Electronic Design News

Cadence debug tool handles root-cause data

Cadence Design Systems has implemented root-cause analysis in its latest chip design debug tools. It relies on deeper and more comprehensive data gathering and is claimed to identify problems faster than traditional transaction-level debug methods which requires more than one iteration to extract data points needed to identify…

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Preaching the potential of PXI

Richard Wilson discovered why interest in PXI-based modular test systems is growing, during a visit to the National Electronics Week exhibition PXI modular test system suppliers were attempting, and probably succeeding in, a takeover of the National Electronics Week exhibition in Birmingham last week. The exhibition had an area…

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Raspberry Pi in camera action

If you want a camera to record runs or bike rides, maker/designer Connor Yamada has created a low cost biking-centric action camera using Raspberry Pi and open source software.  “The design of the action camera had to be based on off-the-shelf components. If you have access…

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Mentor tools aim to make PCB design affordable

Mentor Graphics has redefined its PCB design tools with three software packages at price-points to address different parts of the design market, and some it is addressing for the first time. The standard product, called PADS is available for $5,000 to be affordable by engineers in small to…

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Powered wheel is packaging triumph

French firm Ez-Wheel has managed to pack an entire electric vehicle system into a wheel – battery, charger, converter and motor included. Nothing electrical need be fitted to the vehicle chassis. Intended to add powered traction to industrial trolleys, application are also proposed moving patients in hospitals and shifting food…

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IoT board looks like Arduino, feels like Raspberry Pi

An Arduino-based wireless module which runs Android and Linux is the latest IoT embedded development product to get backing on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website. According to Boston-based developer UDOO, the Neo board combines the features of Arduino and Raspberry Pi and so can be programmed in any…

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World IP Day

Today is World IP Day. To mark it the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has published an IP manifesto called An Economy of Ideas…

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Raspberry Pi gets solar-powered design kit

A couple of developers have come up with a way of designing Raspberry Pi into portable, battery-powered systems. Maybe this is where Raspberry Pi meets the internet of things, we are not sure, but the project has certainly been a huge success on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website. Called…

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