Another RISC-V Religious Conversion

“It will require a great deal more than a letter of appeal to achieve conversion.” — Fredrik Bajer (1837–1922)

You could see them coming a mile off. Two nice young men, riding bicycles. They wore pressed white shirts and black ties when they came to my door and asked if I’d heard The Good News. If not, they’d be happy to sit with me and … Read More → "Another RISC-V Religious Conversion"

Taming Technology’s Social Impact

Engineering education is all about problem solving. Of course, we learn the basics of some technology – electronics, software, mechanical systems – whatever. But the truth is, the technology almost doesn’t matter because most of the technology-specific things we learn will be obsolete long before we get a chance to practice them in our careers. Instead, what endures are the skills and strategies for solving problems. That discipline serves us … Read More → "Taming Technology’s Social Impact"

Let the Formal Be With You

In a long-forgotten corner of a lab far, far away a bug sits idle. He’s waiting for just the right time to strike. Static analysis and testing will not budge him from his hiding place. Is there anything we can do to root out this software bug from his clever code camouflage? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry we investigate the power of formal verification with … Read More → "Let the Formal Be With You"

Playing the Game; Gaming the Play

“It’s a whole new world every time you start.” – Jennifer Hale

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s visited Disneyland (excuse me, the “Disneyland Resort Theme Park”) that having fun is big business. The price of admission starts at $97.00 for the “value” ticket (midweek, rainy season), and climbs rapidly from there.

It’s just as expensive to sit at … Read More → "Playing the Game; Gaming the Play"

Like Fiber in the Sky

When you’re building out network infrastructure, it’s often that last hundred meters or so that causes the most headache. Sure, there are challenges getting all the huge pipes and big switches to handle the massive bandwidth reliably, but things sometimes get the trickiest when we make that final run to the subscriber. Ethernet cables, fiber, and other wired solutions are expensive, difficult to install, high maintenance, and … Read More → "Like Fiber in the Sky"

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discussion
Posted on Dec 13 at 1:04pm by Beercandyman
Protium has a lot of nice features. How does it differ from any FPGA based emulator? Cadence bought Quickturn. Is this that technology with new branding? This is basically for large ASICs so just saying "it's the most productive system" needs to be qualified.
Posted on Dec 11 at 11:41am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of these notions of trust in the IoT ?
Posted on Dec 9 at 9:44pm by Ray Skaggs
Dr Maxwell appears to currently live and work in the Huntsville Alabama area doing Aerospace and Defense work. Does anyone have his work email or other contact information. We are interested in discussing commercialization efforts for Ultraconductus wire applications. Thank you! CRSAskii@gmail.com
Posted on Dec 9 at 4:15am by PacoBell
"How do you distinguish your own lidar backsplash from the light (direct or reflected) from someone else’s laser – or even other lasers on your own car?" Direct-Sequence Optical Code Division Multiple Access (DS-OCDMA). Google it.
Posted on Dec 4 at 10:45am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Helix's approach to reducing standby power in power converters?
Posted on Dec 4 at 6:21am by josephshawa
Motion blur is easily eliminated with Microvision scanning tech. You might want to study the technicals before showing such doubt. Whatever capabilities you might expect from a person will be exceeded by the machine. Human eye resolution has nothing to do with it especially since we are talking 360 degrees viewing. ...
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OK, that wins the prize for best title of a presentation in the recent RISC-V workshop, or pretty much any workshop. I couldn't resist using it aa a title for this post. Can you say click-bait? You'll have to read almost to the end to find out about RISC-V chickens....
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RSL10 Product Family – New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions Bluetooth Low Energy is showing up in all kinds of applications these days. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Steven Dean of ON Semiconductor about how to integrate Bluetooth Low Energy into your next design with ON Semiconductor’s latest technology. Click here for more information about ON Semiconductor RSL10 Multi-Protocol … Read More → "RSL10 Product Family – New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions"
IDesignSpec: Executable Register SpecificationGetting RTL right for your chip design is a difficult engineering and verification challenge with very high stakes. And, most of us use a variety of tools – including spreadsheets and text documents – to capture our design intent and details. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anupam Bakshi from Agnisys … Read More → "IDesignSpec: Executable Register Specification"
USB Type-C and Power DeliveryUSB Type-C is spreading like wildfire in the market, but including USB Type-C support in your system can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Tyler from ON Semiconductor about simplifying USB Type-C implementation across a broad range of applications. Click here for more information about ON Semiconductor USB … Read More → "USB Type-C and Power Delivery"
Crossover Processors: The Best of Both WorldsSometimes you need the capabilities of both an applications processor AND a microcontroller. Luckily, NXP’s new “crossover” devices give you just that. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mario Centeno and Gowri Chindalore from NXP about a new type of processor that brings you the best of both worlds. Click here … Read More → "Crossover Processors: The Best of Both Worlds"
What are Aluminum Polymer Capacitors?Choosing the right capacitors can make a big difference in the reliability, longevity, cost, and board size of your design. But most engineers don’t know which capacitors to choose for which applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with James Lewis from KEMET about the fascinating and surprising world of capacitor technology. … Read More → "What are Aluminum Polymer Capacitors?"
Protium S1, the Most Productive FPGA-Based Prototyping SolutionFPGA-based prototypes are essential in most system designs today. But, building your own prototype is a challenging and expensive proposition. You need a robust solution with performance, scalability, software support, visibility, and a host of other important attributes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Juergen Jaeger about the Protium S1 FPGA-based … Read More → "Protium S1, the Most Productive FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution"