Adventures in FAST Spice and Secret Message Jelly Fish

by Amelia Dalton

What do SPICE and a new material inspired by the skin of squid and jellyfish have in common? This week's episode of Fish Fry of course! First up, Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO of ProPlus Solutions joins us to discuss trends in the SPICE world, the challenges of displacing circuit-level FastSPICE simulators, and why he thinks table tennis is the best sport in the world. In the second half of our episode, we investigate a new type of material inspired by the reactionary skin of squid and jellyfish developed by a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut. This newly developed material may change how we interact with our cellphones, how we trade in our electronics, and how we send (secret) messages as well.  Read More

Industry News

August 25, 2016

Irida Labs’ NoiseSweeper and EnLight Software Now Available on Cadence Tensilica Imaging/Vision DSPs

u-blox to showcase VoLTE, NB-IoT and IoT gateway capabilities at CTIA

Synopsys Announces Results of Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

August 24, 2016

Gridbee Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with Synopsys' DesignWare ARC Processor

Pasternack Announces New Line of High-Rel Frequency Dividers Available from Stock

Zuken and Aras Partner to Deliver Ideal EDM/PLM Environment

August 23, 2016

Vincotech announces launch of a new, deeply integrated Intelligent Power Module (IPM) with CIP topology

Oticon Licenses and Deploys CEVA Bluetooth Low Energy Technology in Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Semtech Neo-Iso™ Platform Now Features Next Generation Energy Harvesting Capability

EMA Announces Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Giving Engineers Access to Over 7 Million Parts

Movidius licenses UltraSoC analytics IP to speed debug and development

25V, 600mA Synchronous Buck-Boost DC/DC Converters Consume Only 1.6µA of Quiescent Current

August 22, 2016

Saelig Introduces Versatile 1-Ch & 2-Ch 25/50MHz True Pulse Generators

RFEL to announce TRAILBLAZER: an off-the-shelf driver vision aid for military vehicles at DVD 2016

ANSYS 17.2 Boosts Simulation Accuracy and Productivity for Next-Generation Product Development

Wirepas and u-blox partner for scalable and easy-to-use industrial Internet of Things solutions

Vishay Intertechnology Adds Industry's First Ferrite Bead Impedance Calculator to Website

August 18, 2016

Innovative gas sensors from ams enable new Cling VOC fitness wristband to measure indoor air quality and alcohol in breath

Kardinal Microsystems Joins Zuken USA Startup Partner Program

36V Ultralow Noise Precision Op Amp Features 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz Noise

eWBM Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success for Highly Secure Microcontroller with Synopsys Security IP

Semtech LoRa® Wireless RF Technology Featured in New Starter Kit for Fast Prototyping of Internet of Things Applications on LoRaWAN™ Networks

August 17, 2016

Fanless Embedded Computer from DFI Tech Now Features Quad Core Atom™ E3800 Processor

Artesyn Announces SIL4 Certification for ControlSafe™ COTS Rail Safety Platform

Green Hills Software Successfully Completes All DO-178B Level A Certification Requirements for Its INTEGRITY-178 tuMP Multicore RTOS Operating on Esterline CMC’s Next Generation of Smart Display and Integrated Avionics Computers

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News Flash: Hell Still Not Frozen Over

The Intel/ARM Agreement is a Smaller Deal Than It Sounds

by Jim Turley

Flash for IoT, Automotive, and Mobile

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by Amelia Dalton

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Featured Chalk Talk



Flash for IoT, Automotive, and Mobile

Posted on 08/22/16 at 10:12 AM by bmoyer

What do you think of Micron's IoT and Mobile memory announcements?

Big Data Moves to “Electronics”

Posted on 08/18/16 at 9:57 AM by bmoyer

What do you think of Optimal+'s big data approach to board and system manufacturing?

Next Door to Genius

Posted on 08/17/16 at 10:57 AM by josyb

I remember the 'Pip command' written in the concrete in the parking lot.

Custom Silicon for Makers

Posted on 08/16/16 at 2:09 AM by Kev

There isn't much wrong with this other than it's just another RISC processor, which is rather old technology and RISC-V doesn't appear to be doing much new.

It's a general problem with "open-source" solutions that they tend to focus on "cheap" rather t…

New Inspectors Are Afoot

Posted on 08/15/16 at 10:11 AM by bmoyer

What do you think of these updated wafer inspection platforms?

Custom Silicon for Makers

Posted on 08/11/16 at 10:22 PM by bmoyer

Do you think that the SiFive offering will make tailored silicon economical for Makers and other smaller companies?

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chalk talks

Introducing Kinetis Motor Suite

Do you want to design in a motor without having to become an expert in motor control? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Phillip Drake of NXP about simplifying motor control with Kinetis. It'll have your motor spinning in no time.

Addressing the Challenges of Serial Link Design and Analysis

High-speed serial interfaces present some of the biggest challenges in board design today. Getting signal integrity right on your board with speeds into the gigabits can be tricky at best. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brad Griffin of Cadence Design Systems about using Cadence's Sigrity analysis tool to nail your next serial interface design.

One Time Programmable OmniClock Generators

Are you tired of dealing with too many clocks in your design? This episode of Chalk Talk can help. Amelia Dalton chats with Eduardo De Reza from ON Semiconductor about OmniClock, which can help you to tame that wild pack of clocks once and for all.

Introduction to the New Virtuoso ADE Product Suite

Do different members of your team have different requirements and challenges for your analog design tools? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Steve Lewis of Cadence Design Systems about the new capabilities in Cadence's Virtuoso ADE Product Suite - capabilities that will make everyone on your team happy.

UltraRAM: Massive On-Chip Memory for FPGAs and MPSoCs

There is a significant gap between FPGA on-chip memories and off-chip memories that causes problems in some applications. What we need to fill that gap are much larger on-chip memory resources to fill that need. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ehab Mohsen of Xilinx about the new UltraRAM blocks in Xilinx FPGAs and Zynq MPSoCs.

TI LaunchPad Ecosystem

Turning your idea into a working project begins with a good development kit. Launchpad from Texas Instruments offers a robust, affordable starting point to make your next idea a reality. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Daniel Ogilvie of Texas Instruments about the latest on TI's popular LaunchPad.

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