“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning
We’re a long way from the clouds. Well, unless you’re an astronaut, in which case, you’re a long way above them. But for us earthbound engineers, “the cloud” can be a very long reach.
The Read More → "Mentor Spackles Over Cracks in the Cloud"
The design cycle drum beats on. Your research and development team have been stressed for months. The constant push for “the next big thing” keeps you up at night. We’ve all been there. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we look at how the ever-growing life cycles of our embedded designs affect our product portfolio profitability. Ethan Plotkin (GDCA – CEO) … Read More → "Robbing from Your Future to Service Your Past"
At what point in the creation of a chip does physical design actually begin? (Spoiler Alert: answers may vary.) In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Dave Stratman and I discuss the ongoing challenges of the physical design process, why convergent design flows are critical for today’s ever shrinking process nodes, and how form factor and the environment around the end customer affects physical design. We also … Read More → "Reality is Not Linear"
“If reason were fashionable, you would all have reason.” – Fanny de Beauharnais
Five bucks and nine processor cores. That’s the takeaway from GreenWaves’ new GAP8 processor chip.
Oh, and its low power consumption, measured in nanoamps. And parallel-programming tools. And convolutional neural net (CNN) acceleration. And an Arduino-esque development board. That about covers it.
Read More → "GreenWaves Puts Another Spin on IoT Chips"
For many of us in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter, so a good time to close the curtains, gather round the fire and tell stories that make the blood run cold and the hairs on the back of your neck rise in horror. And this is one such story.
It was a peaceful day in the international company’s computer operations centre until, at 13.07, the monitoring … Read More → "A Tale to Make Your Blood Run Cold"
Watching the tech industry over the last few decades, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that all of the inventions have come solely through the efforts of single-minded entrepreneurs determined to win, even if it means losing in the attempt. While lots of that has happened, this worldview, just like the notion that the Wild West was won solely by rugged individualists with no help from anyone, … Read More → "Policy and Regulations in the IoT World"