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Simulating The Hyperloop


When SpaceX held the first Hyperloop Design Weekend Competition in Texas in January 2016, a team of five students from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in Spain, calling themselves Hyperloop UPV, won awards for Best Overall Concept Design and Best Propulsion System. The overall concept was to use magnetic levitation to give their Hyperloop vehicle a frictionless ride through t... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Mergers & Acquisitions Zuken acquired one of its USA resellers, electrical applications provider Caetek. The company also developed software for harness manufacturers that integrated with Zuken's electrical wiring, control systems and fluid engineering toolset. The NXP-Freescale merger is, at last, official. The largest revenue source for the combined company will be automotive, proje... » read more

Blog Review: March 18


How do you quantify effort spent in FPGA verification? Mentor's Harry Foster tackles the question in his latest installment of the Wilson Research Group functional verification study. A new frontier of design challenges is rapidly emerging, according to ARM CEO Simon Segars. Cadence's Brian Fuller brings us his keynote address at CDNLive. Synopsys' Tushar Mattu is back with more on AXI VI... » read more