For Your Holiday Shopping Pleasure: Paco Rabanne’s New Fragrance for Men goes Electronic

Just in time for Black Friday, here’s a holiday gift idea for that hard-to-please nerd on your list: Phantom, Paco Rabanne’s new fragrance for men, has been electronified. Now you can have just what was missing in men’s colognes, … Read More → "For Your Holiday Shopping Pleasure: Paco Rabanne’s New Fragrance for Men goes Electronic"

Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! OKdo

We are switching things up for our sixth installment of my new special edition series of our long-running Fish Fry podcast called “Makers Today!”, where we highlight the movers and shakers in the maker space. In this month’s episode, my guests are Katie Clubb and Richard Curtin from OKdo! Katie, Richard and I chat about OKdo’s mission to encourage inspiration with the Okdo Projects Hub, … Read More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! OKdo"

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

On your mark. Get set. Let’s fry some fish! In this week’s podcast I am happy to bring in Joe Speed from ADLINK to talk all about the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the first autonomous race car competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Joe and I dig into some of the behind-the-scenes work at this first of its kind autonomous challenge including details of the ADLINK AVA-3501 series … Read More → "The Indy Autonomous Challenge"

Xilinx Unveils U55C Data Center Card

With Supercomputing 2021 underway this week, all eyes are focused on high-performance computing (HPC) and the incredible advances we are seeing in the world’s fastest computers. (OK, not really ALL eyes, some are still focused on Tik Tok and… well, you know).

The landscape in HPC is changing rapidly, with supercomputers playing a much larger role in solving the world’ … Read More → "Xilinx Unveils U55C Data Center Card"

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Vibration Sensing with LoRaWAN

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Advantech

Vibration sensing is an integral part of today’s connected industrial designs but Bluetooth, WiFi, and Zigbee may not be the best solution for this kind of sensing in an industrial setting. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andrew Lund about LoRaWAN for vibration sensing. They investigate why LoRaWAN is perfect for industrial vibration sensing, the role that standards play in these kinds of systems, and why 3 axis detection and real-time monitoring can make all the difference in your next industrial design.

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3D-IC Design Challenges and Requirements

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

3D-ICs are expected to have a broad impact on networking, graphics, AI/ML, and high-performance computing. While there’s interest in 3D-ICs, it’s still in its early phases. Standard definitions are lacking, the supply chain ecosystem is in flux, and design, analysis, verification, and test challenges need to be resolved. Read this white paper to learn about 3D integration and packaging of multiple stacked dies, design challenges, ecosystem requirements, and needed solutions.

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Design Low-Energy Audio/Voice Capability for Hearables, Wearables & Always-On Devices

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

Designing an always-on system that needs to conserve battery life? Need to also include hands-free voice control for your users? Watch this video to learn how you can reduce the energy consumption of devices with small batteries and provide a solution for a greener world with the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi 1 DSP family.

