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Planning for the Unexpected

Last month we undertook a big family trip. My parents, my brother and his family came from Belgium to California and together we embarked on a trip across the North West US. Starting in Silicon Valley we drove via Lake Tahoe and Salt Lake City to Yellowstone. Afterwards we crossed over to Seattle and Portland […]

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Linux and the Big Bad Wolf

Guest blog by Achim Nohl With great interest, I am following any news around the progress of Linaro and the Linux kernel community with regard to addressing all the requirements for an ARMv8 64bit server software stack. Well established standards, such as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) […]

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IP Accelerated

The recently announced Synopsys IP Accelerated initiative perfectly illustrates how the functionality of a device is equally influenced by the hardware and the software. To enable applications on a particular device to use the interface IP like USB or Ethernet, a software program called a device driver is required to map the generic requests to […]

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Getting to a Connected World, Step By Step

I recently bought myself an activity tracker. The watch-like device keeps track of how many steps I take and how high I climb, such as the amount of vertical feet I “conquer” by taking the stairs. From that it calculates the distance I travel and the amount of calories that I burn in a day. […]

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What Should I Build?

The question in the title has been one of the most asked questions by my son lately. Or as my wife says, his brain is 90% focused on Minecraft and 10% on everything else. For those not familiar with Minecraft, it is a lego-like computer game or as the Minecraft website reads: “Minecraft is a […]

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Better Software. Faster!

As virtual prototyping has seen a wide adoption over the last couple of years, it felt like the right time to work with industry leaders across multiple applications and publish a book that captures the best practices in virtual prototyping. As editor of the book: Better Software. Faster!, I had the privilege to work with […]

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Clearing Your Software Roadblocks

Last week I was traveling across North America visiting customers. Besides being amazed at how cold it is in the rest of North America (I live in Silicon Valley where the sun has barely left us during the entire winter), it was good to talk to a wide variety of companies and discuss their software […]

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Exploring the Benefits of a Hybrid Prototype

This month Nithya asked me to contribute a post on hybrid prototyping and add some color to how design teams have been benefitting from integration between virtual and FPGA-based prototypes. It’s been about six months since Synopsys announced the availability of a data exchange which links a Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) to the HAPS FPGA-based […]

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Step On It: How to drive fast on the Autobahn and still arrive safely at your destination

On a recent trip to Germany, I was a passenger in a car with my colleague Tom De Schutter on the German Autobahn. We had just landed in Frankfurt and were driving to Aachen, Germany. The anticipation of the potential speed at which we would drive created both excitement and anxiety in me. What I […]

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What does the Sagrada Familia and Embedded Linux have in common?

What does the Sagrada Familia and Embedded Linux have in common? I recently attended the Embedded Linux Conference in Barcelona representing Synopsys.   I must admit, it is nice to have conferences in beautiful places so you can kill two birds with one stone. When not networking, speaking or sitting in sessions, I enjoyed seeing the […]

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