Android Apps Reviewed – What I currently use.

Hello again! Today I thought I should review a few of the apps I use on my HTC Wildfire. I recently rooted my device and installed Cyanogenmod 7. I did this primarily because I wanted Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After flashing the ROM I realised that I also have a lot more free space on my internal memory and I can move any app to the SD card! :). So I’ve been installing a couple of apps. Plus there have been some things I liked about HTC Sense and in trying to find apps to fill in the features that were missing I bumped into some interesting ones. Some of these apps listed have been there even before the switch to Cyanogenmod. The apps listed here are the ones I use very often and does not cover all the apps I use. Also, the videos are not mine but the ones posted on the apps’ Android market pages. So here goes. Read more of this post

Verilog & VHDL up Next! – Warming up

Hello everyone!

Posting after ages since I’ve been quite busy at work. But I haven’t forgotten about this blog :). As promised, I will deal with some tools on HDLs next – namely Icarus Verilog and the Alliance VLSI CAD system (which uses VHDL).

This post is basically to help you get geared up. Most probably you won’t even need a tutorial after this. ;). Oh and before I begin, I finally bought an Android phone last month. Its an HTC Wildfire :)

Not as powerful as a Nexus and many phones out there but it was worth it. Has a nice camera, supports most of the apps on the market.

Alright back to why I’m posting. Here is a small description of the stuff we will look at in the forthcoming posts:

  • Icarus Verilog: A Verilog compiler that generates a variety of engineering formats, including simulation. It strives to be true to the IEEE-1364 standard. (Source: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/fel/#portfolio Couldn’t open the official site for some reason :-|)
  • Alliance: Alliance is a complete set of free CAD tools and portable libraries for VLSI design. It includes a VHDL compiler and simulator, logic synthesis tools, and automatic place and route tools. A complete set of portable CMOS libraries is provided. Alliance is the result of a twelve year effort spent at ASIM department of LIP6 laboratory of the Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris VI, France). Alliance has been used for research projects such as the 875 000 transistors StaCS superscalar microprocessor and 400 000 transistors IEEE Gigabit HSL Router. (Source: http://www-asim.lip6.fr/recherche/alliance/)

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