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August 1, 2021


Machine Learning and The New Age of Intelligent Chip Design

by Amelia Dalton

Machine learning is once again taking center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Rod Metcalfe (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the role of machine learning in the future of chip design, why implementation teams are having a hard time keeping up with today’s advanced node designs, and how advancements in computer science are helping usher in a new age of intelligent chip design. I also take a closer look at how a team of researchers is using machine learning to help us more accurately predict how new materials deform, fail and even transfer heat at the atomic scale.

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Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)

by Max Maxfield
Xilinx Launches Versal HBM
Busting the Memory Bottleneck
by Kevin Morris
Quadric CPU Combines AI with Conventional Code
Parallel 256-core Machine Handles Both C and TensorFlow
by Jim Turley
How Many Computers Are in Your Computer?
Turing-Complete Machines Hide in the Oddest Places
by Jim Turley

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Aug 1, 2021
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Jul 30, 2021
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Jul 29, 2021
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July 30, 2021

Infineon introduces industry’s first USB PD 3.1 high-voltage microcontroller with higher wattage support

Abaco Systems Announces New Hardware Development Kit for User Development of Unallocated FPGA Resources

24 & 36 Watt Medical & Industrial AC/DC Power Supplies with Multiple Mounting Options

Nexperia’s new bipolar junction transistors in DPAK-package deliver high reliability performance for automotive and industrial applications

SmartDV Leads Industry with Greatest Number of Design and Verification MIPI Protocol Standards Solutions for Mobile Applications

July 29, 2021

Qorvo Biotechnologies Omnia™ SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test Platform Validated in National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funded Study

TDK expands its range of coupled inductors

Cadence Tensilica Xtensa Processors Address Most Stringent Automotive Functional Safety Requirements with Full ISO 26262 Compliance to ASIL-D

VadaTech Announces a Rugged, High speed DSP unit utilizing Xilinx VU13P with Integrated Layer 3 Managed Switch

Sintecs Joins Altium’s Nexar Ecosystem

The 2021 RISC-V Summit to Co-Locate with the 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco

July 28, 2021

Concurrent Technologies Launches New Rugged 3U VPX I/O Intensive Plug In Card

Renesas and Syntiant Develop Voice-Controlled Multimodal AI Solution Combining Advanced Vision and Voice Technologies

Greenliant Samples Ultra-High Endurance Industrial SATA M.2 SSDs

Mobix Labs Introduces Ultra-Wideband mmWave 5G Beamformer

DVCon U.S. 2022 Announces Call for Panel, Short Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

July 27, 2021

World’s smallest and thinnest standard logic DHXQFN packages from Nexperia in 14, 16, 20 and 24 pins

CUI Devices Adds Modular Connectors Line to Connectors Portfolio

InnovationLab and Trelleborg develop an innovative logistics system based on printed sensors

Compact Power Supplies Offer Rare Combination Of Safety Standards For Industrial and Consumer Applications

STMicroelectronics Manufactures First 200mm Silicon Carbide Wafers

Artemis Vision Creates Advanced Machine Vision Solutions Using OnLogic Computers

Synopsys Advances Application Security Testing for Developers with Rapid Scan

Replace Silicon IGBTs with Industry’s Most Rugged Silicon Carbide Power Solutions Now Available at 1700V

8-Channel ReDriver with Internal Coupling Capacitors from Diodes Incorporated Enhances Signal Quality in High-Speed UPI 2.0 and PCIe 4.0 Interfaces


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Accelerate Intelligent SLAM with DesignWare ARC EV Processor IP

Sponsored by Synopsys

Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms build a map and determine location in the map at the same time. But how can you speed up the results? This demo shows how ARC EV processor IP with CNN engine accelerates KudanSLAM algorithms.

