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January 27, 2020

 

Specialty Tech for the Mainstream

GlobalFoundries Conveys Delicate Positioning

by Bryon Moyer

The upshot: GlobalFoundries, having foregone the bleeding edge, has positioned itself as offering specialty technology – but, if you look at the numbers, it’s for the mainstream.

Last year, we looked in depth at GlobalFoundries’ decision to stop chasing after the most aggressive silicon nodes – 7 nm and below – for reasons that we documented then. Last fall, they presented where they are a year later and how they view themselves approaching the market. What’s interesting is that there appears to be something of a contradiction inherent in the strategy – albeit one

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Infinite Compute Capacity
DVCon U.S 2020 and EDA in the Cloud
by Amelia Dalton
Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 1)

by Max Maxfield
The Originality Myth
Hey, I Thought of That
by Kevin Morris
Killing Off Products for Fun and Profit

by Jim Turley

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Max\'s Cool Beans
Jan 24, 2020
Someone has created a song by taking Pi, assigning each number to a note, and adding harmonies. The result is strangely captivating....

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Inside the IoT

Jan 24, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at the different ways memory can be organized in different kinds of systems.] Let'€™s look at a scenario: you run a restaurant, but you'€™re short on funds to hire people. So you'€™re your own chief cook and bottle-washer. You do everyt...

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Samtec, Inc.
Jan 23, 2020
Embedded design trends typically revolve around three main ideas: faster data rates, smaller form factors and cost-effective solutions. Those design trends drive the theme for the 2020 Embedded Tech Trends forum: The Business and Technology Forum for Critical and Intelligent ...

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Mentor
Jan 22, 2020
Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part One – Overview Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part Two – High-Level Synthesis Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part Three – Functional Safety M...

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January 27, 2020

Concurrent Technologies announce an Artificial Intelligence Accelerator Board

Neonode Expands Its Touch Sensor Offering

Pentek Announces New Quartz RFSoC Board Aligned with the Technical Standard for the SOSA Reference Architecture

DesignSpark New Year Giveaway offers engineers chance to win product bundle worth more than £2,500

STMicroelectronics and Fieldscale Bring Intuitive Touch Controls to STM32-Based Smart Devices

Flex Logix EFLX 1K eFPGA Core Design Kits Available Now for TSMC 40nm ULP & LP Process Technologies

GDCA Inc. and Radisys Strike Partnership to Indefinitely Extend the Life of Legacy Products

January 24, 2020

sureCore Opens Low Power Memory Compiler Access

Lattice Diamond FPGA Development Tool Receives Key Industrial and Automotive Functional Safety Certifications

January 23, 2020

Himax Launches HM0360 1/6’’ VGA Ultra Low Power CMOS Image Sensor for AIoT and Computer Vision Applications

Next-Generation Miniaturized Rubidium Atomic Clock Improves Performance and adds Features without Increasing Size

Epson and Rohde & Schwarz Team Up to Deliver a Modern Procedure for Measuring Power Supply Noise Rejection in Oscillators

January 22, 2020

DVCon U.S. 2020 Offers Practicing Engineers Outstanding Technical Program

Ultra Librarian Partners with Maxim Integrated for Interactive Reference Designs

Flex Power Designer broadens support and adds new features

XP Power announces compact, easy to use, extended range, programmable DC power supply

Anritsu Introduces Industry’s First 43.5 GHz 1-port VNA Family

Indium Corporation Features Metal Thermal Interface Materials for Burn-In and Test at TestConX

Pasternack Debuts New High Frequency Waveguide Straights, Bends and Twists

January 20, 2020

Driven by connection: Rohde & Schwarz highlights leading T&M solutions for the mobile industry at MWC2020

 
 

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Designing accurate temperature sensing circuits can be hard. The Engineer's Guide to Temperature Sensing e-book removes the guesswork, empowering engineers to solve today’s temperature sensing challenges. This e-book includes proven tips to simplify your temperature design, including temperature monitoring, protection, and calibration.

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For diabetes sufferers, there is a new type of continuous glucose monitor (CGM)that is less invasive and can instantly send an alert whenever medication is required. In this design solution, we explain the role and functionality required of the electrochemical sensor AFE used in a CGM. We propose a tiny, low-power electrochemical AFE IC that meets these requirements, making it suitable for CGM and other body fluid analysis applications.

