fish fry
Subscribe Now

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.

Listen to this episode
Download this episode (right click and save)

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)

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
May 22, 2020
As small as a postage stamp, the Seeeduino XIAO boasts a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M0+ processor running at 48 MHz with 256 KB of flash memory and 32 KB of SRAM....
May 22, 2020
Movies have the BAFTAs and Academy Awards. Music has the GRAMMYs. Broadway has the Tonys. Global footballers have the Ballon d’Or. SI/PI engineers have the DesignCon 2020 Best Paper Award? Really? What’s that? Many people are familiar with annual awards mentioned....
May 22, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at the complexities of cache in a multicore processor.] OK, time for a breather and for some review. We'€™ve taken quite the tour of computing, both in an IoT device (or even a laptop) and in the cloud. Here are some basic things we looked ...
May 21, 2020
In this time of financial uncertainty, a yield-shield portfolio can protect your investments from market volatility.  Uncertainty can be defined as a quantitative measurement of variability in the data [1]. The more the variability in the data – whet...

Featured Video

Featured Paper

How to Measure the Power Supply Rejection Ratio for LDOs

Sponsored by Maxim Integrated

Noise on power supplies typically propagates to the output and is typically unwanted in applications like precision measurement and RF communication. LDOs reject AC noise based on their power-supply rejection ratio (PSRR). PSRR is a function of noise frequency and input-to-output voltage difference & its values are not consistently presented in manufacturers' data sheets. This app note shows the steps to determine the PSRR of Maxim's MAX38902A/B, equipping readers to perform their own PSRR measurements.

Click here to download the whitepaper