New on EDA Blog – 2006.12.01

  • In-Stat Smartphone Research
    According to a recent In-Stat study, smartphone unit sales increased by 50% in the first half of 2006 over 2005. From 2004 to 2005, unit sales almost tripled. However, In-Stat offers two reasons for caution. First, many smartphone users carry more than one device. Second, users have been slow to download new applications to their smartphones.
  • DisplayPort Will Succeed DVI, Smooth Sailing for HDMI
    According to In-Stat, the future is bright for high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) even though both digital visual interface (DVI) and HDMI are both experiencing record growth. DVI will begin to decline in 2007, but HDMI-enabled device shipments will grow 78% per year through 2010. DVI and HDMI are both high-bandwidth digital interface specifications. DVI is aimed primarily at PCs and peripherals, while HDMI is aimed at the consumer electronics (CE) market.
  • EMI and RFI as Seen by Analog ICs Webcast
    Texas Instruments and Arrow Electronics will present a live Analog eLab Webcast for designers entitled “EMI/RFI as Seen by Analog ICs” on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). During the online discussion, speakers will talk about types of interference that can impact analog circuit performance. In addition, they will discuss test techniques for measuring circuit sensitivity and useful design modifications for eliminating interference.
  • Mentor Graphics Technology Leadership Awards
    Mentor Graphics kicked off its annual Technology Leadership Awards contest earlier in the week. The contest was started by Mentor in 1989 and is the longest running competition of its kind for PCB designers in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and CAD designers who use Mentor’s technology applications to address today’s complex PCB systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products. The contest will be judged by experts in the PCB design and manufacturing industry.