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.

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 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.

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.

Elephants & Blind Men, or Defining Modeling & Execution

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

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One engineer’s modeling language might very well be another’s execution language.  What does either term really mean, anyway?  When we talk about execution, are we referring to some representation of implementation, a medium for analysis, or the “stuff” that actually performs the work?

System Design is “the most challenging problem”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

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EETimes’ Gabe Moretti advises the EDA companies to look beyond their current business and work on solving the challenges of system design.

Is the EDA Industry “Not Well?”

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

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Maybe the industry is just growing up and realizing its real place in the world.  Maybe it’s time for another quantum leap in the level of the solutions provided.