In today’s electronic design world, analog is an increasingly important part of just about everything we do. A lot of FPGA designers, growing up in an all-digital world, have developed a bias towards digital design – we call it “digotry”. Well, there is really no place for “digotry” anymore. Luckily, Xilinx is helping us stamp out “digotry” … Read More → "Xilinx Agile Mixed Signal"
Doing RF with digital CMOS processes can be tricky. If you’re adding things like vehicular WiFi to your next design, it can be even trickier. You need the right IP and process support to get the results you want. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Fayyaz Singaporewala (GLOBALFOUNDRIES) and Mats Carlsson (Catena) … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES RFCMOS Solutions and Catena WiFi Solutions"
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"
Oct 19, 2018
Any engineer who has designed an IC-based solution likely used some sort of HW development tool. Semiconductor manufacturers have a long history of providing engineers with the HW tools needed to test their silicon. Evaluation platforms, like the Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ ...
Oct 19, 2018
CC BY-SA 3.0 Lukealderton When people typically think of multi-board PCB design, they tend to picture racks of boards in server farms or the components of a gaming rig. But what if your typical rigid boards don't fit within the physical envelope of your multi-board applic...
Oct 16, 2018
IC Insights has just published the September Update to The 2018 McClean Report, and one figure (reproduced below) puts yet another nail into the coffin for poor old Moore's Law. Now please take care. There's a vertical line between the 200mm wafers on the left ...
Oct 12, 2018
At the end of the day, your products are only as good as their in-the-field performance. It doesn't matter how well they performed in a controlled environment....