Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
March 6, 2017

Embedded World 2017 preview: Mentor Graphics

Three Mentor divisions – Embedded, PADS and Tanner EDA – will present their latest innovations during the conference and exhibition in Nuremberg next week.

March 2, 2017

How formal concentrates ISO 26262 fault analysis

Formal enables substantial fault pruning and more definitive fault injection for ISO 26262 using techniques such as sequential logic equivalence checking.

February 27, 2017

Cadence tunes up simulators and FPGA prototyping

Cadence has reworked two parts of its verification suite to streamline the use of multicore computers for simulation and FPGA-based prototyping systems.

February 23, 2017

Ceva DSP multiplies execution units for MIMO 5G

Ceva’s latest iteration of its XC architecture aims at the intensive DSP required for 5G basestations.

February 22, 2017

Streamlining analog fault simulation

Analog fault simulation times have barely fallen for two decades but that is beginning to change.

February 21, 2017

Xilinx to bring analog conversion onto finFET FPGAs

Xilinx plans to add high-speed analog interfaces to its upcoming FPGAs to better support high-density 5G basestation designs.

February 16, 2017

Mentor launches new Strato emulation platform

StratoM hardware has 2.5B-gate capacity and can scale to 15B gates. Throughput claimed at 5X faster than earlier Veloce generation.

February 15, 2017

DVCon US 2017 preview: Mentor Graphics

The major verification conference is looming and Mentor’s participation will include tutorials that explore the latest in portable stimulus, SystemC, VIP and more.

February 14, 2017

Software brings secure IDs to almost any device

Intrinsic-ID has developed software that allows its PUF technology to be used in most systems that contain static memory together with a framework for managing secure keys in the supply chain.

February 14, 2017

Microsemi takes flash FPGAs to 28nm

Microsemi has launched a family of non-volatile FPGAs that use a 28nm process to increase density over the previous SmartFusion devices.

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