A Mentor Announcement Duo

System Design and Emulation Get Some Love

by Bryon Moyer

Over the last couple of months, there have been two interesting news items emanating from Mentor Graphics (now officially part of Siemens). They’re largely unrelated to each other, one dealing with system design and the other with IC emulation. We’ll take them in order of announcement.  Read More

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April 24, 2017

Smartphone and Tablet App from STMicroelectronics Brings New Features for Selecting and Designing with Operational Amplifiers

April 17, 2017

Buffered 18-Bit Octal ADC with Picoamp Inputs Shrinks Solution Size

April 13, 2017

Silicon Creations Selects Mentor Graphics Software for High-Performance Analog and Mixed-Signal IP Verification

42V, 6A (IOUT), Synchronous Step-Down Silent Switcher 2 Delivers 95% Efficiency at 2MHz & Ultralow EMI/EMC Emissions

April 04, 2017

Pasternack Releases New Line of IQ Mixers with RF and LO Frequency Bands Ranging from 4 GHz to 38 GHz

March 28, 2017

efabless, X-FAB Announce Results of First Analog-on-Demand Design Challenge

March 20, 2017

Pasternack Debuts Millimeter Wave Transmitter Module Covering the 60 GHz Global Unlicensed Frequency Spectrum

March 03, 2017

Saelig Introduces GW Instek's New MFG-2000 Multi-channel RF Function Generators

March 02, 2017

Menlo Micro Reinvents the RF Switch – Greater than 10X Performance Gain

February 28, 2017

Rail-to-Rail Op Amps Feature Precision & Power Efficiency

Samtec connector range from RS Components targets wireless telecommunications

February 27, 2017

Intersil Announces Single-Chip Rad Hard 32-Channel Driver with Integrated Decoder for Satellite Applications

Isolated Anyside Switch Controller Protects & Monitors Up to 1000VDC Power Supplies

February 22, 2017

Xilinx Unveils Disruptive Integration and Architectural Breakthrough for 5G Wireless with RF-Class Analog Technology

February 21, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of 45nm RF SOI to Advance 5G Mobile Communications

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Design Management Goes Big Data

posted by Bryon Moyer

Companies that manage your designs have access to an awful lot of information. They’re figuring out what they can do for you with that data. (6-Aug)

Optimizing at the Cellphone Antenna

posted by Bryon Moyer

Imec presented some results at ISSCC that sounded at first blush like a MEMS topic we’ve discussed before. Turns out it’s not quite that simple. (14-Apr)

Reviewing the $10,000 Ethernet Cable

posted by Kevin Morris

The people who buy this cable know why they need it, and it's well worth the extra investment. "Sure," some may say, "it's just data," but the ones and zeros that arrive at the end of this cable completely transcend binarity. (10-Feb)

Some People Get It

posted by Jim Turley

High-end audio got you down? Try these $1600 cables. (4-Feb)

Audio-Grade Bits!

posted by Jim Turley

Audiophiles can apparently hear the difference between disk drives. (13-Jan)

Faster Extraction from Cadence

posted by Bryon Moyer

Cadence has upgraded their parasitic extraction tools for the 16-nm node. (28-Aug)

Old-School Analog Outputs

posted by Bryon Moyer

Freescale has released a new accelerometer with analog outputs. Um… why? (25-Aug)

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 6:53 PM by dmlee

I should hope that my brain capacity has NOT "increased by Zero X".
I would be satisfied if it had increased by Zero % or changed by 1.0 times.

(And don't get me started on expressions like "10 times smaller"!)

I suspect that I have actually lost a…

Cracking a WALNUT

Posted on 04/17/17 at 11:47 AM by bmoyer

Do you see the Walnut attack as a threat or a curiosity?

Two Cores When One Won’t Do

Posted on 04/13/17 at 11:52 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about Synopsys's dual-core module?

Security by Obscurity No Longer

Posted on 04/12/17 at 9:00 PM by TotallyLost

World Exclusive: Revolutionary Low Currant Design for New SoC Module

hmmm tasty SoC's?

noun: currant; plural noun: currants

a small dried fruit made from a seedless variety of grape originally grown in the …

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