O-Scope Down

Whoa, That's a Big Piece of Equipment You've Got There

by Amelia Dalton

Fresh from the land of eye diagrams, super-fast SerDes, and more board design software than you'll ever need, it's Fish Fry! This week we investigate some of the biggest themes presented at this year's DesignCon in Santa Clara, CA. Our first guest is Rohde & Schwarz CEO Scott Bausback who joins Fish Fry to help us understand the ever-evolving world of test and measurement, explain how IOT will affect the evolution of T&M, and what it's like to build a recording studio in your house. Also this week, we chat with Stephanie Jarno from HUBER+SUHNER about how today's wicked-fast SerDes speeds are changing the demands on our cables and connectors.  Read More


Industry News

January 30, 2015

EUV, Internet of Things, 3D integration among hot topics at SPIE Advanced Lithography

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New Multiple-Output Regulator For Automotive LCD Displays

TE Connectivity's Revolutionary New ARISO Contactless Connectivity System Now Available from Mouser

January 29, 2015

Synopsys' New DesignWare Medium Density NVM IP Family Reduces Die Cost by Up to 25 Percent

512Kbyte STM32F3 MCUs from STMicroelectronics Raise the Bar in System Integration

Bluetooth Smart mesh network lighting platform claims to be 5x faster than competing solutions by combining Bluetooth Smart and proprietary 2.4GHz

January 28, 2015

New Artesyn Embedded Technologies Compact ATCA System Platform Offers Highest Power and Cooling Performance

PAM4 Analysis, USB 3.1 Compliance, DDR Debug, PCI Express Link Equalization, and 100 GHz Oscilloscope Capabilities Showcased at DesignCon 2015

4DSP’s Sensuron Unit Announces Revolutionary 3D Shape Sensing for Medical Applications

Altera Showcases Its Industry-leading SoC Solutions at Embedded World

Altium and Valydate Announce Strategic Partnership with New Design Analysis and Verification Technology

Espressif Systems Internet of Things WiFi Chips Employ Cadence Tensilica Xtensa Low-Power Processor for Control and DSP

January 27, 2015

HUBER+SUHNER Unveils High Speed 50 GHz/50 Gbps Digital Testing Solution at DesignCon Santa Clara

ANSYS Unveils Release 16.0

Cadence Expands Sigrity 2015 Technology Portfolio with New Products, a Key Feature Update and Flexible Licensing Options

Renesas Electronics Unveils New Solution to Increase Productivity and Security for Industrial Internet of Things Applications

Keysight Technologies Announces 12-bit High-Speed Data Acquisition PCIe Card Available with Optical Coherence Tomography Technology

Stand-Alone Lead Acid Battery Balancing IC Works with up to Four 12V Batteries in Series

HyperLynx Alliance Accelerates High-Speed Design-Ins and Verification

January 26, 2015

Microchip Announces Free Code Configuration Plug-In for MPLAB® X IDE Makes it Faster and Easier to Develop Firmware on 8- and 16-bit PIC® MCUs

Express Logic Extends X-Ware Platform™ Support

January 23, 2015

Texas Instruments MSP430i202x/3x/4x MCU Now at Mouser Has Four 24 bit ADCs

ACCES I/O Products Releases 8MHz, 16-Bit, USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Eltopia Announces a New Technology that May Remove Varroa Destructor Mites

January 22, 2015

Renesas Electronics’ New Microcontroller Solution Brings Unprecedented Levels of Integration and Reduced Power Consumption during Standby Mode by Approx. 30% for Home and Industrial Sensing Systems

Negative Input (-4.5V to -80V) Synchronous Buck-Boost/Inverting DC/DC Controller Delivers up to 20A Output Current

Motion for many: Instantly control three-phase motors for $25 with TI’s C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806x InstaSPIN-MOTION™ LaunchPad

New Microcontrollers Bring USB and Bigger Flash to STM32F0 Value Line from STMicroelectronics

News Archive

Mimicking Touch

Leveraging the Biology of Tactile Sensation

by Bryon Moyer

Undo Your Mistakes at the Customer’s Site

Debugging Software Now Works Remotely

by Jim Turley

MathWorks Targets Hardware/Software

Prototyping MATLAB and Simulink Algorithms on Xilinx Zynq and Altera SoCs

by Eric Cigan, FPGA/SoC Technical Marketing, MathWorks

DIY Clocks

Keeping Control Over Oscillation, Compensation

by Bryon Moyer

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editors' blog

Zigbee 3.0 Released

posted by Bryon Moyer

The Zigbee Alliance has rolled out their latest version of the Zigbee standard. What’s changed? And what will its role be? (29-Jan)

World's Smallest Chess Program

posted by Jim Turley

Think you're an efficient coder? You've got nothing on this guy. (29-Jan)

Rezence Wireless Charging Takes Steps

posted by Bryon Moyer

The Rezence high-frequency resonant charging standard got a boost from developments over the last two months. (28-Jan)

More than Memory

posted by Bryon Moyer

Spansion is flexing some of their new analog circuits – in particular, energy-harvesting PMICs. (27-Jan)

Drawings as Cartoons?

posted by Bryon Moyer

Somehow the notion of “cartoon” has been imported into engineering. But, given the meaning of the word, why would we do that? (23-Jan)

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Mimicking Touch

Posted on 01/29/15 at 12:27 PM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What other ways do you know of to fake out our sense of touch for haptic use?

