Safety in SoCs


Today’s system-on-chip (SoC) designs are becoming more complex, increasing the pressure on verification and design teams to deliver fully functional designs. Recent studies have shown that over 50% of the development time on a complex IC is now being spent on verification, revealing the severity of the problem project teams are facing. As more SoC designs are used in electronic systems deploy... » read more

Using Multicore Processors To Accelerate Your High-Performance Embedded Linux Applications


The adoption of Linux is accelerating, as it is becoming the operating system of choice for a variety of embedded applications. However, designers of these performance-intensive, embedded SoCs running Linux or other virtual-memory operating systems are challenged with increasing performance requirements within constant or shrinking power budgets. Most processors either achieve the performance g... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Tools Mentor Graphics rolled out an extension to its PCB design platform that allows for synchronization of processes across multi-board systems. The new tool captures logic and system definitions for boards, cables, backplanes, cable assemblies, sensors and actuators. Cadence introduced a dynamic characterization solution for mixed signal blocks such as PLLs, data converters, high-speed tr... » read more