Just about every design needs one – that magic, do-anything part that can connect nearly any two things together and can aggregate all those messy, left-over functions on our board. Today’s low density PLDs have remarkable capabilities at a tiny cost and power budget. In this episode of Chalk Talk HD, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Design @ MachXO2 Speed"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Lauro Rizzatti of EvE about the latest in emulation technology and explains how you can use emulation to dramatically accelerate software development, which is becoming the most time-consuming part of SoC design. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free whitepaper entitled “ZeBu ARM® Embedded Processor Solutions.”
Sometimes, it really feels like our design project needs a Vault. When we have a project crunch, things tend to get out of control and messy. We end up wasting a lot of work and having to re-invent things that it seems like we’ve already designed before. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats … Read More → "Vault-Driven Electronics Design"
Nanowatts and microcontrollers are normally two words you don’t see together, but in this Chalk Talk HD we are going to use nanowatts and microcontrollers in the SAME SENTENCE – over and over. In this episode, Amelia chats with Jason Tollefson of Microchip Technology about a radical new line of microcontrollers from Microchip that combine amazing processing … Read More → "Super Low Power MCUs: NanoWatt XLP Technology"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tom Hill of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 DSP development kits that will finally get you onto the rocket-coaster of FPGA-powered DSP. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free product brief entitled “Kintex-7 DSP Kit: Base Platform Plus Integrated High-Speed Analog Accelerates Advanced DSP Designs.”
In this episode of Chalk Talk HD Amelia chats with Evan Leal of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit, all the cool stuff that’s included and how we can use it to speed up our FPGA Prototyping. Click the download now button below to download a free product brief entitled “Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit: Versatile, … Read More → "FPGA Prototyping with the Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit"
Does the definition of “FPGA” seem like a moving target? Over the past few years, there has been phenomenal progress in FPGA technology – going from simple glue logic to impressive programmable systems-on-chip. Today’s FPGAs are some of the most powerful and flexible devices ever built. But, what will your FPGA look like ten years … Read More → "It’s 2022: Do You Know What Your FPGA Is?"
One of the most basic (and most often overlooked) aspects of high-reliability system design is getting reliable power to all of our components. We need the right kind of power at the right places – at the right times, and in the right order. We need to handle power-up, power-down, and reset cases (among others). … Read More → "Power Supply Management in High-Availability Systems"
Neutrons are coming for you and you’d better be prepared. Whether we like it or not, SEUs (Single Event Upsets) are becoming a bigger and bigger problem for our designs, especially for high realibility systems. If you thought SEUs couldn’t mess up your next design because you aren’t designing something destined for space, you need … Read More → "High-Reliability in FPGA Design – SEU Mitigation"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tori Darien from Xilinx about using Tcl in Xilinx’s PlanAhead tool for FPGA design. Amelia throws Tori some examples, and Tori walks us through how to work them using PlanAhead’s Tcl interface. Click The Button Below to Fill Out A Short Survey and Enter to Win an LX9 … Read More → "The Power of Tcl in PlanAhead"
Nov 17, 2017
CASPA is the Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association. Once a year they have their annual conference and dinner banquet. I ended up getting involved with them a few years ago when I stepped in with 24-hours' notice to moderate a panel session for them, plu...
Nov 15, 2017
SuperComputing 2017 remains in full force this week from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. There are lots of activity in presentations, seminars, demonstrations and exhibits on the tradeshow floor. Stay tuned to the Samtec blog the rest of the week for more highligh...
Nov 16, 2017
âMommy, Daddy â¦ Why is the sky blue?â As you scramble for an answer that lies somewhere between a discussion of refraction in gasses and âOh, lookâa doggie!â you already know the response to whatever you say will be a horrifyingly sincere âB...
Nov 07, 2017
Given that the industry is beginning to reach the limits of what can physically and economically be achieved through further shrinkage of process geometries, reducing feature size and increasing transistor counts is no longer achieving the same result it once did. Instead the...