Speed must be feeling pretty unloved these days. I mean, let’s face it: there was a time when the mettle of any decent chip was gauged by how fast it could go. Having a performance issue? Aw, just juice it up a little – there’s plenty more current where that came from!
Then it became harder to sacrifice power … Read More → "Power’s Progress"
Our EE Journal Team went to World Maker Faire 2018!
World Maker Faire New York returned for it’s 9th year at the New York Hall of Science and we were there to cover all the invention, creativity, curiosity and hands-on learning the Faire had to offer.
This year’s World Maker Faire will featured more than 800 projects and … Read More → "EE Journal’s Live Coverage of World Maker Faire 2018"
There’s nothing new about the need to cool silicon. It’s just that it used to be easy. Relatively.
To be fair, for your average, run-of-the-mill chip, you can still put it in a package with decent thermal resistance and run air over it if you must. Although more and more gadgets are resisting air cooling because fans are … Read More → "Spray-On Cooling"
Power is the name of the game in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. We’re talking about all things power-related; from “Shift Left” power signoff to the super cool capabilities of near threshold voltage computing. Kenneth Chang (Synopsys) joins us to discuss why power integrity and reliability can make or break chip design and how RedHawk Analysis … Read More → "Tower of Power"
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. – Mark Twain
With all the media hype and heavy emphasis on the leading-edge semiconductor process technologies that will soon reach single-digit nanometer numbers, working-class process technologies often get no respect. That’s why I was so pleased to learn that GlobalFoundries Read More → "Zap! Zap! Zap! GlobalFoundries’ UHV 180nm Process Hits 700V"
In IoTland, communication is king. It puts the Internet in the IoT. But how to communicate? LTE? BlueTooth? WiFi? It partly depends on the application and the location, but it also depends on how far you are from a wall plug.
Because many IoT devices are small, portable, and – this is key – battery-powered, they will forever be infinitely far away from the wall plug. While WiFi has … Read More → "Full-Power WiFi at Half the Power"