First Responder Robots and Virtual Prototypes

Carbon’s New Virtual Prototype Portal and UDG’s New Smart Robot

by Amelia Dalton

What’s the difference between a human and a pile of rocks? A robot algorithm (of course)! In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we check out a new robot being developed at the University of Guadalajara that utilizes a pattern recognition algorithm to determine the silhouette of a human body. Also this week, we talk about the trials and tribulations of SoC design with Bill Neifert of Carbon Design Systems. Bill and I discuss Carbon's focus on the automatic creation of RTL-accurate models for integration into SoC designs and how you can make your IP configuration options a whole bunch easier.  Read More


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October 24, 2014

eSilicon simplifies the online customer experience

Videantis and VISCODA partner to showcase key automotive ADAS technology in Detroit

Keysight Technologies to Demonstrate Hardware and Electronic Design Automation Software Solutions at EPEPS 2014

Cadence Announces Broad Portfolio of 3D Memory Verification IP

October 23, 2014

Renesas Electronics Europe Announces Second Generation of its OFDM Powerline Modem Solution

Keithley Provides Full Wafer-Level Support Including High Voltage Capacitance-Voltage Testing for Its Parametric Curve Tracer Configurations

Mouser Launches New Security Applications Site

Accelerate control systems and increase integration while decreasing system cost with TI’s new C2000™ Piccolo™ F2807x MCUs

October 22, 2014

Keysight Technologies Introduces Industry’s First 5G Exploration Library

New BA20 Processor IP Features “Zero-Stage Pipeline” for Energy and Performance Efficiency

EUV Light Source Developer Adlyte Achieves Key Performance Milestone for High-Volume Manufacturing

Renesas Electronics Delivers Enhanced User Experience with Integrated Automotive Cockpit Solution

New wide temperature Panel PCs for a variety of industrial applications

Green Hills Software Delivers Industry’s Most Advanced, Broadest Vendor AUTOSAR Support on INTEGRITY RTOS

Latest Artesyn Embedded Technologies Open-Standard Server System Offers up to 4Tb/s Aggregate Bandwidth for SDN/NFV Network Security and Optimization Applications

Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds “Embedded Brains” to Machine Vision with New Smart Vision Development Kit

October 21, 2014

New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers From Microchip Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility With Easy Analog Control Loops

SMIC Certifies Synopsys IC Validator for Signoff Physical Verification

Renesas Electronics Europe Announces Wireless M-Bus Solution that Adds Communications to Metering Applications

Synopsys STAR Memory System Multi-Memory Bus Processor Enables 10 Percent Die Size Reduction for Marvell SoC

ASSET InterTech and Mentor Graphics IJTAG interoperability empowers two-way validation flow between chips and boards

Green Hills Software Extends INTEGRITY RTOS and Safety Tools Support for Hybrid Instrument Clusters

Altera Demonstrates Automotive Embedded System Solutions that Increase Design Productivity at SAE Convergence 2014

DSP Group Introduces ULE for IoT Applications Over Intel(R) Puma(TM) 6-Powered Home Gateways

Altium and Aras Partner for Next Generation ECAD/MCAD Collaboration in PLM Environments

October 20, 2014

VIA Technologies Cuts Silicon Test Time by 11X Using Synopsys' DFTMAX Ultra

Keysight Technologies Introduces CAN FD and SENT Triggering and Decode Options for InfiniiVision Oscilloscopes

Synopsys Introduces Industry's First On-Chip Memory Test and Repair Solution for Embedded Flash

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Let’s Get This Party Kickstarted

Is Crowdfunding a Good Option For Your Million-Dollar Idea?

by Larra Morris

Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

Rambus’s AES Crypto IP Resists DPA Attacks

by Jim Turley

Moore’s Law Meets the Trade Press

EE Journal Turns 11

by Kevin Morris

New Sound in Town

Vesper Announces Piezoelectric Microphones

by Bryon Moyer

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If This Is a Conference, then It Must Be November

posted by Bryon Moyer

A quick look at some of the events I’ll be attending over the next few weeks. (Yesterday)

Elliptic Labs’ 3rd Gesture Dimension

posted by Bryon Moyer

Elliptic Labs has added depth as a semantic element to their ultrasound gesture system. (23-Oct)

What Does ConnectOne’s “G2” Mean?

posted by Bryon Moyer

ConnectOne has release a new family of WiFi modules. We sort out what’s changed. (21-Oct)

IPSO Alliance Provides IoT Objects

posted by Bryon Moyer

If Things are going to talk to each other, they need to speak the same language. There are numerous efforts underway to help with that; the IPSO Alliance has announced their contribution. (16-Oct)

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Let’s Get This Party Kickstarted

Posted on 10/24/14 at 12:25 PM by kevin

kevin
I've also heard of cases where being over-funded turned out to be a curse. The project team under-estimated the cost of their widget, and ended up having a slight loss on each of their units for their Kickstarter supporters.

