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“I think everybody understands how important the cloud is.” – Marc Benioff

They say every cloud has a silver lining but does every silver lining have a cloud? In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Craig Johnson (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss a variety of cloud strategies. We investigate how priorities and usage models should influence our choice of cloud models and why different … Read More → "Up Up and Away"

High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 1

Intel announced this week that they have begun shipping the first of their new Agilex FPGAs to early-access customers.  This moves us into what we historically think of as the “head-to-head” phase of the competition between the two biggest FPGA suppliers. Xilinx shipped their first “Versal ACAP” FPGAs back in June, so, after a very long and contentious “who is going to ship first?” battle, it … Read More → "High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 1"

How Do We Tackle Chip Security?

Security was huge at this summer’s DAC. By that, I don’t mean that you had to get frisked to get in; I mean that it was a hot topic of discussion. It came together at a luncheon hosted by the Accellera standards body, with further depth in a separate discussion with Accellera. The highest-level take-away would be… that we – and you – have a lot … Read More → "How Do We Tackle Chip Security?"

From Chip to City and Back Again

“Here’s your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin’ overboard.
The transportation is here.
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are.” – Talking Heads

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the complexities of data processing in coming age of 5G. Wade Smith (ANSYS) joins us to discuss the challenges of 5G … Read More → "From Chip to City and Back Again"

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Sep 15, 2019
https://youtu.be/bcAO52jxk10 Made at SFO (camera Carey Guo) Monday: HOT CHIPS: In-DRAM Compute Tuesday: CDNLive India 2019: NXP and More Wednesday: EDPS Preview 2019 Thursday: Intelligent Systems... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site....
Sep 13, 2019
In the video above, Samtec’s Jignesh Shah and Kevin Burt explain that as data rate requirements approach and surpass 112 Gbps PAM4, developers are challenged with balancing increasing throughput, scalability, and density demands with concerns such as power consumption, ...
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Powering Your Innovation: Intel Enpirion Power Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics Providing clean power for today’s complex FPGAs is a bewildering challenge. These devices can pose serious difficulties for conventional solutions based on buck converters. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jen Vaccaro from Intel about the new Intel Enpirion EC2650 6 amp power solution that offers significant advantages in powering … Read More → "Powering Your Innovation: Intel Enpirion Power Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
Prototyping Billion-Gate Designs with Protium X1 Enterprise Prototyping System   FPGA-based Prototyping certainly isn’t new. And our needs for early firmware and software development, memory modeling and advanced data capture haven’t gotten any better, if anything – they have gotten worse. Hi, I’m Amelia Dalton – host of Chalk Talk. Today my Juergen Jaeger from Cadence Design Systems and I are talking about … Read More → "Prototyping Billion-Gate Designs with Protium X1 Enterprise Prototyping System"
Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics Today’s smart home technologies have to balance scalability in performance, low power, heat dissipation, encoding and decoding standards, and much more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Ruthenbeck of NXP about the nuts and bolts of smart home technology, with a virtual tour of the ultimate smart home. Click … Read More → "Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Computing at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Edge computing is not the realm of one-size-fits-all computing. Real-world systems have a variety of node hardware that needs to be managed and secured. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Altaf Hussain from NXP about the complications of (and some solutions for) edge computing with NXP’s Layerscape processors. Click here … Read More → "Computing at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
High Accuracy Temperature Sensors — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics  Many applications require industrial-grade, high-accuracy temperature sensors. But, choosing the correct sensor for your industrial design can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Punya Prakesh of Texas Instruments about the challenges of high-accuracy sensors, the factors to consider when designing with them, and how to choose the … Read More → "High Accuracy Temperature Sensors — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics  The electric car revolution is here. But if we are going to keep pace with the global regulations set into place into the next couple of years, we need to start starting talking about battery management systems, voltage isolation, and a whole lot more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics"