Bridge Over Pixelated Water

CrossLink Changes the Camera Interface Game

by Amelia Dalton

We're talking about the building blocks of electronic design in this week's Fish Fry. First, we take a closer look at some groundbreaking transistor technology. We investigate new research coming out of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology that could finally make graphene tunneling transistors a reality. Also this week, we examine Lattice Semiconductor's CrossLink pASSP with Subra Chandramouli. Subra and I dive down into the details of this new programmable bridging device and reveal how ASSP and the FPGA parts of the CrossLink story can help you with your next camera or interface-enhanced design.  Read More

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May 27, 2016

Tektronix Expands Serial Standards Testing on DPO70000SX Oscilloscopes

Imec and Holst Centre Present Multi-Standard Low-Power Wide-Area Radio Chip

MicroEJ Presentation at Embedded TechCon: Software Virtualization Lessons for Extreme IoT Portability and Scale

4DSP’s New FMC120 Advances Embedded MIMO Technology in the FMC form factor

May 26, 2016

STM32F7 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Expand Ecosystem with New Development Boards to Accelerate Embedded Design

6GHz Low Power Direct Conversion I/Q Modulator Simplifies Sideband & Carrier Suppression Calibration

Cirrent Launches Automatic Internet Connection Service for Smart Wi-Fi Products

May 25, 2016

Industry’s First 3-in-1 Waveform Generator Debuts

Matrox Graphics to Demonstrate High-density 4K and 8K AV-over-IP Ecosystem at InfoComm 2016

Optimised cryptographic solution for home automation on Cortus APS3RP core

Synopsys Accelerates Software Development for Automotive Systems with New Models for Bosch Timer and In-Car Communication IP

Imec, Holst Centre and Barco Silex Collaborate on Data Security for Wearables and Internet of Things Networks

TEWS TECHNOLOGIES Introduces mPCIe Module Family with User-Programmable FPGA

Icon Labs Announces New Floodgate Defender™, the First Complete Low-cost Compact Industrial Firewall

Mentor Graphics Analog FastSPICE™ Platform Selected By Silicon Labs for IoT IP Verification

150V Low IQ Inverting Synchronous DC/DC Controller Uses a Single Inductor & Has Ground-Referenced Controls

May 24, 2016

Semifore Launches CoStar™ Platform to Re-Shape Hardware Design, Software Development and Verification

Optimal+ Selected by Xilinx to Provide Real-Time Analytics for Wafer Sort and Final Test Manufacturing Operations

ARM Cortex-A72 Models and Virtual Platforms Released by Imperas and Open Virtual Platforms

Synopsys Launches Pre-Wafer Simulation Solution to Reduce Semiconductor Process Development Time

Ampleon demonstrates Wideband System Solution featuring Xilinx DPD IP at IMS 2016

Imec and Infineon Cooperate on 79 GHz CMOS Radar Sensor Chips for the Automotive Industry

16-Bit, 5Msps SAR ADC with Wide Input Common Mode Range Simplifies Analog Front-End Circuitry

Synopsys Delivers Industry's First Cache Coherent Subsystem Verification Solution for Arteris Ncore Interconnect

EMA Launches ‘Can You Spot the Difference?’ Contest

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Challenging Challenge Questions

Do They Really Provide the Best Security?

by Bryon Moyer

Cooling Off Accelerated Computing

Intel/Altera Attacks Memory Bottleneck

by Kevin Morris

Code, Copyright, and Craziness

Google and Oracle Battle it Out Over Code Copyright

by Jim Turley

Nanoparticle Resists

Are They Next In Line for Aggressive Nodes?

by Bryon Moyer

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Cooling Off Accelerated Computing

Posted on 05/27/16 at 9:17 AM by KarlS51

This statement is key "One of the key areas to attack is memory. If you look at a typical computing machine, a giant chunk of the energy budget is spent shuffling data back and forth, to and from DRAM."

This is a characteristic of RISC CPUs and RISC wa…

Code, Copyright, and Craziness

Posted on 05/26/16 at 6:05 PM by Jim Turley

Jim Turley
The court just decided in Google's favor. Copyright "fair use" applies in this case.

Challenging Challenge Questions

Posted on 05/26/16 at 12:33 PM by bmoyer

Do you have any good challenge-question stories?

Rock, Paper, Firmware

Posted on 05/26/16 at 8:06 AM by dbrower

Resolved - a final state of a customer service event where the "customer stops complaining at us" goal has been achieved.

Apparently has nothing to do with customer satisfaction. I'll bet someone got a bonus for closing tickets at no cost to DJI. Th…

Code, Copyright, and Craziness

Posted on 05/25/16 at 10:13 PM by Jim Turley

Jim Turley
Good point, but not a valid analogy, in my view. We've already established that it's okay to write new code that does the same thing as someone else's code. Even the copyright judge specifically said that was okay. One could argue that Linux is merely a r…

Code, Copyright, and Craziness

Posted on 05/24/16 at 9:43 AM by TotallyLost

It's the re-writes to the same form that are pretty murky ... taking anothers work and just re-writing it.

I'm pretty sure that if someone took the messages of all your articles, and re-wrote the same messages into similar but different articles in a w…

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Powering Non-Isolated 24V Rail Applications Made Easy

Designing the DC/DC power supply for your design is almost never the fun part. And, designing a good power supply can be a complex engineering challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tenille Medley of Texas Instruments about simplifying industrial power design. It may just make your next design project a lot easier.

De-Risk Yield Manufacturing Ramp-up with Veloce DFT App

Get DFT off the critical path on your next chip design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jean-Marie Brunet of Mentor Graphics about how you can use emulation to significantly improve your DFT productivity.

Thermal Management

We often find ourselves needing to measure temperature and take some action in our designs. But, thermal management can be a complicated area, with a lot of alternatives in terms of sensors and supporting circuitry. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Austin of Microchip Technology about the numerous options for thermal management solutions.

Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions

High-level design methods can dramatically increase your productivity. Now that technologies like high-level synthesis (HLS) have gone mainstream, we can make some serious improvements to our FPGA design process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tim Vanevenhoven of Xilinx about how the new HLx editions of Vivado Design suite are taking high-level design mainstream.

Synplify FPGA Synthesis

Today's FPGAs demand a lot from your design tool environment, particularly when it comes to synthesis. With larger designs, more third-party IP, globally-distributed design teams, and increasing performance and power challenges, the demands on synthesis technology are greater than ever. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Joe Mallett of Synopsys about the latest generation of the Synopsys Synplify FPGA design tools.

DC Brushed Motor Applications

Brushed DC motors are the go-to solution for thousands of applications. And, although most of us have experience with brushed motors at some point, few of us have taken the time to become experts. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Witt from Infineon about the finer points of brushed DC motor theory, and they look at some helpful motor control solutions from Infineon.

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