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I Saw Santa’s Thermal Simulation Demo at DAC
Just before Christmas, at DAC 2021, as I walked the nearly empty exhibit hall, Santa Claus leaned out of his booth and asked me if I’d like to see his thermal simulation demo. Of course, it wasn’t really Santa Claus. It was David Ratchkov, the CTO of Anemoi Software.
Jan 17, 2022
Meet the World’s Smallest, Most Integrated 3D Ultrasonic Sensor
The concept of age is much on my mind at the moment. Well, yes, theoretically I will be turning 65 in a few months’ time, thank you so much for bringing this to everyone’s attention, but that’s not what I meant. On the other hand, since you’ve seen fit to open this can of worms, … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 13, 2022
Dropping the Ball and Casting Aspersions (Part Deux)
A few months ago, I posted a couple of columns -- Dropping the Ball and Casting Aspersions and Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip) – as part of which I posed the question: Who can say what discoveries and inventions would have been triggered had the wisdom of the ancients been accepted and employed?
Jan 11, 2022
Happy 50th Birthday to the Signetics 555 Timer IC
Signetics announced the NE555 timer/oscillator IC in 1972, 50 years ago. Over five decades, this simple 8-pin chip has consistently sold in the billions, each year. It’s a perennial hobbyist favorite. Well-known authors such as Walter Jung wrote 555 timer cookbooks, and 555 circuits have been popular for new circuit designs since the 1970s. Engineering … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 10, 2022

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Double Density Cool Edge Next Generation Card Edge Interconnect
Nowhere is the need for the reduction of board space more important than in the realm of high-performance servers. One way we can reduce complexity and reduce overall board space in our server designs can be found in the connector solutions we choose. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Einhorn from Amphenol about how Amphenol double-density cool edge interconnects can not only reduce space but also lessen complexity and give us greater flexibility.
Jan 12, 2022
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Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity
With the sheer amount of automotive software cost and complexity today, we need a way to maximize software reuse across our process platforms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Balser from NXP take a closer look at the software ecosystem for NXP’s S32K3 MCU. They investigate how real-time drivers, a comprehensive safety software platform, and high performance security system will help you tackle the cost and complexity of automotive software development.
Jan 6, 2022
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Tackling verification challenges for PCIe® 5.0
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PCIe 5.0 works at 32 GT/s data rate per lane and offers many new features, including support for an alternate protocol, precoding to prevent contiguous burst errors, and link equalization flow enhancements. While these features offer several advantages, they also pose additional challenges for verification engineers. This paper discusses the PCIe 5.0 features and their verification challenges. It also describes a case study on how to address these challenges using a strong verification IP solution.
Jan 5, 2022
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Synopsys & Samtec: Successful 112G PAM-4 System Interoperability
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This Supercomputing Conference demo shows a seamless interoperability between Synopsys' DesignWare 112G Ethernet PHY IP and Samtec's NovaRay IO and cable assembly. The demo shows excellent performance, BER at 1e-08 and total insertion loss of 37dB. Synopsys and Samtec are enabling the industry with a complete 112G PAM-4 system, which is essential for high-performance computing.
Jan 5, 2022

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Magnachip Launches New Generation of High-Voltage 600V SJ MOSFETs for Wide Range of Consumer Products and Industrial Applications
SEOUL, South Korea, January 13, 2022 — Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation (“Magnachip”) (NYSE: MX) announced today that the company has launched 11 new generation high-voltage 600V Super Junction Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (SJ MOSFETs). The company has already released product samples and plans to begin mass production of them in March 2022. The new 2.5th generation (2.5G) 600V SJ MOSFETs were … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 17, 2022
Keysight First to Submit 5G Protocol Test Cases to 3GPP – Accelerating Adoption of Rel-16 Specifications
SANTA ROSA, Calif. January 14, 2022  Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company is first to submit 5G new radio (NR) protocol test cases to 3GPP, enabling device makers to verify enhanced … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 17, 2022
Mouser Electronics Adds Over 110 New Manufacturers in 2021, Further Expands Industry-Leading Line Card
January 17, 2022 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, added a record 113 new manufacturers to its line card during 2021, greatly expanding product choices for design engineers and purchasing professionals around the world. By offering customers a wide selection of the most … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 17, 2022
TDK demonstrates industry-first recycling of PET films for MLCCs
• The TDK system reuses PET films successfully directly within the MLCC manufacturing process, which are normally thermal-recycled or incinerated • Increases the use of recycled PET film to 20% in practical application January 14, 2022 TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) has announced that in an industry first, it has successfully built a recycling system that reuses … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Jan 17, 2022

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My Life at Cadence: Dajana Danilovic
Today’s interview features Dajana Danilovic, an application engineer based near Munich, Germany. In this video, Dajana shares about her pathway to becoming an engineer, as well as the importance of...
Jan 17, 2022
This Week in CFD
Welcome, CFDers, to a new year of CFD news, applications, software, events, and general fluid dynamics fun. To pay the bills before jumping into this week's topics, there are two Cadence CFD...
Jan 14, 2022
Offtopic: Headlines
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Breakfast Bytes will not appear and so today, the last post before the holiday, I go offtopic. Not too far off-topic, since this affects blogging as well as...
Jan 14, 2022
Bishop Customer Service Survey: Samtec Ranked #1 For 18th Time
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According to the AKC, the #1 (best) dog breed for families is the Labrador Retriever. That’s a matter of opinion, but Labs are great dogs. What was the #1 sports play of last year? Of course, it’s debatable, but many consider it to be Jalen Suggs’ long shot with time expiring in OT to lift Gonzaga […]

Jan 13, 2022