Controlling the Spectrum and the Future of Battlefield Tech

Embedded computing is the name of the game in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. First up, Roy Keeler (ADLINK) and I chat about how we can overcome processor speed bumps, the general rule of thumb when it comes to spectrum dominance, and the evolution (and future trajectory) of GPPs. In our second interview this week, Mike Slonosky (Curtiss-Wright) and I talk about the increased … Read More → "Controlling the Spectrum and the Future of Battlefield Tech"

Richard Feynman and Quantum Computing

Richard Feynman, probably the most colourful physicist of the twentieth century, as well as one of the most important, was born a hundred years ago, on May 11th 1918. In a long career, there were some significant highlights.  Before he was thirty, he was responsible for running the computing unit at Los Alamos, where rooms full of women working … Read More → "Richard Feynman and Quantum Computing"

More AI at the Edge

AI in edge devices is expected to experience mind-blowing growth over the next half decade, with predictions exceeding 100% CAGR. That means our IoT devices are going to be getting smart, and doing it quickly. Most of the applications of AI in edge or endpoint devices centers on sensors. Our devices are equipped with increasing numbers of increasingly complicated sensors, drowning our devices in data. In most applications, however, it … Read More → "More AI at the Edge"

MCUs For the Indecisive

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T. S. Eliot

The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. We know we want wireless, but what kind? We want sensor interfaces, but which type? We need networking, but from whom?

Let me introduce you to a little company from Dallas that solves all those problems at once. … Read More → "MCUs For the Indecisive"

Silicon Carbide’s Time to Shine

We’re running the gamut of electronic design in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. Chris Dries (CEO – UnitedSiC) and I discuss some common cascode issues facing hardware designers today and what UnitedSiC is doing to help ease the pain of those issues. We also chat about the advantages (and limitations) of silicon carbide and why he thinks silicon carbide will become the semiconductor of choice for power … Read More → "Silicon Carbide’s Time to Shine"

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Posted on May 25 at 8:23am by Eejournalguy
You wrote, "(Quantum computing) will be a powerful new tool that will transform data processing." True. And when cancer is cured, availability of hospital palliative care beds will rise sharply. Can somebody below, an imaginative way to describe the implications of Quantum Computational resources? Rather unimaginatively, I would say, "the ...
Posted on May 21 at 8:29am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of double quantum wells as qubits?
Posted on May 16 at 10:02am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Cadence's new vision IP and Micron's new memory?
Posted on May 12 at 2:53am by TotallyLost
And why is this important ... because a large number of high end devices that failed due to market pressure post DOT. COM bust, can now be re-implemented at COTS prices and be highly profitable.
Posted on May 12 at 2:43am by TotallyLost
Probably the most notable thing about the smallest Polarfire device with 109K LUTs, is that it's probably significantly more powerful than Xilinx's decade old flagship Virtex-II and Virtex-II/PRO products (XC2V8000 with 104K LUT's and XC2VP125 with 125K LUT's), at a tiny fraction of the Xilinx list price ... ...
Posted on May 7 at 8:35am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think about what Coventor has added to SEMulator3D?
Posted on May 2 at 2:47pm by Kev
None of the processors have really been RISC for a long time, the ISAs are for RISC processors of long ago, and the internals of the CPUs are now largely independent of the instruction sets. MIPS guys told me a while back they were breaking with backward compatibility because they ...
Posted on May 2 at 11:14am by Karl Stevens
Finally some sanity! The mythical "execute all instructions in one cycle" BS was pure nonsense from day one. Loads and stores take one cycle PLUS THE MEMORY ACCESS TIME -- meanwhile IF THERE ARE ANY IN THE PIPE they can execute. CPUs circa 1960 -- almost 60 years ago -- had interleaved ...
Posted on Apr 30 at 8:55am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Excelfore's infrastructure for enabling the car/cloud conversation?
Posted on Apr 26 at 6:52pm by TotallyLost
It took less for the advanced civilizations from thousands of years ago to be wiped from existence ... where only grand buildings and public projects remain, without any other clues about their lives. We have trouble deciphering their stone tablets ... I suspect those that follow us will have even a harder ...
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May 25, 2018
As I mentioned in my last post , I attended one day of the Embedded Vision Summit this week, and as I did last year , I had a great time learning about vision applications in the AI landscape. Last year, I attended more of the '€œFundamentals'€ and '€œBusiness Insights...
May 25, 2018
A key component of any high-speed signal path is the interconnect.  Design engineers must identify the right connector (or connectors) and the best performance for the application. At 56 Gbps PAM4 data rates (and higher), connector selection becomes more challenging. Interco...
May 24, 2018
Amazon has apparently had an Echo hiccup of the sort that would give customers bad dreams. It sent a random conversation to a random contact. A couple had installed numerous Alexa-enabled devices in the home. At some point, they had a conversation '€“ as couples are wont to...
chalk talks
Isolated Your Signals? How About Power?   You’ve isolated your signals, but what about power? Today’s designs require careful engineering of power isolation to keep things working in tough environments. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Neel Seshan of Texas Instruments about new components that will help solve your power isolation woes. Click here for more … Read More → "Isolated Your Signals? How About Power?"
That Moment When You Can’t Get MLCCs (and what to do about it)   There’s a major shortage of MLCC capacitors these days, but that just might be your opportunity to check out the advantages of Tantalum Polymer. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Wilmer Companioni of KEMET about the special properties of Tantalum Polymer capacitors. Click here for more information about KEMET KOCAP … Read More → "That Moment When You Can’t Get MLCCs (and what to do about it)"
Addressing Challenges with Large SerDes System Designs  The latest high-speed SerDes standards put high demands on PCB design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Cristian Filip of Mentor about best practices and tools you can apply to implementing and validating the SerDes design on your next circuit board. Click here for more information about SerDes Channel Design … Read More → "Addressing Challenges with Large SerDes System Designs"
Deep Learning with MATLAB   Many engineers want to take advantage of deep learning in their applications, but don’t have the AI background needed to develop the models. MathWorks is out to change all that. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Girish Venkataramani from the MathWorks about using MATLAB to build deep learning applications. … Read More → "Deep Learning with MATLAB"
Smart IoT Design  To get your IoT product to market fast, you need a capable development platform and processor. Getting rid of the friction in your development process can help keep your schedule on track. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Mark Ruthenbeck of NXP about using the latest generation of the i.MX … Read More → "Smart IoT Design"
Bluetooth Low Energy for Automotive   Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) is showing up all over the IoT these days, but what about automobiles? It turns out BLE is great for a number of automotive applications as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Limoges from Texas Instruments about BLE for automotive use. Click here … Read More → "Bluetooth Low Energy for Automotive"