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Are You Ready to Lay Your Hands on the World’s First Universal Processor?

One of the things I really enjoy is bacon sandwiches, but that’s not what I wanted to talk about here. Another thing I enjoy is watching a startup company evolve from being a twinkle in its founder’s eye to purveying its first product.

Way back in the mists of time we used to call May 2020 (which is two … Read More → "Are You Ready to Lay Your Hands on the World’s First Universal Processor?"

The Art of Predictability : How Axiomise is Making Formal Verification Mainstream

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Ashish Darbari (Founder and CEO at Axiomise) joins me to chat about the past, present and future of formal verification. Ashish and I explore the three pillars of formal verification, how the perception of formal verification as changed over the years, and why we are seeing the increased adoption of formal verification today. Also this week, I delve into the details of … Read More → "The Art of Predictability : How Axiomise is Making Formal Verification Mainstream"

Verification for You and Me! DVCon U.S. 2022 and The New Cadence Midas Safety Platform

Design verification is the name of the game of this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First up, John Dickol (DVCon 2022 U.S. Program Chair) and I chat about this year’s DVCon Virtual Conference, the new two stage paper submission process for this year’s conference and what you can expect by attending. Also this week, Robert Schweiger (Cadence) joins me to discuss why standardization is crucial to functional … Read More → "Verification for You and Me! DVCon U.S. 2022 and The New Cadence Midas Safety Platform"

Who needs a Raspberry Pi Microcontroller Chip? Maybe You

Many semiconductor vendors including TI, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Microchip, and others play in the microcontroller market. As with nearly every semiconductor niche, microcontrollers have been getting bigger and badder for decades. In the 1970s, there were 4-bit microcontrollers for VCRs and other simple consumer electronics. There were scads of 8-bit microcontrollers, soon followed by 16-bit microcontrollers. Motorola Semiconductor (later renamed Freescale and eventually purchased by NXP) developed the 6801, 6805, 68705, 68HC08, 68HC11, 68 … Read More → "Who needs a Raspberry Pi Microcontroller Chip? Maybe You"

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Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP  With the sheer amount of automotive software cost and complexity today, we need a way to maximize software reuse across our process platforms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Balser from NXP take a closer look at the software ecosystem for NXP’s S32K3 MCU. They investigate how real-time drivers, a … Read More → "Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP"
10X Faster Analog Simulation with PrimeSim Continuum – Synopsys  IC design has come a very long way in a short amount of time. Today, our SoC designs frequently include integrated analog, 100+ Gigabit data rates and 3D stacked DRAM integrated into our SoCs on interposers. In order to keep our heads above water in all of this IC complexity, we need a unified … Read More → "10X Faster Analog Simulation with PrimeSim Continuum – Synopsys"
Solutions for Heterogeneous Multicore — Siemens   Multicore processing is more popular than ever before but how do we take advantage of this new kind of processing? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Jeff Hancock from Siemens and Amelia Dalton investigate the challenges inherent in multicore processing, the benefits of hypervisors and multicore frameworks, and what you need to consider … Read More → "Solutions for Heterogeneous Multicore — Siemens"
Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens  In the realm of automotive designs, safety must reign above all else. But the question remains: how can we innovate within the constraints of today’s safety standards? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob Bates from Siemens about the role ISO 26262 plays when it comes to COTS and open … Read More → "Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens"
Introducing the Visual Verification Suite’s New HDL Creator  Finding errors in a complex HDL design can be a daunting task. And, most errors aren’t detected until late in the design flow. If we could catch our errors earlier, when we are initially writing the code, we could save enormous amounts of time in simulation, synthesis, and layout. In this episode of Chalk … Read More → "Introducing the Visual Verification Suite’s New HDL Creator"
Shift Left for Fewer PCB Re-Spins   Design rule checking (DRC) is becoming more important with today’s complex PCB designs. With the complexity of today’s designs, the old ad-hoc methods just don’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rory Riggs from Mentor about how Hyperlynx DRC can help get your next design out on … Read More → "Shift Left for Fewer PCB Re-Spins"