“With unit cost falling as the number of components per circuit rises, by 1975 economics may dictate squeezing as many as 65,000 components on a single silicon chip.”
– Gordon E. Moore, “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits,” Electronics, pp. 114–117, April 19, 1965.
Our shuttle bus driver exited 101 and began to weave through an increasingly narrow labyrinth of residential streets. There were eight or nine … Read More → "Intel’s Grand Vision"
“The history of innovation is the story of ideas that seemed dumb at the time.” – Andy Dunn
Innovation vs. inertia. It’s a familiar struggle in our business. Do you create something entirely new by throwing away everything that came before, or do you leverage the existing ecosystem and build incrementally? There are plenty of examples of either strategy working – or failing – … Read More → "Redpine Signals Enters the MCU Arena"
“There is no Moore’s Law for pins.” – Ajay Bhatt, Keyssa
I admit it: connectors are boring. They’re the night-shift janitors of the electronics world, a nuisance for PCB layout people, and about as sexy as a head cold. Still, you gotta have ’em.
Or do you? One startup company has come up with a “ … Read More → "Keyssa Connector Isn’t a Connector"
“I’m from the generation that wants to put a GPS in their kids so I always know where they are.” – Joss Whedon
It’s a trend as old as time. A new technology – rockets, computers, microwaves; take your pick – starts out expensive and exclusive, but then winds up so cheap and plentiful that we barely think about it.
< … Read More → "Is There an “IoT” in “Satellite?”"
The amount of hardware in orbit for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) navigation is big and getting bigger. The US GPS and Russian GLONASS satellite constellations are already complete. GPS originally consisted of 24 satellites flying in six orbital planes. Each plane had four slots with one operational satellite per slot. In 2011, the US Air Force expanded the constellation and added three satellites for a total of 27 … Read More → "Global Navigation in One Tiny, Surface-Mountable Module"
“Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition” – Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
Earlier this month, Xilinx announced the 7nm Versal ACAP series of advanced programmable ICs along with a new board-level hardware accelerator for data centers called Alveo. Xilinx President and CEO Victor Peng announced these products during his keynote on October 2 at the Xilinx Developers Forum (XDF) held in … Read More → "Q&A with Xilinx President and CEO Victor Peng"