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JPL Software Update Rescues Failing Voyager 1 Spacecraft

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft exited the Solar System’s heliosphere and entered interstellar space on August 25, 2012, after a multi-decade journey. Four of the spacecraft’s ten instruments are still reporting measurements back to Earth. The remaining instruments have been shut down to conserve energy as the power output of the spacecraft’s plutonium-powered radioisotope thermoelectric generation (RTG) continues to drop. On November 14, 2023, the Voyager team at the … Read More → "JPL Software Update Rescues Failing Voyager 1 Spacecraft"

Deep-Tech Disruption: How imec is Advancing Startup Innovation with Imec.DeepTechVentures

Did you know that imec is celebrating its forty year anniversary this year? Its true! This week, Olivier Rousseaux from imec joins me to chat all about how imec is encouraging innovation big and small with its DeepTechVentures. We investigate how imec can help you with your deep tech start up, the steps included the imec DeepTechVentures research process, and some of Olivier’s favorite startups that have been … Read More → "Deep-Tech Disruption: How imec is Advancing Startup Innovation with Imec.DeepTechVentures"

Z80, Adieu

I’ve published several obituaries in EEJournal over the past few years, but this is my first such article for a microprocessor. After 48 years, Zilog has issued an end-of-life notice for the Z80 microprocessor, introduced in early 1976. I have a long history with the Z80 that stretches back all the way to that introduction year. I consider the Z80 to be the best 8-bit microprocessor ever designed, … Read More → "Z80, Adieu"

ST rolls a new FD-SOI microcontroller with phase-change memory (PCM) for automotive applications

Like a battered and bruised prizefighter, phase-change memory (PCM) refuses to stay down or give up the fight. Although it got a black eye and bloody nose from its Micron 3D XPoint and Intel Optane misadventures, PCM has found its way into microcontrollers, thanks to a collaboration between STMicroelectronics (ST) and Samsung. Back in 2018, STRead More → "ST rolls a new FD-SOI microcontroller with phase-change memory (PCM) for automotive applications"

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Shift Left with Calibre — Siemens  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Abercrombie from Siemens investigate the details of Calibre’s shift-left strategy. They take a closer look at how the tools and techniques in this design tool suite can help reduce signoff iterations and time to tapeout while also increasing design quality. Click here for more … Read More → "Shift Left with Calibre — Siemens"
One Year of Synopsys Cloud: Adoption, Enhancements and Evolution — Synopsys  The adoption of the cloud in the design automation industry has encouraged innovation across the entire semiconductor lifecycle. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Vikram Bhatia from Synopsys about how Synopsys is redefining EDA in the Cloud with the industry’s first complete browser-based EDA-as-a-Service cloud platform. They explore the benefits … Read More → "One Year of Synopsys Cloud: Adoption, Enhancements and Evolution — Synopsys"
Automated Benchmark Tuning — Synopsys   Benchmarking is a great way to measure the performance of computing resources, but benchmark tuning can be a very complicated problem to solve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Nozar Nozarian from Synopsys and Amelia Dalton investigate Synopsys’ Optimizer Studio that combines an evolution search algorithm with a powerful user interface that can … Read More → "Automated Benchmark Tuning — Synopsys"
Chipageddon: What’s Happening, Why It’s Happening and When Will It End — Digi & Mouser Electronics  Semiconductors are an integral part of our design lives, but supply chain issues continue to upset our design processes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ronald Singh from DIGI and Amelia Dalton investigate the variety of reasons behind today’s semiconductor supply chain woes. They also take a closer look at how a system-on-module approach … Read More → "Chipageddon: What’s Happening, Why It’s Happening and When Will It End — Digi & Mouser Electronics"
Enabling Digital Transformation in Electronic Design with Cadence Cloud — Cadence  With increasing design sizes, complexity of advanced nodes, and faster time to market requirements – design teams are looking for scalability, simplicity, flexibility and agility. In today’s Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mahesh Turaga from Cadence Design Systems about the details of Cadence’s end to end cloud portfolio, how you can extend your … Read More → "Enabling Digital Transformation in Electronic Design with Cadence Cloud — Cadence"