In my original O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! column, I introduced 11-year-old Zeke who is currently engaged in using professional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to design radio frequency (RF) circuits to be used in conjunction with a giant helical antenna he’s building with the goal … Read More → "O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! (Part 2)"
When it comes to writing, have you ever wondered what the difference is between active voice and passive voice? Have you ever heard someone say you shouldn’t split an infinitive and thought (a) “What does that even mean?” and (b) “I wonder if I would … Read More → "‘H’ is for “Horribly Confusing”"
When the first reports of BMW creating a marketing program to rent heated seats in its newest vehicles, the news coverage was designed to make my blood boil. “Pigs!” I thought. “They’re just bleeding their customers dry because cars have become always-connected rolling software platforms.” Here are some of the headlines that led me down the garden path:
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Ben Gu from Cadence Design and I chat about bringing AI to the world electronic system design! We investigate the electronic system design challenges engineers are facing today, the benefits that AI brings to electronic system optimization and the details of Cadence’s Optimality Intelligent System Explorer. Also this week, I examine a new l … Read More → "The Pursuit of Performance: How AI can Help Optimize Electronic System Design"
I have to acknowledge that I’m speechless, and that’s not something you can expect to hear me say very often. The reason for my glazed look is that I recently had a video conference with an amazing 11-year-old called Zeke. After chatting with Zeke and his father, Eric, I now have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve wasted much of my life and failed … Read More → "O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! (Part 1)"
Let’s do a thought experiment. Suppose you find yourself trapped in a small space like an elevator and someone looks you in the eye and poses the question: “Are you ready for ubiquitous connectivity?” How would you respond? “Yes,” “No,” “Maybe,” or “What the heck is ubiquitous connectivity when it’s at home?”
Actually, that’s not a bad … Read More → "Are You Ready for Ubiquitous Connectivity?"