We all know that today’s engineering teams are facing increasing challenges surrounding thermal aware designs. Whether you are designing a board, an IC, or a system, we all struggle with thermal and electrical simulation at one point or another. In this week’s Fish Fry, Jerry Zhao (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the challenges of thermal and electrical simulation and the benefits of electrical and thermal co-simulation … Read More → "Thermal Trials and Temperature Tales"
“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” – Captain Kirk, Starship Enterprise
I’ve got three words for you: Quantum FM Radio! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take an in-depth look at some revolutionary quantum research coming out of University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering that will not only change the future of quantum … Read More → "Warp Speed Ahead"
The upshot: Cadence’s Celsius tool provides thermal analysis in tandem with Voltus and Innovus (for chips) and Allegro (for packages and boards).
Temperature has always mattered. But long gone are the days when a chipmaker could blithely declare that they tested their chips over all temps and that they meet the spec. Our chips are now way … Read More → "Electrical and Thermal Analysis Together"
Did you know that over a hundred devices are connected to the internet every second? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the challenges facing us as we develop the next generation of connected devices. Tom Doyle (CEO – Aspinity) joins me to discuss the details of Aspinity’s innovative RAMP (Reconfigurable Analog Modular Processor) platform, the “deal breakers” as he sees them … Read More → "All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
One of the perennial questions I keep getting asked is, “What is an embedded system?” Strange as it may seem, the problem isn’t that we lack a definition, but rather that we have too many – many of which subtly or overtly contradict each other. For example, some people would state that an embedded system is one that doesn’t have a user interface, while others … Read More → "What the FAQ is an Embedded System?"
Every once in a while, I find it refreshing and stimulating to stop thinking about circuits and to ponder where we will get all of the electricity to power those circuits in the coming years. During a recent trip to the big island in Hawaii, I got a reminder. My wife and I visited NELHA, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, located between the ocean … Read More → "Extracting Power from Seawater without Nuclear Fusion"