We all know that cybersecurity, software piracy, and IP theft are becoming bigger and bigger problems in today’s semiconductor industry. But what can we do about it? Dragging our heels and pretending that it’s not a problem isn’t really working out so well, and those cyber thieves are only getting more sophisticated. In this week’s Fish Fry, we welcome Ted Miracco (CEO … Read More → "IP Thieves at the Gate"
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"
“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"
It’s almost obvious that this would be a problem. Well… part of it is obvious; part not so much.
What do accelerometers do? They measure acceleration – including periodic acceleration, more commonly known as vibration. Any vibration within the designed frequency range is subject to detection.
And what is the most prevalent kind of vibration? Sound. And what’s one really popular way to enjoy … Read More → "Cracking a WALNUT"
Calling all audiophiles, music lovers, and DJs in the crowd — this Fish Fry is for you! How can the audio quality of a million dollar professional mixing console be transformed into a mobile device? That may sound like an audio impossibility, but lossless high-resolution audio can now be held in the palm of your hand. In this week’s episode, Carl Alberty (Vice President – … Read More → "Bring Back That Vinyl Feelin’"
CQ CQ CQ – Calling CQ. This is 5G calling…
We’ve all heard it. 5G is coming. Maybe not soon, but as soon as we can get all those pesky technical issues worked out. Which pesky technical issues would those be? Glad you asked. It turns out that cramming a previously unfathomable amount of bandwidth over an unprecedented number of individual connections into … Read More → "Radio FPGA!"