Today, the cool kids aren’t using discrete components for power anymore. Nope. They’re using power modules. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Rich Nowakowski and Kevin Beals (Texas Instruments) about power modules, and why they’re the best solution for a wide range of design projects. Click The Link Below to Download The … Read More → "Value of Power Modules"
In today’s electronic design world, analog is an increasingly important part of just about everything we do. A lot of FPGA designers, growing up in an all-digital world, have developed a bias towards digital design – we call it “digotry”. Well, there is really no place for “digotry” anymore. Luckily, Xilinx is helping us stamp out “digotry” … Read More → "Xilinx Agile Mixed Signal"
Doing RF with digital CMOS processes can be tricky. If you’re adding things like vehicular WiFi to your next design, it can be even trickier. You need the right IP and process support to get the results you want. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia Dalton chats with Fayyaz Singaporewala (GLOBALFOUNDRIES) and Mats Carlsson (Catena) … Read More → "GLOBALFOUNDRIES RFCMOS Solutions and Catena WiFi Solutions"
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?"
Feb 25, 2020
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Feb 24, 2020
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Feb 24, 2020
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Feb 21, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at how the 'concurrency' of multiple threads on a single CPU was actually illusory ' but still useful.] Last time we talked about concurrency, by which we mean multiple threads or programs being executed at the same time. Which, a...