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Portion Control: Prototypes, Processors and Printed Food

In my Fish Fry this week, I dive into the wild world of FPGA prototyping and offer up an elixir that might just solve all of our prototyping problems. I also investigate a unique new trend that brings processors and FPGA fabric together in off-the-shelf embedded systems and check out a new invention that could bring the Star Trek food replicator to life.  Also this week, I announce the winner of last week’s nerdy giveaway and offer up a new one to chew on. 

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The Science of Audio: Codecs, Robot Composers and The Best Turntable Ever

In my Fish Fry this week, I research the grooves of the most expensive (and awesome) turntable ever built, examine the reality of audio IP in today’s consumer-driven market and check out some groundbreaking tunes created by a robot. Also this week, I offer up yet another fantastic nerdy giveaway.  

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Intelligence in the Ether: Cloud Computing, Robot Internet and The Future of AI

In my Fish Fry this week, I throw down the gauntlet against Watson the IBM Jeopardy competitor and explore the role of artificial intelligence in the world of electronic engineering.  I also investigate a new Internet for robots, FPGA design tools in the Cloud and why the Internet as we know it may be in peril. Also this week, I reveal last week’s nerdy giveaway winner and announce another even more fabulous nerdy giveaway for this week.

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Tools, Takeovers, Trivia, and EDA in the Icahn Era

In my Fish Fry this week, I explore the EDA landscape and attempt to discover what the future will hold for the industry. I investigate a new one stop shopping method of marketing in the FPGA world and I also delve into the historical importance of engineering pioneer Ken Olsen.  Also this week, I check out a new truly unique breakthrough in medical technology and award yet another winner in my series of nerdy giveaways.  

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Design Tool Death Match: FPGAs, PCBs and We’re Caught in the Middle

In my Fish Fry this week, I check out DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, interview Brad Griffin from Cadence about Power Distribution Networks and try to find out why FPGAs are such bad team players when it comes to board design. Also this week, I answer questions from loyal listeners and offer up another fantastic nerdy giveaway.

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Sneaky Bits, Gold Bars and Tiny Packages

In my Fish Fry this week, I delve into sneaky ways to take advantage of the variance found in our semiconductor processes, check out the variety of features found in the new family of 28nm FPGAs from Altera and discover a truly unique USB hub from Thanko. Also this week, I look forward to next week’s DesignCon and announce a winner of last week’s nerdy giveaway.

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Multi-Core, Self-Test, Robots, World Domination

In my Fish Fry this week, I introduce the fabulousness of the new EE Journal, check out the new microcontroller-multi-core combo pack from NXP, and try to sort out the future of chip manufacturing.  Also this week, I interview Kozio co-founder Joe Skazinski, announce a brand new super cool nerdy giveaway and referee a Robot Haiku Smackdown….and here’s a tip, keep listening until the very end…

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Between an ARM and a Hard Place

In my Fish Fry this week, I examine the new ARM/Microsoft announcement, the squishy ownership of IP in today’s electronic design and how the Verizon iPhone plan will affect smartphone users in the U.S.

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Six Megatrends in Consumer Electonics

In my Fish Fry this week, I investigate the megatrends driving consumer electronic design today. Also, I reveal the winner of the Texas Instruments Wireless Watch Development Kit and I announce a brand new super cool nerdy giveaway.  To participate in the nerdy giveaway this week, write your Haiku poem in the comments box below.

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