Archive for the 'Systems Engr.' Category

Software Costs Skyrocketing for SOCs

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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Software design costs for SOCs will grow at a CAGR of 138.9% through the 14nm node.  The situation is just as bad, if not worse, for complex embedded systems.  What’s a poor design team to do?

Foresight Joins the Cadence System Realization Alliance

Friday, September 17th, 2010

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We’re very excited by the new Cadence focus on system design and development, so we’re particularly proud to join the Cadence System Realization Alliance.

The Rise of the Networked Battlefield

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

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An exercise at the White Sands Missile Range shows just how close we are to deploying a true networked battlefield.  The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) programs are well on their way to fielding innovative combat-ready mobile voice/data communications technology for the U.S. military.

When You Need Foresight!

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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A discussion of the kinds of systems engineering challenges for which Foresight is the best available solution.

Stockage Policy Simulation and Virtual Inventory Optimization

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Retail stockage policy, for merchandising or military applications, all have in common three decision rules which can be simulated (with or without constraints such as budget, quantity discounts, or warehouse space) using empirical or stochastic demand distributions to determine optimum customer satisfaction levels. Walt discusses the role of simulation and modeling and Foresight’s approach to solving the problems.

Requirement … Satisfied

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

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Requirement … Satisfied. That’s “Mission Accomplished” to the systems engineer who has carefully shepherded the requirement from its discovery during Requirements Analysis through design, implementation, test and finally deployment. It’s a dangerous journey! Success doesn’t happen by accident. MBSE using Foresight can help!

Expanded Applications For Foresight?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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Foresight CEO Gerry Allen asks for your input on potential applications for Foresight beyond complex embedded systems design.

The PCB Is The System, for Taray

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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Taray’s Bruce Riggins has published a very well written and compelling article on the company’s “7Circuits” product.  From Taray’s perspective, the system is the PCB, and he’s done an excellent job of explaining how their tools solve a number of complex problems.  He even works in a Star Trek reference – always a plus.

Eating their Wheaties!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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Please check out David Ewing’s excellent article on the design of Synapse Wireless’ SNAP mesh network protocol on Embedded.Com. Good Stuff!

Cunning UI Design for Embedded Systems

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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I guess we’ve all encountered gadget user interfaces that were less than optimal, if not outright stupid. Huge numbers of embedded devices with touch screens are appearing on the market. Given this flood of tactile deprivation, I was thankful to see Niall Murphy’s recent article on with some very helpful UI “design tips”. If you’re designing an embedded system and considering the use of a touch screen, please, please read his article.