Realizing Your Silicon Dreams in the Age of Big Data

Open-Silicon and the Business of Semiconductor Advancement

by Amelia Dalton

We are the music makers,
nd we are the dreamers of dreams...
-- Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1873)

Some of us dream that we can fly. Some of us dream that we’re swimming in an endless ocean. Some of us dream we’re in high school again and can’t remember the combination to our locker or how to get to seventh period math class. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we're talking about how we can make our silicon dreams into semiconductor reality. Taher Madraswala (CEO and President, Open-Silicon) joins Fish Fry to discuss how Open-Silicon is helping engineers realize their dreams and translate those ideas into silicon. Taher and I also chat about the trends and challenges facing the semiconductor industry today and the new developments that Open-Silicon is working to create custom SoCs for high bandwidth memory applications. 

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Radio FPGA!

Posted on 02/23/17 at 12:48 AM by TotallyLost

Thanks Kevin --- way cool parts --- can not wait for their general availability smiling

FPGAs Race for the Bottom

Posted on 02/20/17 at 4:42 PM by logos


You're links are broken.

Also, Microsemi's THREE separate software suites are INCONSISTENT with Linux support.
- FlashPro for Libero IDE does not support Linux. Microsemi's site and documentation is all over the place with FlashPro hardware…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

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What is FAR worse?

An 8-way time division multiplexor to "fairly share" memory between 6 processors and 2 DMA channels -- no priority accesses to starve another channel, no contention based allocations, just straight channel 1 gets only time slot 1, ch…

How Does Scatter/Gather Work?

Posted on 02/20/17 at 1:16 PM by TotallyLost

Now you might say that no one would be that stupid as to pack all accessed data into a single subchannel. With the number of sub-channels being 2^n (where n is 1, 2 or 3), it's also pretty likely that the underlying data structure to be processed will hav…

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