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A Brave New World of Emulation and Software Prototyping

Like so many of the technologies we take for granted today, I managed to find myself embroiled in the very early days of hardware emulation. This refers to the process of imitating the behavior of one piece of hardware (typically a silicon chip you are in the process of designing) with another piece of hardware (typically a special-purpose emulation system).

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The Future Will Be Spicy! Building Better Hardware More Efficiently with Allspice

In my Fish Fry podcast this week, Allspice co-founders Valentina Ratner and Kyle Dumont and I chat all about hardware design collaboration, modernizing workflows, and how we can build better hardware more efficiently with Allspice. Kyle, Valentina and I explore the role that automation plays in the Allspice Git platform, the design review methodology that this solution utilizes, and why streamlined communication is vital to the future of hardware … Read More → "The Future Will Be Spicy! Building Better Hardware More Efficiently with Allspice"

New Avenues for Open Standards: Expanding VITA into Broader Markets

What do wafer-thin nano membranes made from synthetic diamonds and open standards for next generation electronic systems have in common? Yep, you guessed it! This here podcast! This week David Jedynak (Curtiss-Wright) and I chat all about the past, present, and future of VITA standards. We also explore how VITA standards could be expanded into broader markets like critical infrastructure and medical applications and where David sees VITA headed … Read More → "New Avenues for Open Standards: Expanding VITA into Broader Markets"

DVCon 2024: Seeing Beyond The Next Big Thing in EDA

In this week’s podcast, I chat about the future of EDA, the details of DVCon2024, and the feasibility of artificial intelligence for design verification with Tom Fitzpatrick – DVCon 2024 Conference General Chair. I also investigate new insect-inspired, fully functional micro-robots that may be the smallest, lightest, and fastest mini-robots ever created!

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The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience – Common Points of Failure, Obsolescence, and The Path Forward

Obsolescence and supply chain resilience take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Longtime friend of the show GDCA CEO Ethan Plotkin and I chat about the challenges of obsolescence, how legacy equipment manufacturers can support national security and economic strength, and how the “Hill, Skill, Will Matrix” applies to OEM product discontinuation. Also this week, … Read More → "The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience – Common Points of Failure, Obsolescence, and The Path Forward"

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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"
Advanced Gate Drive for Motor Control — Infineon  Passing EMC testing, reducing power dissipation, and mitigating supply chain issues are crucial design concerns to keep in mind when it comes to motor control applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rick Browarski from Infineon explore the role that MOSFETs play in motor control design, the value that adaptive MOSFET … Read More → "Advanced Gate Drive for Motor Control — Infineon"
Autonomous Robotics Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics  Connectivity solutions for autonomous robotic applications need to include a variety of orientations, stack heights, and contact systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec explore trends in autonomous robotic connectivity solutions and the benefits that Samtec interconnect solutions bring to these applications. Click here for more information … Read More → "Autonomous Robotics Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
Datalogging in Automotive — Infineon  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Harsha Medu from Infineon examine the value of data logging in automotive applications. They also explore the benefits of event data recorders and how these technologies will shape the future of automotive travel. Click here for more information about Infineon F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM)