In this week’s podcast we have a bubbling virtual witches brew of electronic engineering creativity that is one part analog, three parts IP, with a big ol’ heap full of intelligent decision making. Gajinder Panesar (UltraSoC) and Tim Ramsdale (Agile Analog) join us to discuss the what UltraSoC’s digital monitoring ecosystem IP is all about, the changing role of analog IP in the world of … Read More → "Better Hints and Less Misses: A New Holistic Approach to Hardware-Based SoC/ASIC Cybersecurity"
“And now for something completely different.” – John Cleese
In its latest bid for world domination, ARM has announced two new high-end Cortex processor designs. One is a nice, but unremarkable, tweak on the current Cortex-A77 core. The other is something different: an unabashed speed freak that drops any pretense of power efficiency in pursuit of performance. Say hello … Read More → "ARM Cortex-X1 Launches High-Performance Line"
“Aging is mostly the failure to repair.” – Gregory Benford
Constant feature updates aren’t just a nuisance for consumers. They’re a pain for developers, too. Who wants to be stuck with the job of updating every device in the field? Nobody, that’s who. Let’s make the new guy do it.
“All politics is local.” – Tip O’Neill
My in-laws are from Detroit, born and raised. They’re big believers in buying American, and especially American cars. They’ve owned a string of Fords, Chevys, Lincolns, Dodges, Buicks, and Pontiacs. Often, they knew the people who built their cars, or at least knew someone who knew someone. That’s … Read More → "Geopolitics of SoC Design"
“Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” – Kermit the Frog
Mention “segmentation” to a marketing guy, and you’ll get a long discourse on demographics, targeted advertising, pricing brackets, and other arcana. Use the same word around an x86 programmer, however, and you’ll get a different response. He’ll either spit on the ground, roll his … Read More → "Mastering x86 Memory Segmentation"