“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” — William Gibson
The first impression wasn’t good. The opening PowerPoint slide showed the usual company logo, some pleasing clipart, and a punchy slogan. It read, “Inventing memory for things™.”
Really? That was the best tagline you could come up with? What did that little bon mot cost you, or was it the third runner-up … Read More → "The Goldilocks of Flash Memory"
We’ve written several times now about the numerous advantages of putting FPGA fabric into your ASIC or SoC, rather than parking an FPGA next to it. Most teams designing custom chips these days have some kind of need for the flexibility of programmable logic, whether it’s to manage connectivity with a diverse or changing set of interfaces, perform compute acceleration for complex tasks, fuse data from multiple … Read More → "QuickLogic Heats Up eFPGA"
What do you think of when you hear the term “Smart Cities”? Parking apps? Lighting with sensors? Both of those are certainly part of the picture, but, in Europe, the entire picture could go far beyond those applications.
Through a presentation at an Imec event adjacent to their recent ITF event in Antwerp, and bolstered by a conversation with Imec’s John Baekelmans, I saw a far … Read More → "What Is a Smart City?"
It’s time to break out your barbells, chalk powder and protein shakes, because we’re going to be doing some serious heavy lifting in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. Instead of letting our biceps and triceps do all the work, how about we pull in some heavy-duty hardware to help us out? First up, we bring in Lisa Minwell from eSilicon who joins us to chat … Read More → "Heavy Lifting Hardware"
“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler
Last week I interviewed a real, live, professional race car engineer for the famous Andretti racing team, whose workshop and garages are based just outside the equally famous racetrack at Indianapolis. And what’s the first thing I learned?
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Most of us think about capacitors the way a chef thinks about salt – knowing that it’s never the star of the show, having a keen awareness that you need just the right amount, being vaguely conscious of the fact that there are multiple, subtly different types… When we’re debugging our board, there are often times when something mysteriously isn’t working right. When all … Read More → "Aggressive with Passives"