Software Defined EVERYTHING!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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While we may like to toss around the term “Software Defined XYZ”, the truth is that all modern systems are the result of careful tradeoffs between hardware and software.  Grant Martin shares his perspectives on the topic.

Embedded System Porting Benefits From Performance Modeling

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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Porting complex embedded systems to new platforms is hard.  Foresight’s Resource Aware Modeling and Simulation methodology can tame the beast.

JTRS Program Senior Communications Systems Engineer Opening at MITRE

Monday, September 12th, 2011

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MITRE has an opening for a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to provide engineering support to JTRS programs.  The position will be based in San Diego.

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?

JTRS GMR, A Cautionary Tale

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Bad news for the JTRS GMR program, but it could have been avoided by applying Performance Engineering right from the start.

Boeing Hunting for SDR Systems Engineers

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

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Boeing has a job posting for a Software Defined Radio Systems Engineer.  I’m glad to see the demand, but I suspect that they’ll have a challenging search.

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.

MBSE Makes the World a Safer Place

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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Representatives from MITRE and Northrop Grumman discuss employing Model Based System Engineering on a “Large-Scale, Distributed, Real-Time System” — the next generation airborne Command and Control Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability for the U.S. Air Force.  This paper is especially interesting because the authors focus on the project coordination / human issues, as well as the technological challenges.

Model Based Design Saves the U.S. Auto Industry…?

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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GM is leveraging a model based design process to reduce time to market and manage complexity for their hybrid powertrain development.  This story highlights the power of modeling and simulation to streamline product cycles for extremely complex systems with the most demanding operational requirements.

Model Driven* Best Practices

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

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Markus Völter has published a good article presenting best practices for designing / implementing DSL’s.  It’s well worth a read.