In our first Fish Fry podcast of 2021, we sit down with Dr. Scott Frey (Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri) and chat about the challenges and newest advancements in brain-hand communication. We take a closer look at how Dr. Frey and his team are helping to personalize recovery from ‘lost’ limbs and … Read More → "Brain-a-Palooza! Advancements in Brain-Hand Communication and Your Brain on Code"
I worry that when writing these columns, I sometimes start by meandering my way off into the weeds, cogitating and ruminating on “this and that” before eventually bringing the story back home. So, on the basis that “a change is as good as a rest,” as the old English proverb goes, let’s do things a little differently this time.
Over the years (actually, decades, now I come to think about it), I’ve seen a lot of great silicon chip architectures and technologies pop up like hopeful contenders in a semiconductor Whack-A-Mole competition, only to fail because their developers focused on the hardware side of things and largely relegated the software — in the form of design, analysis, and verification tools — to be “something we’ll … Read More → "Say Hello to Deep Vision’s Polymorphic Dataflow Architecture"
The Next Big Thing! Ferroelectric Nonvolatile Memory and Tiny Aquatic Robots Inspired by Sea Creatures
We’ve got a virtual grab bag of EE goodness in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! First up, we take a closer look at some very unique robots unveiled by a recent research study at Northwestern University. We take a closer look at how these tiny robots (which are powered by light and rotating magnetic fields) are able to walk, roll, and transport cargo. Next, Stefan … Read More → "The Next Big Thing! Ferroelectric Nonvolatile Memory and Tiny Aquatic Robots Inspired by Sea Creatures"
As is usually the case, strange things are afoot in Max’s World (where the butterflies are bigger, the flowers are more colorful, the birds sing sweeter, and the beer runs plentiful and cold). Allow me to expound, elucidate, and explicate — don’t worry, I’m a professional, it won’t hurt at all (well, it won’t hurt me</ … Read More → "Ultra-Low-Cost Flexible ICs Make Possible Trillions of Smart Objects"
The history of digital hardware design is one of managing ever-increasing complexity by raising the level of design abstraction. When our digital circuits had four inputs, it was completely reasonable to do logic minimization with a Karnaugh map. When sequential logic was involved, a state diagram was a nice way to work things out, and we could generally draw a single page schematic with a dozen … Read More → "Advancing HLS Adoption – Xilinx, Silexica, Falcon"