Nobody Wants A Failed Prototype – System-Level Simulation with Clarity 3D Transient Solver

In today’s ever-changing electronic engineering ecosystem, system modeling is more important than ever before. In this week’s podcast, Brad Griffin (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss the limitations of system-level modeling today, how system analysis challenges are driving new levels of performance, and how Clarity 3D Transient Solver addresses critical system-level EMI challenges. Also this week, we take a look at the PufferBot – a … Read More → "Nobody Wants A Failed Prototype – System-Level Simulation with Clarity 3D Transient Solver"

Why Universities Want RISC-V

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” – W. Edwards Deming

New microprocessor designs often emerge from universities. But how often do processors go back into universities? 

It’s a new decade, so a new processor is in fashion. Like hemlines and boy bands, processors rise and fall in popularity. There was the … Read More → "Why Universities Want RISC-V"

Create Your Own RTOS in 1 Hour (Part 1)

“What fresh hell is this?” – Dorothy Parker

Want a fun late-summer project? Looking for a source of frustration? Need a quick hack to polish up your programming resume? Let’s create our own RTOS using the built-in hardware features of the x86 processor family and very little code. 

Calling this an “RTOS” … Read More → "Create Your Own RTOS in 1 Hour (Part 1)"

Return of VPX – Standards, Trends and Supply Chain Security

In this week’s podcast, we have a virtual grab bag of electronic engineering goodness. We start things off with a story about the unique exploration of the Bennu asteroid. We take a closer look at how  NASA’S OSIRIS-REx mission successfully mapped out Bennu’s gravity field and how this information has provided vital clues about the formation of asteroids. Also this week, Rob Persons (Smart Embedded Computing) … Read More → "Return of VPX – Standards, Trends and Supply Chain Security"

Flex Logix Joins the Race to the Inferencing Edge

Have you noticed that there seem to be a lot more products flaunting the fact that they are “Gluten Free” on the supermarket shelves these days? This sort of thing is obviously of interest to the estimated one person out of a hundred who has Celiac disease and is therefore intolerant to gluten, but do these product labels convey useful information … Read More → "Flex Logix Joins the Race to the Inferencing Edge"

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Smart Embedded Vision with PolarFire FPGAs

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Microchip

In embedded vision applications, doing AI inference at the edge is often required in order to meet performance and latency demands. But, AI inference requires massive computing power, which can exceed our overall power budget. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Avery Williams of Microchip about using FPGAs to get the machine vision performance you need, without blowing your power, form factor, and thermal requirements.

More information about Microsemi / Microchip PolarFire FPGA Video & Imaging Kit

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New package technology improves EMI and thermal performance with smaller solution size

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Power supply designers have a new tool in their effort to achieve balance between efficiency, size, and thermal performance with DC/DC power modules. The Enhanced HotRod™ QFN package technology from Texas Instruments enables engineers to address design challenges with an easy-to-use footprint that resembles a standard QFN. This new package type combines the advantages of flip-chip-on-lead with the improved thermal performance presented by a large thermal die attach pad (DAP).

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Posted on Oct 28 at 2:04pm by brucehoult
It's simply not true that there are no legal alternatives to RISC-V if your sponsors require you to use an "entanglement-free" instruction set. There are a number of other choices, including OpenRISC, SPARCv8 (fairly widely used in Europe in the form of the LEON core), SuperH (including SH4 now). Proponents ...
Posted on Oct 28 at 4:53am by Pravi21
Is it possible to run RTOS on a x86 architecture? As far I have understood RTOS is for low end microcontrollers where as general purpose os is for high end architectures. RTOS are developed to bring some OS concepts to microcontrollers. See the link below. ...
Posted on Oct 26 at 10:13am by tipalo
This reminds me of my first Assembler code, back in 1976, :-) But any RTOS is only a common OS, with a time constraint, see Wiki What about a real RTOS, as an example an OS written exclusively in VHDL/Verilog, while connecting ...
Posted on Oct 25 at 7:02pm by 迈克尔0820
I am also starting to learn about motors, but it seems a bit difficult. Hope I can stick to it.
Posted on Oct 16 at 7:48pm by Kevin Morris
Thanks Sudhir!
Posted on Oct 15 at 6:31am by sudhirkeejournal
Great article Kevin! :)
Posted on Oct 14 at 9:29am by Kevin Morris
@williamlee - Way to lead with an attack on our ethics. Classy. EE Journal has a strict policy to not consider commercial interests in our editorial. And, neither Intel nor Xilinx has been a sponsor for at least the last two years, partially because we sometimes wrote what we believed ...
Posted on Oct 14 at 8:27am by williamlee2112
This article comes off like an "Intel Sponsored Hit Piece" against an AMD and Xilinx merger. You seem to have conviently ignored the Fact that AMD's aquisition of ATI Graphics decades ago was and still is a Foundational part of AMD's unified success with the CPU and GPU business. Are ...
Posted on Oct 12 at 6:52am by JayN
Has Intel mentioned support of slave CPUs via CXL as accelerators in oneAPI?
Posted on Oct 8 at 7:08am by Max Maxfield
The first episode of the new TV series "Next" aired just two days ago as I pen these words The story features a high-functioning AI that gets out "into the wild" -- seriously, is it time to be scared yet?
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