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Chips – Not Just For Kids

In my Fish Fry this week, I examine where our chips come from, the new Xilinx (TI enhanced) DSP kit, statistical variations in semiconductor processes, and some seriously bad movie tech. I’ll also be giving you a chance to win a Texas Instruments Wireless Watch Development Tool.

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Calling All Plant Cars

In my Fish Fry this week, I investigate the curious case of QuickLogic, Lattice Semiconductor’s new HiGig MAC IP Core, and Mercedes Benz’ new Biome concept car. Also this week, I announce the winner of the very first Fish Fry nerdy giveaway.

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(Not Your Mother’s) Black Friday Edition

In my special Black Friday Fish Fry this week, I talk about what exactly merits a Black Friday “special edition”, the peanut butter and chocolate combo that is the Intel/Altera E600C collaboration, Xilinx’s 28Gbps transceivers and Digi-Key’s redesigned booth for electronica 2010. Oh and there’s a nerdy giveaway at the end!

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It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Perpetual

In my Fish Fry this week, I talk about Supercomputing in New Orleans, the Newman energy machine, Actel Microsemi’s new FPGA family and a facebook page for oscilloscope users.

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ARM, EDA and MachXO, Oh My!

In my Fish Fry this week, I talk about ARM DevCon, the Ultimate EDA tool, Lattice’s new 65nm MachXO2 FPGAs, and… 50 caliber USB drives?  

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