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 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?"
I was just chatting with the chaps and chapesses at Testonica. These little scamps offer a wide range of services, including test and measurement (T&M) and design for test (DFT) analysis, FPGA-based development, embedded software development, and electronics hardware design. The thing that really caught my … Read More → "Got FPGA? Got Test!"
It’s funny how, the older you get, things seem to increasingly circle around. You start off thinking you are heading in a new direction, and then you suddenly find yourself back where you started. I don’t know about you, but just re-reading the previous sentence reminds me of the lyrics to Time by Pink … Read More → "I See Zebus and Zebras Everywhere!"
What do GPS, cloud data centers, power substations, the Department of Homeland Security, and Microchip all have in common?
A very clear sense of time.
I’ve often thought that Microchip has the world’s best company name. It’s so descriptive. Tell any random stranger that you work at Microchip and it instantly … Read More → "Microchip TimePictra Masters Time"
Just to make sure I have your attention, let’s start with the conclusion and then I’ll tell you how we got there. Is that OK with you? Good. In that case, the conclusion is that the clever folks at CacheQ have come up with a cunning solution that can take your regular single-threaded C/C++ code and compile it in such a way as … Read More → "Accelerating C/C++ Without Tears or Tribulations"