Reducing the Odds of Failure

Creating High-Integrity, Reliable Software with AdaCore

by Amelia Dalton

In today's high-reliability embedded systems, failure is not an option. Not only is failure not an option, a bug in the software could result in catastrophic consquences. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we tackle these very issues with Quentin Ochem from AdaCore. Quentin and I discuss the myriad of challenges surrounding high-integrity, high-reliability software development, the benefits of AdaCore’s GNAT Pro software development suite, and how AdaCore's GNAT Pro was used in the ExoMars program. Also this week, I unveil the winners of this year's "Make It With Ada" contest and explain why having a solid strategy for signal integrity is crucial to your next system design.  Read More

Industry News

December 01, 2016

New EEMBC Benchmark Targets Internet of Things Security Functions

Spectrum expands family of Modular PXIe Digitizers for wideband applications

Samtec Releases New FMC+ Connector Set Compliant to ANSI/VITA 57.4-2016

November 30, 2016

Winners Announced for First Annual “Make with Ada” Programming Competition

Secure Data in 19" Systems with New Lock-and-Key CompactPCI Cards

Semtech LoRa Picocell Gateway Platform Brings Smart IoT Applications to Homes and Small Businesses

ON Semiconductor to Debut First to Market, Truly Scalable Design Platform for Next Generation Wearable Technology at CES 2017

November 29, 2016

BaySand, Codasip, Codeplay and UltraSoC accelerate IoT development with “silicon-to-intelligence” RISC-V platform

ams Launches AS7221 Spectral Tuning IoT Smart Lighting Manager

X-FAB and efabless Co-Sponsor a Design Challenge to Create Ultra-Low Power Voltage Reference

Samtec Releases New Extended Temperature FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly

November 28, 2016

PowerbyProxi Announces World's First Modular Wireless Power System

40A µModule Regulator with 3D Stacked-Inductor Packaging Enhances Thermal Conduction for Cooler Operation

SecureRF to Launch IoT Security Solution for Low-Resource RISC-V Devices at 5th RISC-V Workshop

Uniquify’s LPDDR4 Super Combo IP Delivers 3200Mbps Performance in 28nm Low-Power Process Node

November 23, 2016

STMicroelectronics Boosts Trusted Computing with New Advanced Security Modules

November 22, 2016

Pentek Introduces Rugged and Light-weight Portable Talon RF/IF Signal Recorder

USB µModule Transceiver Protects Systems with 7500VRMS of Galvanic Isolation

Fujikura Europe adds a new suite of modular test products to its product offering

Renesas Electronics Europe Announces Extension of the Software Environment for TPS-1 PROFINET IRT Device Chip

Printed Circuit Boards Offer Universal Supercapacitor Balancing with Ultra-Low Power

Pycom Incorporating Sequans LTE-M Technology in New 5-Network IoT Development Board

u-blox positioning and wireless technologies drive new smart bus solution from Baoruh Electronic in Taiwan

Codasip and UltraSoC deliver advanced RISC-V SoC analysis and debug

November 21, 2016

Bosch Explores Strategic Options for its Akustica MEMS Microphone Business

News Archive

The Changing World of Semiconductors Encapsulated at Electronica

Manufacturers and Distributors Merging and Evolving

by Dick Selwood

That’s So Cool!

It’s Good to be an Engineer, the Creators of Coolness in our World

by Jim Turley

Microsemi Tackles RISC-V

Open Architecture FPGA Processor Core

by Kevin Morris

Audio and Sensor Integration

Extracting Themes from the MEMS Executive Congress

by Bryon Moyer

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Audio and Sensor Integration

Posted on 11/28/16 at 12:02 PM by bmoyer

What do you think about the audio and sensor integration themes at this year's MEMS Exec Congress?

Watching the Side Channel

Posted on 11/28/16 at 11:44 AM by RyanKenny

"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis." -- German Tactician, WWII

Achronix Goes Chipless

Posted on 11/27/16 at 2:16 PM by gobeavs

Make America Great Again Kevin!

Siemens Buys Mentor Graphics

Posted on 11/27/16 at 1:58 PM by gobeavs

Finally, Mentor is done. RIP Mentor Graphics.

There is no need for 3 big EDA companies. Nobody with half a clue uses Mentor Graphics for high end chip design. Their tools are unusable and complete broken garbage because literally nobody uses them. (Exc…

Can You Get Sued for Bad Code?

Posted on 11/25/16 at 4:32 PM by TotallyLost

@Kevin -- I still believe you personally owe the software engineers in this readership an apology for the false claims in the three articles I've objected to clearly slighting software engineering error free contributions that you, the other authors, and …

Watching the Side Channel

Posted on 11/21/16 at 11:26 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about Synopsys's approach to randomizing power?

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chalk talks

Introducing RocketSim Engine: The Fastest Digital Simulator

Speed is one of the most important attributes of a simulator today. With the rapid growth of designs, performance of the simulator can be critical in getting a project finished on time - or at all. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Lidrbauch of Cadence Design Systems about RocketSim, the new standard for simulation speed.

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Supplying power for today's advanced automotive applications can be a tricky task. Getting the right voltages with the right tolerances and current capacities has become a complex engineering problem. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Vik Patel from Infineon about simplifying the task of automotive power supply design.

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