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The Forest And The Trees

If you’re deep into the details, it can be hard to see the bigger picture of what lies ahead. There is a saying for this, of course, which everyone knows: “He can’t see the forest for the trees.” So the solution is to rise above the trees to gain a better view. Interestingly, many benefits […]

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Earthquake Proof Your Software Development

In this blog we tend to focus on the benefits and opportunities that arise when using virtual prototyping. However, in real life we well know that any situation bears not only opportunities but also risks. I was reminded of this by the recent earthquake disaster in Kumamoto Japan. Having lived in the most earthquake prone […]

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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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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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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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Virtual Prototyping is Golden

Watching the Olympics this past summer was quite exciting. I enjoyed seeing athletes at the peak of their performance and multiple records broken in many sports. What we don’t see is the years of practice and work behind this excellence. These athletes work at the technique, strength, endurance and mental attitude of winning. To me, […]

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