a techfocus media publication

January 27, 2023


Who Needs a Network-on-Chip (NoC)? Everyone!

by Max Maxfield

Ever since I started reading science fiction as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young lad, I was exposed to the concept of robots that could “think” in that they could perceive the world around them and respond accordingly.

I was particularly impressed by the robots in Isaac Asimov’s stories in books like I Robot, The Rest of the Robots,

 Read More

Why Will Tomorrow’s Cars Be Like Today’s Smartphones?

by Max Maxfield
RISC-V Foundation’s Chairman says: “All Your Cores Are Belong to Us”

by Steven Leibson
The Open Source Chronicles: Maverick-603

by Amelia Dalton
Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)

by Max Maxfield

Articles Archive



Siemens Digital Industries Software
Jan 26, 2023
By Slava Zhuchenya Software migration can be a dreaded endeavor, especially for electronic design automation (EDA) tools that design companies… ...

More from Siemens Digital Industries Software...

Jan 26, 2023
Are you experienced in using SVA? It's been around for a long time, and it's tempting to think there's nothing new to learn. Have you ever come across situations where SVA can't solve what appears to be a simple problem? What if you wanted to code an assertion that a signal r...

More from Cadence...

Jan 24, 2023
We explain embedded magnetoresistive random access memory (eMRAM) and its low-power SoC design applications as a non-volatile memory alternative to SRAM & Flash. The post Why Embedded MRAMs Are the Future for Advanced-Node SoCs appeared first on From Silicon To Software...

More from Synopsys...

Max\'s Cool Beans
Jan 19, 2023
Are you having problems adjusting your watch strap or swapping out your watch battery? If so, I am the bearer of glad tidings....

More from Max's Cool Beans...




January 26, 2023

Cadence Quantus FS Solution, a 3D Field Solver, Achieves Certification for Samsung Foundry’s SF4, SF3E and SF3 Process Technologies

Imec demonstrates combined VIS & NIR spectral camera system, complemented with hi-res RGB imaging, for data acquisition at video rate

element14 Community announces winners of the Summer of Sensors Design Challenges

IAR Systems fully supports the brand-new Industrial-Grade PX5 RTOS

January 25, 2023

Alliance Memory Launches New LPSRAMs With Embedded Error-Correction Code

onsemi and VW Group Cement Strategic Collaboration on Silicon Carbide Technology for Next-Generation Electric Vehicles with Strategic Agreement

Newark now exclusively stocks unique fiber optic HDMI cables from Multicomp Pro

Lightelligence Announces Moonstone Laser for Broad Range of Powerful Computing and Sensing Applications

Mouser Electronics Adds Over 55 New Manufacturers in 2022 to its Industry-Leading Line Card

Mercury Unveils the Industry’s First Signal Processing Board To Feature Intel’s Latest Direct RF Technology

Asterion EV Wire Bonder Enables Steatite to Reduce Time Taken to Make Electrical Interconnects in Custom Battery Packs by up to 50%

Kandou Receives ISO 9001 Certification

Amphenol Ardent Concepts Releases High-Density TR90™ Multicoax Connector for Semiconductor, Test & Measurement, Mobile Communication, and Automotive Sector E-Band Designs

January 24, 2023

RS unveils next phase of DesignSpark engineering community offering enhanced and personalised resources

Molex Elevates Electrical Safety in Harsh Environments with Launch of First Portable IP69K-Rated Super-Safeway Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

NXP Protects Machine Learning IP with eIQ® Model Watermarking

d-Matrix Launches New Chiplet Connectivity Platform to Address Exploding Compute Demand for Generative AI

General Micro Systems (GMS) Expands Army-Specific Rugged Computer Portfolio

TDK releases the most compact safety class S2 motor-run capacitors

January 23, 2023

Vishay Intertechnology 30 V Symmetric Dual MOSFETs in PowerPAIR® 3x3FS Package Achieve 98 % Efficiency

RTEMS Qualification Data Package for safety-critical space missions

Mercury Unveils the Industry’s First Signal Processing Board To Feature Intel’s Latest Direct RF Technology

GUC Delivers its First TSMC N3 Chip and First AI-Optimized N5 Design Using Cadence Digital Solutions

Intricon Launches Center of Excellence Exclusively for Biosensor Medical Devices

Rohde & Schwarz to host Digital Debug Design challenge at DesignCon 2023

New R&S PVT360A one box solution for FR1 base station, small cell, and RF component characterization and production test

January 20, 2023

Pickering Interfaces Announces 3-Pronged Approach to Obsolescence Avoidance

Microchip Launches Radiation-Tolerant Power Management Device Targeting Low-Earth Orbit Space Applications

25-Hour Cockpit Voice/Data Recorder is First to Combine Data Acquisition, RIPS, and Integrated Quick Access Recorder


twitter.png   rss.png    googleplus.png    linkedin.png    youtube.png    facebook.png


featured video

Synopsys 224G & 112G Ethernet PHY IP OIF Interop at ECOC 2022

Sponsored by Synopsys

This Featured Video shows four demonstrations of the Synopsys 224G and 112G Ethernet PHY IP long and medium reach performance, interoperating with third-party channels and SerDes.

