MIPS Spins Its Wheels

Porsche is a driver’s car – a performance car… but it’s got no cup holders.” – Jason McCoy

You want the 140-character version? MIPS has a new processor with parity.

You want the longer, more detailed version? Uh… MIPS has a new processor with parity… and some ECC. And some additional technical documentation to help with safety certification. But the CPU itself? Pretty … Read More → "MIPS Spins Its Wheels"

EDA’s Second Chance

They say you don’t often get second chances. Certainly, there are few examples in the technology world where an entire industry blows a big market opportunity, backs away, and then gets another crack at it later. But, that could possibly happen with EDA and FPGAs. We might be on the verge of a time when the EDA industry could patch the big hole in their collective system design … Read More → "EDA’s Second Chance"

Connecting the Next Billion

How many smartphones have you purchased in the last decade? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, MediaTek General Manager Finbarr Moynihan joins us to discuss how the smartphone revolution is facilitating new avenues of engineering experimentation. Finbarr and I investigate why form factors and feature sets are changing the engineering ecosystem, and how predictive technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence … Read More → "Connecting the Next Billion"

Achronix Leaps Forward

With the announcement that the company became profitable in Q1 2017, that year-to-year growth will exceed 700%, and that 2017 revenues will pass the $100 million mark, Achronix has successfully made the challenging transition from speculative FPGA startup to viable, self-sustaining company. This alone is a remarkable achievement, in the wake of numerous well-managed enterprises that tried and failed to reach that same elusive milestone. The road to “profitable FPGA company” is littered … Read More → "Achronix Leaps Forward"

The Steady March of Progress

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

To no one’s great surprise, ARM has released a new set of microprocessor cores.

You could almost set your watch by ARM’s upgrade announcements, so regular and predictable have they become. What’s this – about the umpty-fifth new processor to come out of the British-based, Japanese-owned company in about … Read More → "The Steady March of Progress"

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Posted on Jun 22 at 10:07am by TotallyLost
And your design's IP becomes open to theft on the cloud ... probably hosted somewhere in Asia.
Posted on Jun 22 at 10:02am by TotallyLost
Miss the limited time "edit" button for posts ... that was a GREAT feature.
Posted on Jun 22 at 9:58am by JohnBirkner
Kevin, to reach customers numbered in the tens of thousands, we may be on the verge of a time when the EDA industry moves to the cloud, where full control of the electronic design process is managed most efficiently in terms of performance, updates, usability and pay as you go ...
Posted on Jun 22 at 9:52am by TotallyLost
And when we were interested in doing that with later products based on The Xilinx JBits SDK for Virtex and 4k devices the door was slamed in our faces by Xilinx.
Posted on Jun 21 at 5:20pm by Kevin Morris
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Posted on Jun 21 at 12:17am by ckessler
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