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Eschew the Real World

I understand simulating a CPU for a complex SoC in an attempt to get early code development on low level memory and device interfaces ... in particular to have bring up diagnostics done by the time silicon and boards finally arrive.

As obruend notes, t…

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The Hardware Vanishing Point

I don't think it's anywhere near that gloomy for Moore's law and new innovation.

Consider that most of the devices we have today, where not imagined 50 years ago in the form and utility they have taken on. Sure Dick Tracy had a watch phone, but few act…

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Crack a combination lock in 30 seconds with this 3D-printed contraption

Very clever. Except that it only seems to work on a lock that is not actually 'locking' anything...

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A Stictionless NEMS Switch

What do you think about MIT's stictionless switch?

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Intel and Altera – Eleven-Figure Chicken

@Kevin,

I agree that there are a number of designs that will push the boundaries, and break any tool -- software or hardware tools.

We had the same problem with software tool maturity porting applications to new machines/architectures running Unix, …

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Altera Turbos the Tools

@Kev,
Don't hold your breath for FPGA tools to get faster than software compilers - ever. FPGAs will make dramatic improvements in execution speed and particularly power consumption compared with GPUs or conventional processors. But there will always be …

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Intel/Altera Agreement (Partially) Tells the Tale

@kelwong,
In my view, because eASIC devices are not in-system reprogrammable, they are not suitable for use as accelerators in a heterogeneous computing environment. The specific value that FPGA fabric brings is it's ability to be reconfigured on the fly…

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Faster Extraction

What do you think about Mentor's parasitic extraction improvements?

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Muxcapacitors and a Quantum Shift in Power Supply Technology

I think you meant fluxcapacitor - an essential component of a time machine.

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