Intel oneAPI and DPC++: One Programming Language to Rule Them All (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc)

Nvidia has something that Intel and AMD covet. No, it’s not GPUs. Intel and AMD both make GPUs. However, they don’t have Nvidia’s not-so-secret weapon that’s a close GPU companion: CUDA, the parallel programming language that allows developers to harness GPUs to accelerate general-purpose (non-graphics) algorithms. Since its introduction in 2006, CUDA has become a tremendous and so-far unrivaled competitive advantage for Nvidia … Read More → "Intel oneAPI and DPC++: One Programming Language to Rule Them All (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc)"

Cloud First! Leveraging the Cloud for Your System Design

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Mahesh Turaga (Cadence Design Systems) and I dig into the details of the Cadence OnCloud platform. We investigate why designers are turning to the cloud for EDA, system design, and a whole lot more. Also this week, I check out a new artificial synapse developed by MIT that runs a million times faster than the human brain!

Optane, We Hardly Knew Yeh

Buried in Intel’s recent and somewhat dismal second-quarter 2022 financial results was a line item under “Non-GAAP adjustment or measure” that read: “Optane inventory impairment” for the sum of $559 million. Ouch. About 60 percent of the way through the “Forward-Looking Statements” section of the financial earnings statement is the phrase “the wind-down of our Intel Optane memory business.” Bye, bye Optane.

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56 Gbps PAM4 Performance in FPGA Applications

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec

If you are working on an FPGA design, the choice of a connector solution can be a crucial element in your system design. Your FPGA connector solution needs to support the highest of speeds, small form factors, and emerging architectures. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton joins Matthew Burns to chat about you can get 56 Gbps PAM4 performance in your next FPGA application. We take a closer look at Samtec’s AcceleRate® HD High-Density Arrays, the details of Samtec’s Flyover Technology, and why Samtec’s complete portfolio of high-performance interconnects are a perfect fit for 56 Gbps PAM4 FPGA Applications.

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Making Cars Safe, Secure, and Reliable

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

Cadence has worked closely with customers to meet the challenges of designing and verifying automotive components, subsystems, and entire systems. A holistic design approach ensures that the vehicle meets performance requirements while adhering to automotive quality, safety, and security standards early in the design cycle. Discover Cadence innovations specifically around CFD and thermal, system analysis, PCB/ECU design, processor IP, system verification, functional safety and 3D-IC design.

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Posted on Aug 3 at 12:14pm by Beercandyman
Nick will be missed. He was always upbeat and happy. You never talked to him without a little chuckle. His email address was Bozo@... and wrote his emails in comic sans. He would throw me some patent consulting work telling me "you know more about reconfigurable computing than anyone else ...
Posted on Jul 31 at 7:19am by Max Maxfield
Hi Duane -- I've not read that one yet (the last book I read by Walter Isaacson was his biography of Leonardo da Vinci) -- but I have read "A Crack in Creation" by Jennifer Doudna herself and that's a "must read" (I'll be including that in Part 2 of this ...
Posted on Jul 29 at 1:31pm by duanebenson
I recently finished another Walter Isaacson biography: "The Code Breaker" a biography about Jennifer Doudna and her work with RNA. It's now in my list of most favorite books along with "The End of Everything" by astrophysicist, Katie Mack. - Two books covering the very small and the very large. ...
Posted on Jul 28 at 10:09am by Max Maxfield
The movie was OK, but the book is awesome -- the effort it took to compile the first edition of the OED takes my breath away to this day -- I learned a huge amount about dictionaries in general -- and the underlying story of the key players is something ...
Posted on Jul 28 at 6:06am by Steven Leibson
"The Professor and the Madman" was made into a movie in 2019. It stars Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. It enjoys a poor rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but I liked it well enough. It's clearly a movie for geeks and nerds.
Posted on Jul 24 at 2:31pm by Max Maxfield
I hang my head in shame -- I shall chastise myself soundly (I'll try not to be too harsh) -- the only saving grace is that everyone understands what I meant (apart from those who don't, but they don't count).
Posted on Jul 24 at 2:28pm by Max Maxfield
I'm so sorry -- I just now saw this comment -- I agree, this may be a good time to bring everyone up to date with the current state of our Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg (HRRG) 4-bit Computer project... watch this space...
Posted on Jul 21 at 9:10am by mrburich
Please Max, help the cause: The big problem is the number of television news readers and web-site and print-publication copy editors who are not schooled in proper English grammar and usage. A variety of solecisms including "graduated high school" are out of control. It is correct to say "I was ...
Posted on Jul 18 at 5:45pm by Brane212
You should mark advert articles as such. Your tongue up Tek's arse here is quite disgusting. All they did is use Xilinx product, plop on an ADC and Tek's price sticker on it.
Posted on Jul 14 at 7:55am by Max Maxfield
Thank you for your kind words -- my fingers and toes are crossed for you for good luck -- I think you are going to be happy with your selection because I'm hearing nothing but good things regarding RISC-V.
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Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Advantech
Prognostic health management, also known as predictive maintenance, is a vital component of our industrial ecosystem. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Wang from Advantech about the roles that data acquisition, data processing and artificial intelligence play in prognostic health management, the challenges of building these types of systems, and what kind of predictive maintenance solution would be the best fit for your next design.
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HARTING's HAN® 1A Connector Series
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and HARTING
There is a big push in the electronics industry today to make our designs smaller and more modular. One way we can help solve these design challenges is with the choice of connector we select for our designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Goda Inokaityte from HARTING and Amelia Dalton examine the role that miniaturized connectivity plays in the future of electronic design. They also how HARTING's Han 1A connectors can help reduce errors in installation, improve serviceability and increase modularity in your next design.
Aug 3, 2022
Gate Driving Your Problems Away
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Infineon
Isolated gate drivers are a crucial design element that can protect our designs from over-voltage and short circuits. But how can we fine tune these isolated gate drivers to match the design requirements we need? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Perry Rothenbaum from Infineon explore the programmable features included in the EiceDRIVER™ X3 single-channel highly flexible isolated gate drivers from Infineon. They also examine why their reliable and accurate protection, precise and fast on and off switching and DESAT protection can make them a great fit for your next design.
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ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Qorvo
Programmable power management can not only help us manage our power systems but it can also have size, weight, and cost benefits as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yael Coleman from Qorvo about the system-wide benefits of configurable power management solutions. They investigate the programmable features of the ActiveCips configurable intelligent power management solutions and review how these solutions can help you balance weight, size, power and cost in your next design.
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Chipageddon: What's Happening, Why It's Happening and When Will It End
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Digi
Semiconductors are an integral part of our design lives, but supply chain issues continue to upset our design processes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ronald Singh from Digi and Amelia Dalton investigate the variety of reasons behind today’s semiconductor supply chain woes. They also take a closer look at how a system-on-module approach could help alleviate some of these issues and how you can navigate these challenges for your next design.
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Direct Drive: Getting More Juice from Your JFET
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and UnitedSiC
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Jonathan Dodge from UnitedSiC (now part of Qorvo) and Amelia Dalton discuss how you can take full advantage of silicon carbide JFET transistors. They delve into the details of these innovative transistors including what their capacitances look like, how you can control their speed and how you can combine the benefits of a cascode and a directly driven JFET in your next design.
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