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More Adventures in EDA Land

In this week’s Fish Fry, I interview Mike Gianfagna (Vice President of Marketing – Atrenta) about Atrenta’s role in reshaping the EDA industry, how front-end design has changed recently, and how SoC Realization fits into the EDA ecosystem.

Also this week, I look into a fantastic new gift that might just be perfect for that nerdy someone in your life.

I have a brand new nerdy giveaway to … Read More → "More Adventures in EDA Land"

Magma Rising

In this week’s Fish Fry, I interview Rajeev Madhavan (Magma CEO) about Magma’s Silicon One initiative, how he thinks Magma fits into the EDA ecosystem and where EDA should be headed in the future. Also, Mentor Graphics plays musical product lines and Catapult C finds itself with a chair….at another company. I’ll give some wild speculation on what actually happened.

I have a DE0-Nano Development Board to … Read More → "Magma Rising"

Here Comes The Fun

In this week’s Fish Fry, I sit down with QuickLogic’s new CEO Andy Pease and chat with him about what exactly Quicklogic adds to the mobile computing experience and where he thinks the mobile market is headed in the months and years to come.

Also this week, I compare the Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility to an television game show and the analogy does seem to work quite well…

< … Read More → "Here Comes The Fun"

Everything is Coming Up Blue

In this week’s Fish Fry, I head into the wild and woolly world of FPGAs in mobile devices, interviewing Kapil Shankar (SiliconBlue CEO) about how SiliconBlue is making waves in the mobile market and why the other FPGA companies may not be taking notice.

I also have a SiliconBlue iCEman iCE65L08-T Evaluation Kit to give away this week, but you will have to listen to find out how to win one … Read More → "Everything is Coming Up Blue"

Everything is Fair in Love and EDA

In this week’s Fish Fry, I interview Sean Dart (Forte Design Systems CEO) about where he sees the future of SoC design and how high level synthesis will play a part in the years to come. 

I also try to sort through the details of John Bruggeman’s recent departure from Cadence Design Systems as Chief Marketing Officer and investigate how this shift will affect the future of Cadence’s EDA360 manifesto.</ … Read More → "Everything is Fair in Love and EDA"

HAL’s Eye In the Sky

In this week’s Fish Fry, I head out into the world of machine vision. I interview Jeff Bier (founder of The Embedded Vision Alliance) about the future of machine vision and how he sees it evolving over the next decade.

I also give you another chance to win a STK600 Wireless Development Kit courtesy of Atmel, but you will have to listen to find out how to win.

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Not Your Mom’s Embedded Design

In this week’s Fish Fry, I investigate some new developments in embedded design.  I interview Sherif Hanna (Product Marketing Manager at Atmel) about the future of human-machine interfaces and how he thinks touchscreen capabilities help the embedded design community. I also dig into the details of a new Jello-like memory being created by North Carolina State University and how it may not only change what memory is made of, but also … Read More → "Not Your Mom’s Embedded Design"

To Verification And Beyond

In this week’s Fish Fry, I interview Lauro Rizzatti (Vice President of Marketing, GM of EVE-USA) about emulation, verification, and why Lauro thought he was planting pepperoni in his garden in Italy.

Also this week, I check out the new phase change memory (PCM) unveiled by IBM and investigate how this new memory technology may change the electronics industry as we know it.

I have a fun new nerdy … Read More → "To Verification And Beyond"

Sailing Into Tomorrow

In this week’s Fish Fry, I chat with Bill Neifert (Carbon Design Systems’ Chief Technology Officer) about the benefits of Carbon’s pre-silicon software development and architectural analysis, and how his love of sailing intersects with his passion for engineering.

Also this week, I get into the nitty gritty details of a new 3D printer specifically created to print chocolate, and I investigate how the new foot-operated digital interface unveiled by KMI … Read More → "Sailing Into Tomorrow"

Making Analog Fun

In this week’s Fish Fry, I recount the engineering accolades, accomplishments, and artistic endeavors of analog guru Jim Williams. I interview Bob Dobkin (Linear Technology co-founder, Vice President, Engineering & Chief Technical Officer) about Jim Williams’ work at Linear Technology, Jim’s passions outside the office, and what we should all take away from Jim’s life story.

Also this week, I chat with Lihn Hong, Marketing Vice … Read More → "Making Analog Fun"

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