Taken for Granted

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Archive for March, 2011

DATE 2011 Sumup

Posted: Sunday, March 20th, 2011 @ 11:15 am in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The big advantage of wifi and the internet is that when you are away from home base, you can be in constant touch. The big disadvantage of wifi and the internet is that when you are away from home base, you NEED to be in constant touch! Unfortunately, the number of work related things I [...]

DATE 2011: Tuesday March 15 – EDA will probably not be the source of big embedded software advances

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Attending DATE 2011 today, listening to talks and panels, asking questions and meeting people and asking them for their views, I have realised that it is increasingly unlikely that the classical EDA industry, dominated by Synopsys – Cadence – Mentor as it is, will provide big advances in embedded software design and creation tools. When [...]

Off to DATE 2011, Grenoble

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2011 @ 3:10 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am about to leave for DATE 2011 in Grenoble, where I will be giving a talk on “The Virtual Design Requirements of Configurable Manycore Baseband Platforms”, part of a Hot Topic session I helped organise with Rainer Leupers on Virtual Manycore Platforms: Moving Towards 100+ Processor Cores.  (Wednesday March 16, 1100-1230). I missed DATE [...]