Do you ever get the feeling you are sitting on the cusp of a new era, metaphorically speaking? That’s the way I currently feel with respect to chiplets (I only wish I was gowned in garb apposite to the occasion).
The concept of chiplets has been around for some time, and they’ve been in use for the past … Read More → "Chiplets for the Unwashed Masses"
When I was a young sprout, I used to work for a pair of sister companies called Cirrus Designs and Cirrus Computers in the UK. While at Cirrus Designs, I learned all* about testing integrated circuits (ICs) and printed circuit boards (PCBs). Meanwhile, at Cirrus Computers, I learned all* about digital logic simulation, automatic test pattern generation (ATPG), and automatic test equipment (ATE). (*When I say “ … Read More → "Teradyne’s Tactics to Tackle Twenty-First Century Test"
As I’ve mentioned several times on previous occasions, when I commenced my degree course in Control Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in England circa the mid-1970s, the only computer available to the students that physically resided in the engineering department building was a room-sized analog beast. In this case, we implemented our algorithms using plug-in cables to connect the various analog functions. … Read More → "Blumind Bodes AI For Everyone, Everywhere"
I’ve made mention of this before, but it bears repeating; when I was a little lad growing up in England, it seemed to me that, as soon as two or more adults huddled together, they had only three main topics of conversation. They started with the weather—how it was today, how this compared to the past 50 years, and what we might expect in the … Read More → "What Is Time, What Time Is It, and Why Do We Care?"