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14 Nanometers and Counting

The next process node is coming faster and faster with every passing press release. This week we’re taking a closer look at the brand new 14nm test chip rolled out by Cadence, ARM, and IBM, and we’re looking into the new nanotube memory technology being developed by IMEC and Nantero. Speaking of breaking new ground, my guest this week is Brad Quinton (Tektronix) and we’re going to chat about the most recent developments in FPGA prototyping, what Brad sees as the biggest problems for FPGA prototyping today, and why embedded instrumentation can be more effective than physical instruments.  

Also this week, I dig into Amelia’s Mailbag and give everyone the chance to win an LX9 Spartan-6 MicroBoard courtesy of Xilinx.

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Fish Fry Links – November 2, 2012

Cadence Announces Tapeout of 14nm Test-Chip With ARM Processor and IBM FinFET Process Technology

Imec and Nantero Launch Joint Carbon Nanotube Memory Program for High-Density Next-Generation Memory Below 20nm

Tektronix Revolutionizes ASIC Prototyping with New Software-Based Debug Solution

Feature Article by Kevin Morris: Tektronix Shakes Up Prototyping – Embedded Instrumentation Boosts Boards to Emulator Status

More Information about the Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard

Instagram Photo of Amelia with this week’s Nerdy Giveaway

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