I’m old enough to remember when Sun Microsystems was one of the cool up-and-coming companies in Silicon Valley. It had the best engineers, created the most innovations, and had the most constant “buzz” of any company around. Pizza boxes – both literal and figurative – were a badge of honor on your workbench. PCs were just for managers and their secretaries – real engineers had a workstation. And … Read More → "The Sun Also Sets"
Intel has just announced a major counter-strike in the battle for the data center of the future. The company announced a new suite of software tools, which (according to a blog post by Barry Davis, General Manager, Accelerated Workloads Group, Intel® Data Center Group) “make FPGA programming accessible to mainstream developers, a major leap forward for customizable silicon solutions that complement the endlessly [SIC] diversity of customer-defined workloads, including 5 … Read More → "Game On for FPGAs in the Data Center"
This week’s episode of Fish Fry runs the gamut of electronic design. First, check out how an Italian engineering student built a 3D printer for only twelve dollars! (Spoiler alert: He used recycled parts from three inkjet printers and a flatbed scanner). Next, Breker CEO Adnan Hamid joins us to discuss the controversy around portable stimulus representation models, the future of portable stimulus, and why … Read More → "The Next Frontier of Functional Verification"
It’s time to come clean. Let’s face it, digital design dudes and dudettes, we’ve been phoning it in.
It’s true. Those of us doing digital design have spent the last several decades designing one thing: the computer. Sure, we can do 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit, big-endian, little endian, RISC, CISC, memory-managed, … Read More → "Digital Design Reinvented"
“I’m not deaf. I’m just ignoring you.” – Heideroosjes
Pardon me while I set down my caviar.
Contrary to popular belief, being a technology journalist isn’t all champagne, private jets, and hot and cold running interns. It’s a messy job. But somebody has to do it.
It’s a combination of digging out information that doesn’ … Read More → "The Information Food Chain"
“I believe robots should only have faces if they truly need them.” – Donald A. Norman, PhD.
Two heads are better than one. But too many cooks spoil the broth. Which aphorism applies to multicore programming?
We all know that multicore processors are here, but, like the impending robot apocalypse, we’re not sure … Read More → "Get Happy with MTAPI!"