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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

3 Mar, 2014

Tom Fitzpatrick DVCon is always one of my favorite events in our industry, and I am proud to let you know that the latest issue of Verification Horizons is available “hot off the presses” at the Verification Academy to mark the occasion. For those of you attending the conference, please consider this issue as an addendum to the great technical program being offered (especially paper 8.1, “Of Camels and Committees: … Read More

UVM, Verification Academy, DVCon, Verification Horizons

3 Mar, 2014

Kamran Shah At Embedded World in Nuremberg last week I had many discussions on the "Internet of Things" or IoT. Depending on the person I was talking to we'd cover areas such as memory footprint, what is a microkernel, how to introduce connectivity without impacting reliability, how to build power efficient devices and of course security. It really does become about the whole "system" and in the case of IoT devices … Read More

devops, internet-of-things, cloud services, Security, IoT, rugged driven development

28 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this week discussed recommendations for the Pentagon’s Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Many in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community have, since Defense Sec. Hagel’s talk, been repeating “the smallest Army since before World War II” or something similar. That phrase is in reference to the recommendation to reduce the number of U.S. Army soldiers/troops … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Chuck Hagel, DoD, advanced military technology, Mentor Graphics, soldier, U.S. Army, Mentor.com, Geek, Warfighters, WWII, Mentor

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen For years and in the midst of an economic downturn, military and aerospace (mil/aero) analysts have predicted that governments and military leaders will eventually opt to reduce the number of military personnel or “boots on the ground,” as they often described, in favor of advanced high-tech platforms, systems, and solutions. That time may now be at hand. The mil/aero community, especially is the U.S., … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget, Aerospace, Mentor, Pentagon, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Fiscal Year 2015, U.S. Department of Defense, Geek

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One staffers selected two semifinalists, who hope to take a one-way trip to Mars, from Canada—and more specifically, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). This military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek already discussed intriguing Fiction Author Marina Miral; now attentions turn to Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate. Alexander “A-Lex on Mars” Marion took a unique approach to grabbing the … Read More

Mentor, Mars One, Mentor Graphics, A.J. Parsons, Technology, Aerospace, A-Lex, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Marina Miral, Milaero, Alex Marion, Military, Buzz Aldrin

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, which plans to set up the first human settlement on the Red Planet, just completed the process of whittling a pool of more than 200,000 eager men and women to little more than 1,000. Of the 1,058 semifinalists are two Canadians in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). Thirty-year-old Marina Miral, a juvenile fiction author, and Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate, have made it onto … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Alex Marion, The Times Colonist, Geek, Aerospace, Military, Mentor, Star Trek, Mentor Graphics, Starfleet, Marina Miral, Technology, Mars One

27 Feb, 2014

John McMillan

Are you using a Best-In-Class design flow? An Aberdeen study entitled ”Why Printed Circuit Board Design Matters to the Executive: How PCBs Are a Strategic Asset for Cost Reduction and Faster Time-to-Market (2/2010) included an item that really struck me: how best-in-class design processes impact the products bottom-line particularly with regards to PCB design prototypes. In this study, PCB prototypes

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