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The Internets Are Coming! The Internets Are Coming!

It’s coming. You won’t be able to stop it. It’s like the air or maybe a series of tubes. You decide. It’s coming to a design near you (yep, maybe even the one on your lab bench right now) faster than ever before. This episode of Fish Fry is all about how you can Internet your next design… without the usual project logjam. I chat with Paul Hill (Atmel) about the evolution of the Internet of Things and how their new serial EEPROM product families with unique identifiers can ease the design process … Read More → "The Internets Are Coming! The Internets Are Coming!"

The Delicate Divide Between Dreams and Reality

Do you dream of silicon?  Do those dreams involve full-chip implementation?  (Man, you are a serious nerd).  This Fish Fry dives into the dreamy details of Uniquify’s ASIC design flows, custom IP, and making your silicon dreams come true.

I have one last XMEGA-A3BU Xplained kit (courtesy of Atmel) to give away but you’ll have to tune in to find out how to win.


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Your Ticket to Space

In this week’s Fish Fry we look into Excalibur Almaz’s plans to launch people into space.  We investigate how they plan to get their space tourism business off the ground, what kind of space technology they are going to employ, and what their motivations may be for launching this high-flying company. In the second half of the broadcast, I ask Shakeel Jeeawoody (Blue Pearl Software) what Blue Pearl is all about, how they are working with Synopsys within the Symplify Pro platform, and what was happening at their recent Design Automation Conference panel.

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All Over The Map

In this week’s Fish Fry I check out Microsoft’s new Surface tablet and investigate how this late-comer to the tablet game might have the potential to really disrupt the competition.  Also this week, I talk with Mike Gianfagna (Atrenta) about how Atrenta is helping ARM with AMBA bus configuration, assisting TSMC with IP testing, and working with Xilinx in their Vivado Tool Suite. Mike and I fit in a little chat about their jazzy reception at the DAC Conference.

I also have another XMEGA-A3BU Xplained kit (courtesy … Read More → "All Over The Map"

Processing The Future

In this week’s Fish Fry, we investigate the recent formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) foundation and check out how it may or may not save us from a bunch of processor-related hassle in the future. Speaking of processors, I interview John Heinlein, Ph.D (ARM) about the newest developments with the big.LITTLE architecture, processor optimization packs, and how refreshing old nodes can be easier than you expect.

Also this week, I’m giving away an XMEGA-A3BU Xplained kit (courtesy of Atmel) but you’ll have to … Read More → "Processing The Future"

Not Your Mama’s DAC

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out the 2012 Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, California. But we’re not just covering the wide range of EDA tools at the show. Oh no, we’re checking out the village that is the Design Automation Conference. To add another layer of excitement, we’ve got not one but three C-Level interviews to throw your way, starting with the foundry guys who use EDA tools (Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon), then on to the VHDL parser platforms that practically every EDA company uses (Michiel Ligthart, COO, Verific) and finally … Read More → "Not Your Mama’s DAC"

Cracking the Mystery of Emulation

In honor of the Design Automation Conferernce coming up next week, this week’s Fish Fry is all about emulation and includes a special interview with Lauro Rizzatti of EVE. Lauro and I chat about how emulation can give you more visibility into your design than an FPGA prototyping board will, how ESL plays with emulation, and why RTL simulation may not be the best plan for future process nodes.

Also this week, I give everyone an another chance to win a TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board (courtesy of Mouser)</ … Read More → "Cracking the Mystery of Emulation"

Compilers, Counterfeits, and Contests

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out some recent rumblings in the world of EE venture capital and investigate why both Applied Materials and the CIA are interested in Infinite Power Solutions. Also this week, I look into the newest developments in compilers from Microchip Technology and examine a recent report by the US Senate Armed Services Committee about counterfeit parts used in military applications.

Also this week, I have a TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board (courtesy of Mouser) to throw your way, but … Read More → "Compilers, Counterfeits, and Contests"

Ready, Set, Embed!

This week’s Fish Fry is all about embedded design – from microcontrollers to tools.  We examine why the death of 8-bit MCUs might not be so close at hand and what the new l-Jet in-circuit debugging probe is all about. Then, it’s off to some truly strange “News You May Have Missed” where we see how Nintendo is teaming up with Toyota to make driving more like a video game.

Also this week, I have a brand new nerdy giveaway (a TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board) courtesy of … Read More → "Ready, Set, Embed!"

Springtime in the SoC

In honor of the Design Automation Conference that is less than a month away, I take a little foray into the mysterious land of tools. First up, I chat with Henk Hamoen (Synopsys) about how Synopsys is working its way into audio IP, and then it’s an interview with Mark Zarins of GrammaTech about static code analysis and why your level of comfort in dealing with abstraction is important to them. Finally, I have a special “News You May Have Missed” segment about some recent rumblings on the Mentor Graphics Board of Directors.

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