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Less Pessimism, Please

POCV is the Latest Salvo in Improving Timing Analysis Accuracy

by Bryon Moyer

When I was a teen, I remember someone coming to help my Dad plan a big move of some piece of equipment on our orchard. What struck me was how this guy could pre-visualize all the various scenarios and then consider the consequences and, in particular, all the things that could possibly go wrong for the different cases.

I was pretty impressed. It seemed like such thorough analytical capabilities were a skill and a gift. Over time, however, I’ve noticed that such an ability isn’t always appreciated. Because most of the world likes to assume best-case conditions, the “value add” of the more thorough approach is to point out that there are potential negative consequences too. Which makes you Mr. Negative. The pessimist. Always there to dash cold water on a hot idea. Doesn’t matter if you’re right.  Read More

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by Amelia Dalton




Feed It Forward (And Back)

Posted on 09/15/14 at 9:45 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about KLA-Tencor's feed-forward approach?

A Self-Sufficient Sensor Node

Posted on 09/12/14 at 5:09 PM by bmoyer

It sounds like, for the most part, you're taking issue with the electret. If a different harvester were used with the same PMIC (assuming voltage compatibility), would that address the concerns?

While I don't want to speak entirely on Imec's behalf, my…

A Self-Sufficient Sensor Node

Posted on 09/11/14 at 2:04 PM by EnergyHarvesting

Not fully MEMS–

While the electret is MEMS, the resonant springs are far less sophisticated. These springs are relatively large/meso-scale and metal (as you would find in a hardware store). They do allow for low resonant frequencies < 100 Hz to be ob…

A Self-Sufficient Sensor Node

Posted on 09/11/14 at 11:23 AM by bmoyer

How do you see this OMRON/Imec project comparing to other energy harvesting work being done?

Be a Better Programmer

Posted on 09/11/14 at 3:26 AM by Dick Selwood

Dick Selwood
"Spend like a drunken sailor" If only. Anecdotal evidence is that even the few hundred dollars for Lint is too much. A Green Hills presentation at ESC some years ago, told of asking a programmer what would improve his life. He said a second screen for hi…

There’s a Processor in My FPGA!

Posted on 09/09/14 at 4:56 PM by joeg

One potential option that would address the "sub-optimal pairings" issue would be through the use of KGD and 2.5/3D technology. When you think about the tried and true two chip solution where design teams have high flexibility integrating their choice of …

IoT Standards

Posted on 09/09/14 at 4:40 PM by elizhrose

Additional service layer specifications for M2M/IoT have been written at Open Mobile Alliance. Both the OMA-DM specifications and Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) are well know and in the case of OMA-DM, widely deployed. LWM2M is newer, but has some industry he…

IoT Standards

Posted on 09/09/14 at 9:52 AM by sharath666

I have heard about Samsung, Intel & ARM collaborating on developing a standard.
They want to kill the smaller players I suppose....

IoT Standards

Posted on 09/08/14 at 9:11 AM by bmoyer

Are there any other IoT standards efforts underway that I might have missed?

A Horse of a Different Color

Posted on 09/08/14 at 6:02 AM by pmbmwtf

Hi Amelia,
Have a look on the upcoming FPGA event the "Innovate Europe Design Contest 2015".
"Your participation could start the next design revolution!

Altera’s Innovate Europe Design Contest is a multi-discipline engineering design contest open …

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