Automated Benchmark Tuning
Sponsored by Synopsys
Benchmarking is a great way to measure the performance of computing resources, but benchmark tuning can be a very complicated problem to solve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Nozar Nozarian from Synopsys and Amelia Dalton investigate Synopsys’ Optimizer Studio that combines an evolution search algorithm with a powerful user interface that can help you quickly setup and run benchmarking experiments with much less effort and time than ever before.
Product Blocked by Supply Chain Woes? Digi XBee® RR to the Rescue!
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Quinn Jones from Digi investigate the benefits that the Digi XBee RR wireless modules can bring to your next design. We also take a closer look at the migration path from Digi XBee 3 to XBee RR, the design aspects you should keep in mind when moving from the Digi XBee 3 to the RR and how the Digi XBee Multi-programmer can help you get exactly the configuration you need in your next design.
Analog in a Digital World: TRIMPOT® Trimming Potentiometers
Trimmer potentiometers are a great way to fine tune the output of an analog circuit and can be found used in a wide variety of applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Patricia Moorman from Bourns and Amelia Dalton break down the what, where, how, and why of trimpots and the benefits that Bourns trimpots can bring to your next design.
The power grid is struggling to meet the growing demands of our electrifying world. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Jake Michels from YAGEO Group discuss the challenges affecting our power grids today, the solutions to help solve these issues and why passive components will be the heroes of grid modernization.
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As I’ve mentioned on occasion, I predate many of the technologies that now surround us. I remember the heady days of the first 8-bit microprocessor units (MPUs) and early single board computers (SBCs) that were based on these little rascals. Glancing at the bookshelves in my office, I see my trusty companions of yesteryear in … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Arrow reveals first Dev Board for Intel Agilex 5 FPGAs, with two more boards planned
Arrow has just launched a development board for Intel’s soon-to-be-produced Agilex 5 SoC FPGAs, and two more such boards wait in the wings. The Arrow AXE5-Eagle board sports one Intel Agilex 5 E-series SoC FPGA. Initially, these development boards will incorporate an engineering sample of the SoC FPGA with 656K logic elements (LEs), while production … Read More → "Aaron Test"
High Speed Communications, Optical Interfaces and the Future of Embedded Systems
This week’s podcast is all about high speed communication, optical interfaces for military and aerospace designs and 3D printing in space! My guest Patrick Mechin (Techway) and I discuss the trends in high speed communications, the benefits of optical interfaces for modern embedded systems, and how Techway is supporting innovation in this arena. Also this … Read More → "Aaron Test"
National Instruments to Apple Mac: Buh-Bye
National Instruments (NI) recently released a new version of its LabView test automation programming environment for the latest Apple Macintosh computers based on the Arm-based Apple M1 CPU/GPU SoC. At the same time, NI let its customers know that this release would be the last one for Apple Macintosh computers, sending a shock through some … Read More → "Aaron Test"
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Achieving Reliable Wireless IoT
Wireless connectivity is one of the most important aspects of any IoT design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Brandon Oakes from CEL discuss the best practices for achieving reliable wireless connectivity for IoT. They examine the challenges of IoT wireless connectivity, the factors engineers should keep in mind when choosing a wireless solution, and how you can utilize CEL wireless connectivity technologies in your next design.
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Neutrik powerCON®: Twist and Latch Locking AC Power Connectors
If your next design demands frequent connector mating and unmating and use in countries throughout the world, a twist and latch locking AC power connector would be a great addition to your system design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Fred Morgenstern from Neutrik explore the benefits of Neutrik's powerCON® AC power connectors, the electrical and environmental specifications included in this connector family, and why these connectors are a great fit for a variety of AV and industrial applications.
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Shift Left with Calibre
Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Abercrombie from Siemens investigate the details of Calibre’s shift-left strategy. They take a closer look at how the tools and techniques in this design tool suite can help reduce signoff iterations and time to tapeout while also increasing design quality.
Power and Performance Analysis of FIR Filters and FFTs on Intel Agilex® 7 FPGAs
Sponsored by Intel
Learn about the Future of Intel Programmable Solutions Group at intel.com/leap. The power and performance efficiency of digital signal processing (DSP) workloads play a significant role in the evolution of modern-day technology. Compare benchmarks of finite impulse response (FIR) filters and fast Fourier transform (FFT) designs on Intel Agilex® 7 FPGAs to publicly available results from AMD’s Versal* FPGAs and artificial intelligence engines. Also join us for a webinar on the future of the Programmable Solution Group.
Q-CTRL Integrates Its Error Suppression Technology into IBM Quantum services
Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2023 – Q-CTRL, a global leader in developing useful quantum technologies through quantum control infrastructure software, today announced that its Q-CTRL Embedded software has been integrated as an option with IBM Quantum’s Pay-As-You-Go Plan to deliver advancements in quantum computing utility and performance. This integration represents the first time a third-party independent software … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Arteris Celebrates 3rd Year of Automotive ISO 26262 TCL1 Functional Safety Compliance for Magillem SoC Integration Automation
CAMPBELL, Calif. – November 28, 2023 – Arteris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIP), a leading provider of system IP which accelerates system-on-chip (SoC) creation, today announced that its Magillem SoC integration automation software products have achieved their third consecutive year of Automotive ISO 26262:2018 Tool Confidence Level 1 (TCL1) certification by TÜV SÜD. This milestone expands upon … Read More → "Aaron Test"
element14 Community hosts educational webinars on the Raspberry Pi camera range
Chicago – November 28, 2023: element14, an Avnet Community, is hosting a series of webinars that dive into Raspberry Pi’s updated camera range. These webinars will explore the history and future of the Raspberry Pi camera range and delve deeper into the present with the new Global Shutter Camera. Participants will have the unique opportunity to ask … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Infineon introduces the first 15 V trench power MOSFETs with OptiMOS™ 7 technology in PQFN packages
Munich, Germany – 28 November 2023 – The ever-increasing power demand in data centers and computing applications requires advancements in power efficiency and compact power supply design. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) responds to trends on the system level by introducing its new OptiMOS™ 7 family, industry’s first 15 V trench power … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Don't Let Cavitation Sink Your Boat's Performance!
Cavitation poses a formidable challenge to modern boat design, especially for high-speed sailing vessels participating in events like America's Cup , Vendee Globe , and Route du Rhum . Hydrofoils, in particular, are susceptible to cavitation, which can cause surface dama...
DEI@Cadence: Empowering Women at Cadence Cork
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just words but values that are exemplified through our One Team culture at Cadence. In the DEI@Cadence blog series, you’ll hear the many unique perspectives and experiences of our global employees. In today's rapidly evolv...
Sample-Size Lot Screen Testing Saves Time and Money
Sponsored by Samtec
Many military and/or aerospace designs require production lot testing of components in order to determine if the parts are quality compliant. These full-lot tests can be time consuming and expensive. […]
Building Tomorrow’s Electronics Piece by Piece
Chiplet Revolution Insights from Industry Leaders The semiconductor landscape is undergoing a seismic shift as the demand for more powerful and energy-efficient electronic devices reaches new heights. In a recent panel discussion at CadenceLIVE Europe, featuring luminaries su...