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31 Mar, 2014

Mike Jensen The 2014 session of the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) for the Military & Aerospace industries is coming up fast. Join us to see how Mentor Graphics tools can help you develop safer, more reliable systems. Here are the dates and locations: April 22 in Dallas, Texas April 24 in Everett, Washington May 1 in Long Beach, California If you are not familiar with IESF, here is a short description … Read More

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31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen Many military and aerospace (mil/aero) industry pundits are expressing concern over the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 as it relates to defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whose recommendations the President followed in the FY 2015 budget sent to Congress this month, also points out that the new plan is not without its risks. The last installment discussed Secretary Hagel … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Hagel, Littoral Combat Ship, Geek, Mentor Graphics, Navy, Obama, Mentor.com, Marines, sequestration, Mentor

31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen Military and aerospace (mil/aero) professionals in North America are debating the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, submitted to Congress this month. Priorities for defense going forward include homeland defense, strategic deterrence, building partnership capacity, and defeating asymmetric threats, as well as strengthening counterterrorism and crisis response capabilities. As a result, Special … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, F-35, UAS, Geek, US Air Force, Aerospace, Milaero, Lockheed Martin, Military, Mentor, Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk, Technology, Joint Strike Fighter

31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) community has been talking about dwindling defense budgets in the U.S. and Europe for years. Attentions, especially those of technology companies providing mil/aero solutions, have turned to emerging markets, including BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. President Obama sent his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to Congress … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, DoD, BRIC, Military, Mentor, Obama, Mentor Graphics, Geek, MENA

31 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Next week from Tuesday, April 8th through Friday, April 11th we’ll be joining many of our embedded developer colleagues at Freescale Techology Forum in Dallas, TX.  Before you spend a few hours at the Dallas Arboretum, stop by the Mentor Embedded booth to learn how to solve the challenges of secure connectivity for Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Smart Energy to integrate them into the Internet … Read More

in vehicle infotainment, i.mx6, industrial, smart meter, AUTOSAR, Low Power, Connectivity, Medical, Power Management, smart energy, instrument cluster, ftf2014, internet-of-things, hypervisor, IVI, Freescale, Linux, FTF

31 Mar, 2014
Embedded Software

See you at EE live!

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls It is that time of year again! For many folks in the embedded software business, the arrival of Spring means that it must be time for the Embedded Systems Conference [ESC]. Over the years it has spawned a number of variants across the US [Chicago and Boston at least] and abroad [Brazil, India and UK come to mind]. But I think that most people regard the West coast event [in San Jose, then San Francisco, … Read More

Embedded Systems Conference, EE Live!

28 Mar, 2014

John Day We hear a lot about connected cars these days and clearly, if we’re going to have them, the cars need fast and reliable access to external data. Hoping to help that along, Continental this week introduced a high-speed telematics module that offers up to 100 Mbps bandwidth wherever in the world the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile network standard is available. The module addresses cellular technologies … Read More

HSPA, high-speed telematics module, LIN, CAN, CDMA, 4G long term evolution (LTE), EVDO, MOST, USB, GSM, Wi-Fi, Ethernet

28 Mar, 2014

John McMillan

Successful PCB designs start with your library. You can’t afford to spend hours in library development and management!  With the VX release, you’ll start your design faster and have better quality at completion. Let us show you how. Join PADS Product Marketing Manager Jim Martens as he presents this Webinar on How PADS Advanced Library Capabilities Accelerate the PCB Design Cycle. In this webinar

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28 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen In advance of Super Bowl XLVIII—that is, even before the Seattle Seahawks’ triumph over the Denver Broncos—a Washington State technology leader brought the fans’ excitement to a fever pitch in a way that only The Boeing Company can. Boeing and Washington State have not been without their relationship-straining circumstances. Machinists and engineers have organized protests and held strikes. Unions have … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Seahawks, Aerospace, Boeing, 747-8F, Mentor Graphics, Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII, Mentor.com, Broncos, Technology, Mentor

28 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The Super Bowl may be but a memory for many, but those of us in the Pacific Northwest are still reveling in victory and overflowing with pride. In case you missed it, Seattle Seahawks dominated this year’s Super Bowl with a decisive 43 – 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. Earlier this month, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey the Legion of Boom, the now infamous Seattle defense, held … Read More

Peyton Manning, Milaero, Seahawks, Broncos, Geek, Boeing, Seattle, Mentor.com, Super Bowl, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

27 Mar, 2014

Jamie Little I visited Embedded World Germany several weeks ago and in addition to show being extremely vibrant, and saw a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  Semiconductor vendors, hardware vendors and software vendors alike were talking about IoT in various ways.   And why not?  The IoT momentum is quite significant given the billions of embedded devices that we expect … Read More

nanoblue, Medical Devices, nanopower, ARM, BLE, am335x, internet-of-things, Nucleus RTOS, Power Management, IoT, Bluetooth, sitara, Bluetooth Low Energy

27 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna The EE Live! Conference is just around the corner (March 31 – April 3, in San Jose). My colleague Matt Radochonski’s last blog summarized quite well what Mentor Embedded will be showcasing at the event. Apart from demos and presentations in the Mentor Embedded booth, we are also teaming up with AMD to offer free technical trainings in their booth. My colleague and Linux expert, Chris Hallinan, will … Read More

Embedded Linux, Linux Fast Boot, AMD, OSS, yocto project, Open Embedded

27 Mar, 2014

Nazita Saye I knew something was up when I was driving home last night. It took me 60 minutes to go 3 miles. In other words, traffic was flowing way slower than normal. I got to the Teddington/Kingston roundabout and noticed that the road going to Teddington had been shut due to emergency roadworks. So most of the traffic that went through Kingston and headed to points north needed to be diverted. In other words: … Read More

Flowmaster, system-level design, 1D CFD

26 Mar, 2014

Vern You’ve likely heard that there has been a new release of the product formerly known as Expedition Enterprise, called Xpedition. So, what’s this release all about? How does the new functionality compare to the tools you use today and what’s in it for you? I’m Vern Wnek, Technical Marketing Engineer for the Xpedition software group. But, before I lose you with that let me explain my background and why … Read More

25 Mar, 2014
System Modeling

Engineering Oops!

Posted by Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen Awhile back I wrote about the importance and joy of design practice. In that post I suggested that everytime we design something, we are practicing and improving our design skills. And while we do learn from our successful designs, we no doubt learn more from the failures that sometimes litter the path to a project success. If you have done any design practice at all, you have no doubt had a design … Read More

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