October 4, 2013

Cadence Gets Their Funny On

Unhinged with Brian Fuller

by Amelia Dalton

Who said electronic engineering can't be funny? (Someone who has never read this publication!) In this week's Fish Fry, we check out a brand new online television show that that aims to bring the saucy style of late night television talk shows to our engineering community. My guest is Brian Fuller of Cadence Design Systems, and we chat about why Cadence decided to make a humorous engineering-based talk show and how they are going about the business of making EE fun.

This week we unravel the mystery of choosing the right IP vendor for the right job - it's trickier than you think. In addition, we'll give everyone the chance to win a Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated Analog courtesy of Microchip Technology. You can enter to win by commenting on this week's Fish Fry page.



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Posted on October 04, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Step right up and enter to win a Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated Analog courtesy of Microchip Technology! Let me know what you think about this week's interview with Brian Fuller (or what super cool design you could create with a Starter Kit for PIC24F Intelligent Integrated Analog) and you will be entered to win this week's nerdy giveaway!


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Posted on October 04, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Excellent interview, thanks!


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Posted on October 04, 2013 at 12:23 PM


I am an EE from San Diego, CA. I think Brian Fuller is on to something here. Look how big "The Big Bang Theory" got in just a short amount of time. There are alot of us EE nerdy types out there in the wireless world. I would definitely watch the show and I don't watch TV hardly at all. Please enter me into the drawing for the Microchip PIC24F - not sure about an application but, let me think on that.

Thank you,


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Posted on October 04, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Hey Amelia,
I want one of those kits. Sounds like it would make a great controller for my nerdy Halloween costume!



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Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Maryann, thanks for your kind words! What features/guests/themes would you add to the show? We've got to keep refreshing things to avoid being stale!
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