Let Your EDA Light Shine

by Amelia Dalton

With summer drawing to a close, what better time to journey to the land of EDA - where the C is synthesized, the constraints are random, and the living is easy. We talk with Brett Cline (Forte Design Systems) about what's hot in C Synthesis these days, and we also check in with Steve Kinney from Nimbic. Not sure what Nimbic does? You're in luck - we're gonna tell you.

 

Now Serving: DDR IP and BeagleBone Black

by Amelia Dalton

Hot off the grill and tastier than ever! In this week’s Fish Fry, we’re serving up a healthy plate of DDR IP with Bob Smith of Uniquify. Bob and I chat about your next SoC project and why Uniquify may have the perfect DDR IP to suit your design tastes. Also this week, in a second helping of Fish Fry fabulousness, we’re talking to Adrian Valenzuela about the BeagleBone Black and why you want one.

 

Microfluidics and FPGA Verification

Tools to Make Life Better

by Amelia Dalton

This week's Fish Fry is about tools. Not just any kind of tools - tools that can make your life better, your health stronger, and your job a little easier. First up, we check out how a team of researchers from MIT hopes to stem the tide of malaria with a new prototype device that can recognize the electrical properties of infected cells. Next, we chat with Shakeel Jeeawoody from Blue Pearl Software about how their tools can simplify the debug of your next FPGA design.

 

Making Memories

Crossbar Unveils RRAM

by Amelia Dalton

A change is comin’. Can you feel it? Most of us have been waiting a long time for a change like this to come around the bend, and now it may finally be here. If it's up to (newly unstealthed) company Crossbar, the non-volatile memory landscape may never look the same again. In this week’s Fish Fry, we investigate the newest in non-volatile memory technology with Crossbar CEO George Minassian. We chat with George about what Crossbar’s new RRAM memory is all about, what applications it can be used for, and how the industry is reacting to this new non-volatile kid on the block.

 

Rockin' The Runway

Wearable Technology Takes Center Stage

by Amelia Dalton

Wearable technology is the name of the game in this week's Fish Fry. First we check out how the National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom is hoping to revolutionize wearable technology - one silver-coated fiber at a time. We also look into Newark element14's "Get Closer" Wearables Challenge and investigate how the AdaFruit FLORA computing platform can make your next wearables design dream a reality.

 

Embedded Computers and Holograms

by Amelia Dalton

This week's Fish Fry focuses on embedded computers and holographic projections. We're going to take a closer look at ADLINK's embedded computing platforms with Mattias Huber (ADLINK) and check out a new Kickstarter campaign for a company that's hoping to revolutionize the holographic world. We also investigate why you need a comprehensive emulation strategy in your next SoC design.

 

Nano Nano

Particles, Coating, and Films

by Amelia Dalton

Ladies and gentlemen, hold on tight! We're getting into some serious semiconductor business in this week's Fish Fry. Have you ever wondered about the newest advances in nanoparticle coating technology? If so, you're in luck! My guest is Jon Brodd (CEO - Cima NanoTech) and we're going to talk about wet coating, nanoparticles, transparent conductive films, and trekking through the Himalayas. We'll also check out how one family of tiny FPGAs can solve four big real-world design problems.

 

LEGObots, MCUs, and Superheroes

by Amelia Dalton

Did you know that one crafty engineer has created a 3D printer made (mostly) from LEGOS? It's true! In this episode of Fish Fry, we check out a LEGO 3D printer created by engineer Matthew Krueger and show you how you can make one for your very own. We also talk with Tyler Smith (Microchip) about the newest in wireless communication technologies and reveal some photographic evidence of EEJournal's presence at last week's Superhero Pub Crawl and World Record Attempt that took place in Portland, Oregon.

 

Cloudy with a Chance of EDA

FPGAs and Design Automation in the Cloud

by Amelia Dalton

Fish Fry heads into the cloud this week. We talk with two different CEOs from two different EDA companies about how their forays into the cloud set them apart from the rest of the EDA pack and promise to make our design lives a whole lot easier. With Dr. Raik Brinkmann (CEO - OneSpin Solutions) we discuss OneSpin's formal verification tool suite and how it works in the cloud, and why Raik thinks karate and engineering have a lot in common. We also chat with Harn Ng (CEO - Plunify) about how this Singapore-based EDA company is looking to revolutionize the FPGA design process.

 

Up in ARMs

Processor Optimized IP and Your Next Design

by Amelia Dalton

Fish Fry is physical this week. Yep, we're flexing our SoCs and pulling on our semicodunctor spandex. We may not be running the next design marathon, but we are diving into the world of physical IP. We're talking to Dipesh Patel (ARM) about processor optimization and how ARM is packing a serious punch with their POP IP. Also this week, we're revealing why you don’t have to choose between strictly analog or digital power supplies.


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