Adventures in Memory – Samsung’s HBM-PIM and A New Brain-Inspired Memory Device

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Nam Sung Kim (Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Memory Business Unit) joins me to discuss why he believes our computing architectures must evolve to meet the needs of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications and how breaking the traditional Von Neumann processor-memory boundary could be disruptive to both the hardware and software sides of our industry, and the details of Samsung’ … Read More → "Adventures in Memory – Samsung’s HBM-PIM and A New Brain-Inspired Memory Device"

Microchip Powers Down the Edge

Microchip’s FPGA offering has a heritage of low power and high reliability. Beginning with Actel’s antifuse- and flash-based devices that were picked up and advanced by Microsemi and then later joined Microchip’s formidable stable in a subsequent acquisition, the fundamental approach hasn’t changed – building the lowest-power mid-range FPGAs on the market.

Now, that agenda has advanced … Read More → "Microchip Powers Down the Edge"

FloatingPoint DSP for You and Me: Why Today’s Real World Designs Need Floating Point Digital Signal Processing

What do sweat-powered batteries and floating point digital signal processing have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course! We start things off with an investigation into the details of a revolutionary new battery developed by NTU Singapore that is powered by sweat and includes a unique silver flake electrode design. Also this week, Ted Chua (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the need for floating … Read More → "FloatingPoint DSP for You and Me: Why Today’s Real World Designs Need Floating Point Digital Signal Processing"

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In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring

Sponsored by Synopsys

In-chip monitoring can significantly alter the lifecycle management landscape. By taking advantage of modern techniques, today’s more complex designs can be optimized even after they are deployed. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Crosher of Synopsys about silicon lifecycle management and how to take full advantage of the optimization opportunities available for scalability, reliability, and much more.

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featured paper

What is a smart DAC?

Sponsored by Texas Instruments

See how to add simple logic and programmability to analog circuits, without writing, maintaining and qualifying software. These devices have built-in non-volatile memory and are factory programmable. They also include programmable state machines, PWM generators and custom waveform generators – all in a single device. This means that adding simple intelligence to your analog circuits no longer requires a microcontroller.

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Product Update: Complete DesignWare 400G/800G Ethernet IP

Sponsored by Synopsys

In this video product experts describe how designers can maximize the performance of their high-performance computing, AI and networking SoCs with Synopsys' complete DesignWare Ethernet 400G/800G IP solution, including MAC, PCS and PHY.

