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Let’s Get Flexible

What do you think of when I say the word “flexibility?” Yoga? Bendy straws, maybe? Perhaps a Slinky™? I’m going to guess you probably didn’t say batteries and field programmable gate arrays! This week Fish Fry is all about flexibility in electronic design – from the most recent Mars Rover software upgrade, to the newest advancements in flexible battery technology.  Then, we’ll even chat a little bit about timing-driven partitioning of your next FPGA design.  In another installment of my Fish Fry executive interview series, I chat with Flexras CEO Hayder Mrbet about what FPGA partitioning is all about, why Flexras claims they can make your multiple-FPGA project a whole bunch easier, and how this France-based FPGA tool company came to be. 

Also this week, I have another super-cool XMEGA-A3BU Xplained microcontroller development kit (courtesy of Atmel) to give away, but you’ll have to listen to find out how to win.

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Fish Fry Links – August 17, 2012

More Information about the Mars Rover software update

Bendable Inorganic Thin-Film Battery for Fully Flexible Electronic Systems (Whitepaper)

More Information about Flexras

Flexras Makes a Finer Cut – FPGA Partitioning for the Modern Era” by Kevin Morris

More Information about the XMEGA-A3BU Xplained Kit (Courtesy of Atmel)

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