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EDA Past, Present, and Future with Lucio Lanza

by Amelia Dalton

He's toiled at this project for years - dreamt about it, laid awake at night thinking about it, and even built a lab in his basement to test it. Eventually he brought in friends (from work mostly) to fill in the missing pieces, and before he knew it they really had something. We all know this story. It has played out time and time again. It's the story of the startup, and today's Fish Fry celebrates the men and women who work every day with innovation in their hearts and minds. My distinguished guest is Lucio Lanza, an EDA mentor, venture capitalist, and believer in startup innovation. Lucio is here to explain why funding startups is so crucial in today's EE ecosystem and where he thinks EDA is headed in the future. Also this week, we check out a brand new way to get that semiconductor quote you've been looking for without giving you a headache or breaking your fax machine.  Read More


Industry News

December 19, 2014

Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology

Pasternack Introduces New RF Combiners Operating Up to 6 GHz

Xilinx First to Move 20nm FPGAs into Volume Production

Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart and hosts design partners' innovative wireless products at International CES 2015

Zuken Plays Key Role in Innovation Award Win for Electric Vehicle Research Collaboration

December 18, 2014

Real Intent Joins IEEE P2415™ Unified Hardware Abstraction and Layer Working Group

Cypress Introduces Industry’s Smallest USB 3.0 Hub Controller

Microchip Announces Qobuz Connect Support in JukeBlox® Platform

Nordic Semiconductor IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart protocol stack for nRF51 Series SoCs enables small, low cost, ultra-low power Internet of Things applications

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New Sensorless BLDC Controller

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design

Imec Presents Ultralow Power RFID Transponder Chip in Thin-Film Transistor Technology on Plastic at IEDM 2014

Econais Rolls Out New WiSmart EC19W01 Wi-Fi Software, Modules and Development Kits

December 17, 2014

Spansion and Sensoplex Launch High-Performance, Low-Power Wearable Development Platform

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Cadence Deliver First SoC Enablement Solution Featuring ARM Cortex-A17 Processor in 28nm-SLP Process

PLDA ultra-compact System-on-Module Enables Lighthouse Imaging to Speed Up Design Turn-around for Image Acquisition and Processing

Industrial cybersecurity expert warns that not enough is being done to prevent risk of highly destructive cyberattack on critical infrastructure

IAR Systems reports major interest for integrated runtime analysis product

5A, 20VIN Step-Down µModule Regulator's Entire Solution Fits within 0.5cm²

Altium Announces Expanded Benefits to Subscription Customers

Synopsys' PrimeTime ADV Achieves Rapid Adoption for Fastest Timing Closure

New ASSET InterTech eBook explains how QPI self-healing bus can hinder circuit board quality

Semtech Partners with Link Labs On New Radio Module Featuring Long Distance LoRa™ Technology

December 16, 2014

Microsemi Announces Successful Completion of Nine NIST Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program Certifications

Library Expert Enhanced Support for Altium Designer

Synopsys and Imec Expand TCAD Collaboration to 5 nm and Beyond

PNI Sensor’s Becky Oh Explores Getting to Low Power and Maximum Functionality through Sensor Fusion at 2015 CES

Imec Demonstrates Broadband Graphene Optical Modulator on Silicon

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electronica 2014

Fifty Years of Electronics in Munich

by Dick Selwood

I Am tRoot

Elliptic Technologies Delivers Hardware Root of Trust

by Jim Turley

Encapsulating Engineering

Construction at the End of the Road

by Kevin Morris

Five Ways to Detect

Different Approaches to Assessing the Environment

by Bryon Moyer

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IoT Business Objects

posted by Bryon Moyer

Zatar, from Zebra, provides an interesting opportunity to examine yet another layer of the IoT. (18-Dec)

Beefed-Up Sensor Subsystem

posted by Bryon Moyer

Synopsys has updated the DesignWare subsystem that they debuted last year. (17-Dec)

The Power of the Pen

posted by Bryon Moyer

Studies suggest handwriting is important to brain development. Is typing putting us at risk? And are electronic pens up to the task? (16-Dec)

