October 18, 2012

Magic, Mobile, and More

by Amelia Dalton

Where in the world will Fish Fry take us this week? First, we’re going to a take quick stroll by the most recent Raspberry Pi news, then it’s on over to some “Magic Finger” technology being developed by the Universities of Toronto and Alberta, and then we'll drive into EDA land with Bill Neifert (Carbon Design Systems- CTO). Bill is going to chat with me about Carbon Design Systems's recent collaboration with Samsung, how $4 million dollars in venture funding comes into play, and what exactly Carbon is going to do with all that cashola.

I have a brand new nerdy giveaway to throw your way, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is and how to win.


Consumer Electronics. EDA. Mobile. Semiconductor. Software.

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Fish Fry Links - October 19, 2012

More Information about the new 512MB Raspberry Pi Board

Whitepaper about "Magic Finger"

Video about "Magic Finger"

More Information about Carbon Design Systems's Collaboration with Samsung

More Information about the LX9 Microboard

Instagram Photo of Amelia with this week's Nerdy Giveaway


Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO - Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO - SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO - QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO - Magma 

Paul Kocher, President - Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO - Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO - Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO - Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO - eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO - Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO - Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager - Altera

Luc Burgun, CEO and President, EVE 



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Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM

This week's Fish Fry is all about what you can do with newest Raspberry Pi board, where touchpad technology could be headed in the future, and how a joint venture between Carbon Design Systems and Samsung could signal a new era in venture funding. What do you think about the stories covered in today's show?


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Posted on October 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Great show!
The new Raspberry Pi makes a good building block for a supercomputer. This was done by Prof Simon Cox in the UK. You should do a segment on his 64 Raspberry Pi Supercomputer array.

I have a Pi, and plan to arrange an array of 6 or 8 to make a Jumbo Videowall.I am working on configuration now, using MPI to sync all Pi's and TV's.

I could use the LX-9 kit to improve the interface between the Pi's and speed up the SERDES within the interface "Fabric". With the LX-9 I could think about integrating a Media Server as well.


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Posted on October 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Loved the show.

I've been having a lot of fun with my Raspberry Pi, it's been sort of my gateway drug into hardware. My addiction progression went Pi -> Arduino -> FPGA.

With the LX-9 I could make some serious progress in learning digital hardware design.
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