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Understanding and Optimizing SoC Hardware Performance

Are you involved in developing SoCs? Are you banging your head against the wall, desperately trying to determine why you aren’t obtaining the performance promised by the providers of your processor, interconnect, and DDR memory controller IPs? Do I have good news for you? (Spoiler alert. The answer to the last question is a resounding “Yes!”)

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AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs

The awesome new AMD devices to which I’ve just been introduced have sparked a trip down memory lane (I know you’re surprised, because I pride myself on my laser-like focus that prevents me from wandering off into the weeds). I remember the 1970s and early 1980s when we thought the simple programmable logic devices (PLDs) of the time were so cool. Those were heady days … Read More → "AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs"

A Brave New World of Emulation and Software Prototyping

Like so many of the technologies we take for granted today, I managed to find myself embroiled in the very early days of hardware emulation. This refers to the process of imitating the behavior of one piece of hardware (typically a silicon chip you are in the process of designing) with another piece of hardware (typically a special-purpose emulation system).

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Acoustic Detection of Drones

I always perceived my dad to be a peaceful person, which isn’t to say he didn’t have his off days (which would involve someone else having a “bad hair day”) in his role in reconnaissance behind the German lines during WWII. I also don’t recall ever seeing dad angry. If it happened that my mother vexed him (I know, what are the odds?), the worst that would ensue is that he would clamp his teeth down on his pipe and refrain from saying anything. When I was older, dad once confided to me that he had bitten through three pipestems during his marriage to my mom. … Read More → "Acoustic Detection of Drones"

Solving the Unsolvable: How Technology Acceleration is Transforming Information Delivery

My podcast guest this week is Ken Grob from Elma Electronic! Ken and I investigate the past, present, and future of the modern edge computing ecosystem. We also chat about the trends that are pushing a need for a transformation of information delivery, how SOSA can be used to implement edge compute and AI capabilities and one of my favorite topics – quantum computing! Also this week, I examine the … Read More → "Solving the Unsolvable: How Technology Acceleration is Transforming Information Delivery"

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Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Toby Sinkinson from Microchip explore the benefits of I3C. They also examine how I3C helps simplify sensor networks, provides standardization for commonly performed functions, and how you can get started using Microchips I3C modules in your next design. Click here for more information about Microchip … Read More → "Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C"
Data Connectivity at Phoenix Contact — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics  Single pair ethernet provides a host of benefits that can enable seamless data communication for a variety of different applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Guadalupe Chalas from Phoenix Contact explore the role that data connectivity will play for the future of an all electric society, the benefits that single … Read More → "Data Connectivity at Phoenix Contact — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics"
Achieving Reliable Wireless IoT — CEL, NXP and Mouser Electronics  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 … Read More → "Achieving Reliable Wireless IoT — CEL, NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Digi XBee 3 Global Cellular Solutions — Digi and Mouser Electronics  Adding cellular capabilities to your next design can be a complicated, time consuming process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Alec Jahnke from Digi chat about how Digi XBee Global Cellular Solutions can help you navigate the complexities of adding cellular connectivity to your next design. They investigate how the Digi … Read More → "Digi XBee 3 Global Cellular Solutions — Digi and Mouser Electronics"
VITA RF Product Portfolio: Enabling An OpenVPX World — Amphenol SV and Mouser Electronics  Interoperability is a very valuable aspect of military and aerospace electronic designs and is a cornerstone to VITA, OpenVPX and SOSA. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Eddie Alexander from Amphenol SV explore Amphenol SV’s portfolio of VITA RF solutions. They also examine the role that SOSA plays in the development … Read More → "VITA RF Product Portfolio: Enabling An OpenVPX World — Amphenol SV and Mouser Electronics"
Connectivity Solutions for Smart Trailers — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics  Smart trailers can now be equipped with a wide variety of interconnection systems including wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and high-speed data solutions. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Blaine Dudley from TE Connectivity explore the evolution of smart trailer technology, the different applications within a trailer where connectivity would be valuable, and how … Read More → "Connectivity Solutions for Smart Trailers — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"