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LPC5500 MCU Series

Sponsored by NXP and Mouser Electronics

Security is key in today’s edge designs, but where to start with designing-in security?Ad-hoc security strategies are recipes for disaster. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brendon Slade of NXP about the powerful new LPC5500 series of MCUs from NXP that have great performance and security designed in from the ground up.

Click herefor more information about NXP Semiconductors LPC5500 Series Arm® Cortex®-M33 Microcontrollers

Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics

  Side channel attacks such as differential power analysis (DPA) present a serious threat to our embedded designs. If we want to defend our systems from DPA and similar attacks, it is critical that we have a secure boot and root of trust. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Gregory Guez … Read More → "Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics"

Embedded Display Applications Innovation with TI DLP® Pico™ Technology – Texas Instruments and Mouser

   DLP technology can add a whole new dimension to your embedded design. If you considered DLP in the past, but were put off by the cost, you need to watch this episode of Chalk Talk where Amelia Dalton chats with Philippe Dollo of Texas Instruments about the DLP LightCrafter 2000 EVM. This new … Read More → "Embedded Display Applications Innovation with TI DLP® Pico™ Technology – Texas Instruments and Mouser"

Amplifiers & Comparators Designed for Low Power, Precision — ON Semiconductor and Mouser

   When choosing amplifiers and comparators for low-power, high-precision applications, it pays to have a broad understanding of the latest technology in op amps. There are new types of devices with significant advantages over the traditional go-to parts. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Namrata Pandya of ON Semiconductor about … Read More → "Amplifiers & Comparators Designed for Low Power, Precision — ON Semiconductor and Mouser"

Create Multi-Band Sensor Networks with the LaunchPad SensorTag Kit — TI and Mouser Electronics

   Doing IoT development today can involve a number of different communications standards. There is no “one size fits all” for wireless protocols. Every application has its own needs and constraints. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Adrian Fernandez of Texas Instruments about the new LaunchPad SensorTag development kit – … Read More → "Create Multi-Band Sensor Networks with the LaunchPad SensorTag Kit — TI and Mouser Electronics"

Wide Band Gap: Silicon Carbide — ON Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics

  Wide bandgap materials such as silicon carbide are revolutionizing the power industry. From electric vehicles and charging stations to solar power to industrial power supplies, wide bandgap brings efficiency, improved thermal performance, size reduction, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brandon Becker from ON Semiconductor about the advantages … Read More → "Wide Band Gap: Silicon Carbide — ON Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"

Addressing Digital Implementation Challenges with Innovative Machine Learning Techniques

Machine learning is revolutionizing our designs these days with impressive new capabilities. But, have you considered using machine learning to actually create better designs? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rod Metcalf of Cadence Design Systems about how Cadence is using machine learning to help us get more out of our … Read More → "Addressing Digital Implementation Challenges with Innovative Machine Learning Techniques"


 
Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 1)
Max, As you likely recall, there was some great discussion regarding this subject on the late Programmable Planet website, before it was so ruthlessly destroyed by the Vogon contingent at UBM & Xilinx to make way for an interstellar billboard, without bothering to create a read-only public archive... With that ...

posted by Brian on Jan 23 at 6:13pm

 
 
Silexica Bridges the HLS Gap
Actually I meant Assignment expressions: more specifically SimpleAssignmentExpressions and BinaryExpressions as exposed by SyntaxWalker Nodes.Kind(). Lambdas are beyond what hardware designers need. Sadly, they probably don't even use conditional assignments or embedded memory blocks. Classes/Objects correspond to hardware modules. Get/Set can emulate handshaking among hardware modules. Arithmetic ...

posted by Karl Stevens on Jan 23 at 2:11pm

 
 
Silexica Bridges the HLS Gap
Regarding C#: we actually implemented HLS for C# with our Hastlayer project. It actually decompiles the compiled .NET assemblies with ILSpy instead of processing the C# source. An AST is created there as well and this way it can support the other .NET languages too. And this way it's possible ...

posted by zoltan.lehoczky on Jan 23 at 12:17pm

 
 
Silexica Bridges the HLS Gap
The C# compiler can be used to generate an AST from C source code. The SyntaxWalker emits nodes in the sequence for evaluation of if/else, while, for, expressions, etc . As far as I can tell HLS has (after 20 years or more of "maturing") is finally able to handle expressions ...

posted by Karl Stevens on Jan 23 at 8:37am

 
 
 
 
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