This week’s podcast is all about building a better foundation for electronic design lives. Ted Pawela (Altium) joins me to discuss Altium’s new Nexar platform that will connect PCB designers with software, manufacturers, and suppliers. We chat about the motivations behind the creation of this new cloud platform and how it aims to make the design, creation and manufacture of printed circuit boards a whole lot easier. … Read More → "Connecting the Disconnected: Avoiding Design Pitfalls with Altium’s Nexar Network"
Integration is the fundamental fuel that drives technical innovation. Each new node of Moore’s Law has allowed us to “Cram More Components” onto our integrated circuits, facilitating greater and greater levels of integration on chunks of silicon. But even in today’s “System on Chip” era, we do not truly have “systems” on a chip.
Sure, we can pack processors, a lot of close peripherals, and … Read More → "Xilinx Introduces Kria SoMs"
In my previous column — Yay! Finally! A Way to Secure the Supply Chain! — we considered a cunning concept from the crafty chaps and chapesses at Lattice Semiconductor. As you may recall, the idea is to use the Lattice SupplyGuard service to pre-load Read More → "Cyber-Security’s So-So Soup; Cyber-Resiliency Rocks!"
Every now and then, someone comes up with an idea that makes me think, “Wow, that’s a great concept, why didn’t I think of that?” This was the case a couple of years ago when I was introduced to Jason Pecor from Alorium Technology. In turn, … Read More → "FPGA-Based Arduino Clones on Steroids"
What do you think about when you hear the phrase “printed electronics”? To be honest, if you’d asked me yesterday, I would have probably waffled on about using printing techniques to implement components like capacitors, resistors, and inductors on hybrid substrates, multi-chip-modules (MCMs), and some specialized forms of printed circuit boards (PCBs), but I was just talking with Dr. Florian Ullrich from Read More → "Organic Printed Electronics for the 21st Century!"