Since they got dramatically…

Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

Posted on 10/22/14 at 4:00 PM by steverino

There is a long history of security solutions getting better as security flaws are publicised.

What is to keep someone from implementing an unecessary set of 32 bit wide parity registers for a lot of sensitive data. Even if you can see power signatures…

Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

Posted on 10/21/14 at 3:56 AM by BobbyNaylor

These rugs are so cool.I would like to have this type of rug one at my home so I will search out at http://carpetinmotion.com/denver-hardwood-floors/.

New Sound in Town

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:06 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about Vesper's piezoelectric approach to MEMS microphones?

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/20/14 at 7:13 AM by dougafpga

Dick, I hadn't heard of Gartner (I guess it was Dataquest back then) coming up with the acronym FPGA.
I do recall Xilinx and MMI (their second source) briefly using the term PGA (when presumably they felt that LCA was not a broad enough term) but of cou…

Glass sculptures that look like knitted yarn

Posted on 10/17/14 at 6:03 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Spherical semiconductor retirees will tend to bring a dish or interconnect and SoC idea when invited to dinner.

The invisible umbrella

Posted on 10/16/14 at 6:30 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Hygroscopic motor technology! Model used to walk around with a 2-edged air knife, so that's her usual personal space give or take the pressure reservoir.

Typhoon microweather is in! No energy needed after the first 70kW to put the 'umbrella' up. Patent…

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 10:46 AM by kevin

kevin
I thought about variations like HICP and HIPCP, but it seemed like they'd be pronounced too much like "hiccup," and having a hiccup in your design would be a bad thing.

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 2:54 AM by Dick Selwood

Dick Selwood
The term FPGA was standardized by Gartner Group in its analysis. Gradually the manufacturers fell in line.
Today there is no Gartner so no generally recognized terminology.

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Getting Started Using Kintex-7 FPGAs for DSP

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Tom Hill of Xilinx about their new Kintex-7 DSP development kits that will finally get you onto the rocket-coaster of FPGA-powered DSP.

Simplifying Industrial Ethernet Design

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Suhel Dhanani of Altera about the who, what, and how of industrial ethernet design.

PADS VX: Redefining Productivity

When it comes to PCB Design, the giant companies don't get ALL the cool toys. Desktop design tools are now getting impressive capabilities that rival their enterprise-scale big brothers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Jim Martens of Mentor Graphics about the new PADS VX and the impressive capabilities it brings to desktop electronic design.

Enabling the Internet of Things: Introducing Atmel SAM D20 Cortex M0+ Family

Your design needs to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), doesn't it? Connecting your device to the rapidly expanding IoT opens up a wide world of potential new capabilities. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andreas Eieland (Atmel) about some amazing new devices that can dramatically simplify the task of getting your next design into the IoT party.

OpenCL on FPGAs: Accelerating Performance and Design Productivity

FPGAs have amazing capabilities when it comes to accelerating performance-critical algorithms at a tiny fraction of the power it would require to run them in software. The marriage of FPGAs with conventional CPUs could provide a truly remarkable high-performance computing platform. However, the problem has always been how to program it. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Albert Chang of Altera about about how OpenCL can now be used to program FPGAs. OpenCL is already very popular for programming systems with graphics processors (GPUs). Now, Altera has enabled us to use this same language to program FPGA+CPU systems.

Infineon's 8th Generation of RF Transistors Maximize Receiver Sensitivity and Range

If you're designing systems that use the latest WiFi standards, you know that a great RF transistor with high gain and low noise is key to good performance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Andrew Nelson of Infineon about the latest in high-performance RF transistors - Infineon's new 8th generation.

Cadence Low Power Solution - RTL to GDSII Low Power Design

Low-power design used to be an afterthought. Today, however, we need to consider power throughout the entire design cycle - from RTL all the way through GDSII. And, we can have significant impact on overall power consumption with optimizations at just about every stage. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pete Hardee of Cadence about a holistic approach to low-power design.

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