July 1, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Timely

Bruggeman Takes On EDA

by Amelia Dalton

At the Design Automation Conference this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cadence CMO John Bruggeman and we chatted about why he thinks the "style" of EDA needs re-invention, where he thinks EDA360 is headed, and why he believes EDA isn't getting its fair share of the electronic market revenue pie.  

Also this week, I have a Lattice ECP3 Versa Development Kit to give out to one lucky listener, but you'll have to tune in to find out how to win.

If you like the idea of this new series be sure to drop a comment in the box below.


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I would use the ethernet as an interface into the device for doing signal capture and replay. The recording feature would allow for easy unit test by directly applying analog or digital signals from the original source like sensors and then download that to the PC. Then the device could be switched to generate the recorded signals from RAM so that the device under test could have a repeatable signal input to debug against.
Posted on July 02, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Smart video surveillance system
Posted on July 03, 2011 at 4:31 AM
krotar Ever since I got a free 10" LCD screen at DesignCon this year, I have been wanting to build some kind of portable media player. It would be fun to do see what kind of video processing I could do on a platform like this as well
Posted on July 05, 2011 at 2:34 PM
weiwei2 I want to make use of it to do a pattern reconigtion engine. The application is to feed in camera source of printed circuit board and use it to detect whether an IC on it is missing. The picture of the IC is pre-saved as template image to be matched. I have tried done this with DSP but the speed is not what i hope for and i think a FPGA approach might solve the speed bottleneck. The lattice comes with Helion IONOS Image Signal Processing Pipeline IP thats can be implemented on ECP3 and that can help me to process the raw image from my camera module. It also comes with HDMI/DVI output capability which i can connect to a monitor. It happens that the camera module i am using is controllable through I2C, and the lattice contains IP and hardware to help me do that as well. So i can make a standalone embedded system based on this.
Posted on July 06, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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