Sensor Algorithms Go Open Source

posted by Bryon Moyer

A new open-source collaboration for sensor algorithms was announced last month. (10-Dec)

Managing Context Options

posted by Bryon Moyer

Context awareness has incredible promise. But only if it gets things right without adding a new burden of teaching it how to get things right. (9-Dec)

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I Am tRoot

Posted on 12/18/14 at 6:23 AM by RyanKenny

RyanKenny
Or 'Better Living Through Digital Signatures'

How to create mushroom designs on an oscilloscope signal detector using sound

Posted on 12/18/14 at 4:06 AM by HhindieR

Supply and demand go hand in hand. Where demand exists, supply will meet it. Some people demand they have dinosaur fossils, which leads to the interesting underworld of fossil smuggling. One of the more significant examples in recent memory is the case of…

Encapsulating Engineering

Posted on 12/18/14 at 1:29 AM by Kev

Not sure it's a good analogy (the "road" thing). The way we write software (C/C++) is very dependent on how the machines work, so there's a lot of interdependency that shouldn't be there in the "stack". The "top" of the current stack is reminding me of ho…

How to create mushroom designs on an oscilloscope signal detector using sound

Posted on 12/17/14 at 3:51 PM by EdB

Looks like the vector graphic displays of the 70s.

Five Ways to Detect

Posted on 12/15/14 at 9:31 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
Will all these ways of detecting substances continue to coexist? Or do you see some winning or losing?

Berkeley’s RISC-V Wants to Be Free

Posted on 12/14/14 at 10:06 AM by Jim Turley

Jim Turley
I try to forget. wink

Managing Context Options

Posted on 12/12/14 at 10:02 PM by KevinAShaw

Completely agree. This will need to be done carefully. -Kevin

Berkeley’s RISC-V Wants to Be Free

Posted on 12/11/14 at 4:16 PM by MikeB

Aren't you forgetting SPICE. Far more useful (and brain-wrecking) than either LSD or Unix !!

New Synopsys SoC Test Features

Posted on 12/11/14 at 10:09 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about Synopsys's new test additions?

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It's the Software, Silly! - Success with FPGA-based Prototyping

Software is becoming a larger and larger part of our system-on-chip (SoC) designs. It is critical that we be able to begin developing and debugging software as early as possible in the design cycle. But, the hardware part of today's complex designs takes months to stabilize. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Juergen Jaeger of Cadence about the tight relationship between software and emulation and how you can achieve success in your SoC design with a comprehensive emulation strategy.

Cadence Tempus Timing Signoff Solution

Achieving timing closure for signoff can be a daunting challenge in today's complex designs. Meeting timing under all conditions - with the certainty required for signoff - is a complex and demanding task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Ruben Molina of Cadence Design Systems about the special challenges of signoff timing closure, and Cadence's new Tempus timing analysis tool.

Effective Version Control for Electronic Design

When it comes to our hardware engineering projects, we need to keep our design data well organized. In the software world, this is accomplished with the help of version control systems. Unfortunately, most of us don’t learn version control for hardware design. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Ben Jordan of Altium about how effective version control can help every step of the design process, enable team design, manage versions and configurations, and keep our project from spiraling out of control.

Verification Methodologies (Made Easy)

Most FPGA designers don’t know much about formal methodologies for verification. It’s too bad, because today’s complicated FPGA designs can really take advantage of standardized methodologies like UVM. In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia and Jerry Kaczynski (Aldec) are going to unscramble the anagrams and get you on your way to understanding and harnessing the power of universal verification methodologies - so you can start applying them to your next design.

Building a New Type of IP Factory

Reliable IP blocks are essential to the success of most modern SoC and custom IC designs. But finding a reliable, reputable source of verified IP can be challenging. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Kevin Yee (Cadence Design Systems) about Cadence's substantial IP offerings

The Hardware Prototype Arrives -- Find Design Errors Fast and Improve Design Quality

In this episode of Chalk TalkHD Amelia chats with Bob Potock (Kozio) about how you can save yourself a bunch of headaches at prototype time and how Kozio’s VTOS (Verification and Test Operating System) can solve all of your embedded design prototyping problems.

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.

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