiosity, I did a Web search and found a half-dozen or so other blogs and travelogues with comments similar to mine. Concluding my series, and in the spirit of the holiday season, here are a few final amusing incidents related to shopping...

  • On Verification

    On Verification

    System Prototypes: Virtual, Hardware or Hybrid?
    Published. May 5, 2009

    If you are going to DAC this year, you may be interested in attending the panel System Prototypes: Virtual, Hardware or Hybrid that I’ve been organizing with Eshel Haritan of CoWare. We’ve got a great lineup of panelists from Amicus Wireless, Synopsys, Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson, LSI and CoWare who will debate the pros and cons of [...]...

  • AnalogTalk


    Have you considered a High PSRR LDO
    Published. October 31, 2011

    Circuits such as RF oscillators, RF amplifiers, and GFI circuit breaker are sensitive to noise on the supply line. LC filters and large electrolytic capacitors are commonly used to filter out noise.  What can be helpful in controlling the amount of noise or ripple in a given power rail is with the use of an [...]...

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