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Of Soft Balls and Hard Cracks

Americanism: one who plays professional baseball (under the auspices of Major League Baseball) and hits ("slugs") the ball a remarkably great distance.

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A Low-Power Gyro – For Real

Do you think this low-power gyro technology can have legs beyond its original implanatable target?

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Programming Dark Matter

Jim - Interesting stuff. Question: you mentioned a multi-chip setup providing a possible second path, so it works for a single CPU. But what about multicore within a single chip? There's only a single MMU for all cores there, right? (Not sure if you're eq…

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Software Defines Everything

The most impressive feature is that you can select a function and by just a right click you can select to convert this function in HW!
I guess many VHDL/verilog designers of us, we will have to switch to C programming...

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Midrange Embedded Memory for Analog

Do you have applications for a memory like Sysnopsys's new few-time programmable NVM?

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Safety 'n' Security

How our society is constructed may not have been a booth topic, but it did surface occasionally in after hours conversations in the Bier Halls

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On the MEMS/NEMS Leading Edge

Do any of these MEMS/NEMS ideas look useful to you?

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Xilinx Throws Down

I agree that a LUT6 is of more value than a LUT4. But I think the original LUT4 was quite cleverly chosen as it is a good compromise for what is most frequently required. So I think a factor of about 2x is much too high. On the other hand, it is really de…

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Freescale Acquired by NXP

A small correction, Jim. Motorola Semi was part of the original Motorola, Inc. before it split into Motorola Mobility (which went to Google, then flipped to Lenovo minus patents) and Motorola Solutions, which inherits the original company's history by de…

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Quilt Packaging

What do you think of this quilt packaging approach to interconnecting multiple dice?

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In It to Win It

Very interesting listening to this. Achronix says they are in production. I would love to hear about how many actual FPGAs they are shipping per month. Ten pieces per month?

Looking at the last couple rounds, I'm surprised the doors aren't closed yet. …

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