It really isn’t important to simulate your PCB design – as long as you don’t care about re-spins, signal integrity, cost… OK, actually, there are many good reasons to simulate your board. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jim Martens of Mentor Graphics about simulating your board design using PADS. It … Read More → "Verify Design Performance with PADS Best-in-Class Simulation and Analysis"
In today’s PCB designs, interfaces such as DDR pose major challenges for layout. Issues like timing and signal integrity can be tricky for even the most experienced designer. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Hemant Shah of Cadence Design Systems about routing those tricky bits using a combination of automatic and manual … Read More → "Routing Interfaces Quickly & Efficiently on PCBs"
Many of today’s high-performance board designs have complex timing constraints, and meeting all those constraints can be a significant design challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jim Martens of Mentor Graphics about advanced design techniques with PADS that will help get you to design closure faster and with fewer headaches … Read More → "Overcome the Challenges of Highly Constrained Designs"
Designing 100G Ethernet is a daunting challenge. Timing, power, latency, and throughput all fight with each other, and it’s easy to fall into a design trap with a solution that doesn’t offer a good compromise. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Parsun Raha about the challenges of 100G (and beyond), and … Read More → "100G Ethernet Packet Parsing with Spacetime"
Designing battery-powered systems can be challenging. In addition to power and form-factor considerations, today’s batteries require sophisticated charging and monitoring for maximum safety, life, and performance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Richard DelRossi of Texas Instruments about battery management solutions that can dramatically simplify your next battery-powered design while adding important … Read More → "Battery Management Solutions"
Your design needs to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), doesn’t it? Connecting your device to the rapidly expanding IoT opens up a wide world of potential new capabilities. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andreas Eieland (Atmel) about some amazing new devices that can dramatically simplify the task of getting … Read More → "Enabling the Internet of Things: Introducing Atmel SAM D20 Cortex M0+ Family"
Reliable IP blocks are essential to the success of most modern SoC and custom IC designs. But finding a reliable, reputable source of verified IP can be challenging. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Kevin Yee (Cadence Design Systems) about Cadence’s substantial IP offerings. Click the link below to download a free design IP … Read More → "Building a New Type of IP Factory"
Low-power design used to be an afterthought. Today, however, we need to consider power throughout the entire design cycle – from RTL all the way through GDSII. And, we can have significant impact on overall power consumption with optimizations at just about every stage. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pete … Read More → "Cadence Low Power Solution – RTL to GDSII Low Power Design"
Achieving timing closure for signoff can be a daunting challenge in today’s complex designs. Meeting timing under all conditions – with the certainty required for signoff – is a complex and demanding task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Ruben Molina of Cadence Design Systems about the special challenges of signoff … Read More → "Cadence Tempus Timing Signoff Solution"
NFC is widely known as a subset of RFID, but there are awesome applications of NFC that go far beyond simple RFID. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Greg Proehl (STMicroelectronics) about the basics of NFC technology, and they explore some interesting NFC applications as well as cool and innovative new NFC solutions from … Read More → "Enabling New Applications with NFC Connectivity and Energy Harvesting"
May 18, 2018
https://youtu.be/O1r7cqyVm90 I was on China24 on CGTNAmerica earlier this week, being interviewed about the Chinese Semiconductor Industry. www.breakfastbytes.com Sign up for Sunday Brunch, the weekly Breakfast Bytes email....
May 17, 2018
Just about everybody wishes they had more time to pursue a hobby or a side project. Some aspire to be painters or furniture makers. Others like to rebuild cars. Even others enjoy electronics in any form. The Maker Movement attracts and caters to tinkerers, hobbyists, st...