DIY Clocks

Posted on 01/27/15 at 10:51 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
I wouldn't say it's "sloppy" in the conventional sense. Anything with a finite Q - including crystals - has some slop. As far as I know, the Q of high-quality MEMS actually competes well with crystal.

Sand 9 would point to some issues that crystal has…

DIY Clocks

Posted on 01/26/15 at 11:10 AM by EsterlineRD

EsterlineRD
Interesting example of how a sloppy Q factor can actually be useful.

For those situations where the low Q factor in MEMS isn't so useful (and there are many examples of that) - Crystal is still the answer.

DIY Clocks

Posted on 01/26/15 at 9:58 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
Do you carefully design your oscillators or go the recipe route?

Verifying Your Awesomeness

Posted on 01/24/15 at 1:38 AM by Kev

Kev
I would ask the question: what is it that you are verifying?

Digital stuff is all representable as FSMs and it should be possible to make that run fast in simulation and formally verify that the implementation is correct. However, there are lots of ana…

2014 Letdown

Posted on 01/19/15 at 1:21 PM by Dick Selwood

Dick Selwood
Mike
Just shows I have probably been around too long. I meant to type ST. But the back of my mind was SGS Thomson. How long ago did they change the name? Just checked- only 17 years ago

EDA for SETs

Posted on 01/19/15 at 9:26 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of this algorithmic approach to fitting logic into single-electron transistor fabrics?

2014 Letdown

Posted on 01/16/15 at 4:24 PM by MikeB

"While the rest of the world seems to accept that three-dimensional or FinFET technology is the only way to keep up with Moore's Law, SGS seems to be making steady progress ..."

Well spotted on noting it's two companies sharing the same HQ, but it's Th…

Calypto Refreshes HLS

Posted on 01/16/15 at 12:12 PM by bmoyer

bmoyer
One other thought: I'll be moderating a SystemC panel at DVcon on 3/4; perhaps we'll learn more from that discussion.

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It's 2022: Do You Know What Your FPGA Is?

Does the definition of "FPGA" seem like a moving target? Over the past few years, there has been phenomenal progress in FPGA technology - going from simple glue logic to impressive programmable systems-on-chip. Today's FPGAs are some of the most powerful and flexible devices ever built. But, what will your FPGA look like ten years from now? In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Umar Mughal of Altera about the past, present, and future of this exciting technology.

The Power of Tcl in PlanAhead

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tori Darien from Xilinx about using Tcl in Xilinx’s PlanAhead tool for FPGA design. Amelia throws her some examples, and Tori walks us through how to work them using PlanAhead’s Tcl interface.

Adding Wi-Fi to Your FPGA Design - Building a Connected Device

In the first episode of our new Chalk TalkHD series, Amelia Dalton talks to Bob Potock from Altium as they add Wi-Fi to an FPGA-based embedded system.

Maximizing Battery Life with TI's Wolverine Technology

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Ryan Hoium (Texas Instruments) about about TI’s revolutionary Wolverine technology and a new series of ultra-low power MCUs that will change the way we think about batteries in our embedded designs.

Industrial Temperature Measurement Solutions

Many industrial designs need data from sensors such as temperature probes. But, getting from the analog world of probe signals to the digital world where the magic happens can be a tedious and tricky process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Sean Long of Maxim Integrated about an easy way to connect up sensors such as temperature probes in your next industrial design.

Verification Methodologies (Made Easy)

Most FPGA designers don’t know much about formal methodologies for verification. It’s too bad, because today’s complicated FPGA designs can really take advantage of standardized methodologies like UVM. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia and Jerry Kaczynski (Aldec) are going to unscramble the anagrams and get you on your way to understanding and harnessing the power of universal verification methodologies - so you can start applying them to your next design.

Accelerating Open Source Security Using OpenCL & Altera FPGAs

Today's FPGAs offer interesting potential for accelerating performance- and power-critical operations such as security algorithms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ryan Kenny of Altera about using FPGAs to accelerate open source security algorithms written in OpenCL.

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