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It’s Not Just About Protecting the Chip: How Amida is Enhancing Security throughout the Semiconductor Lifecycle

My podcast guest this week is Margaret Schmitt, General Manager of the Microelectronics Security Division at Amida. We discuss common security threats facing microelectronics devices today, the details of Amida’s flagship Achilles solution, the innovative ways that Amida is enhancing security throughout the semiconductor lifecycle, … Read More → "It’s Not Just About Protecting the Chip: How Amida is Enhancing Security throughout the Semiconductor Lifecycle"

Who Invented the Johnson Decade Counter (and Why)?

I love digital logic. I love solving digital logic conundrums. And I especially love discovering interesting and unusual ways of doing things while also learning more about the people who came up with these ideas in the first place. Take Gray codes, for example. These were named after Frank Gray, who was a physicist and researcher at Bell Labs.

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At Memory Compute: Advancements in AI Inference with Untether AI

In my podcast this week Bob Beachler from Untether and I explore Untether AI’s unique approach to AI inference acceleration. We also chat about their recent collaboration with Arm and the benefits this collaboration brings to autonomous vehicle applications, and where Bob sees the evolution of AI-driven devices headed in the future. Also this week, I investigate … Read More → "At Memory Compute: Advancements in AI Inference with Untether AI"

Adventures in Hybrid Processing: A New Approach for Today’s Multitasking World

Hybrid processing technology takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Aaron Frank (Curtiss-Wright) joins me to chat about the evolution of processing for embedded systems, the biggest benefits of hybrid processors, why a new processing approach is more important now than ever before, and what the future looks like for hybrid processing.

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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"

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Accelerating Tapeouts with Synopsys Cloud and AI — Synopsys  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Vikram Bhatia from Synopsys explore how you can accelerate your next tapeout with Synopsys Cloud and AI. They also discuss new enhancements and customer use cases that leverage AI with hybrid cloud deployment scenarios, and how this platform can help CAD managers and engineers reduce … Read More → "Accelerating Tapeouts with Synopsys Cloud and AI — Synopsys"
Shift Left Block/Chip Design with Calibre — Siemens EDA  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Abercrombie from Siemens explore the multitude of benefits that shifting left with Calibre can bring to chip and block design. They investigate how Calibre can impact DRC verification, early design error debug, and optimize the configuration and management of multiple jobs for run time … Read More → "Shift Left Block/Chip Design with Calibre — Siemens EDA"
FlyOver® Technology: Twinax FlyOver® System for Next Gen Speeds — Samtec and Mouser  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec investigate the challenges of routing high speed data over lossy PCBs. They also discuss the benefits that Samtec’s Flyover® cable assembly systems bring to data center and embedded designs and how Samtec is furthering innovation with their high speed interconnect solutions. … Read More → "FlyOver® Technology: Twinax FlyOver® System for Next Gen Speeds — Samtec and Mouser"
TE Connectivity MULTIGIG RT Connectors — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ryan Hill from TE Connectivity explore the benefits of TE’s Multigig RT Connectors and how these connectors can help empower the next generation of military and aerospace designs. They examine the components included in these solutions and how the modular design of these connectors make … Read More → "TE Connectivity MULTIGIG RT Connectors — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"
Introducing QSPICE™ Analog & Mixed-Signal Simulator — Qorvo and Mouser ElectronicsIn this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Mike Engelhardt from Qorvo investigate the benefits of QSPICE™ –  Qorvo’s Analog & Mixed-Signal Simulator. They also explore how you can get started using this simulator, the supporting assets available for QSPICE, and why this free analog and mixed-signal simulator is a transformational tool for power … Read More → "Introducing QSPICE™ Analog & Mixed-Signal Simulator — Qorvo and Mouser Electronics"
Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Toby Sinkinson from Microchip explore the benefits of I3C. They also examine how I3C helps simplify sensor networks, provides standardization for commonly performed functions, and how you can get started using Microchips I3C modules in your next design. Click here for more information about Microchip … Read More → "Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C"