Seeing with Phlux: A New Era for Infrared Photodiode Sensor Technology

Are you ready to jump feet first into the world of infrared sensor technology? In this week’s podcast, Phlux Technology CEO Ben White and I chat all about Plux Technology’s groundbreaking avalanche photodiode (APD) infrared sensor technology. We investigate the benefits that these sensors will bring to a variety of different applications and where Ben sees sustainable photonic technology development … Read More → "Seeing with Phlux: A New Era for Infrared Photodiode Sensor Technology"

BYOD or BYOM to Synaptics’ AI-Native Edge Compute Party

I have two questions for you. First, what are the three key elements of any platform intended for the internet of things (IoT) and edge computing, both of which are where the internet “rubber” meets the real-world “road”? Second, what springs to your mind when you hear someone drop the company Synaptics into the conversation?

Let’s start with the second question first … Read More → "BYOD or BYOM to Synaptics’ AI-Native Edge Compute Party"

Digital Signal Processing and the AI Architecture Evolution

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is all about digital signal processing! Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to chat about recent developments in vision, radar and lidar applications, AI inference trends that are driving the need for flexible and programmable digital signal processing, and why DSPs are indispensable in the new world of artificial intelligence. Also this week, I check out a new PCB prototype developed at … Read More → "Digital Signal Processing and the AI Architecture Evolution"

LDRA’s New Security-First Capabilities Meet Missions to Mars and Colonies in Space

I don’t know about you, but I’m really starting to get excited about all the space-related activities that are going on at the moment. I remember the thrill of Apollo 11 and humankind’s first steps on the moon. And I remember the sadness associated with my eventually coming to the realization that the Apollo 17 landing in 1972 would be the last time we visited the moon … Read More → "LDRA’s New Security-First Capabilities Meet Missions to Mars and Colonies in Space"

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Trends and Solutions for Next Generation Energy Storage Systems
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and onsemi
Increased installations of DC ultra fast chargers, the rise of distributed grid systems, and a wider adoption of residential solar installations are making robust energy storage systems more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton, Hunter Freberg and Prasad Paruchuri from onsemi examine trends in EV chargers, solar, and energy storage systems, the role that battery storage integration plays in energy storage systems, and how onsemi is promoting innovation in the world of energy storage systems.
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Altera® FPGAs and SoCs with FPGA AI Suite and OpenVINO™ Toolkit Drive Embedded/Edge AI/Machine Learning Applications

Sponsored by Intel

Describes the emerging use cases of FPGA-based AI inference in edge and custom AI applications, and software and hardware solutions for edge FPGA AI.

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Introducing Altera® Agilex 5 FPGAs and SoCs

Sponsored by Intel

Learn about the Altera Agilex 5 FPGA Family for tomorrow’s edge intelligent applications.

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Posted on May 13 at 4:34pm by Tacitus
Really? That’s very depressing. That said, since I’m using a digital input/analog output architecture that mimics an advanced neuromorphic design, the CXL sounds like one possible solution to my memory problems - but then my doctor says that at my age, I just need to get more ...
Posted on May 13 at 9:30am by Steven Leibson
Ya gotta "laugh while you can," Tacitus.
Posted on May 13 at 9:21am by Tacitus
For this “monkeyboy”, one “fud” (Phd) is usually just like another, but I must admit I certainly pay attention when you begin your article by quoting the august Dr. Emilio Lizardo! Bravo!
Posted on May 8 at 12:42pm by Max Maxfield
Hi Henrik -- your Vision AppKit is perfect -- just what I'm looking for -- I wrote about your Ensemble AI-MCU family a few weeks ago The combination of your chip and the miniature camera on that tiny Vision AppKit board ...
Posted on May 8 at 12:36pm by Henrik
Hi Max, I think we here at Alif semiconductor can help you with this! I have an application that detects faces running on our tiny Vision AppKit, if you think that would work I'd be happy to send you one :-) Demo here -
Posted on Apr 22 at 11:49am by arnim
A subset of this EDA acquisition game has been the development of FPGA tools. NeoCAD did the tools for AT&T's clones of Xilinx FPGAs, doing it so well it embarrassed Xilinx, so they acquired them. I still have the NeoCAD coffee cup.
Posted on Apr 22 at 11:26am by Daniel Payne
A walk down EDA memory lane, we also have a list of mergers at SemiWiki,
Posted on Apr 10 at 7:53am by Max Maxfield
Hi Tom -- thanks for sharing -- I'm hoping to meet up with Ben when I visit the UK this summer to see my dear old mom :-)
Posted on Apr 9 at 5:56am by Steven Leibson
Thank you for the compliment, metasequoia. I hope you find the series useful. There are five more articles to go in this EDA history, with a few things that surprised me, and I was there!
Posted on Apr 8 at 9:21pm by metasequoia
Steve, You do an absolutely outstanding job researching and writing your articles! Thank you.
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