Bipolar Bear: Surface Pro X Tries Again, Fails Again

“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Robert A. Heinlein 

Microsoft is still a software company, right? Aren’t they the guys who made Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Flight Simulator? So then why do most of these not work on Microsoft’s own Read More → "Bipolar Bear: Surface Pro X Tries Again, Fails Again"

So Many Verification Cycles, So Little Time

Are you ready for an EDA smorgasbord? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are laying out virtual buffet of emulation, hardware assisted development, enterprise prototyping, and parser platforms for your friday podcasting pleasure. First up, Frank Schirrmeister (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to dish about our growing thirst for verification, the benefits of FPGA based prototyping and why hardware-assisted development is more and more important these … Read More → "So Many Verification Cycles, So Little Time"

Imagination Technologies Rents Talent

“I don’t want my personality to overshadow my talent.” – Cardi B

What is the IP business, really? You’re buying a product, albeit an intangible one. You pay a license fee and you get a thing in return, like huge and complicated Verilog files or millions of lines of software. Maybe you also get some documentation, or … Read More → "Imagination Technologies Rents Talent"

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Posted on Nov 21 at 11:04am by Max Maxfield
I really am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of the above :-)
Posted on Nov 21 at 12:13am by divyagoal28
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Posted on Nov 20 at 8:29am by Jim Turley
Throw in PowerPC, Z80, and PDP-11 and you'd have a universal computer!
Posted on Nov 19 at 10:46am by Kev
No real reason you can't build a machine with both ARM and X86 CPUs, and just use them as needed. If Microsoft don't know how to do that, they should give me a call ;-) https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevcameron/
Posted on Nov 18 at 8:45am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think about all of these variants on the notion of in-memory computing?
Posted on Nov 15 at 12:12pm by Max Maxfield
Thanks for your kind words -- especially re my diagrams -- speaking of which, did you see my FPGA diagram in this column (https://medium.com/supplyframe-hardware/mcu-designers-intro-to-fpga-hardware-34f613a74291)? I must admit I went to town on that one. Re GPUs, these architectures are pretty propitiatory -- the ones ...
Posted on Nov 15 at 5:57am by taichichuan
Nice diagrams, Max! I'll be look forward to how you describe GPU architectures. :-)
Posted on Nov 14 at 10:12am by Max Maxfield
"It takes 4 block memories, and about 500 LUTs to run a basic C program." Seriously? Wow! Maybe you should write an article about that (or talk to me and I'll write it -- if you're interested, email me at max@clivemaxfield.com).
Posted on Nov 13 at 8:20am by Max Maxfield
See also my column: "Are Norberts and Norbertinas the Future of the Human Race?" (https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1331340)
Posted on Nov 13 at 8:19am by Max Maxfield
See also my column: "Are Norberts and Norbertinas the Future of the Human Race?" (https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1331340)
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ERFV Coax Connectors — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics   5G pushes every dimension of electronic and RF design, and that puts extraordinary demand on or connectors. The best designs in the world won’t work reliably if your connector solution isn’t up to the task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Claude de Lorraine of TE Connectivity about ERFV … Read More → "ERFV Coax Connectors — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"
Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics   Designing USB Type C into your design requires a bit more attention than previous generations. With all the benefits USB Type C brings – reversible plugs, more power, and higher bandwidth, it also demands more engineering inside our devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sagar Khare of Maxim … Read More → "Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"