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- A head-to-head comparison of the ARM Cortex-M4 and –M0 processor cores by Jack Ganssle
- Friday Video: SoC in tiny 500mg backpack transforms cockroach into radio-controlled exploration vehicle
- Friday Video: A different kind of fab with some very, very cool machines
- Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design
- Smartphones: Where PCIe has not gone before—but will. Sooner rather than later.
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- Ingenious architectural features allow ST to extract maximum performance from new microcontroller family based on ARM Cortex-M4. Cost: less than 6 bucks in 1000s
- Download a free PDF of the Mixed-signal Methodology Guide, Chapter 1: Design Trends and Challenges
- 3D Thursday: Altera adds Avago MicroPOD optical interconnects to FPGA package to handle bidirectional 100Gbps Ethernet
- 3-processor SoC for digital still cameras incorporates an ARM 1136J-S RISC processor core plus separate image and video processors
- After Silicon, SoC, and System Realization comes Dynasty Realization
- Jim Hogan details his views of SoC opportunities and again reveals his SoC Realization investment shopping list
- Scaling the 20nm peaks to look at the 14nm cliff, Part 1: Tom Beckley from Cadence maps the challenges of advanced node design at ISQED
- Want a peek at a possible Qualcomm 3D IC roadmap?
- 3D Thursday: Produce cost-effective 2.5D and 3D devices. Attend the Known Good Die conference, November 15
- Friday Video: Want the basics of PCB design in 45 minutes? Dave Jones delivers yet again with a free tutorial.
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Category Archives: Apps
Sure, we all complain about boot times. For our PCs. For our laptops. For our smartphones. For our Blu-ray players. I don’t know who gave engineers a pass on boot times, but Lenovo at least is taking a funny and … Continue reading
When I told my good friend David Thon that Google’s planned purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility was a pure EDA360 play, he invited me to explain. In simplest terms, EDA360 posits that software now drives hardware in the processor-centric … Continue reading
An article just published by ARS Technica’s Gaming Editor Ben Kuchera on video game emulation seems an unlikely source for EDA emulation advice, but the long and detailed article is a textbook study in why accurate emulation is so important … Continue reading
A fundamental premise of EDA360 is that software now sells hardware. The self-evident proof of this statement is obvious everywhere from smartphone apps to apps running on tablets and HDTVs. People buy these products because apps give hardware the flexibility … Continue reading
Friday Video: Darth Vader, his very tall wife, and his goat enter an Apple store, order pizza and eat dinner. What happens?
This is certainly one of the most interesting video concepts I’ve seen in a while. What happens when a comedian Mark Malkoff decides to see how far he can go with the Apple Store’s policy of tolerating strange customer behavior. … Continue reading
Research house In-stat has just released findings from a new 1Q11 US Digital entertainment Database with some surprising information about HDTVs and built-in apps. First, the report claims that 22% of US households with broadband service (83 million subscribers as … Continue reading
“In-Game” at msnbc.com has just published a short video review by Todd Kenreck (see below) of the new Microsoft Avatar Kinect, a sort of social media and communications app that makes good use of the Microsoft Kinect’s tracking features to … Continue reading
Apps and gestures on tablets and smartphones: If I can see you shake your booty, what is it you expect me to do about it?
Rick Merritt in EEtimes reports today that Qualcomm has just acquired some of the assets of gesture-recognition pioneer GestureTek and plans to insert that technology into future Snapdragon SoCs targeting smartphones, tablets, and consumer devices. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs are based … Continue reading
IHS iSuppli predicts that ARM CPUs will grab nearly 25% of the PC market by the year 2015. Believe it?
Well here’s a controversial prediction. IHS iSuppli just published a report titled “Desktop and Notebook PC Technology Penetration Forecast” that forecasts that ARM processors will ship as the main CPUs in almost 25% of all new PCs by the year … Continue reading
From Google’s top secret labs, the Google- Anti-Social Network Preview: Tip of the hat to Guy Kawasaki on Google+ for the pointer.
It’s a new wave of social networking. Two marines, one male and one female, have employed YouTube to ask two movie stars, one female and one male, for a date to the Marine Corps Ball in November. First, Sergeant Scott … Continue reading
Brent Rose has just published a tremendously insightful article on the PC World Web site about the current lack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps. He starts the article by nothing that there were few Honeycomb-optimized android apps at the February … Continue reading
EDA360 Insider has described dozens of new apps. They’re getting into all sorts of products and serve to differentiate even the most commodity-like of products. So how do you differentiate a bottle of vodka? Better vodka? Premium? Super Premium? (What … Continue reading
How many apps is enough? Using Android in broader embedded markets beyond Smartphones, Tablets, and Set-Top Boxes
This morning, Wind River and Avaya sponsored a Webinar about using the Google Android OS for embedded projects beyond smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes. The emcee was Wind River’s Senior Director of Product Management for Android Solutions Chris Buerger with … Continue reading
Want to know a secret about Apple’s iPhone apps? Things didn’t go exactly as planned according to San Jose Mercury News story
Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News often writes extremely interesting tech stories from Silicon Valley and today’s newspaper carried a page-1 story about Apple’s iPhone apps, as told to O’Brien by former senior director of worldwide product marketing … Continue reading
Microprocessor Report pries a few more secrets from the Apple A5 processor and asks if Intel should break itself in two
A few weeks back, I wrote about the Apple A5 processor [link] introduced along with the iPad2. (See “Peeling back the layers of the onion that’s Apple’s A5 processor for the iPad2”) At that time, there wasn’t much hard information … Continue reading
One of EDA360’s core messages is that apps are now firmly in the driver seat with respect to product and chip development. So it makes sense for EDA360 to have an app, doesn’t it? Now there is one. It’s for … Continue reading
Teaching young kids about apps can’t happen too early, apparently.
OK, can’t touch this, yet. Another fantasy from an American beer brewer. Tip of the hat to Steve Brown at Cadence for the lead to the video!
Agilent isn’t the only vendor differentiating its scopes with ASICs. Add Tektronix and LeCroy to the list.
Back in February, I wrote about the new Agilent InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series of low-end, digital sampling oscilloscopes (DSOs) and mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSOs). (See “Agilent knocks one out of the park with new, low-cost line of digital scopes—a very … Continue reading
Friday Video: Think apps are just for pads and phones? Think again–CNET video review of HP D110a printer
It’s easy to see how apps are good for pads and phones, now that we’ve got years of examples to learn from. However, apps are going into far more products that those two. Take printers for example. Here’s a CNET … Continue reading
In the EDA360 universe, products are apps-driven. You see this in mobile phones, you see it in tablets, you see it in printers, and you’ll be seeing it in other products as well. How about EDA itself? Well, EDA hasn’t … Continue reading
You owe it to yourself to read Atrenta’s new SoC Realization White Paper. At 19 pages, you’ll need about half an hour to get through it, but if you and your company are at all involved in SoC development, then … Continue reading
The news that Microsoft has closed a deal to buy Skype for $8.5 billion is all over cyberspace this morning. I found out about it here on gigaom.com. I like Om Malik’s analysis of why this deal is going down. … Continue reading
“Professor” Aart de Geus gives latest Techonomics lecture on collaboration and System Realization at the Semico Summit in Scottsdale
Last week, Synopsys Chairman of the Board and CEO Aart de Geus gave a keynote at the Semico Summit in Scottsdale. His topics were “Techonomics,” collaboration, and systemic complexity. Techonomics is de Geus’ name for the fusion of technology and … Continue reading