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The Design Automation Conference 2011

In this week’s Fish Fry, I dish the dirt on this year’s Design Automation Conference.  I attempt to unravel the mysteries posed by Gary Smith in his annual EDA analysis, and re-hash both the awesome and the uncomfortable moments of this year’s Steve Wozinak keynote.

Also this week, I give some details on the history of the Design Automation Conference, why there don’t seem to be as many attendees … Read More → "The Design Automation Conference 2011"

Back to the Drawing Board

In this week’s Fish Fry, my special guest is Lattice Semiconductor’s new CEO Darin Billerbeck who has some very interesting things to say about the FPGA market and Lattice’s cultural transformation. 

And, in keeping with the Lattice theme, you’ll want to jump into the competition for this week’s awesome nerdy giveaway – a Lattice ECP3 … Read More → "Back to the Drawing Board"

Refining Innovation

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out some new intriguing iPhone apps including a DAC navigation app from Cadence, a couple new EE apps that might spark your fancy and even an app that will help you find inner peace (or at least that’s what they claim). Also, I interview Microchip Technology’s Development Tools Vice President Derek Carlson about their new IDE MPLABX and try to figure out how their new software can help jump start your next project.

And remember to stay tuned for the nerdy … Read More → "Refining Innovation"

What Lies Beneath

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out Texas Instruments’ itty bitty new digital sensor and investigate how this new technology may help usher in a new era of micro sensors and micro mechanics.  Also this week, I look into the most recent battle between Carl Icahn and the Board of Directors at Mentor Graphics, while I try to sort through the latest litigation rumblings over at Rambus.

I have a brand new nerdy giveaway this week…but you’ll just have to tune in to find out how you can … Read More → "What Lies Beneath"

ESC Silicon Valley 2011

I pounded the padded carpet this week at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose where I witnessed the wonder that is Woz, interviewed new FPGA prototyping start-up BEECube, and pondered why exactly Green Hills employed a dinosaur as their main event this year. I also picked up some righteous swag!

Want a super cool new EE iPhone app? Check out Fish Fry’s nerdy giveaway this week and maybe (if you’re fast enough) you’ll get one for free…

If you like the … Read More → "ESC Silicon Valley 2011"

Eliminating the Culprit

In my Fish Fry this week, I dig into India’s plans to invest five billion dollars into the construction of two new wafer fabs, investigate new developments in cloud-based EDA tools, and look into how two engineers from RF Engines Limited are raising money for humanitarian causes by riding a rickshaw.  Also this week, I offer up a brand new nerdy giveaway: a Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit. All you have to do to win is…well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!!< … Read More → "Eliminating the Culprit"

It’s (Not) All Fun and Games

In my Fish Fry this week, I report on a new scholarship that will help get more female students interested in engineering, delve into the historical importance of video game pioneer Jerry Lawson and check out Altium’s plans to move their operations base to Shanghai.  I also award a special bonus prize to last week’s nerdy giveaway winner and offer up a brand new contest for this week.  

If you like the idea of this new series, be sure to drop a comment … Read More → "It’s (Not) All Fun and Games"

Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the complexities of Texas Instruments’ recent (planned) acquisition of National Semiconductor, celebrate the birthday of the world’s oldest portable computer and check out a new o-scope coming to your iPhone or iPad.

If you like the idea of this new series, be sure to drop a comment in the box below. I appreciate all of your comments so far, and we will be working to enhance the Fish Fry each week – as long as you’re watching.</ … Read More → "Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag"

Old Is The new New

In my Fish Fry this week, I investigate the re-birth of an old system language coming back into style, delve into the world of cloud-based applications for oscilloscope users and check out a cool new way to connect the pieces on your board using a nano-wireless router.  Also this week, I reveal a seriously cool nerdy giveaway and offer up a surprise award to next week’s winner.

If you like the idea of this new series, be sure to drop a comment in the box … Read More → "Old Is The new New"

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