I’m home with a lumbago, slipped disk, and three children. Not much work done and not much inspiration for a full-fledged IC-related top ten list this time. Instead I did some therapy surfing to check out if there are some similar blogs like this one. And there is … and then I wanted to limit myself to the WordPress site … and then there were less. Actually even less than 10. (Well, I am not claiming I was able to go through all the hits on google and wordpress’ internal search, but yet.)
So, here they are – no particular order -, enjoy some Monday surfing.
- #10: EDA360 Insider
Cadence-related blog by Steve Leibson. EDA360 is a, what’s the word…, concept for future integration within the EDA business. A concept of interaction and collaboration between many vendors and industry players is required to meet the future needs for complete systems. (Systems here implying larger scales than system-on-chip). I’ll let you run through the blog – it has quite a few very interesting posts – and follow the link to the vision paper of the EDA at Cadence’ home page to find out more
- #9: Daniel Nenni’s Silicon Valley Blog
This blog is since the beginning of January 2011 moved to the Semiwiki blog (thus actually disqualified for this list, but it was so interesting and I have to keep it). Follow the link – the topics are so many, so it does not make sense for me to compile more here than provide you with the link.
- #8: Math Encounters Blog
This blog (and the concept) is very pleasant reading for those who like those extra mathematical twists related to different kinds of problems. Of course, some of the equations are related to electrical problems. Enjoy!
- #7: Afridi Tech – Marching towards Analog CMOS Circuit design
Ok – a site ”similar” to this one… It illustrates a few design problems and different types of design using Cadence. I suppose it is used as reference material. ”Hey, go to … and check this out. This is what I have designed, does it look like you expect?” But I might be wrong… Mr. Afridi – comment, please 🙂
- #6: Converter Passion
So Bengt and I are cross-breeding each other 🙂 Well, I have listed his site before and take a look again. There are some new interesting posts on FOM and other ADC-related things.
- #5: Circuit Design World
So actually this one is disqualified also, as it has moved to blogspot instead. So, follow the latter link and enjoy some up-to-date comments on integrated circuit design of different kinds.
- #4: Analog and Digital IC Design Modesty Blog
Unfortunately, not much has happened on this blog since last May or April. It has the spirit I’m looking for, but has seized… Some of the posts are a bit short – and to be honest some of the posts are not in English and it is a bit hard to follow 😉 A collaboration blog is mentioned (with a very similar name to my blog): Mixsignal – knowledge is power. Yet a blog bringing forward the same kind of ideas, but quite a few of the posts are empty and I suppose added as discussion bullets for others.
- #3: Pradeep’s point
Well, this is such a well-organized blog with a lot of information and I will let you do the reading on your own… It is a general blog overviewing the global semiconductor market, trends, events, etc.
- #2: Free Electronic Lab
Oh my oh my! This blog has interesting concept: an opensource EDA software development focus! Wow. There are plenty of interesting posts on free EDA software. It is a must – and yes, I still look for you Master Thesis students that can help me out on some projects I have, wrt. freeware.
- #1: OpenSourceIC Design
Yet an opensource blog – but with less activity. A variety of opensource software is discussed.
Did I miss anyone?