Software is becoming a larger and larger part of our system-on-chip (SoC) designs. It is critical that we be able to begin developing and debugging software as early as possible in the design cycle. But, the hardware part of today’s complex designs takes months to stabilize. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with … Read More → "It’s the Software, Silly! – Success with FPGA-based Prototyping"
Analog power has always been the standard. New digital power modules offer great flexibility, but that comes with a price. For many applications, we’d love to have the simplicity and efficiency of analog power with the features of digital power. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Steve Stella from Microchip Technology about … Read More → "Introducing Digitally Enhanced Power Analog"
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Gordon Hands (Lattice Semiconductor) about some awesomely tiny FPGAs that bring the power of programmable logic into devices like cell phones, tablets, and other power and form factor sensitive applications. Click the button below to download a free datasheet that details of the features of Lattice Semiconductor’s iCE40LP/HX … Read More → "World’s Smallest FPGAs Solve 4 Big Problems"
Do you worry about security in your FPGA design? Are there bad guys out there trying to take advantage of security holes in your electronic designs? What can we do to stop them? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Tim Morin (Microsemi) about the practical aspects of security in mainstream SoC FPGAs – what … Read More → "What is Design Security in a Mainstream SoC?"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Louie de Luna about Aldec’s new Spec-TRACER tool and how Spec-TRACER helps you navigate your way through your design flow – from beginning to end, from requirements to verification. Click here to register for the live webcast: DO-254 Requirements Traceability Click the link below to download the … Read More → "DO-254 Requirements Traceability with Spec-TRACER"
In today’s mobile designs, displays are one of the most important components in differentiating your product. As a result, more people are designing high-resolution displays into mobile devices. But, adding a high-res display to your design can be a complex task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Pavel Klinger (GLOBALFOUNDRIES) about GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ solutions for the … Read More → "Advanced Smart Display Solutions"
Power consumption is one of the key drivers in system design today, and it’s about time we had a way to estimate and verify the power used by our design. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Lauro Rizzatti (Synopsys) about how to verify and estimate power consumption with the ZeBu emulator.
When it comes to custom IC design, one size most definitely does not fit all. Different applications call for specialized IP, tools, and even semiconductor processes. But, sorting through the options can be a daunting process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pavel Klinger from GLOBALFOUNDRIES about market-specific solutions that … Read More → "Market-Specific Custom IC Solutions"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Andy Caldwell (Tabula) about putting an end to the oppressive reign of timing closure terror. Tabula’s Spacetime architecture – it turns out – besides giving us crazy performance for our high-bandwidth designs – also makes timing closure drop-dead easy. Click the link below to download the free whitepaper: Timing … Read More → "Timing Closure Made Easier with Stylus"
In parts 1 & 2 of this 3-part Chalk Talk series, we talked about how Triad Semiconductor can save you 75%, or even as much as 99% in your next mixed-signal ASIC design. But, what good is savings if you don’t know what you can design with it? In this third episode of our 3-part Chalk … Read More → "How to Design a Sigma Delta Mixer Circuit"
Mar 16, 2018
MICRO RUGGED CONNECTORS Most designers think the smaller the connector, the more fragile and delicate it is. We don't usually think of micro pitch connectors as being rugged, as being able to handle high mating cycles, or as having robust mechanical strength on the PCB,...
Mar 16, 2018
If you want to know why I made the trek from California to Shanghai to attend SEMICON China, it is well summed up in the press release that SEMI put out on opening day: SEMICON China 2018 opens today at SNIEC in Shanghai with a record 70,000 visitors expected with 3,600 booth...
Article Roundup: Insights from Wally Rhines, Thermofluid Simulation for Military Aircraft, the Mentor Embedded IoT Framework, Automotive In-System Test & IIoT Fragmentation
Mar 16, 2018
Executive Insight: Wally Rhines Using thermofluid simulation to optimize liquid cooling of avionics power systems Mentor framework pulls devices into the cloud A Simple Way To Improve Automotive In-System Test The IIoT is Fragmented'How Will We Fix It? Executive Insigh...
Mar 5, 2018
Next-generation networking solutions are pushing processing out of the cloud and towards the network's edge. At the same time, processing structures architected around programmable logic provide the ability to make computing much more data-centric. Programmable logic make...