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Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)

Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. The ability to measure things helps in locating and identifying problems and weak spots in production lines and processes. I was just introduced to a new molecular sensor for semiconductor metrology that may be poised to take the chip fabrication process by storm, but first…

When we look around, it’s easy to … Read More → "Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)"

If You Can’t Trust TrustInSoft, Who Can You Trust?

If you are a hardware design engineer, you are doubtless familiar with the concept of formal verification as it applies to hardware design, but have you ever considered how formal verification might relate to software and the developers thereof (bless their little cotton socks)?

Life can be a rum old thing, and no mistake. When it comes to formal verification, … Read More → "If You Can’t Trust TrustInSoft, Who Can You Trust?"

Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! Lorraine Underwood

We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.” – Mae Jemison

Welcome to a new episode of our special edition podcast series called “Makers Today!”, where we highlight the movers and shakers … Read More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! Lorraine Underwood"

Bluetooth AoA, AoD Find the Way Indoors

I’m sure Harald Gormsson (ca. 910–985) never saw this coming. The wireless specification that bears his nom de guerre has been extended, amended, and adapted to encompass all sorts of new applications. What began as an excuse to wear a wireless earpiece is now a way to connect to our cars, stream music to our speakers, … Read More → "Bluetooth AoA, AoD Find the Way Indoors"

Turning Flat Images Into 3D Scenes

If Elon says it, it must be true. Autonomous vehicles don’t need no steenkin’ lidar sensors. We can do it all with cameras. A nice idea, but converting camera images into useful data in real time is tricky. Very tricky. 

Cameras are stupid, mostly because they operate independent of one another. They have no spatial awareness, no concept of … Read More → "Turning Flat Images Into 3D Scenes"

Better than a Human Driver: Trusted Electronics and Functional Safety

In today’s Fish Fry podcast, we have a virtual sundae of electronic engineering goodness. We’ve got a scoop of autonomous driving, a scoop of IIoT, a little Infineon secret sauce, and a whole lot of sprinkles… because what good is a sundae without sprinkles, right? First up, Phil Hutchinson (element14) joins me to discuss element14’s “Low Power IoT Design Challenge with Infineon Technology”. We take a … Read More → "Better than a Human Driver: Trusted Electronics and Functional Safety"

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Aug 3, 2021
Picking up from where we left off in the previous post , let's look at some more new and interesting changes made in Hotfix 019. As you might already know, Allegro ® System Capture is available... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Aug 2, 2021
Can you envision intelligent machines creating a 'work of art' involving biological implementations of human legs being used to power some sort of mechanism?...
Jul 30, 2021
You can't attack what you can't see, and cloaking technology for devices on Ethernet LANs is merely one of many protection layers implemented in Q-Net Security's Q-Box to protect networked devices and transaction between these devices from cyberattacks. Other security technol...
Jul 29, 2021
Learn why SoC emulation is the next frontier for power system optimization, helping chip designers shift power verification left in the SoC design flow. The post Why Wait Days for Results? The Next Frontier for Power Verification appeared first on From Silicon To Software....
chalk talks
i.MX RT1170 — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Dual Core microcontrollers can bring a lot of benefits to today’s modern embedded designs in order to keep all of our design requirements in balance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Patrick Kennedy from NXP about why newer design requirements for today’s connected embedded systems are making this balancing act … Read More → "i.MX RT1170 — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc  Safety, EMC compliance, your project schedule, and your BOM cost are all important factors when you are considering what power supply you will need for your next design. You also need to think about form factor, which capacitor will work best, and more. But if you’re not a power supply expert, this can get … Read More → "Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc"
Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  If you are working on a low-power IoT design, you are going to face power issues that can get quite complicated. Addressing these issues earlier in your design process can save you a lot of time, effort, and frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther from Nordic Semiconductor … Read More → "Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens  In the realm of automotive designs, safety must reign above all else. But the question remains: how can we innovate within the constraints of today’s safety standards? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob Bates from Siemens about the role ISO 26262 plays when it comes to COTS and open … Read More → "Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens"
Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics  Today’s video applications require enormous amounts of compute performance on small power budgets. And, the wide variety of specifications, rates, and resolutions makes flexibility a key design requirement. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Omi Oliyide of Intel about how Intel FPGAs are ideal to take on even the most … Read More → "Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
Why Measure C02 Indoor Air Quality? — Sensirion and Mouser Electronics  The amount of carbon dioxide in the air can be a key indicator in indoor air quality and improving our indoor air quality can have a slew of benefits including increased energy efficiency, increased cognitive performance, and also the reduction of the risk for viral infection. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton … Read More → "Why Measure C02 Indoor Air Quality? — Sensirion and Mouser Electronics"