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The Currency of Data: Liquid Instruments’ Innovative Take on Software Defined Instrumentation
Software defined instrumentation takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Ben Nizette and I chat about how Liquid Instruments is changing the face of test and measurement. We examine each of their hardware platforms and investigate why this kind of flexible, modular, reconfigurable, and shareable instrumentation is the way of the future. Also … Read More → "Aaron Test"
RISC-V Takes Embedded World 2022 by Storm
I love computers (but only in a manly-man way, you understand). I’m not talking about the end-products that sit on our desks, hang out in our pockets, or lurk around us as we meander our way through the world, although I’m certainly fond of these little rascals—I’m much more interested in their “brains” in the … Read More → "Aaron Test"
CogniFiber: Computing @ The Speed of Light
I must admit that I’m starting to feel quite enthused and excited. Of course, these are my usual states of being, so it might be tricky for a casual observer to tell if there’s any difference. The reason for my current invigoration and vivification is that I spent much of the weekend past starting to … Read More → "Aaron Test"
I Was Mr. Spock’s Science Officer, For a Day
I’ve been reading science fiction (SF) since the second grade. The first SF book that I read was “The Space Witch” by Don Freeman, which I promptly plagiarized. That book was published in 1959 and I read it a couple of years later. By fourth grade, I’d graduated to the Heinlein juveniles starting with “Have … Read More → "Aaron Test"
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Direct Drive: Getting More Juice from Your JFET
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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Battery Management System Overview
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Effective battery management for electric vehicles is a critical design element faced by engineers today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Marco Castellanos from Infineon about the key functions of battery management for electric vehicles, the role that cell balancing, voltage measurement and temperature measurement play in battery management ICs, and how wireless battery management using bluetooth low energy can help you tackle a variety of battery management challenges for your next design.
Multi-Vendor Extra Long Reach 112G SerDes Interoperability Between Synopsys and AMD
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This OFC 2022 demo features Synopsys 112G Ethernet IP interoperating with AMD's 112G FPGA and 2.5m DAC, showcasing best TX and RX performance with auto negotiation and link training.
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Key Elements of Indoor Air Quality: Why Do They Matter and Why Do We Detect Them?
Measuring indoor air pollution is a valuable tool to monitor our health and productivity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Timothy Kennedy from Sensirion discuss the what, how, and why of indoor air quality testing and how the all in one air quality sensor called Sen5X from Sensirion can make measuring our indoor air quality easier than ever before.
Autotalks unveils the world’s first V2X chipsets which support 5G-V2X for Day 2 scenarios
Day 1 V2X offers life-saving situational awareness alerts. Day 2 V2X applications can use sensor data shared by other vehicles and enable critical actions such as automatic braking The new device has already been awarded for series production of a passenger car by a major automotive OEM The 3rd generation chipsets will enhance the capability of Autotalks’ … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Imec Shows Path to Line Resistance Halving using Semi-Damascene with High-Aspect-Ratio Processing
LEUVEN (Belgium), June 30, 2022— This week, at the 2022 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC 2022), imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presents options to reduce the metal line resistance at tight metal pitches, mitigating the resistance/capacitance (RC) increase of future interconnects using direct metal patterning. For the … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Rutgers Researchers Create Artificial Intelligence-Aided Railroad Trespassing Detection Tool
New Brunswick, N.J. (June 30, 2022) – A pair of Rutgers engineers have developed a tool aided by artificial intelligence to detect trespassing on railroad crossings and curb fatalities that have been increasing over the past decade. Asim Zaman, a Rutgers project engineer, and Xiang Liu, an associate professor in transportation engineering at the Rutgers School of Engineering, … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Scan Mapping, Expectation Versus Reality? It's Time to Grab All the Scan Cells!
We all look for 100% perfection and want to turn our dreams (expectations) into reality as far as we can. Are you also looking for a magic wand to turn expectation into reality? The story applies to...
Will the New FIA Directives Remedy Porpoising?
Throughout this season at Formula One, porpoising has been the most talked-about phenomenon, especially with complaints from drivers about blurred vision and severe back aches. Week after week, not...
Supporting LGBTQ+ Pride Month as a Cadence DEI Intern!
As a second-time HR intern at Cadence, I am so proud to see how the LGBTQ+ community and allies at Cadence came together for this year’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month. As a new member of the LGBTQ+ community in...