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"
In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Frederic Rivoallon of Xilinx and they attempt to unravel the mysteries of FPGA timing closure. As we all know, timing closure on complex FPGA designs can sometimes seem like an endless cycle of iterations through the tool chain. However, using the tools and techniques from this Chalk … Read More → "Timing Closure in FPGA Designs Made Easy with PlanAhead"
No engineer enjoys re-inventing the wheel. We want to focus our talent on the part of our design that’s new and cool. One way we can go straight past that whole “re-inventing the wheel” part of our designs is to take advantage of three key engineering-time-saving technologies: pre-made small form factor boards, high-performance embedded processors and programmable logic … Read More → "Maximize Design Productivity With PCIe/104 FPGA/Processor"
No matter how cool your design project is, you inevitably have to deal with the system and power management aspects before your cool project can actually work. Most folks do that with a bunch of ad-hoc components and a lot of annoying, late-in-the-project overtime work. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with … Read More → "Integrated Power and System Management"
May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/cTEPUNpqcRg Made at Samsung HQ (camera Sean) Monday: Bob Smith on ESD Alliance, ES Design West...with Wine Tuesday: After Meltdown and Spectre Wednesday: Vision Q7 DSP: Real-Time... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site....
May 17, 2019
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier conference for automated electronics design and verification technology. For 2019, DAC returns to sunny Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 2-5, 2019. We've packed each day full of exciting ...
May 17, 2019
In the days of old we looked into the “green” for guidance on how much further down into the world of miniaturization we could go. What is the green you ask? I am talking about the substrate that has served us all well for many years; the PCB. We are at a crossroa...
Jan 25, 2019
Let's face it: We're addicted to SRAM. It's big, it's power-hungry, but it's fast. And no matter how much we complain about it, we still use it. Because we don't have anything better in the mainstream yet. We've looked at attempts to improve conven...