Battery Free for You and Me

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at a IoT landscape that could not only reduce our battery power dependence but could also make a “forever battery” a reality. David Su (CEO – Atomic Technologies) and I discuss Atmosic Technologies’ holistic approach to power management, the details of their lowest power radio technology, and how their controlled energy harvesting is integral to their new … Read More → "Battery Free for You and Me"

Achronix Accelerates eFPGA

Perhaps when the most important problem is a nail, every solution starts to look like a hammer. With the ramping explosion in AI and machine learning, countless companies are trying to climb on the bandwagon, morphing and melding their existing technologies in an attempt to come up with a differentiated solution that will capture a meaningful share of this mind-boggling emerging opportunity. Everybody from EDA vendors to cloud data … Read More → "Achronix Accelerates eFPGA"

The Spirit of 42

What do Douglas Adams, PCB design, DRAM for cryptocurrency, and the fourth Industrial Revolution have in common? This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry, of course! First up, Greg Roberts (EMA Design Automation) brings us the goods on EMA’s new ebook called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design”. Next, Mark Greenberg (Cadence Design Systems) and I chat about using DRAM4 for artificial … Read More → "The Spirit of 42"

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Posted on Dec 3 at 12:35pm by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Boréas's approach to haptics using piezoelectric materials?
Posted on Nov 30 at 12:27am by Kev
The Load/Store times are somewhat misleading, high-density memories on the end of serial links (PCIe) are not that fast on small transfers. If you want that speed you'll have to do PiM - die-stacking the memory with CPU. Likewise using a single cache-coherent data-bus becomes the throttle on the ...
Posted on Nov 28 at 3:04pm by Kevin Morris
I'm on the other side of this. For example, if I'm using a $5 IoT device to do something important, and that device has $40M worth of cloud data center support required to make it work properly, I'd rather be paying for the service than the object. I want the supplier ...
Posted on Nov 28 at 8:50am by Jim Turley
[cranky mode /on] Personally, I don't like subscriptions *at all.* When I buy something, I want to buy it, not keep paying for it. I pay cash for cars. I'd pay cash for my house if I could. I bought a cable modem rather than rent one from my ISP. ...
Posted on Nov 26 at 9:29am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think, either specifically about GTS's battery-as-a-service offering, or about the general trend away from owning things?
Posted on Nov 23 at 11:00am by Karl Stevens
Hi, Bryon. I am a system and hardware designer new to AI. You wrote: "You’re going to be working with smaller data units. The big data loads consist of the weights or coefficients for the nodes of the network and for what they call the activation – the input data (...
Posted on Nov 23 at 8:56am by Karl Stevens
FPGA accelerators and GPUs performance is primarily due to heterogeneous computing. First, there are no instruction fetches as opposed to a CPU where there are load and arithmetic instructions required for every new operand and a store instruction fetch and a store instruction to put the result back to memory. ...
Posted on Nov 21 at 6:15pm by Steven Leibson
Allow me to clear up your question, Karl. Based on my years of experience, I know that the commonly used design tools all come from Acme, the very same company that supplies the Coyote in the Roadrunner cartoons. All kidding aside, I agree with you. There's clearly an uptake in ...
Posted on Nov 21 at 2:19pm by Karl Stevens
Steve, the biggest misnomer ever is the "design" in EDA. Design does not start with synthesis, place and route, and timing analysis. First is functional specification/design. Then comes inputs, outputs, and what goes on inside to create outputs resulting from the inputs. Then the interface sequences/handshaking that define ...
Posted on Nov 21 at 2:40am by elvishsu
Knowing yourself is the best strategy. At this moment, for short-to-mid term,GF targeted what they can do and focused on the market they can ‘eat’ is a good strategy. With this new direction , they can place more resources to fit their selected customer’s requirements. How to differentiate the ...
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Building Application Designs with Pressure Sensors — Honeywell and Mouser Electronics   Today’s IoT designs require a large variety of sensors, and finding the correct one can be a daunting challenge. Choosing wisely could affect just about every aspect of your project, from BOM cost to performance in the field.  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats in depth with Clint Briscoe of … Read More → "Building Application Designs with Pressure Sensors — Honeywell and Mouser Electronics"
Accelerating a Smart and Connected World — Intel and Mouser Electronics   With the rapid pace of change in IoT designs these days, the flexibility, power efficiency, and low latency of FPGAs can be major advantages. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Schulte of Intel about applying FPGA technology to IoT systems. Click here for more information about Intel® FPGAs (formerly … Read More → "Accelerating a Smart and Connected World — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
A New Advanced IC Packaging Battlefield  Today, advanced packaging technology has created a new battleground where 2.5D packaging and heterogeneous design drive constraints that span semiconductor, packaging, board, and even system-level design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Park of Cadence Design Systems about new techniques and tools for advanced IC packaging design. Click here … Read More → "A New Advanced IC Packaging Battlefield"
Analog to Digital Converters: A Resolution Revolution — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics   Today’s IoT designs rely on massive amounts of data from a wide range of sensors. One thing most of these systems have in common is the need for high-resolution data converters that can operate on limited power budgets. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Andeen from Maxim Integrated … Read More → "Analog to Digital Converters: A Resolution Revolution — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics"
Optoelectronics: SensorXplorer — Vishay and Mouser Electronics   Many IoT designs require limited vision capabilities – without a full-blown camera interface. Edge devices may need to be able to see light, recognize colors or gestures, or sense presence. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Samy Ahmed of Vishay about using optoelectronics to give enhanced capabilities to your … Read More → "Optoelectronics: SensorXplorer — Vishay and Mouser Electronics"
Introducing the SAML10 and SAML11 MCUs — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   Security and power are key considerations in just about every IoT design these days. And, if you don’t start with a microcontroller that has robust security and power features, it can be an uphill battle. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ram Konreddy of Microchip Technology about the new … Read More → "Introducing the SAML10 and SAML11 MCUs — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"