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discussion
Posted on Sep 16 at 2:43pm by TexasBubba
OH! This article gives me the willies! Reminds me of the days where outside the main gate of every Navy base on the planet was this line of questionable shops. Each having at least one "salesman?" out front who if not threatened would attempt to drag you into his den ...
Posted on Sep 16 at 8:13am by Steven Leibson
Very droll, Kim Rubin.
Posted on Sep 16 at 8:12am by Steven Leibson
gene plichota, without the five service missions and the dedicated work of Hubble's ground team, we would never have been able to do the kind of science and get the kind of stunning images that we did. Hubble was launched with a flawed main mirror. Initial images were blurrier than ...
Posted on Sep 16 at 8:10am by Steven Leibson
beekay, the planned fix is the Webb telescope, which is a replacement and not a fix. We have no practical way of going up and fixing Hubble now that the US Space Shuttles are retired and decommissioned.
Posted on Sep 16 at 8:08am by Steven Leibson
Thanks Jack! Great to hear from you. I agree, Hubble's images are stunning, after the first service mission took up some eyeglasses to fix the mirror's myopia.
Posted on Sep 15 at 6:21am by Max Maxfield
I hadn't heard of "Gwynne’s Grammar" but I just ordered a copy from Amazon -- my old English teacher is rolling over in her grave at the thought of my writing a book on Grammar and Punctuation -- but I actually think I can bring something new to the ...
Posted on Sep 15 at 6:18am by Max Maxfield
I come from a time of experimentation -- when I was a kid, the idea was that it didn't matter how you spelled things, the important part was to express yourself -- they planned on retro-fixing your spelling capabilities later. Of course it was a dismal failure -- I agree ...
Posted on Sep 15 at 6:14am by Max Maxfield
The thing is that it sort of improves itself -- for example, irregular verbs are evolving over time to become regular.
Posted on Sep 15 at 1:13am by RedBarnDesigner
Hi Max, Have you got a copy of Gwynne's Grammar? Well worth a read. Engineering depends on its success for clear and precise communication - are we working in metric or imperial measurements NASA? Just don't get me started - this is one of the bees in my bonnet, a ...
Posted on Sep 14 at 7:42pm by TexasBubba
From a guy who took three tries to get through English 101. (Lack of attention?) And is at all times saved by a robust spell checker. It never ceases to amaze me what our institutions of "higher learning" is turning loose on the world now days. If it wouldn't be extremely ...
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Learn how chiplets form the basis of multi-die HPC processor architectures, fueling modern HPC applications and scaling performance & power beyond Moore's Law. The post What's Driving the Demand for Chiplets? appeared first on From Silicon To Software....
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NEUTRIK Fiber Optic Solutions
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Neutrik
The advantages and benefits of fiber optics are a mile long…but how can you design with them? How can you clean them? How do you repair them? Need a bit of a refresher? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Kuklinski from Neutrik about the OpticalCon advanced, OpticalCon LITE and Opticalcon DragonFly fiber optic solutions from Neutrik. They take a closer look at what benefits each of these solutions brings to the table, what kind of configurations are offered with each of these fiber optic solutions and what kind of performance you can expect when using them in your next design.
Aug 19, 2021
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Seamless Ethernet to the Edge with 10BASE-T1L Technology
In order to keep up with the breakneck speed of today’s innovation in Industry 4.0, we need an efficient way to connect a wide variety of edge nodes to the cloud without breaks in our communication networks, and with shorter latency, lower power, and longer reach. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Fiona Treacy from Analog Devices about the benefits of seamless ethernet and how seamless ethernet’s twisted single pair design, long reach and power and data over one cable can solve your industrial connectivity woes.
Aug 17, 2021
4,809 views
Flexible Power for a Smart World
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc.
Safety, EMC compliance, your project schedule, and your BOM cost are all important factors when you are considering what power supply you will need for your next design. You also need to think about form factor, which capacitor will work best, and more. But if you’re not a power supply expert, this can get overwhelming in a hurry. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ron Stull from CUI Inc. about CUI PBO Single Output Board Mount AC-DC Power Supplies, what this ??ac/dc core brings to the table in terms of form factor, reliability and performance, and why this kind of solution may give you the flexibility you need to optimize your next design.
Aug 3, 2021
6,196 views
i.MX RT1170
Dual Core microcontrollers can bring a lot of benefits to today’s modern embedded designs in order to keep all of our design requirements in balance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Patrick Kennedy from NXP about why newer design requirements for today’s connected embedded systems are making this balancing act even harder than ever before and how the i.MX RT1170 can help solve these problems with its heterogeneous dual cores, MIPI interface, multi-core low power strategy and SRAM PUF technology can make all the difference in your next embedded design.
Aug 3, 2021
6,792 views
Software and Automotive Safety
In the realm of automotive designs, safety must reign above all else. But the question remains: How can we innovate within the constraints of today’s safety standards? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob Bates from Siemens about the role ISO 26262 plays when it comes to COTS and open source software, what certified software components are all about, and how heterogeneous multiprocessing can be helpful in your next automotive design.
Jul 28, 2021
6,918 views
Power Profiler II
If you are working on a low-power IoT design, you are going to face power issues that can get quite complicated. Addressing these issues earlier in your design process can save you a lot of time, effort, and frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther from Nordic Semiconductor about the details of the new Nordic Power Profiler Kit II - including how it can measure actual current, help you configure the right design settings, and show you a visualized power profile for your next design.
Jul 28, 2021
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