“With unit cost falling as the number of components per circuit rises, by 1975 economics may dictate squeezing as many as 65,000 components on a single silicon chip.”
– Gordon E. Moore, “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits,” Electronics, pp. 114–117, April 19, 1965.
Our shuttle bus driver exited 101 and began to weave through an increasingly narrow labyrinth of residential streets. There were eight or nine … Read More → "Intel’s Grand Vision"
How do you know when your IC design is done? When can you declare verification victory? These are the questions that coverage is supposed to help with. When your verification has covered the entire circuit, for lack of a more precise way of articulating it, then you’re done. (At least, with that part of the … Read More → "Formal and Simulation Covered Together"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the changing role of NAND flash in safety-based systems. Dave Hughes (CEO – HCC Embedded) joins us to discuss HCC’s “Safety Element out of Context” embedded software approach and how HCC helping engineers better use NAND flash in safety systems. Also this week, we give everyone another chance to win a “Hitchhiker’s Guide … Read More → "When Safety is King, NAND Reigns Supreme"
Processors and FPGAs go together like chocolate and peanut butter, but it took a few years to get the recipe just right. Early turn-of-the-millennium attempts included the Xilinx Virtex II Pro with an on-chip PowerPC processor core and Altera’s Excalibur device with an ARM922T processor core. These early products are considered market failures. Actually, Kevin Morris called the Altera Excalibur “a monumental flop” in his article titled “< … Read More → "Microsemi Joins RISC-V Love Fest with SoC FPGA"
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s interesting to attend a religious revival meeting when you’re not a member of that particular denomination. It’s a bit like attending a political rally as an outsider, or buying tickets to a live concert even though you hate the band but your … Read More → "RISC-V: The Groundswell Continues"