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Biobots, Raspberry Pi, and Design Verification

This week’s Fish Fry has it all – remote-controlled cockroaches, Raspberry Pis, and some design verification thrown in for fun. I dig into the details of a new neurostimulation system designed to create cockroach biobots, why getting your hands on a new Raspberry Pi computer may get a whole lot easier, and why verification is one of the most challenging engineering problems today. I interview Dave Rinehart (Vice President, Aldec) about how to solve your verification struggles, how Aldec is carving out a nice slice of the EDA pie, and what meal Dave is most famous for.

Also this week, I give everyone one more chance to win a copy of the book “Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide” courtesy of Cadence Design Systems, but you’ll have to listen to find out how to win.

Image: Alper Bozkurt / North Carolina State University

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Fish Fry Links – September 14, 2012

Premier Farnell partners with Sony UK Technology Centre to manufacture the Raspberry Pi in the UK

Wireless Raspberry Pi Modules Now Available From LPRS

Whitepaper – Line Following Terrestrial Insect Biobots by Tahmid Latif, and Alper Bozkurt

More information about Aldec

More information about Cadence’s new book “Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide”

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