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The Spirit of 42

What do Douglas Adams, PCB design, DRAM for cryptocurrency, and the fourth Industrial Revolution have in common? This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry, of course! First up, Greg Roberts (EMA Design Automation) brings us the goods on EMA’s new ebook called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design”. Next, Mark Greenberg (Cadence Design Systems) and I chat about using DRAM4 for artificial intelligence and crypto applications. To finish things up, we check out how Space Tango is looking to usher in a new industrial revolution – in space!

 

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Privacy by Design

Did you know that the United States is the world’s biggest target for cybersecurity attacks? According to Ponemon’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, 38% of the global cyber attacks were aimed at the United States. This study also found that the average time it takes to identify a data breach is 196 days. Yeah, let that just sink in for a second. So can we turn around this whole situation? In this week’ … Read More → "Privacy by Design"

The Significance of Sparsity

What has sparsity done for you lately? In this episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the challenges that surround on-device artificial intelligence processing. Megha Daga (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the why the presence of zeroes is becoming more and more important in the development of neural networks and how sparsity can be used for bandwidth and compute reduction. In this week’s News You May Have Missed, we check out how the the University of Adelaide is making huge strides in quantum memory technology with a little help from an atomic tractor beam and the world’s … Read More → "The Significance of Sparsity"

On Your Mark, Get Set, MEMS!

This week’s podcast is coming to you from the land of vineyards, grapevines, and MEMS magnetic field sensors — Napa Valley, California! In this episode of Fish Fry, we have an interview with each of the entrants of this year’s MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress Technology Showcase (think of it like a mini “Shark Tank” for MEMS stuff). We’ve got the skinny on a new wearable continuous blood glucose monitor, a new wearable brain impact monitor, new “smart” skates, and more!

 

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Operation: SIM

“Captain’s log, Stardate 4211.4. Keeping our presence here secret… is an enormous tactical advantage.” – Captain Kirk

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at security in IoT devices with a little help from Rich Collins from Synopsys. Rich and I chat about the challenges of the SIM product lifecycle and why pre-verified hardware and software can make all the difference in your next design. Keeping with our IoT theme, we also check out why ultrasonic sensors are helping usher in a whole new era of cheesemaking.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! — Audrey Hepburn

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at how Avnet and Not Impossible Labs are collaborating to create a new a category of vibratory wearables. Kevin Sellers (Avnet) joins us to discuss how these new wearable technologies will improve quality of life for people affected by motor-related issues and help the deaf to experience live music. Kevin and I also discuss Avnet’s role in The Not Impossible Awards and what the future looks like for this … Read More → "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Thwarting the Software Piracy and IP Theft Epidemic

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take an in-depth look at software piracy and IP theft with Ted Miracco (CEO – SmartFlow Compliance) and David Locke Hall (Author – Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate). Ted, David, and I discuss the challenges of unlicensed software usage and the what can be done to stem the tide of IP theft. Also this week, we check out new brain-to-brain communication developed at Cornell University called BrainNet.

 

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MEMS To The Rescue

It’s that time of year again my friends, when the leaves began to fall gently to the ground and the accelerometers run free. Yes, its MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress time! Steve Whalley this week gives us a sneak peak into this year’s Executive Congress. Steve and I discuss how sensor systems can enable autonomous mobility, why voice will be a new interface for autonomous mobility, and the details of for this year’s Technology Showcase. Also this week, we check out … Read More → "MEMS To The Rescue"

Moore’s Law Only Ends Once

I hope you have your seatbelt low and tight across your waist my friends, because we are flying high into cloud-based design in this week’s episode of Fish Fry! With templates, code, tools, fabs and processes in the cloud cargo hold, Naveed Sherwani (CEO – SiFive), Yunsup Lee (CTO/Founder – SiFive), and I are headed straight into the next generation of silicon design. Also this week, we explore a new project at the European Astronaut Centre that aims to create a new kind of building construction material for buildings and roads on the moon.

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Infinitely Parallel

They say that on a clear day you can see forever. When you look into the clouds, do you see System Verilog? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, you will! Doug Letcher (CEO and President – Metrics Technologies) joins us to chat about details of the Metrics cloud platform, verification 3.0 and why EDA cannot ignore the Cloud any longer. Also this week, we check out a new robotic backpack developed at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media Design. (Spoiler Alert: It includes robotic hands and arms that are controlled by an Oculus Rift VR … Read More → "Infinitely Parallel"

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