The Week In Review: Design


Numbers EDA and IP sales increased 5.6% in Q2 to $2.013 billion, up from $1.907 billion in the same period in 2015, according to the most recent Electronic System Design Alliance numbers. Asia/Pacific revenue increased 10.9% to $608.1 million; Japan increased 15.7% to $211.4 million. The Americas increased 4.4% to $908.4 million. IP Cadence launched the latest generation of its Xtensa ... » read more

The Indisputable Case For USB 2.0 Type-C In IoT Applications


USB is ubiquitous for a reason – It was designed specifically to be easy for consumers to use. When designers working in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market are looking for interfaces that can help with everything from charging to data transfer, USB is top-of-mind. However, IoT applications have performance, power and area requirements that are quite different from your phone or ... » read more

Blog Review: Jan. 6


Mobile is not just about handsets, but also cloud datacenters and the networking to move data back and forth. Cadence's Paul McLellan takes a look at the future of traditional dataservers with the rise of microservers and the use of FPGA accelerators. Mentor's Jay Gorajia has ideas for how to best leverage manufacturing analytics, but says that care must be taken in deciding which data shoul... » read more