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Plunify Cloud-powers Xilinx

As FPGA designs have gone from manageable to humongous, the demands on design tools and design tool expertise has risen exponentially. Long gone are the days when an applications engineer could waltz into your lab, click a few magic keys on a laptop, and walk out an hour later, having helped you achieve timing closure on your problematic FPGA design. Now, FPGA tools demand massive amounts … Read More → "Plunify Cloud-powers Xilinx"

Brainchip Debuts Neuromorphic Chip

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)  have been dominating the discussion on AI advancement for the past couple of years. But CNNs have one glaring weakness – a heavy reliance on massive amounts of multiplication. This huge arithmetic obstacle has led to a plethora of initiatives to accelerate both the training and inference phases of deep learning with CNNs, and a wide variety of hardware and software architectures designed … Read More → "Brainchip Debuts Neuromorphic Chip"

Blockchain is not Bitcoin—Bitcoin is not Blockchain

EEJournal readers ought to be very familiar with Bitcoin by now. All of the computing fruits of semiconductor technology, including microprocessors, GPUs, FPGAs, and ultimately ASICs, have been harnessed in the frenzied search for solutions to a mathematical problem that serves as “proof of work” that entitles the bearer to Bitcoin, using the rules originally created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto and published in a paper … Read More → "Blockchain is not Bitcoin—Bitcoin is not Blockchain"

Where Do Silicon Chips Come From, Anyway?

“If you properly clean a room, it gets dirtier before it gets cleaner.” – Chris Rock

The recent news that GlobalFoundries is suspending its 7nm development, possibly forever, has a lot of industry observers asking, “Huh?”

And that’s one of the more eloquent and considered queries. Here at EEJ Global Nerve Center, our mailbag is filled … Read More → "Where Do Silicon Chips Come From, Anyway?"

Not Your Grandfather’s Simulator

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Adam Sherer and I explore the past, present, and future of simulation. Adam and I examine how mixed-signal and functionality play into the grand scheme of simulation and why parallel logic simulation is crucial to today’s giga-gate chip design. Also this week, we check out some super cool new programmable, reversible shape-switching technology coming out of the University of Colorado.Read More → "Not Your Grandfather’s Simulator"

Xilinx Puts a Feather in its ACAP

He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni – Yankee Doodle

CEO Victor Peng announced Xilinx’s 7nm Everest architecture, dubbed ACAP (the Adaptable Computing Acceleration Platform), earlier this year in March. (See Kevin Morris’ “Xilinx Previews Next Generation: What the Heck is ACAP?Read More → "Xilinx Puts a Feather in its ACAP"

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Sep 21, 2018
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HAPS-80 Desktop Prototyping Solution   High-performance FPGA-based prototyping has moved to the desktop. Validation of hardware and software interoperability can now be much more convenient and productive. HAPS 80D from Synopsys delivers a complete hardware and software prototyping solution right to your desk. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Neil Songcuan of Synopsys about the … Read More → "HAPS-80 Desktop Prototyping Solution"
Moving to 48V — Mouser Electronics and Vicor   48V power supplies have numerous advantages over lower voltage systems. With 48V you can deliver more power more efficiently in a smaller form factor. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Robert Gendron and Ian Mazsa of Vicor about advantages and tips for designing higher-voltage power systems. Click here for … Read More → "Moving to 48V — Mouser Electronics and Vicor"
MLCC Alternatives   The current shortage of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) is impacting a lot of project schedules. If you want to be sure your project isn’t hit by long MLCC lead times, and you’d like to improve a few things at the same time, there are some superb alternatives now on the market. In this … Read More → "MLCC Alternatives"
KSIM: Capacitors – Mouser and KEMET  Finding the right capacitor for your design can be a challenge. Many designers don’t take the time to research the best capacitor for their application, and this can result in increased cost, reduced performance, and reduced reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Wilmer Companioni of KEMET about KSIM – … Read More → "KSIM: Capacitors – Mouser and KEMET"
Designing 5G Wireless Technologies with MATLAB and Simulink  5G wireless infrastructure brings daunting design challenges. Fortunately, tools are available that can model and simulate some of the most complex aspects of 5G design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ken Karnofsky of MathWorks about modeling and simulation for beamforming, RF power amplifier linearization, and much more. Click here to … Read More → "Designing 5G Wireless Technologies with MATLAB and Simulink"
Debug and Verify FPGA Algorithms with MATLAB and Simulink   Today’s FPGA designs require industrial-strength functional verification. The ad-hoc methods that worked with older, smaller FPGAs just don’t cut it anymore. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Cigan of MathWorks about ASIC-strength functional verification with model-based design. Click here for more information about how to verify VHDL and … Read More → "Debug and Verify FPGA Algorithms with MATLAB and Simulink"