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"
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"
Jul 16, 2018
This week it is CDNLive Japan on Friday July 20th. I will be there so obviously this will be my latest trip to Japan...but we will start by looking at my first trip to Japan. The first trip I made to Japan was in 1983. This was very early. If you have been in semiconductors o...
Jul 12, 2018
A single failure of a machine due to heat can bring down an entire assembly line to halt. At the printed circuit board level, we designers need to provide the most robust solutions to keep the wheels...
Jun 29, 2018
Once you've made the correct decision to add Speedcore eFPGA IP to your ASIC or SoC design, the next question you'll need to answer is how large to make the eFPGA. That's a multi-dimensional question because Speedcore eFPGAs contain many types of blocks including:...