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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

Modeling

24 Mar, 2014

John Day Now that the snow is finally starting to melt, it seems that potholes are everywhere. It makes sense to drive slowly and avoid them wherever possible because they can do serious damage to cars – $5 billion per-year worth in the U.S., by some estimates; several hundred dollars per-year for the average vehicle owner. “Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don’t … Read More

Lincoln MKZ, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), continuously controlled damping (CCD), potholes, sensors

24 Mar, 2014

Colin Walls This week I am crossing to the Dark Side. I am a software engineer, but I work for an EDA company, which, although committed to supporting embedded software development, is dominated by hardware design knowledge and culture. There is always a kind of tension between hardware and software designers and I feel it is likely to be for ever thus. This week I am attending an event which is entirely focused … Read More

DATE

21 Mar, 2014

Charles Pfeil This is the first of a series of blog topics related to routing PCBs My name is Charles Pfeil and my role at Mentor Graphics is one in which I always have a primary focus on routing technology and methods – although I do get involved in numerous other projects. I began in this industry working my summers in high school inspecting Ruby-Lithe designs for scratches and repairing them. Sounds rather antiquated? … Read More

21 Mar, 2014

John McMillan

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new PADS.com website. This new site is focused on making it faster and easier for everyone–from existing PADS users to interested explorers–to gain access to everything PADS!  We’re sure you’ll want to bookmark it as one of your favorites! Find out what’s new, such as up to date information about our latest PADS VX release launch and live

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21 Mar, 2014
IC Manufacturing

I See the Light!

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker Photonics technology isn’t new, by any means, but what is new is the drive to leverage high-volume silicon-based semiconductor manufacturing foundries and processes to build chips that can create, sense, modulate, and transmit light. So says Michael White in his latest SiliconEdge column on Electronic Design. The biggest challenge in applying CMOS foundry processes to silicon photonics is creating … Read More

Foundry, IC Design, silicon photonics, waveguides, ic manufacturing, Michael White

20 Mar, 2014

Michael Ford At APEX this year, I will be presenting a poster in the poster session on Wednesday at 3pm , talking about counterfeit materials and the importance of traceability. The use of counterfeit materials can be a critical subject where safety critical products are concerned, or where brand integrity is important. Quality and environmental issues are also a likely consequence where materials have been used … Read More

risk, Quality, Safety, china, Conformance, Traceability, MRP, ERP, Materials Management

20 Mar, 2014
Silicon Test and Yield Analysis

3D Yoga

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker

I practice yoga because it helps with my flexibility. Of course, that’s a little like saying that lighting a candle helps with heating your house, but I digress. The point is, flexibility is generally a good thing, and that holds true for 3D ICs and their test strategies. As discussed in the Electrical Engineering Journal, a flexible 3D test strategy that uses a “plug-and-play” architecture

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Silicon Test, Etienne Racine, IC test, 3DIC, Martin Keim, Ron Press, IEEE P1687, IJTAG

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