The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Tools Cadence released the new debug platform Indago, with the aim of reducing the time to identify bugs in a design by up to 50 percent compared to traditional signal- or transaction-level debug methods. Included are three debugging apps that provide an integrated debug solution for testbench, verification IP, and hardware/software debug for SoC designs. Mentor Graphics announced three n... » read more

How To Program A Quantum Computer


Quantum computers have captured the attention of the computer science world because they are faster than classical computers for some problems. Spend any time reading about quantum computing technology, and you’ll see that statement over and over again. But what does it actually mean, given that classical computing is a mature, highly optimized technology and quantum computers are in their in... » read more

Not All Qubits Are Small


While diamond nitrogen-vacancy centers offer one attractive implementation of quantum qubits, many other systems have been proposed. In theory, at least, any system with clearly identifiable quantum states can serve the purpose. The challenge lies in finding a system in which those states can be manipulated and measured by external forces and can be fabricated in large enough numbers for practi... » read more

Introduction To Quantum Computing


Quantum computing has attracted a lot of attention lately. Recent revelations about the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency’s data collection programs, along with several large-scale corporate data breaches, have called attention to the need for secure communications. Quantum computing has potentially far-reaching implications for data security, both reducing the effectiveness of conv... » read more