Tech news tagged ‘EDA’

Wearable medical devices benefit from small RTOS

Aside from the many medical wearable devices used for general wellness and monitoring, such as glucose and blood pressure monitors and ECG monitors, speciality devices have also emerged, ranging from Google glasses that aid in surgery, wireless sensor insoles used for rehabilitation, undergarments for monitoring heart rate and respiration, to…

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Comment: Product-centric design is the right approach

For as long as many of us can remember, the PCB has been at the centre of the product design process.

This PCB-centric design approach is characterised by PCB, mechanical and supply chain teams working in silos until the all the pieces come together at the prototype stage. If…

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Comment: Compiled code analysis is a must for designers

The rising demands will increase the need for automated quality checks. Actually, I believe that code analysis included in the day-to-day development work will soon cease to be an option and instead become a given.

It’s already mandatory in many areas of the embedded industry to prove…

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Comment: let’s move chip design a little to the left

Looking ahead to 2015 in the electronics industry, I see a shift left.

To explain, let me back up a bit. Whether it’s the automotive electronics segment, the internet of things (IoT), or mobile devices, the consumer now dictates design in a way he or she hasn’t historically…

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Green Hills challenges “rudimentary” Linux debug

Green Hills Software has announced a software development environment for embedded Linux developers.

According to Green Hills, the Linux development software in its MULTI tool suite will address the “rudimentary” state of many debuggers for Linux, which it said were “difficult to learn, setup, and use and lack the powerful…

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Chip verification moves to system-level

Cadence Design Systems announced the Cadence Perspec System Verifier platform for use-case scenario-based software-driven system-on-chip (SoC) verification.

“Design has moved from constraint driven verification to metric driven verification and now it moves to software driven verification based on top-down system design scenarios,” said Frank…

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Compilers can be more energy efficient, says Bristol researcher

A joint project between the open source compiler and silicon chip modeling company, Embecosm, and Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science is aiming to bring the process of embedded code generations in to the world of energy-efficient design..

The project called Machine Guided Energy Efficient Compiler (MAGEEC) framework…

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In FPGA design timing is everything, says Synopsys

When your FPGA design fails to meet timing performance objectives, the cause may not be obvious. The solution lies not only in the FPGA implementation tools’ talent in optimising the design to meet timing, but also in the designer’s ability to specify goals upfront and diagnose and isolate timing…

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Pulsonix tool adds netlist export and Gerber X2 outputs

The latest release of Pulsonix the PCB software design tool has been announced by Westdev.

The latest release of the design tool, Pulsonix 8.5, can now support IPC-2581 netlist export and Gerber X2 manufacturing outputs.

A new Panel Editor will allow multi-PCB designs to be panelised ready…

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Digi-Key and Mentor enter the low cost design tool market

PCB design tools are being offered by online distributor Digi-Key as the result of a partnership with Mentor Graphics.

The Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are being offered for a 90 day period at a 30% discount, which means starting prices of $199 and $449, respectively.

These are…

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