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December 18, 2014

Gary Smith EDA: PCB ‘a door to the future’ but ‘slow take-off’ for ESL

The leading EDA analyst also charts growth for RTL and IC CAD in 2014 Market Share Summary, and highlights system-driven shifts in tool evaluation.
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November 11, 2014

Space camera project uses rapid development for test

UK-based RAL Space has picked up an award from National Instruments for a system the organization built to test a pair of cameras ahead of being being deployed on the International Space Station to photograph the Earth from orbit.
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October 29, 2014

Mentor now scales Xpedition’s multi-board PCB capabilities

The latest update to Mentor's market-leading PCB design suite aims to unify system definitions across multiple tools to reduce errors.
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September 30, 2014

Altera moves to 55nm for non-volatile programmable logic

Altera has moved to a 55nm embedded flash process to continue its Max series of non-volatile FPGAs.
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September 29, 2014

Heat becomes design assist for power supply layout

To make a high-efficiency power supply XP Power used heat as an additional design variable with an architecture that turns conventional wisdom over one aspect of component reliability on its head.
September 17, 2014

Web tool simplifies PCB-level clock-tree choices

Silicon Labs has developed a new type of parametric search tool that focuses on the selection of clock generators and jitter attenuators, making it easier to match them and downstream devices to the SoCs being designed into a PCB.
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August 13, 2014

Thermal limits challenge Hot Chips power pair

Two of the custom designs presented at the 26th Hot Chips in Cupertino exemplified the problems caused by increasing power density and the benefits of looking at heat removal at the system level.
August 8, 2014

Custom instrumentation helps build models for more advanced RF amplifiers

High peak-to-average ratios inherent in 4G/5G modulation schemes are driving the circuitry controlling RF PAs to become more modeling-oriented.
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August 7, 2014

Millimeter-wave 5G research instrument hits 1GHz throughput

Nokia Siemens Networks has built an instrument able to handle bandwidths up 1GHz to investigate the use of milllimeter-band radio for 5G communications.
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August 6, 2014

NI moves Spice to FPGA for faster simulations

National Instruments has developed a kernel for Spice analog simulations that can be downloaded for faster performance on the FPGAs inside CompactRIO hardware.
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