Survival of the Fittest

Evolution takes center stage this week’s episode of Fish Fry! To start things off, I investigate how a baby ostrich and a robotic dinosaur on a treadmill might have just helped solve the mystery of the evolution of avian flight.  Next, I chat with Rob Persons (Artseyn Embedded Technologies) about the evolution of tactical systems and the role encryption will play … Read More → "Survival of the Fittest"

Acceleration Battlefield

The market for accelerating specialized data center workloads is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years. The acceleration market was estimated to be in the two-billion-dollar range in 2018, and it is expected to grow to a staggering $21 billion by 2023 – around a 50% CAGR. This growth is not unexpected. The world is producing data at an exponentially growing rate. Estimates are that something like 90% of all … Read More → "Acceleration Battlefield"

Another Fine Mesh

“There is no shame is being ambivalent about almost everything in your life.” – Louis Theroux

Hey, kids, let’s all make something! If your STEM summer camp counselor has got you soldering instead of swimming, chances are you’re building some sort of home-automation appliance. Which means you’re probably hacking hardware, slinging code, and testing network compatibility. Well, Silicon Labs has … Read More → "Another Fine Mesh"

More AI Moves into EDA

Anyone who’s anyone has at least one AI angle working for them. Unwilling to settle for just one angle, Mentor Graphics discussed two angles at this summer’s DAC. As an EDA company, they have two specific opportunities to find value with AI. One is to improve the design tools they provide; the other is to create design tools specifically for AI designs. Very different … Read More → "More AI Moves into EDA"

From Chip to City and Back Again

“Here’s your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin’ overboard.
The transportation is here.
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are.” – Talking Heads

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the complexities of data processing in coming age of 5G. Wade Smith (ANSYS) joins us to discuss the challenges of 5G … Read More → "From Chip to City and Back Again"

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Posted on Aug 15 at 12:11am by TotallyLost
And then, Cray and AMD wins the $600m El Capitan contract for a 1.5 exaflop super computer system, nearly an order of magnitude faster than Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) 150 petaflop system that's held the top spot for a few years. Some of the press reports are claiming AMD Epyc ...
Posted on Aug 12 at 8:51am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of Mentor's use of AI for litho-friendly design?
Posted on Aug 5 at 8:58am by Bryon Moyer
Today we saw eSilicon's experience in the cloud; DH2i's new means of establishing secure, precise connections, and Excelfore's approach to uploading data when connectivity isn't guaranteed. What do you think about these things?
Posted on Jul 29 at 12:39pm by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of SureCore's approach to custom SRAM? And do you see Imec's metal hardmask as a game changer for SOT-MRAM?
Posted on Jul 29 at 5:27am by Samonitari
I also beg to differ! @Brucehoult already confuted many of your points, most of which you ignored. The ones you retorted are weak points I think. - You replied to Bruve that there is no official definition of a load-store architecture, the term itself is hazy. Then, maybe, don't imply ...
Posted on Jul 24 at 11:35am by TotallyLost
The bigger questions are centered around what are the applications driving this and why? From my arm chair and lab, it seems to be more of a change in applications being sold as a service so that software vendors have a steady locked in revenue stream ... rather than being sold ...
Posted on Jul 22 at 8:34am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of these security ideas that focus on the application layer?
Posted on Jul 17 at 2:56am by JeanToomey
I feel like state education become less and less important and it’s easier and more effective to learn everything independently, because you know what kind of results you want to have and what kind of information you need. Well, I’m going to college already, but since I found <...
Posted on Jul 15 at 2:45pm by Azmat
typo These improvements will come at MUCH lower cap costs THAN the next gen process upgrade.
Posted on Jul 15 at 2:44pm by Azmat
We like to build products to highest desired performance even if features are rarely, if ever, used. I dont even know all the stuff cramped in to my 16 iPhone6; all i know is that i keep running out of storage!! The underlying drive towards super-integration is the border interaction. The ...
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Aug 16, 2019
Earlier this week I was in Shanghai for CDNLive China. More about what was said there next week. Today's post is about getting to the hotel where CDNLive was held from the airport. Doesn't... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Aug 14, 2019
This is the first release of a few phases of a new login system for This replaces a system that was built in 2011 and has been running well ever since. But, technology changes over time, and it was time for an upgrade. Here are some additional details about the fe...
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Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics Today’s smart home technologies have to balance scalability in performance, low power, heat dissipation, encoding and decoding standards, and much more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Ruthenbeck of NXP about the nuts and bolts of smart home technology, with a virtual tour of the ultimate smart home. Click … Read More → "Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Computing at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Edge computing is not the realm of one-size-fits-all computing. Real-world systems have a variety of node hardware that needs to be managed and secured. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Altaf Hussain from NXP about the complications of (and some solutions for) edge computing with NXP’s Layerscape processors. Click here … Read More → "Computing at the Edge — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Demystifying Wireless! Key Considerations for Adding Wireless to Your IoT Solution — Digi & Mouser Adding wireless connectivity to your IoT design can be a major challenge in an already-crowded schedule. And, doing it as an afterthought can cause all kinds of trouble. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andrew Reiter from Digi International about a holistic approach to designing wireless connected designs. Click here … Read More → "Demystifying Wireless! Key Considerations for Adding Wireless to Your IoT Solution — Digi & Mouser"
High Speed Cable Product Technology   Today’s multi-gigabit high speed serial connections demand a new generation of cables and connectors. With PAM4 and speeds reaching 56 and 112 Gbps, older technology cannot deliver the signal integrity you need. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff from Samtec about keeping those eyes wide open with … Read More → "High Speed Cable Product Technology"
High Accuracy Temperature Sensors — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics  Many applications require industrial-grade, high-accuracy temperature sensors. But, choosing the correct sensor for your industrial design can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Punya Prakesh of Texas Instruments about the challenges of high-accuracy sensors, the factors to consider when designing with them, and how to choose the … Read More → "High Accuracy Temperature Sensors — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics  The electric car revolution is here. But if we are going to keep pace with the global regulations set into place into the next couple of years, we need to start starting talking about battery management systems, voltage isolation, and a whole lot more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics"