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Work Smarter Not Harder: Optimized Software Pipelines and A New Brain-Like Device Learns by Association

We are talking about working smarter not harder in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! To start things off, I investigate a new brain-like computing device developed by a team of researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Hong Kong. I take a closer look at how this new device is able to simultaneously process and store information and the details of the new synaptic transistor at the … Read More → "Work Smarter Not Harder: Optimized Software Pipelines and A New Brain-Like Device Learns by Association"

New Paradigms for Implementing, Monitoring, and Debugging Embedded Systems

Are you familiar with the Tracealyzer and DevAlert tools from Percepio? How about the Luos distributed (not exactly an) operating system from Luos? I don’t know about you, but for me, the past few days have been jam-packed with my learning all sorts of exciting nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia pertaining to the implementing, monitoring, and debugging of embedded systems using these little … Read More → "New Paradigms for Implementing, Monitoring, and Debugging Embedded Systems"

Research meets Realization: InnovationLab Brings Organic Printed Electronics into the Mainstream

I’ve got three words for you: Printed Organic Electronics! My distinguished guest is Dr. Florian Ullrich from InnovationLab. Florian and I are talking all about the unique printing technology behind InnovationLab’s printed electronics, the details of InnovationLab’s collaboration with Evonik to produce the first fully printed rechargeable batteries for flexible printed sensors, and how InnovationLab’s shareholder structure encourages innovation big and small.

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Wine Wi-Fi Finds Fine Vines

Winemaking is an occupation steeped in tradition, to mix my metaphors. Winery websites feature richly sepia-toned photos of rugged Old World types squeezing the soil through their hands, gazing at grape clusters, and extolling their great-great-grandfathers’ foresight in planting head-trained Zinfandel vines with original rootstock in the rich alluvial soil of Napa Valley. It’s enough to drive you to drink. 

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May 7, 2021
In one of our Knowledge Booster Blogs a few months ago we introduced you to some tips and tricks for the optimal use of Virtuoso ADE Product Suite with our analog IC design videos . W e hope you... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ...
May 7, 2021
Enough of the letter “P” already. Message recieved. In any case, modeling and simulating next-gen 224 Gbps signal channels poses many challenges. Design engineers must optimize the entire signal path, not just a specific component. The signal path includes transce...
May 6, 2021
Learn how correct-by-construction coding enables a more productive chip design process, as new code review tools address bugs early in the design process. The post Find Bugs Earlier Via On-the-Fly Code Checking for Productive Chip Design and Verification appeared first on Fr...
May 4, 2021
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FPGAs Advance Data Acceleration in the Digital Transformation Age — Achronix  Acceleration is becoming a critical technology for today’s data-intensive world. Conventional processors cannot keep up with the demands of AI and other performance-intensive workloads, and engineering teams are looking to acceleration technologies for leverage against the deluge of data. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Spencer of Achronix about … Read More → "FPGAs Advance Data Acceleration in the Digital Transformation Age — Achronix"
Yield Explorer and SiliconDash — Synopsys  One a design goes to tape-out, the real challenges begin. Teams find themselves drowning in data from design-process-test during production ramp-up, and have to cope with data from numerous sources in different formats in the manufacturing test supply chain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Laird of Synopsys in … Read More → "Yield Explorer and SiliconDash — Synopsys"
In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring — Synopsys  In-chip monitoring can significantly alter the lifecycle management landscape. By taking advantage of modern techniques, today’s more complex designs can be optimized even after they are deployed. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Crosher of Synopsys about silicon lifecycle management and how to take full advantage of the optimization … Read More → "In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring — Synopsys"
Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) — Synopsys  Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep on analyzing our IC designs once they are in the field? After all, simulation and lab measurements can never tell the whole story of how devices will behave in real-world use. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Randy Fish of Synopsys about … Read More → "Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) — Synopsys"
Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling — Samtec  For truly high-performance systems, liquid immersion cooling is often the best solution. But, jumping into immersion cooling requires careful consideration of elements such as connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff of Samtec about connector solutions for immersion-cooled applications. Click here for more information about Samtec immersion cooling … Read More → "Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling — Samtec"
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two — Synopsys  Physical verification of IC designs at today’s advanced process nodes requires an immense amount of processing power. But, getting your design and verification tools to take full advantage of the compute resources available can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Manoz Palaparthi of Synopsys about dramatically improving … Read More → "Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two — Synopsys"