Photonics: Where Heat is a Good Thing

We all know that person. Everyone in the office is wondering why the heat is turned up. They’re not sweating outright, but they have that just-a-tad-too-warm glow going. And then there’s that one person wearing the jacket. The one that can never seem to get warm enough. Everyone else is trying to shed heat; this person needs more. If only there were a way to get heat … Read More → "Photonics: Where Heat is a Good Thing"

Q&A with Xilinx President and CEO Victor Peng

“Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition” – Michael Porter, Harvard Business School

Earlier this month, Xilinx announced the 7nm Versal ACAP series of advanced programmable ICs along with a new board-level hardware accelerator for data centers called Alveo. Xilinx President and CEO  Victor Peng announced these products during his keynote on October 2 at the Xilinx Developers Forum (XDF) held in … Read More → "Q&A with Xilinx President and CEO Victor Peng"

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! — Audrey Hepburn

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at how Avnet and Not Impossible Labs are collaborating to create a new a category of vibratory wearables. Kevin Sellers (Avnet) joins us to discuss how these new wearable technologies will improve quality of life for people affected by motor-related … Read More → "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

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discussion
Posted on Oct 22 at 8:51am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Mentor's tool for electro-optical design?
Posted on Oct 15 at 8:43am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of the two ways Ayla Networks and Silicon Labs have tried to make wireless easier to implement?
Posted on Oct 14 at 10:27am by Karl Stevens
Let's see now: EDA was born when "VERILOG CAN BE SIMULATED!!!!" became the driving force Verilog should(MUST) be used for design entry. Designers were reluctant, but as usual hype and buzzwords prevailed. No wonder "The example Sharma gave was for cell classification—for example, characterizing a certain transistor layout ...
Posted on Oct 11 at 3:13pm by TotallyLost
Just for fun ... step back 31 years when this all started rolling. For the youngsters in the forum, most PCB (and VLSI) masks used to be done with black masking tape products ... mostly from Bish0p Graphics. They were "taped up" on Vellum (large translucent plastic or paper sheets) at 4:1 or ...
Posted on Oct 8 at 8:43am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of KLA-Tencor's ideas for inspecting leading-edge wafers?
Posted on Oct 2 at 12:31pm by TotallyLost
Taking a break from learning Upverter, Polarfire, PCI-E for this great article and reference data! And a bit timely in many ways. Things have certainly come a long way since I started doing 4:1 Bishop tape on Vellum PCB layouts in the late 60's for CED in Camarillo. And a long ...
Posted on Oct 1 at 9:05am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of this approach to thwarting PUF degradation?
Posted on Sep 28 at 4:59am by SteveNordquis4
For one thing, bare metal programmers mob coding in cool showers just got that much more interesting. Impingement makes much of passivation that can keep sending the heat along, though it's hard to imagine it keeping up with the IBM (well, GlobalFoundries now) microchannel version that has us imagining Power9 ...
Posted on Sep 24 at 10:53am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Cadence's thoughts on electromigration and Baum's thoughts on emulation, all with respect to power integrity?
Posted on Sep 20 at 12:57pm by GregR
There are a number of ways to use Ultra Librarian. To get free access to the library, you can visit UltraLibrarian.com, enter your part number, and do a model search. This will provide the ability to download the symbol, footprint, and 3D model in your CAD format for free. ...
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featured blogs
Oct 22, 2018
At the start of November last year, Cadence announced that it was acquiring nusemi, a company focused on the development of high-speed SerDes interfaces. Today, Cadence demonstrated working 7nm SerDes testchips running at 112 Gbps. It is hard to comprehend speeds like this. O...
Oct 19, 2018
Any engineer who has designed an IC-based solution likely used some sort of HW development tool. Semiconductor manufacturers have a long history of providing engineers with the HW tools needed to test their silicon. Evaluation platforms, like the Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ ...
Oct 16, 2018
  IC Insights has just published the September Update to The 2018 McClean Report, and one figure (reproduced below) puts yet another nail into the coffin for poor old Moore'€™s Law. Now please take care. There'€™s a vertical line between the 200mm wafers on the left ...
Oct 12, 2018
At the end of the day, your products are only as good as their in-the-field performance. It doesn'€™t matter how well they performed in a controlled environment....
chalk talks
Molex Antennas: Transforming the IIot Landscape — Molex and Mouser Electronics   RF and antenna design for IoT devices can be a major challenge. Fortunately, Molex has some great turnkey solutions to fit a wide variety of design constraints and project needs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matt McWhinney from Molex about the RF and antenna options for IoT designs, … Read More → "Molex Antennas: Transforming the IIot Landscape — Molex and Mouser Electronics"
Shift Left for Fewer PCB Re-Spins   Design rule checking (DRC) is becoming more important with today’s complex PCB designs. With the complexity of today’s designs, the old ad-hoc methods just don’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rory Riggs from Mentor about how Hyperlynx DRC can help get your next design out on … Read More → "Shift Left for Fewer PCB Re-Spins"
Power Supply Trends & USB-C Cable Protection — Mouser Electronics and Littelfuse   With power capabilities of up to 100W, USB Type-C requires sophisticated protection for cables. These high performance cables and connectors create numerous challenges for protection. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Todd Phillips from Littelfuse about the ins and outs of USB Type-C, and the best techniques for cable … Read More → "Power Supply Trends & USB-C Cable Protection — Mouser Electronics and Littelfuse"
NXP Touch Solution for Mechanical Button Replacement — Mouser Electronics and NXP   Many of today’s systems demand touchscreen technology. If you want to integrate touch into your next design, you should watch this episode of Chalk Talk. Amelia Dalton interviews Clark Jarvis from NXP about trends and solutions in the touch revolution and getting started with the NXP Touch Solution. Click here for more information … Read More → "NXP Touch Solution for Mechanical Button Replacement — Mouser Electronics and NXP"
The 32-Bit Difference: How to Future Proof Your Next Design — Mouser Electronics and NXP  Future-proofing your embedded design can be a daunting challenge. With the wide variety of microcontrollers available today, it can be tricky to choose one that will meet the full lifecycle demands of your product. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brendon Slade from NXP about future-proofing your design with the … Read More → "The 32-Bit Difference: How to Future Proof Your Next Design — Mouser Electronics and NXP"
Secure Communications Microcontrollers – NXP and Mouser Electronics  We all expect our microcontroller to have robust security features. But, it’s tough to find an MCU that meets all your design goals and incorporates security into every building block of your design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Carlson from NXP about the MPC574 microcontroller family, which packs … Read More → "Secure Communications Microcontrollers – NXP and Mouser Electronics"