Just about every design needs one – that magic, do-anything part that can connect nearly any two things together and can aggregate all those messy, left-over functions on our board. Today’s low density PLDs have remarkable capabilities at a tiny cost and power budget. In this episode of Chalk Talk HD, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Design @ MachXO2 Speed"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Lauro Rizzatti of EvE about the latest in emulation technology and explains how you can use emulation to dramatically accelerate software development, which is becoming the most time-consuming part of SoC design. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free whitepaper entitled “ZeBu ARM® Embedded Processor Solutions.”
Sometimes, it really feels like our design project needs a Vault. When we have a project crunch, things tend to get out of control and messy. We end up wasting a lot of work and having to re-invent things that it seems like we’ve already designed before. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats … Read More → "Vault-Driven Electronics Design"
Nanowatts and microcontrollers are normally two words you don’t see together, but in this Chalk Talk HD we are going to use nanowatts and microcontrollers in the SAME SENTENCE – over and over. In this episode, Amelia chats with Jason Tollefson of Microchip Technology about a radical new line of microcontrollers from Microchip that combine amazing processing … Read More → "Super Low Power MCUs: NanoWatt XLP Technology"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tom Hill of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 DSP development kits that will finally get you onto the rocket-coaster of FPGA-powered DSP. Click the “Download Now” button below to download a free product brief entitled “Kintex-7 DSP Kit: Base Platform Plus Integrated High-Speed Analog Accelerates Advanced DSP Designs.”
In this episode of Chalk Talk HD Amelia chats with Evan Leal of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit, all the cool stuff that’s included and how we can use it to speed up our FPGA Prototyping. Click the download now button below to download a free product brief entitled “Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit: Versatile, … Read More → "FPGA Prototyping with the Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation Kit"
Does the definition of “FPGA” seem like a moving target? Over the past few years, there has been phenomenal progress in FPGA technology – going from simple glue logic to impressive programmable systems-on-chip. Today’s FPGAs are some of the most powerful and flexible devices ever built. But, what will your FPGA look like ten years … Read More → "It’s 2022: Do You Know What Your FPGA Is?"
One of the most basic (and most often overlooked) aspects of high-reliability system design is getting reliable power to all of our components. We need the right kind of power at the right places – at the right times, and in the right order. We need to handle power-up, power-down, and reset cases (among others). … Read More → "Power Supply Management in High-Availability Systems"
Neutrons are coming for you and you’d better be prepared. Whether we like it or not, SEUs (Single Event Upsets) are becoming a bigger and bigger problem for our designs, especially for high realibility systems. If you thought SEUs couldn’t mess up your next design because you aren’t designing something destined for space, you need … Read More → "High-Reliability in FPGA Design – SEU Mitigation"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tori Darien from Xilinx about using Tcl in Xilinx’s PlanAhead tool for FPGA design. Amelia throws Tori some examples, and Tori walks us through how to work them using PlanAhead’s Tcl interface. Click The Button Below to Fill Out A Short Survey and Enter to Win an LX9 … Read More → "The Power of Tcl in PlanAhead"
Dec 13, 2018
A few years ago, I was working for a large company in Menlo Park. The job itself was not where I wanted to be, and I was happy to leave it for Cadence. But despite my bellyaching about the position,... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Dec 13, 2018
In November, we continued our mobile updates to the website, released a couple of new content experiences, and made placing sample requests even easier. Read more below on these and the rest of the major updates to Samtec.com for November 2018. Continued Improvements to our M...
Dec 10, 2018
With Apple's 'Wearable' category of sales setting a new record this September with growth over 50%, and FitBit seeing growth in both trackers......
Nov 14, 2018
People of a certain age, who mindfully lived through the early microcomputer revolution during the first half of the 1970s, know about Bill Godbout. He was that guy who sent out crudely photocopied parts catalogs for all kinds of electronic components, sold from a Quon...