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10 Apr, 2014

Dennis Brophy Its always fun to take the wraps off of solutions we have been hard at work developing.  The global team of Mentor Graphics engineers have spent considerable time and energy to bring the next level of SoC design and verification productivity to what seems to be a never ending response to Moore’s Law.  As silicon feature sizes get smaller, design sizes get larger and the verification problem mushrooms.  … Read More

UPF, UVM, Codelink, Enterprise Verification Platform, Accellera, Portable Stimulus, VirtuaLAB, Gary Smith EDA, Moore's Law

9 Apr, 2014

Jamie Little We’re seeing an explosion around portable devices in the market. From consumer gadgets to medical devices to industrial instruments, battery operated, handheld and wearable devices are penetrating many sectors of the market. While these new class of devices tend to be more compact compared to prior generations, they offer a great deal of connectivity and functionality packed into these smaller and more … Read More

wearables, RTOS, Ineda Systems, IoT, Dhanush, Nucleus, Power Management, Low Power, MIPS

8 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski Today we have a guest-blogger appearance.  Phil Brumby is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for our Runtime Solutions team and manages the technical and engineering developments for development for our graphics and user interface products. He led a web seminar a few weeks ago titled “Create Compelling User Interfaces for Embedded with Qt Framework” and received more questions than he … Read More

UI, User Interface, Embedded Linux, Linux, CodeBench, Qt, Qt framework, Nucleus, Q&A

8 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls As I mentioned last week, I have just been to EE Live! in San Jose, California. Having arrived home a little while ago – 22 hours door to door, with baggage taking a little longer – I am pondering my impressions of this year’s event … Starting off with the positives. What I saw of the conference was buzzing. There were lots of classes available, covering all aspects of embedded … Read More

Embedded Systems Conference, EE Live!

6 Apr, 2014

Colin Walls A few weeks ago, I wrote about my involvement in a program to connect schools with industry, with a particular focus on technology. Part of this activity supports a UK government initiative [there are two words that I rarely seem to use next to one another] to teach every child to program computers. In the US, I believe the plan is for everyone to know how to program, which is rather ambitious. I am … Read More

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3 Apr, 2014

Mark Laing Hi there It was a great three days in Las Vegas last week for the IPC Apex Trade Show. We met many new and existing customers at our booth. The attendance seemed to be higher than last year though I don’t know the official numbers. I presented at the PCB Designers Forum on the Monday morning on simplying all those part and package libraries that you need to manage. This was also one of the areas … Read More

IPC Apex, ICT, AOI, apex, testability, vPlan, process, BOM, data preparation, process preparation, stencil, bill of materials

2 Apr, 2014

Vern Long before video games, children had simpler means of entertainment. Boys had their army men and marbles. Girls had their coloring books and paper dolls. As a young boy, I used to watch my sister carefully cut out dolls and clothes to glue on them, and thought yuck! 15 years later I found myself doing the same thing…well kind of. If you have been in the PCB design industry for as long as I have, you … Read More

2 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski Some of us from the Mentor Embedded team are spending the week in San Jose for the EELive Show and here are a few pictures we’ve snapped from the setup day and first day of open floor.  Most of these were taken by Ricardo Anguiano. A few shots of the Mentor Embedded Booth: Nuclues NanoPower BLE Demo: Nucleus Power Management Framework Demo: Folks milling about prior to show floor opening: A … Read More

EELive, Ricardo Professional Photographer, AMD

2 Apr, 2014

John McMillan

TechValidate, an independent third-party survey company, recently surveyed over 15000 verified PADS users with real-world questions about their PADS experiences. This survey includes responses to questions that all EDA vendors should be asking their users. Questions like: Why do you choose PADS over competitive products? Would you recommend PADS to a friend? What PADS features save you the most time

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1 Apr, 2014

Matt Radochonski As part of the Mentor Embedded team I’m excited to finally share that we’re partnering with AMD Embedded to provide open-source embedded Linux development for heterogeneous and multi-core processors from AMD. Last year in September AMD shared details about its embedded product roadmap; this provided a great deal of insight into the commitment and growing investment AMD is making into embedded systems … Read More

yocto project, CodeBench, GNU, AMD, Yocto, gnu linux, Linux

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

IESF

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

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