Calling All Chiplets! Eliyan and the Ultimate Chiplet Interconnect

My podcast this week is all about chiplets, chiplet interconnects, and the Bunch of Wires (BoW) chiplet interconnect architecture! My guests hail from Eliyan – who is leading the pack when it comes to chiplet interconnect technology. Ramin Farjadrad (Co-founder and CEO), Patrick Soheili (Co-founder & Head of Business and Corporate Development) and Syrus Ziai (Co-founder & VP of Engineering)  … Read More → "Calling All Chiplets! Eliyan and the Ultimate Chiplet Interconnect"

Performing Extreme AI Analog Compute Sans Semiconductors

Generally speaking, I tend to duck when someone lobs a business-related press release in my direction. Call me a techno-weenie if you will, but I really don’t care to learn that Company A has been pondering the possibility of potentially signing a letter of intent with Company B to establish a framework within which to commence discussions about the prospect of collaborating on some vaguely … Read More → "Performing Extreme AI Analog Compute Sans Semiconductors"

Intel Finally Launches Sapphire Rapids: It’s All About The Accelerators, Baby

After many delays, Intel has finally launched the long-awaited Sapphire Rapids family of server processors, now named the 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series. Both names are mouthfuls, which has become typical of Intel product naming. Also typical is Intel’s ability to change the playing field to its advantage. Here, … Read More → "Intel Finally Launches Sapphire Rapids: It’s All About The Accelerators, Baby"

NASA Recruits Microchip, SiFive, and RISC-V to Develop 12-Core Processor SoC for Autonomous Space Missions

NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) has selected Microchip to design and manufacture the multi-core High Performance Spaceflight Computer (HPSC) microprocessor SoC based on eight RISC-V X280 cores from SiFive with vector-processing instruction extensions organized into two clusters, with four additional RISC-V cores added for general-purpose computing. The project’s operational goal is to develop “flight computing technology that will provide at least 100 times the computational … Read More → "NASA Recruits Microchip, SiFive, and RISC-V to Develop 12-Core Processor SoC for Autonomous Space Missions"

Interoperability and Innovation with Open Standards: Embedded Tech Trends 2023

Open standards take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Recorded in person at this year’s Embedded Tech Trends Conference, Dean Holman (President/Executive Director – VITA Technologies) joins me to discuss the newest developments in the VITA organization and why open standards are crucial to the development of intelligent embedded systems worldwide. Keeping with our open standards theme, Ken Grob and Mark Littlefield (Elma Electronic) also … Read More → "Interoperability and Innovation with Open Standards: Embedded Tech Trends 2023"

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Today’s automotive seat design must keep in mind size, cost, battery life and passing EMC testing. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rick Browarski from Infineon investigate the newest innovations in automotive electronic seat control. They take a closer look at the anatomy of power seats today, the role that an ECU plays in the control of electronic seats and how Infineon chip set offerings can help you with your next smart power seat design.

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Posted on Feb 6 at 12:02pm by Max Maxfield
You can but ask them (make sure you let them know that you heard about them here on :-)
Posted on Feb 5 at 9:47pm by theboom
All extremely exciting! Mythic's work also seems very exciting. I can think of the perfect application for this technology. I wonder if the folks at EnCharge or Mythic would like to support an educational nonprofit :)
Posted on Feb 5 at 11:03am by Brane212
While title is hinting at some revolutionary revelation, article is devoid of any useful information. As they say, it's chke full of information as much as shit is full of vitamines. Bla blaa blaa, "high bandwith", blaa bla "low energy for transfer" blaa blah... And great connecting story. Imagine that. ...
Posted on Feb 2 at 7:19am by Max Maxfield
Hi Dan -- I love Karnaugh maps -- I'm always blown away by what a great idea they are. Are you familiar with Reed-Müller logic? The idea here is that some digital functions can be difficult to optimize if they are represented in the conventional sum-of-products or product-of-sums forms, ...
Posted on Feb 2 at 7:14am by Max Maxfield
I would love to see it -- but I'm 100% loaded at the moment (and not in a good way with alcohol) -- there's just so many fun things to do and not enough time to do them all :-(
Posted on Jan 30 at 10:04am by Karl Stevens
Hi, Johnny. You wrote "The pleasure of pure digital design." Amen. And if I remember correctly , adding 1's Complement with a "Hot 1" into low order position does a subtract and has been used in computers. Here is an evolving "source syntax" that I think is easy to parse using C#; ...
Posted on Jan 30 at 7:54am by Dan Boschen
Tra-laaaaa!!!! What a great high performance work-out with implementing fixed point arithmetic. Kudos Max and I now know why you are "Max the Magnificent". Karnough Mapping ( is one additional approach to add for the solution to the black-box problem.
Posted on Jan 28 at 7:08am by Karl Stevens
Me to me: I cannot find the link, will have to try something different. Sorry
Posted on Jan 27 at 11:18am by Karl Stevens
If you have Windows, Visual Studio 2022, and want to peek at my Bloop project ... Boolean Logic oop, I will put it on DropBox or Git. This started out as a new kind of computer that took only a couple of hundred LUTs and 3 dual port Block Rams on an FPGA ...
Posted on Jan 27 at 10:36am by Max Maxfield
"I have a syntax and parser/builder/debugger in development." Email me ( when you have everything up and running -- there could be an article there :-)
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