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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.

Read More → "HAL’s Eye In the Sky"

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"

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"

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"

The Design Automation Conference 2011

In this week’s Fish Fry, I dish the dirt on this year’s Design Automation Conference.  I attempt to unravel the mysteries posed by Gary Smith in his annual EDA analysis, and re-hash both the awesome and the uncomfortable moments of this year’s Steve Wozinak keynote.

Also this week, I give some details on the history of the Design Automation Conference, why there don’t seem to be as many attendees … Read More → "The Design Automation Conference 2011"

Back to the Drawing Board

In this week’s Fish Fry, my special guest is Lattice Semiconductor’s new CEO Darin Billerbeck who has some very interesting things to say about the FPGA market and Lattice’s cultural transformation. 

And, in keeping with the Lattice theme, you’ll want to jump into the competition for this week’s awesome nerdy giveaway – a Lattice ECP3 … Read More → "Back to the Drawing Board"

Refining Innovation

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out some new intriguing iPhone apps including a DAC navigation app from Cadence, a couple new EE apps that might spark your fancy and even an app that will help you find inner peace (or at least that’s what they claim). Also, I interview Microchip Technology’s Development Tools Vice President Derek Carlson about their new IDE MPLABX and try to figure out how their new software can help jump start your next project.

And remember to stay tuned for the nerdy … Read More → "Refining Innovation"

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