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During research for my recent 6-part article series on the early transistor makers, I tried to find information on the companies that attended the 1952 Bell Labs Transistor Symposium, yet clearly never made transistors. One of those companies was listed as “The Baldwin Company.” Searching the Internet, the closest match I could find for that corporate name was the Baldwin Piano Company. I wondered, what thread could … Read More → "Winston Kock: Right Place, Right Time, Right Idea"

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Way back in the mists of time we used to call 2020, the guys and gals at Synopsys launched (Design Space Optimization AI), which they described as being “The industry’s first autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) application for chip design.”

As they said at that time, “ searches for optimization targets in very large solution spaces of chip design, utilizing reinforcement … Read More → "100+ AI-Designed SoCs and Counting!"

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Posted on Mar 21 at 9:15am by Steven Leibson
Thanks TomLoredo. I agree. Kock should be more widely known. I'm hoping this article helps.
Posted on Mar 21 at 7:40am by TomLoredo
What a fantastic story—a fascinating subject in Kock, whose EE/applied physics story is very well-told here. Thanks for bringing him to my attention. Despite having been interested in electronics in the musical instrument (MI) industry since the early 1980s, I'd never heard of Kock. Clearly, he should be ...
Posted on Mar 21 at 5:52am by Steven Leibson
Thanks Wally. I had to add another chapter to the early transistor makers story. Look for it next week. Then, in April, I've got another series starting on the early history of MOS. Had a great time writing that one.
Posted on Mar 20 at 9:20am by wally
Steven, Another great historical study of our industry! Wally
Posted on Mar 18 at 9:31am by Karl Stevens
Hi, Max. Here are some assignment expressions that I am using for debug. As simple as I can imagine. The main() is to get the compiler's attention and really does nothing. main() z = 2 * 3 - 4 * 5; A = 11 + 12 * 13 - (14 + 15) * 10; X = 2 * 3 + 4 * 5; y = y + 1; x = 5 - 10; B = 4 + 6 - 17; y = 2 + 3 * 4 - 4; X = 2 * 3 + 4 * 5; y = 2 + 3 * 4 - 4; y = 0; y = 2 + 3 * 4 ...
Posted on Mar 17 at 7:12am by Max Maxfield
Oooh -- you may have just named a future generation of their tool!!!
Posted on Mar 17 at 7:11am by Max Maxfield
I hear a lot of good things about HLS, but I also hear that it's not quite as easy to use as one might hope (not exactly push-button, as it were).
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FTTx equipments, such as fiber optic cable, OTDR, optical power meter, optical fiber splitter and so on, are available
Posted on Mar 16 at 11:53am by eMMbEE
Several year ago we crossed some emails. In a comment you mentioned a chap for whom a logic design, e.g. the gates, popped-up in variouse colors. Such persons are called synaethists. But you had forgotten his name and there was no chance for me to get in contact with ...
Posted on Mar 16 at 6:34am by Karl Stevens
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