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14 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski As Internet of Things development continues to expand into embedded, software and hardware integration will become critical.  Mentor Embedded’s Andrew Caples joined Bryan Lawrence from ARM, Eran Briman of CEVA, and Navraj Nandra of DesignWare to discuss the implications, including the role that software will play in IoT power management with SemiEngineering.com: “We see this huge push by our semiconductor … Read More

IoT, Low Power, internet-of-things, Power Management

14 Mar, 2014

Paul Johnston It happened again this year. The assembly of personages from Mentor Graphics involved in Sales or Technical support of the sales organization getting together for planning meetings, technical training, networking and more meetings.   There is a lot of misunderstanding about Sales people, what they do, how they do it and how much use they are to you when you are considering buying software from Mentor … Read More

Capital, Capital Harness Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Mentor Sales

12 Mar, 2014

John Day It took me a minute to grasp what Volvo meant by “roam delivery” service to connected cars. Say you’ve ordered something online and you’re not home when the product arrives. You have to make alternate plans in order to complete the transaction, and the delivery service incurs extra costs when it has to come by again – because they’re not going to enter your home when you’re not there. But your car … Read More

digital keys, roam delivery, autonomous parking, telematics app, Volvo Cars

12 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Later this week Mentor Embedded’s own Andrew Patterson who some of you may know from this blog is presenting a CeBIT seminar session this Friday as part of the SMART Transportation event in Hannover, in conjunction with CSR.  He’ll be discussing the question of how do we reconcile the past with the future when it comes to automotive open source, ISO26262, ECU consolidation and Android?  Here’s … Read More

GENIVI, connected car, automotive linux, automotive safety, cebit, WiFi, clr, AUTOSAR, Bluetooth

12 Mar, 2014

Andrew Patterson I have been to Embedded World in Nuremberg for the past 5 years,  and this was the busiest I have seen it.  New themes such as IoT (Internet of Things) were very evident,  and it was clear that many software and hardware suppliers attending Embedded World are building their market strategies around these themes.  In reality though,  engineers want the detail.  How does it actually work,  what do I … Read More

AUTOSAR, GENIVI, Qt, Infotainment, Linux

11 Mar, 2014
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Posted by Nazita Saye

Nazita Saye I’d like to think of myself as a pretty competent person – throw a problem at me, I’ll find a solution for it. Case in point. Last week I noticed some cracks suddenly appearing in the kitchen walls and ceiling. The kitchen sits directly underneath the bathroom. The cracks looked like they were appearing where the bathtub was located and they felt damp. Doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce this … Read More

component thermal design, Data Center, CFD, Thermal, enclosure thermal design, PCB thermal design

10 Mar, 2014

Anil Khanna This is part 2 of a current blog. Opening the source, I was quickly able to locate the code responsible for animation: Because of a 100% CPU cost, I was expecting to find something clumsy, but found the code to be reasonable. It is using Qt's built-in Property Animation framework. A quick Google search showed that it is the standard way of implementing animation in Qt. This is how Qt's own examples … Read More

Nucleus RTOS, Qt, animation, UI, RTOS, Sourcery Analyzer

10 Mar, 2014

Colin Walls I am always interested in receiving feedback and comment on my blog posts and, when I recently wrote about embedded software engineering priorities, I did receive some interesting responses. When I get some useful input, I commonly ask permission to publish it. Sometimes this is refused, but usually I am given leave to post the comments. In this case, the comments are, IMHO, quite controversial … … Read More

7 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski Following up on our Embedded World coverage, the German publication “Elektronik Praxis” interviewed our Director of Marketing Kamran Shah at the show last week discussing the Internet of Things and how it spans across various markets and industries.  To see the video click here or the link below.  Topics include: IoT connectivity in Automotive Hypervisor integration & medical device … Read More

medical certification, Medical, Nucleus RTOS, Connectivity, Embedded World, IoT, Power Management, Process Model, Low Power, embedded world 2014, RTOS, Safety, internet-of-things

5 Mar, 2014

Matt Radochonski

If you're in the Silicon Valley next Tuesday, March 11th and interested in Automotive Virtualization please join us for an exciting event.  The Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source meetup group is hosting an event titled: "Security and Performance Benefits of Automotive Virtualization".  A presentation will be given by Felix Baum who you may recognize as one of the authors of this blog - he's written

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events, Virtualization, TrustZone, arm trustzone, automotive virtualization

5 Mar, 2014

Jim Martens

PADS’ next release is almost here, and it’s much more than just new features and functionality! I’ll be hosting a webinar on March 11 to show you how PADS VX release will increase your productivity with the VX platform, and a correct-by-design methodology that will help you get it your product to market quicker.  To attend, register HERE See you there! Jim

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4 Mar, 2014

John Day   Good news from Apple this week for those with Lightning-enabled iPhones (iPhone 5s, 5c and 5) who are planning to buy a new car later this year. The company says its CarPlay in-vehicle infotainment alternative “gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.” Automakers expected to offer CarPlay include … Read More

Suzuki, Subaru, Nissan, BMW Group, Ferrari, Nvidia, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Siri, Apple CarPlay, General Motors, Kia, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, MirrorLink, Mitsubishi, Frost & Sullivan, iPhone, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Volvo

3 Mar, 2014

Colin Walls Last week, as I previously previewed, was Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Now that I am back home, footsore and tired [and still harboring the symptoms of a head cold that makes traveling even less fun than normal], I can reflect on my experiences. When I return from such events, it is always expected that I will have gained a firm impression of what the event was all about and what trends were … Read More

Nucleus RTOS, Embedded World, Nucleus, IoT

3 Mar, 2014
IC Manufacturing

EUV...Ready or Not?

Posted by Shelly Stalnaker

Shelly Stalnaker The semiconductor industry can (and does) argue about when extreme ultraviolet lithography will be ready for production. However, the actual dates are irrelevant to those engineers who must prepare OPC tools and processes for the EUV-specific effects that will have to be managed in manufacturing. They are busy now, evaluating the impact of such challenges as the distortion caused by EUV shadowing. In … Read More

SRAF, scanner, EUV shadowing, extreme ultraviolet, EUV, mask, OPC, ic manufacturing, Lithography

3 Mar, 2014

Shelly Stalnaker David Abercrombie recently met with Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering to explain many of the concepts and issues of multi-patterning that he has been writing about for the last couple of years. If you want to understand the basics of multi-patterning requirements, 12 minutes is all you need to check out their first video: Tech Talk: Multipatterning on semiengineering.com. If the video piques … Read More

double patterning, EUV, 20nm, Multi-Patterning, triple patterning, IC Design, ic manufacturing

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