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The Hardware Vanishing Point

It will never be “all software.”

You can talk all you want and code all you want, but hardware is a necessity if you want to DO anything!

Since hardware is a rock-bottom necessity, I am heading the movement back to hardware. In Smart Small Systems…

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Selling the Soul of Innovation

Spending 40 years in this industry provides us all a lot of hind sight, that is largely lost on future generations, as "our time" appears so different as "their time" in their own eyes.

The problem isn't so much Wall Street investors post IPO, it start…

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Xilinx Loses Its Tail

Actually no need to add an FPGA to a SoC. Put some programmable or configurable IP block along the CPU(s) in the SoC, and you will have a much easier to use, better tested and supported and area/cost/power/performance optimized solution, instead of havin…

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Redefining How Software Is Created

I believe the problem is the per use fees. Unless this software package has a form that exactly interfaces to the IoT device as a plug and play fit, then there will still be some programming costs for the "customization".

If the IoT device is a light s…

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Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

This is one of those topics that swirls in my head before, during, and after the time I'm writing. And, in that "after" time, I've changed my mind on something I said above. The thing about the sender setting a final state instead of an increment? I said …

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Bend it like Silicon

What could you build with a flexible circuit?

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Ignore Those Pesky Bugs

I think it boils down to the necessary checks to bring up a new system without data corruption and memory faulting, vs what's necessary for safe operation after deployment.

A sane programmer is still using lot's of asserts at bring up ... to catch the …

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