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Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter |
July 25, 2007
2007 Engineering Hall of Fame
The members of Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame are those men and women whose accomplishments have shaped the electronics industry and, by extension, our world. It's time to vote for the 2007 slate of inductees. Give us a few minutes of your time to browse through our list of nominees and tell us who you think should be honored this year.
Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor
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Persistent PCells Click With OpenAccess
George Janac Silicon Navigator
Do time-based licenses of EDA flows really own their layout data? Not unless they convert it into a format like GDSII. Without licenses, proprietary databases are just clumps of locked binary data. Today's designers must maintain licenses to access legacy design data. Designers need open standards and database access to ensure access to their design data. But how does this apply in the analog and custom design domains?
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST Inc. has created a free, downloadable simulation model of its PCI Express (PCIe) IP core. The PCIe Core Backend Model (CBM) Demo of the CAST CPXP-EP PCI Express endpoint controller enables designers to simulate a system with the core at the transaction-layer level.
Training students on full-size CNC machines for fabrication is just one use of the Fab Lab at Lorain County Community College. Students can write CNC programs, create images, and then take those images for desktop fabrication into the lab.
With a modular architecture that facilitates the simple integration of user logic and custom peripheral sets, the LM125 compact module from Advanced Knowledge Associates lets systems designers get to market quickly.
The Tsi384 PCIe-to-PCI-X interface from Tundra Semiconductor supports one, two, or four lanes with throughput performance of up to 1 Gbit. Its deep buffering and superior queuing architecture maximize system performance and minimize latency.
Fully Programmable Hall-Effect Linear Sensors Come In Miniature Packages
A family of Hall-effect linear sensors from Allegro MicroSystems Inc. offers users the accuracy and flexibility of fully programmable position-detecting sensors without the penalty of a larger package size and higher cost.
A Comprehensive Guide To Controller Area Network
Controller-area networks (CANs) are finding their way into more embedded control systems and can be found in most 8- and 16- and many 32-bit microcontrollers, but few designers know how they work. If you need a crash course in CAN, then this is the book for you.