It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a RISC-V Fish Fry! In this week’s podcast, we first investigate how the search for alien life just got a lot more interesting with the help of a unique grant from NASA, the SETI institute, and a team of esteemed researchers from across the United States. We take a closer look at the details of this new research … Read More → "Running the Long Game: New RISC-V Based SoCs and Using Technosignatures to Find Alien Life"
It’s not news that streaming video is taking over the world. And, in the process, it has become by far the leading consumer of internet bandwidth. With the COVID-19 crisis, it’s a good bet that around 100% of the people reading this article have used video conferencing services within the last few weeks, and more likely within the last few days or even hours. In … Read More → "Accelerating Video for the Masses"
“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” — Eric Hoffer
It’s not often that you get to solve two problems at once. Or that one product serves two markets simultaneously. But that’s the clever business strategy behind a new search engine that helps PCB designers find component footprints while also giving component … Read More → "A Google for Components"
I’m starting to fear the world is passing me by. When I designed my first ASIC in 1980, it was a Toshiba gate array device implemented at the 5 µm technology node, which was pretty much state-of-the-art for general-purpose digital ASIC designs at the time.
As I recall, this device contained around 2,000 equivalent gates (2-input NAND gates). My design was captured … Read More → "Distributed On-Chip Temperature Sensors Improve Performance and Reliability"
There are about a zillion SoCs on the market today, perhaps even a zillion and a half, we haven’t counted in awhile. Of course most of them are built on various forms of ARM MCUs or applications processors, and the line card includes a zillion squared permutations with various collections of peripherals and interfaces parked alongside the processor. It can be a dizzying experience to … Read More → "Making FPGA SoC Easier"
“Cloud Computing is not only the Future of Computing, but the Present and Entire Past of Computing” – Larry Ellison
In this week’s episode of EE Journal’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate a new era of PCB design with Leigh Gawne (Chief Software Architect for Altium). Leigh joins us to discuss the details of Altium 365 and how this cloud-based platform for PCB … Read More → "Native Connectivity: Bridging the Global Design Gap with Altium 365"