David Heller is the founder and President and CEO of IBSystems, Inc , MCADCafe's parent company. Always curious and on the look out for 'cool tech' he enjoys thinking outside the box and sharing his discoveries with you.
September 12th, 2013 by David Heller
This year’s HP workstation product launch event was the biggest I’ve ever attended, and the most exciting in terms of the revolutionary new product offerings presented and the people I met and interviewed.
We gathered early on Wednesday morning in a large hall in the NYC Sheraton Hotel, right in the midst of bustling Times Square, and to get the ball rolling were treated to speeches by some heavy hitting HP workstation users.
First at bat was Mark Russell, and he hit it out of the park. Mark is an independent Vfx creator and supervisor who headed up the special effect team during filming and now working post production on the upcoming Martin Scorsese film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ that’s destined to become a blockbuster when it hits the theaters later this year.
We were treated to some video outtakes from this production that showcased the VFx work that Mark produced for this film that was primarily shot and produced on Long Island and in Manhattan, just a quick subway ride to Brooklyn where Mark lives.
When you watch the film you won’t know where reality ends and CG takes over, it’s done that well. One series of fly-over shots were taken of a mansion in the Hamptons with multiple takes from a 4-bladed radio controlled miniature helicopter equipped with a super high-definition camera that transmitted the video wirelessly to an HP workstation on the ground for processing and viewing in real time. The mini-copter stays in the air for less than a minute before running out of juice and the ground crew had to plop in new batteries fast to get this small bird back in the air before the ‘magic’ light evaporated. The perfect lighting conditions occur close to sunset and the perfect light window lasts only around thirty minutes, so the film crew had to be super organized to shot this series in the allotted time, and keeping everyone and everything organized was a major part of Mark’s job. Oh, and they did make a rendered CG Model of the mansion that you can’t tell from the real thing for shots that the mini-copter just couldn’t cope with.
September 5th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal
Article Source: Cadence Design Systems
25 years ago (1988) ECAD and SDA Systems merged to form Cadence Design Systems. At U.C. Berkeley Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli played key roles in the formation of ECAD, SDA Systems, and Cadence, and in this video he explains how Cadence was started.
Georgia Institute of Technology offers first accredited Online Master of Science Degree Program in Computer Science
August 15th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal
April 25th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal
EDACafe.Com is exhibiting at DAC 2013 in booth #424 on June 3rd and 4th and giving away a KindleFire. We are recording video interviews at the conference for exhibitors and presenters attending the expo. Each interview is typically 3 – 7 minute long. For the exhibitors, we typically ask the following questions and a few follow up questions:
The questions can be customized for each company. We record the interviews in front of a green screen and then replace the background with the exhibitor booth picture or some other suitable backdrop. The presenters are asked about their company and the papers they are presenting.
To add a little fun to the conference, we are asking the conference attendees to share a joke in front of the video camera. The best jokes will be edited together in a video montage. The jokes have to be clean and funny.
March 30th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Dr. Jaakko Juntunen, Head of EM Applications for AWR Europe present on the optimization of parameterized EM shapes in the AXIEM 2011 3D planar analysis design tool.
March 26th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
John Fiela from CapeSym presents integration of SYMMIC thermal simulation software with Microwave Office from AWR. AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design platform and CapeSym’s easy-to-use SYMMIC templates produce unique and unparalleled electrical-thermal MMIC co-design of high-power RF components.
March 22nd, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
IBM has a long history of innovation in the field on electronic design automation (EDA), beginning in the 1950’s when IBM started mass-producing computers. Engineers saw the need to control and streamline production and began using early computers such as the IBM 704 to document designs and to check the correctness of the Boolean equations specifying the behavior. In the decades that followed, IBM continued facing new challenges and solving them with pioneering inventions including circuit simulation, static timing analysis, Boolean comparison, cycle simulation, hardware acceleration, logic and physical synthesis, large scale physical design, layout checking and automated testing in manufacturing.
This video, Inside IBM EDA: 50 Years of Innovation, describes some of the innovations developed at IBM through a series of interviews with a few of the original pioneers. A small team of volunteers from IBM’s EDA community created this video for an internal workshop. They are now making it available for a larger audience.
March 19th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
This video presentation covers the integration of AWR’s Visual System Simulator with National Instrument’s Labview and is presented by Gent Paparisto.
Gent Paparisto, Ph.D., is a Senior Systems Engineer at AWR. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and has extensive experience in research, design, development, and implementation of communication systems and algorithms for wireless, satellite, and wireline applications. He has lead and participated in the design and implementation of several products for cellular and wireless systems. Dr. Paparisto has authored a number of publications in international journals and conferences, served on the technical program committees of various IEEE conferences and contributed to the 3GPP GERAN standardization group.
March 6th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Josefina Hobbs, Technical Solutions Architect for the Synopsys Eclypse Low Power Solution, defines the concept of a power domain and explains how to properly partition. She also offers guidance on the criteria for deciding whether, and how many, power domains should be used.
February 17th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
This is a demonstration of manipulating differential pairs in Tanner EDA’s HiPer DevGen analog layout acceleration tool.