Welcome my electronic engineering compatriots! We’ve got quite a line up for you this week. First up, Rob Persons (Artesyn Embedded Technologies) joins us to discuss the details of a real world AdvancedTCA application that utilizes SWAP-C called DASCAN (Dynamically Adaptive Secure Computing Area Network) and how AdvancedTCA applications compare with more traditional server-based applications in battlefield environments. We also discuss how Artesyn has collaborated with Gamestream and … Read More → "Real World ATCA and SWAP-C, a Revolution in Gaming, and Bathtub Drones"
“Silicon Valley is not a magical place, but magical things happen there.” – Jonathan C. Baer
Earlier this week, more than 100 engineering consultants, a few marketers, and four mad scientists (self-proclaimed “consulting physicists”) met under the auspices of the IEEE-CNSV—that’s the Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley—to schmooze, eat Stuft pizza, and hear serial … Read More → "Decoding Silicon Valley"
“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning
We’re a long way from the clouds. Well, unless you’re an astronaut, in which case, you’re a long way above them. But for us earthbound engineers, “the cloud” can be a very long reach.
This week, Xilinx hit us with a duo of SerDes-related announcements – a demonstration of 112G PAM4 electrical signaling technology for optical networks, and the addition of 58G PAM4 transceivers to some of their 16nm Virtex® UltraScale+™ devices. The announcements were made at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Expo (OFC 2018), where Xilinx demonstrated what they claim are the industry’s first 112G PAM4 transceivers. (We think they mean “first … Read More → "Xilinx Strikes Back – Kinda"
There’s a saying: “Everything stays the same until it changes.” Well, perhaps we need a slightly modified version of this for semiconductors: “Everything stays the same until it has to change.”
OK, so that’s probably not something exclusive to chips – because of a related saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, change only those things that are preventing you … Read More → "Life at 10nm. (Or is it 7nm?) And 3nm"
The design cycle drum beats on. Your research and development team have been stressed for months. The constant push for “the next big thing” keeps you up at night. We’ve all been there. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we look at how the ever-growing life cycles of our embedded designs affect our product portfolio profitability. Ethan Plotkin (GDCA – CEO) … Read More → "Robbing from Your Future to Service Your Past"