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10 Jun, 2014
IC Design

Goooaaaaaaaaaaaaal!

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker The World Cup is here! Every four years, the culmination of hundreds of qualifying matches around the world brings the best national teams together for nearly a month of intense competition to determine the world champion football team (Sorry, USA, but it’s football everywhere else). New national uniforms are unveiled, shoe companies vie to sponsor the best players and teams with their most advanced … Read More

IC Verification, ic manufacturing, Mentor Graphics, DRC, DRM, Design Rules, Foundry, process flow, IC Design, Fabless

10 Jun, 2014

Robin Bornoff Flo. As far as prefixes go, I don’t know of another company that uses one so consistently for product branding, well apart from Apple. ‘Flo’ comes from ‘Flow’ and was part of the naming of Flomerics (Flow-Numerics), the company that first developed FloTHERM (flow-thermal) and FloVENT (flow-ventilation). FloMOTION was a favourite branding (animated post-processing module). … Read More

9 Jun, 2014

Colin Walls A frequent question which I am asked in person or by other means is “Where can I learn about embedded software?” Although this can come from young people looking for a career [in which case their choice of college course is probably the way forward], most such inquiries come from “normal” software engineers [i.e. folks who a used to programming desktop computers etc.] or hardware … Read More

IoT, RTOS, operating systems, OS

6 Jun, 2014

Jim Martens Mike Griesbach, the PADS Product Line Director, and I had the pleasure of traveling the globe conducting a worldwide seminar series on the PADS VX release. From Shenzhen to Boston, Los Angeles to Munich, the feedback has been terrific! PADS VX Seminar – Shenzhen PADS VX Seminar – Taipei What I found the most interesting were the different things that attendees were interested in. … Read More

6 Jun, 2014

John Day The 51st DAC (Design Automation Conference) ended this week and it was excellent, in my opinion, partly due to a strong automotive track and what I believe to have been a first-ever Automotive Village. I suspect that those who visited the Village will be able to look back in years to come, when the Village is much larger, and “remember when.” Thanks to Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Dassault, Wrightspeed, … Read More

Wrightspeed, design automation conference, Ford, Dassault, synopsys, The MathWorks, Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics

5 Jun, 2014

Matt Radochonski A few weeks ago we held one of our Google+ On-Air Hangouts on Internet of Things Security.  You can view the full video using the embedded YouTube video below.  During this hangout we received some excellent questions from the audience, and one of our presenters, Felix Baum has taken the time to answer three of them. How is the transition between secure and normal carried out? What part controls that? TrustZone … Read More

hardware security module, internet-of-things, ARM, TEE, TrustZone, IoT, Security

5 Jun, 2014

Jamie Little I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the success of the Nucleus Innovate Program!  Since its inception almost 18 months ago, there have been dozens of Qualification Forms submitted and of those over 40% have been approved for a free license of the Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery CodeBench IDE tools!  Furthermore, we’ve announced Semiconductor partnerships with TI, STMicroelectronics, NXP and Atmel.  … Read More

Texas Instruments, RTOS, TI DaVinci, BSP, Digital Media Processor, ARM, Lionboard 368, Nucleus, free RTOS

5 Jun, 2014

Nazita Saye I’ve been traveling a lot lately – a bit for business, a bit for pleasure. Being a seasoned traveler I refuse to fly budget airlines. Call me a snob but I like certain creature comforts. You can take away your packets of peanuts/pretzels. You can get me to pay for my meals and drinks. However, I draw the line at legroom. I’m used to rubbing knees and shoulders with strangers while traveling on trains … Read More

3D CFD, Airflow, environmental control systems, Passenger Comfort

4 Jun, 2014

Robin Bornoff FloTHERM’s strength has always its been its robustness, founded on a simplicity of technology that we’ve tried not to compromise over its 25 year life. This is no truer than in its 3D CAD drawing interface. More Lego than Sculpting in its capabilities, it’s always been quick and easy to mock up a conceptual cooling architecture for a proposed design. FloTHERM V10 provides a step change … Read More

3 Jun, 2014

Robin Bornoff Temperature has always been, and will continue to be, a good enough leading indicator of product reliability. As a parameter it is easy to specify a maximum rating value and relatively easy to measure. However it is not temperature itself that directly causes product failure, more often than not it is some kind of mechanical fracture or deformation that itself is fuelled by thermo-mechanical effects. … Read More

ANSYS, Abaqus, thermo-mechanical, MpCCI

2 Jun, 2014

Colin Walls Maybe I should apologize for going on about C++ yet again, but, following on from the recent online lecture series that I conducted, I learned that there is a lot of interest in the topic. I also found the experience a very fruitful source of ideas, inspiration and queries – much of this will appear here. During the lectures, I would periodically pose a question, which the attendees could answer … Read More

2 Jun, 2014

John McMillan

This is the 4th of my 5-part blog series focusing on cool features, tips and tricks that will enable you to get the most out of the LP Creator included with every seat of PADS VX. Parts 1, 2 and 3 can be found here: pads.com/blog. This week I’ll show you my Fun Fact #4 and Tip/Trick #4 in the video blog linked below that also includes an invitation for you to submit your questions for me to address

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2 Jun, 2014

Kamran Shah At this weeks Telematics Update in Detroit our team will be showing a demonstration with our partner Arnyga of updating software for automotive infotainment systems over the air (OTA). CarySync(TM) from Arynga and Automotive Technology Platform from Mentor Provide OTA Update Solution There are many uses cases, some obvious and some a little more hidden, that OTA updates. Having purchased a car recently … Read More

Infotainment, IVI, arynga, over the air, Telematics

31 May, 2014
System Modeling

SystemVision 5.10.3

Posted by Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen It is official: SystemVision 5.10.3 is released and ready for download from SupportNet. The SystemVision engineering team made over 120 updates and improvements for this new release. Here are some of the highlights: Relative and Absolute statistical tolerances support improved flexibility when defining device parameter tolerancing. “Relative” defines a tolerance as a percentage of the default value; … Read More

Experiment Manager

30 May, 2014

Jay Gorajia

Are mobile Apps becoming more prevalent in the Electronics Manufacturing landscape? I recently came across a survey at Manufacturing Business Technology magazine by Canvas: http://www.mbtmag.com/news/2014/05/survey-investigates-manufacturing-firms-use-mobile-apps?et_cid=3935640&et_rid=652321212&type=image The article states “…The survey points to an increasingly mobile manufacturing

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