Learn More


featured video

Software-based Self-Test as a Safety Mechanism for Processing Units

Sponsored by Synopsys

Find out how Synopsys ARC Software Test Library can help you stay within your power and area budget for high-performance safety-critical automotive design.

Learn More


featured chalk talk

In-Cabin Monitoring Systems (ICMS) Using Automotive Short Range Radar

Sponsored by Infineon

Worldwide regulation and legislation is driving a demand for automotive in-cabin monitoring systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Michael Thomas and Amelia Dalton investigate how short range radar can be utilized for a variety of in-cabin monitoring systems. They also examine the implementation of these different systems and how Infineon’s low-cost and low power radar solutions could make our vehicles safer than ever before.

Click here for more information about Infineon In-Cabin Monitoring System (ICMS)

Introduction to Bare Metal AVR Programming — Microchip and Mouser Electronics

  Bare metal AVR programming is a great way to write code that is compact, efficient, and easy to maintain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ross Satchell from Microchip and I dig into the details of bare metal AVR programming. They take a closer look at the steps involved in this kind of programming, … Read More → "Introduction to Bare Metal AVR Programming — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"

dsPIC33CH DSCs: Two dsPIC33Cs on a Single Chip — Microchip and Mouser Electronics

  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Vijay Bapu from Microchip and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of dual core digital signal controllers. They discuss the key specifications to keep in mind when it comes to single core and dual core DSCs and how you can reduce your development time, save board space and cost … Read More → "dsPIC33CH DSCs: Two dsPIC33Cs on a Single Chip — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"

Megawatt Chargers in Electric Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure — Littelfuse and Mouser

  In order to move forward with the large-scale implementation of commercial electric vehicles, we need to consider efficiency, availability, reliability, and longevity for the mega-watt chargers required for these applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Dr. Martin Schulz from Littelfuse joins Amelia Dalton to discuss the infrastructure demands of electric commercial vehicles, the … Read More → "Megawatt Chargers in Electric Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure — Littelfuse and Mouser"

Automated Benchmark Tuning — Synopsys

   Benchmarking is a great way to measure the performance of computing resources, but benchmark tuning can be a very complicated problem to solve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Nozar Nozarian from Synopsys and Amelia Dalton investigate Synopsys’ Optimizer Studio that combines an evolution search algorithm with a powerful user interface that can … Read More → "Automated Benchmark Tuning — Synopsys"

The Next Generation of Switching Regulator — RECOM and Mouser Electronics

 Power modules can bring a variety of benefits to electronic system design including reduced board space, shorter time to market and easier sourcing of materials. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Louis Bouche from RECOM discuss the benefits of RECOM’s switching regulators, the details of their advanced 3D power packaging and … Read More → "The Next Generation of Switching Regulator — RECOM and Mouser Electronics"

Bluetooth LE Audio — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics

Bluetooth LE Audio is a prominent component in audio innovation today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Finn Boetius from Nordic Semiconductor and Amelia Dalton discuss the what, where, and how of Bluetooth LE audio. They take a closer look at Bluetooth LE audio profiles, the architecture of Bluetooth LE audio and how you can … Read More → "Bluetooth LE Audio — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"

Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
"It's your nemesis, Crusty." Hi Crusty -- now I'm thinking of the opening lyrics to The Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel "Hello Crusty, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again..." As you say, in my articles in Practical Electronics, I'm currently using 8 of my Arduino's ...

posted by Max Maxfield on Jan 23 at 6:31am

Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
Hi Max It your Nemesis Crusty, Great article. I was thinking about your PE series and there is always the problem with low count I/O pin processors, have I got enough I/O pins to spare? Your Arduino slide uses an 8 bit port for a one digit display, (I ...

posted by Crusty on Jan 21 at 8:33am

Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
I think you are referring to ‘implicit inversions’ as a software construct? In the case of inverting a signal (something that is hardly ever done in an event driven system like Flowpro) the solution is a test (decision) circuit construct, two action constructs and a storage construct. Not very efficient ...

posted by ronl@youknowsolutions.com on Jan 20 at 4:04am

Mysteries of the Ancients: Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
I just took a look at your assembly program -- thanks so much for sharing this :-)

posted by Max Maxfield on Jan 19 at 2:15pm

You're receiving this newsletter because you subscribed at our web site www.eejournal.com.
If someone forwarded this newsletter to you and you'd like to receive your own free subscription, go to: www.eejournal.com/subscribe

If at any time, you would like to unsubscribe, click here. (But we hope you don't.)
If you have any questions or comments, send them to comments@eejournal.com.

All material copyright © 2008- 2017 techfocus media, inc. All rights reserved.

Privacy Statement