August 19, 2011

Here Comes The Fun

Google Snatches up Motorola Mobility and QuickLogic Makes Your Display Even Better

by Amelia Dalton

In this week's Fish Fry, I sit down with QuickLogic’s new CEO Andy Pease and chat with him about what exactly Quicklogic adds to the mobile computing experience and where he thinks the mobile market is headed in the months and years to come.

Also this week, I compare the Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility to an television game show and the analogy does seem to work quite well...

I have another DE0-Nano Development Board to give out, but you'll have to listen to find out how to win.

If you like this new series be sure to drop a comment in the box below.


Watch Previous Fish Frys

Fish Fry Links - August 19, 2011

Supermarket Sweep

More Information about QuickLogic

Kevin’s Article: Kicking It Up - QuickLogic Boosts User Experience

QuickLogic Chalk Talk Webcast

More Information about The Severns/Pease Christmas Light Display in San Jose, CA

Jim Turley's Blog Post: Google's $12.5 Billion Moat Monster

DE0-Nano Development Board


Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO - Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO - SiliconBlue


arooj Thanks Amelia. Now how am I gonna get my iCeman 65l08 kit? Please tell me the procedure for it.
Posted on August 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM
amelia Hi Arooj,
I will send you an email with further instructions.
Thanks for listening!
- Amelia
Posted on August 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM
Hi Amelia, where can i post, what i would like to create with the DE0-Nano board
Posted on August 20, 2011 at 2:25 AM
Good day!!

Is the DE0-Nano board still available? if so, please do guide me on how to qualify/get the DE0-nano kit?

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 8:20 AM
Well well definitely a great device to use in robotics. A robotic savvy guy like me would love to use it in a self-balancing robot. This, I realized after going through the specs of it and those were really amazing.
My idea to balance the robot is using the 3-axis accelerometer built-in the DE0 Nano kit. It tells you the co-ordinates where it is lying. By conditional statements in verilog, I would develop my coding such that when the co-ordinate values exceed the specific ones where it becomes unbalanced, I would change the controls of H-bridge driving the two wheels of robot through I/0 ports of device. I believe coding will be a tough task cause I will have to work in floating point verilog to work with accelerometer.
Its a 49mmX75mm device perfect for robotics. Rest assured small is not equal to less!
Posted on August 21, 2011 at 9:52 PM
I am getting worried about Google. Google+ is a Faccebook copy. Apple makes phones, so they want to make the hardware too.
A me too strategy fails, almost every time. As long as they do not hurt search, I will be OK.

Random side comment:
Can we start a movement (like Arlo Guthrey)to fix Google search results for data sheets. The screen scrappers have sucked up all the data sheets and get SEO over the actual companies. The real TI or Freescale web site is buried on page three. It sucks!
Posted on August 22, 2011 at 2:18 PM
SPAM SPAM SPAM!!!!!!!!!!!
To all those innocent engineers...

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Note: The original creator of this post is not connected to another regular poster with a similar handle. Our apologies.
Posted on August 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM
@ Mr.Artpop Mind you filthy language and Stop abusing her like that. She is definitely doing a great job. Maybe you are a mercenary just looking here for kits and nothing else.
I would like you to view the valuable ChalkTalks with most important personalities of Silicon Valley whom you can't even think of confronting.
She is one of the most diligent editors I have ever seen. Just look her way of presenting Chalk Talks, her Fish Fry . The humor she gives in along with the rapid changes in EDA industry, dude no one is gonna let you know all of that.
So get a life. Thats not the way engineers communicate to each others.
Posted on August 24, 2011 at 11:04 AM
amelia If anyone would still like a chance to win a DE0-Nano Development Board, courtesy of Altera, just tell me in the box below what kind of super cool design you would create with it...
Thanks, Amelia
Posted on August 25, 2011 at 3:12 PM
yeah this kit is good for robotics.
But what I'm gonna use it for is in my PSP screen to make it touchscreen...sounds cheesy.
well PSP screen is made touchscreen by Reprap they said all i have to do to program it with a suitbale device to make it work.
I/O ports of De0 Nano board will be connected to PSP screen I/O , also accelerometer will programmed to sense position of screen... in this way im gonna design my own motion sensing games and apps..!
Posted on August 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM
rosinkrans I would like to connect this kit to image sensor form OmniVision. Then use the FPGA to do 3d image processing for it to sens it enviroment. Place two wheels on it and connect them to servos and volla, I got my self a 3d scanning robot :o)
Posted on August 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM
I want to build turing machine with ai captcha solver .Please let me know .smiling
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 7:22 AM
kevin @Jiten,

That one confuses me. You want to build a Turing Machine? (A theoretical computer based on an infinitely long tape - capable of move left, move right, read, and write...) And then you want to use that machine to solve a reverse-Turing test - the CAPTCHA? Is this just a Turing-themed project idea? I'm intrigued.
Posted on September 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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