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"
Convergence in today’s electronics is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the fact that devices like smart phones have replaced a bunch of other gadgets is a fantastic development in areas like consumer electronics. On the other hand, getting all of those power-hungry applications to work together without consuming too much power can be a tough … Read More → "IP and Process Solutions for Energy-efficient PMICs"
Not everyone wants to tackle a 2 million logic element FPGA design all by themselves. But where do you start? How do you break down the design steps into logical pieces for a team of people to work on? In this episode of Chalk TalkHD, Amelia chats with David Dye of Xilinx about how Hierarchical Design methodologies … Read More → "Hierarchical Design Flows: Design Preservation & Team Design"
Video design is easy, right? A silicon press, a couple of coders and some lines of software, and you’re there, right? Well, not so fast. If your design requires intelligent processing of the video, keeping your performance high and your power low in your next video design can be a truly challenging task, but using … Read More → "Spartan-6 FPGAs in Video Designs"
In this episode of our new Chalk TalkHD series, Amelia Dalton talks to Todd Nelson from Linear Technology about how digital predistortion (DPD) can be used to save millions of dollars worth of power in base station designs. DPD is simple to apply, and has a dramatic impact on the power amplifier – the most power-hungry … Read More → "Digital Predistortion for Base Station Power Amplifiers"
In the first episode of our new Chalk TalkHD series, Amelia Dalton talks to Bob Potock from Altium as they add Wi-Fi to an FPGA-based embedded system. Click the link below to download a whitepaper entitled “FPGA/PCB Pin Synchronization: How to overcome the increasing management complexity”.
In this second episode of our new Chalk TalkHD Series, Amelia Dalton talks with David Schmidt of Arrow about the new Intel® Atom™ embedded processor with an Altera Arria® FPGA built right into the package. Click here to register for a chance to win a FREE Intel®-based Atom™ Processor Development Kit! Click the links below to download … Read More → "Intel Atom™ Processor with built-in Altera Arria® FPGA"
Nov 21, 2019
Many of these sayings were already known to me, but there are a lot I've never heard before....
Nov 21, 2019
Edge card connectors — or are they card edge connectors? — are a popular design option. That’s because they make it easy to plug and unplug a mating card that may require more cycling than standard PCBs, and because the socket allows for relatively easy syst...
Nov 20, 2019
During ICCAD earlier in the month, there was the 2nd WOSET, which stands for Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology. I wasn't there but Anton Klotz, who runs the Cadence Academic Network in... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ...
Nov 18, 2019
By Srinivas Velivala – Mentor, A Siemens Business MaxLinear implemented the Calibre RealTime Digital interface for fast, iterative signoff DRC during P&R, and shaved weeks off tapeout schedules while meeting PPA targets. Learn how they did it… At the 2019 TSM...
Nov 15, 2019
[From the last episode: we looked at how intellectual property helps designers reuse circuits.] Last week we saw that, instead of creating a new CPU, most chip designers will buy a CPU design ' like a blueprint of the CPU ' and then use that in a chip that they're...