Click here for more information about DesignWare ARC EV Processors for Embedded Vision


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Vibrant Super Resolution (SR-GAN) with DesignWare ARC EV Processor IP

Sponsored by Synopsys

Super resolution constructs high-res images from low-res. Neural networks like SR-GAN can generate missing data to achieve impressive results. This demo shows SR-GAN running on ARC EV processor IP from Synopsys to generate beautiful images.

Click here for more information about DesignWare ARC EV Processors for Embedded Vision


featured chalk talk

Security Regulations Drive Requirements

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Silicon Labs

IoT Security certification schemes can be complex, but security identities and security certification inheritance can make this aspect of your IoT design quite a bit easier. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Dow from Silicon Labs about the current state of global security regulations, the difference between physical and logical attacks, and how Silicon Labs SoCs and modules can help you solve the security demands of your next design.

Click here for more information about Silicon Labs EFR32xG21B SoC & xGM210P Modules with Secure Vault

Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics

  If you are working on a low-power IoT design, you are going to face power issues that can get quite complicated. Addressing these issues earlier in your design process can save you a lot of time, effort, and frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther from Nordic Semiconductor … Read More → "Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"

Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens

  In the realm of automotive designs, safety must reign above all else. But the question remains: how can we innovate within the constraints of today’s safety standards? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob Bates from Siemens about the role ISO 26262 plays when it comes to COTS and open … Read More → "Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens"

Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics

  Today’s video applications require enormous amounts of compute performance on small power budgets. And, the wide variety of specifications, rates, and resolutions makes flexibility a key design requirement. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Omi Oliyide of Intel about how Intel FPGAs are ideal to take on even the most … Read More → "Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics"

IsoMOV — Bourns and Mouser Electronics

   Today, your circuit protection device needs to be versatile, handling a wide range of conditions with long-life low capacitance, low leakage, and state-of-the-art energy handling density. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Paul Smith from Bourns about IsoMOV – a new integrated circuit protection that brings together the most … Read More → "IsoMOV — Bourns and Mouser Electronics"

Why Measure C02 Indoor Air Quality? — Sensirion and Mouser Electronics

  The amount of carbon dioxide in the air can be a key indicator in indoor air quality and improving our indoor air quality can have a slew of benefits including increased energy efficiency, increased cognitive performance, and also the reduction of the risk for viral infection. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton … Read More → "Why Measure C02 Indoor Air Quality? — Sensirion and Mouser Electronics"

Simplifying Brushless Motor Controls with Toshiba Motor Control Solutions — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics

  Making sure your motor control design is efficient and ready for primetime can be a complicated process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Alan Li from Toshiba about the basics of brushless motor control, more advanced variables including lead angle control and intelligent phase control and most importantly, how you … Read More → "Simplifying Brushless Motor Controls with Toshiba Motor Control Solutions — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics"

OneDrive Down the Road to Madness
2021 now and I fell in the same trap. I keep thinking that MS launches its products to early just to avoid giving space to competitors. They have always had a poor/no quality nor user experience testing. I lost a lot of files, and there's no one to blame but ...

posted by pelado on Jul 27 at 6:24pm

Quadric CPU Combines AI with Conventional Code
Thanks Jim for all your scribbling and best wishes for enjoyably retirement!

posted by DaveN on Jul 27 at 11:10am

How Many Computers Are in Your Computer?
Could it be that the wrong types of computational machines are being used, i.e. a stored program model? C/C++ software models are being developed that program an FPGA directly, but converting this model to a computational machine is difficult. The advantage of this model though, is that the ...

posted by ronl@youknowsolutions.com on Jul 27 at 8:56am

If You Can’t Trust TrustInSoft, Who Can You Trust?
As an extra little snippet, EEJournal's very own Amelia Dalton just emailed me to say: "I know the Uni-piper (Darth Vader playing the bagpipes)! His kids go to my son's old school. Portland is such a small town. :)" I tell you; the whole "six degrees of separation" (and "six degrees ...

posted by Max Maxfield on Jul 22 at 8:25am

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