With the promises and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, machine learning (ML), this is a time of great architectural innovation as developers compete to provide the best ML solutions. All engineering solutions have trade-offs; the trick here is to find the solution(s) with the fewest bad trade-offs.
In that spirit, we have a Read More → "RAMPing Up Always-On AI"
Two ongoing questions have plagued analog design for many years:
- How can we design analog circuits more quickly and more portably?
- How can we keep up with the growth in circuit size while still providing gold-standard sign-off simulation in a “reasonable” time? The meaning of “reasonable” being somewhat fluid…</ … Read More → "Analog Advancements"
In this week’s Fish Fry, we’re following a microcontroller yellow brick road to a land where analog reigns supreme. Dave Smith (Texas Instruments) joins us to discuss the details of the “Smart Analog Combo” included in in the MSP430 family, the benefits of the configurable signal-chain elements inherent in this solution, and why the … Read More → "Adventures in Micro Land"
“The hot side stays hot and the cool side stays cool” – McDonald’s pitch for the short-lived McDLT
Ah, the quaint old days, back when you assembled the analog and digital parts of a system out of separate components. The analog side got the analog parts … Read More → "Analog Functions Made from Digital Circuits"
A couple of years ago, we covered a company that was working to make power supplies more efficient. Today we update that story. But… if you take the company name today and try to find the old article, you’ll have a hard time: they’ve changed their name from Semitrex to Helix.
With that detail out … Read More → "A Wooden Stake?"