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Posted on Nov 24 at 6:42am by JimLewis
I just read the first 10 pages of the court case. I think just stating the conclusion egregiously misrepresents the general situation: > But we hold that the copying here at issue nonetheless constituted a fair use. Hence, Google’s copying did not violate the copyright law The key points that ...
Posted on Nov 18 at 4:03pm by Steven Leibson
Happy to meet another Mostek 3870 user, DavidSG. We're rare as hen's teeth although Wikipedia claims that the F8/3870 architecture was once very popular. Nothing like the 8051 or the prolific PIC series, though.
Posted on Nov 17 at 4:43pm by DavidSG
I was sitting around for several years waiting for "a computer on a chip". I'd had encounters with the PDP8 and Nova minicomputers, and fully grocked the potential of such devices. When the 4004 came out I took one look and said "Nah! I want one chip, not 3". Similar for the 8008. ...
Posted on Nov 17 at 6:44am by Max Maxfield
My chum Jay Dowling just emailed me to say: "Hi Max, re your FPGA P&R article -- I had a macro I would use for Altera to get the best results. They use some kind of hash of the design as the seed to a random number generator used ...
Posted on Nov 17 at 6:23am by Steven Leibson
Neigh, Max. I didn't have hands-on experience with the 4004. Just a bunch of other microprocessors that followed.
Posted on Nov 16 at 9:24am by Max Maxfield
My friend Peter Traneus Anderson (a.k.a. Traneus Rex) correctly answered my poser as follows: Twists = 0.25 Edges = 1 Faces = 1 Orbits = 4 Peter then went on to pose a conundrum of his own as follows: For zero radians twist per rotation around the donut, we have your 0-degree case. For pi radians ...
Posted on Nov 16 at 8:01am by Max Maxfield
Hi Steve -- I've read a lot about the 4004 (I have one of the original ceramic packaged devices in my little collection) -- most of it was reasonably accurate but some of the details got a little fluffy around the edges -- so I'm really enjoying reading your "from the ...
Posted on Nov 15 at 9:30am by Max Maxfield
This is my bad -- I intended the following to be posted on my column Tortuously Topological Toroidal Transformations (a.k.a. Donut Math) (https://www.eejournal.com/article/tortuously-topological-toroidal-transformations-a-k-a-donut-math/) ----------------------- My friend Peter Traneus Anderson (a.k.a. Traneus Rex) correctly answered the first part of my poser as ...
Posted on Nov 12 at 9:02am by Max Maxfield
Would this be a good time to remind you of my 3-part miniseries: "The Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse -- Is It Time to Be Scared Yet? (Here's a clue -- the answer is a resounding 'Yes!'") https://www.eejournal.com/article/the-artificial-intelligence-apocalypse-part-3/
Posted on Nov 11 at 6:27am by Max Maxfield
Don't be silly -- they always make sure to leave one bit undefined for you to optimize (the trick is working out which bit it is :-) )
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The need for automatic mesh generation has never been clearer. The CFD Vision 2030 Study called most applied CFD 'onerous' and cited meshing's inability to generate complex meshes on the first... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ]]...
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We explain clock domain crossing & common challenges faced during the ASIC design flow as chip designers scale up CDC verification for multi-billion-gate ASICs. The post Integration Challenges for Multi-Billion-Gate ASICs: Part 1 – Clock Domain Crossing appeared f...
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Intel® FPGA Technology Day (IFTD) is a free four-day event that will be hosted virtually across the globe in North America, China, Japan, EMEA, and Asia Pacific from December 6-9, 2021. The theme of IFTD 2021 is 'Accelerating a Smart and Connected World.' This virtual event ...
TE's Dynamic Series for Robotics
If you are designing a robot, a drive system, or any electromechanical system, the dynamic series of connectors from TE Connectivity might be a great solution for your next design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jennifer Love from TE Connectivity about the design requirements common in robotic applications and why this new flexible connector with its innovative three point contact design, audible locking system, and dedicated tooling make it a great solution for all kinds of robotic designs.
Nov 19, 2021
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Machine Learning with Microchip
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Microchip
Can you design a machine learning application without a deep knowledge in machine learning? Yes, you can! In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yann Le Faou from Microchip about a machine learning approach that is low power, includes an expertise in communication and security, and is easy to implement.
Nov 9, 2021
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Introducing Vivado ML Editions
Sponsored by Xilinx
There are many ways that machine learning can help improve our IC designs, but when it comes to quality of results and design iteration - it’s a game changer. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Ni from Xilinx about the benefits of machine learning design optimization, what hierarchical module-based compilation brings to the table, and why extending a module design into an end-to-end flow can make all the difference in your next IC design.
Nov 9, 2021
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High Voltage Charging Solution for Energy Storage & Backup Systems
Today there is growing demand for energy storage with more power, longer range, and longer run time. But the question remains: how can we increase our energy storage given the energy storage mediums on the market today? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anthony Huyhn from Analog Devices about the benefits of high voltage energy storage, why stacked battery cells are crucial to these kinds of systems, how high voltage energy storage systems can reduce conduction loss exponentially and what kind of high voltage charging solutions from Analog Devices are on the market today.
Nov 5, 2021
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Har-Modular for PCB Connectivity
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and HARTING
Did you know that you can create custom modular connector solutions from off the shelf components that are robust, save PCB space and are easy to assemble? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Phill Shaw and Nazario Biala from HARTING about the Har-Modular PCB connector system that gives you over a billion combination possibilities for data, signal and power.
Nov 3, 2021
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Mission Critical Electrical Controls
If you are working on a mission-critical design, there is a very important list of requirements that you will need to consider for your electromechanical controls including how well they have been tested, availability of inventory, and the quality of the components. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Saathoff from Littelfuse electromechanical solutions offered by Hartland Controls, the benefits Hartland brings to the table when it comes to mission-critical designs, and how you can get started using Hartland Controls for your next design.
Nov 3, 2021
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