Beyond Debug

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry we’re letting loose some LUTs, bringing up the bitstream, and cramming in some configuration with Mick Posner from Synopsys. Mick joins Fish Fry to discuss the many uses of FPGA prototyping, the growing importance of embedded software in SoC design, and the evolution of prototyping strategies. Keeping with our FPGA theme, we also take a closer look at ARTY - Xilinx’s new $99 FPGA development Kit.


Links for November 19, 2015

More information about FPGA-based prototpying from Synopsys

New Episode of Chalk Talk - Meet ARTY: the $99 FPGA Development Kit from Xilinx

End of an era: Sony to stop making Betamax tapes

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Show Me the MEMS Money

It’s that time of year again. When the accelerometers run cold, the gyroscopes start changing colors and float gently to the ground, and the magnetometers tuck themselves in for the long winter ahead. Yes, it's time for our annual MEMS Executive Congress run down. With a little help from Fish Fry field reporter Larra Morris, we have the scoop on coolest technologies featured at this year’s MEMS Executive Congress MEMS and Sensor Technology Showcase. From smart baby monitors to the newest in anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) sensor technology to the new (and super cool) Bosch eBike, this week’s Fish Fry has a little bit of MEMS action for everyone. Also this week, we check out the details of On Semiconductor’s new MatrixCam Video Development Kit.


Links for November 13, 2015

More information about the 2015 MEMS Executive Congress

More information about the 2015 MEMS Executive Congress MEMS and Sensor Technology Showcase

New Episode of Chalk Talk: MatrixCam Video Developent Kit from ON Semiconductor

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On the Edge of Tomorrow

How do you dream in IoT? Does the Power Bogey Man burn up your diodes? Does process integration lurk in the shadows? Never fear, my engineering compatriots - help is on the way. In this week’s Fish Fry, we delve into the deep dark secrets of IoT IP. My guest Ron Lowman and I discuss how subsystem re-architecture can keep that Power Bogey Man at bay, what design requirements should be tackled first, and how IP may just be the key to sweet IoT dreams after all. 


Links for November 5, 2015

More information on Synopsys’ IP portfolio for IoT

Webinar: Achieving Energy Efficiency for IoT Designs

Videos: Insights on IoT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Countdown Clock

Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

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Making Tesla Proud — A Fish Fry Greatest Hit!

It’s creepy! It’s crawly. It occasionally has scales! It’s Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! This week we are celebrating one of the coolest (and one might say, creepiest) scientists, electrical engineers, and visionaries the world has ever seen -- Nikola Tesla. My guest this week is physicist Heidi Baumgartner. She can run a nuclear reactor, she can teach soldering, and most importantly for today’s broadcast, she is one of the founders of OneTesla. Heidi is here to explain exactly how you can build your very own singing Tesla coil, how she became involved with OneTesla, and what it's like to vacation at Chernobyl. Also this week, we check out why 8-bit shouldn’t be thrown out like last year’s Halloween candy.


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More information about OneTesla

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Function Enablement with 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers

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The Touchscreen Revolution — A Fish Fry Greatest Hit

What do the blue-rayed limpet and silver nanowires have to do with advances in touchscreen technology? Absolutely everything! This week's Fish Fry looks into how silver-coated nanowires are changing the touchscreens and OLEDs of today, and could change the film-based solar cells and flexible displays of tomorrow. My guest is Sri Peruvemba from Cambrios, and we discuss the technology behind silver nanowires, how they can be implemented into a variety of designs, and what The Society for Information Display is all about. Also this week, we check out a groundbreaking new study by a team of researchers from MIT and Harvard that looks to harness unique reflective power found in the blue stripes of the blue-rayed limpet to unlock a new kind of transparent display technology. 


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More information about Cambrios

A highly conspicuous mineralized composite photonic architecture in the translucent shell of the blue-rayed limpet

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Refocusing Our Embedded Vision — A Fish Fry Greatest Hit

In this week's episode of Fish Fry, Mario Bergeron (Avnet) and I are scanning the horizon to get a closer look at how FPGAs will shape the future of embedded vision. We explore why embedded vision is a killer app for SoC FPGAs and why there won't be just one embedded vision to rule them all. Also this week, I check out a new 3D-printed material that changes texture on demand.


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More information about the Embedded Vision Summit

Avnet Electronics Marketing Design Expert to Demystify SoC FPGA Development Methodology in Embedded Vision Summit Technical Presentation

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Connecting ZYNQ-7000 All Programmable SoCs with TE Connectivity Interconnect Products

Whitepaper: Locally and Dynamically Controllable Surface Topography Through the Use of Particle-Enhanced Soft Composites

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(Raspberry) Pi in the Sky — A Fish Fry Greatest Hit

Fish Fry is going raspberry this week, Raspberry Pi that is! My special guest is none other than the co-creator of the Raspberry Pi board Gert van Loo. Gert and I are chatting about how the Raspberry Pi board was created, how Gert built upon Raspberry Pi to create the Gertboard, and why he thinks IO education is important for the next wave of engineers. Also this week, I'm chatting with Cliff Ortmeyer (newark element14) about the interesting intersection of hackers, makers, and engineers.


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More Information about newark element14

More Information about newark element14's Raspberry Pi resources

Raspberry Pi Video - goes whackadoodle with a Gertboard and a Wiimote

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Muxcapacitors and a Quantum Shift in Power Supply Technology — A Fish Fry Greatest Hit

What has your power supply done for you lately? In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at a revolutionary new technology that's taking power supplies by storm. My guest is Michael Freeman (CEO/CTO - Semitrex) and he’s here to introduce us to the power of the muxcapacitor and unveil how Semitrex plans to stem the tide of the world’s energy power supply at a time. Also this week, we take a closer look at the newest rumors surrounding Intel's buyout of Altera. 

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Semitrex Addresses Global Energy Crisis with Game-Changing Technology for More Efficient Power Consumption

More information about Semitrex

Recent Blog Post by Bryon Moyer: Switching Power Supplies Revamped

Feature Article by Kevin Morris: Intel and Altera – Eleven-Figure Chicken

Recent Blog Post by Kevin Morris: Intel/Altera Agreement (Partially) Tells the Tale

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Takin’ It to the Field

As engineers we have the power to change the world. We have the ability to spark change (and blue smoke occasionally) and help cure the ills that plague our society. Did you know that according to a study published by the New York Times, brain trauma affects one in three players in the National Football League? My guest Sagar Jethani (element14) is here to introduce us to Element14's Sudden Impact Challenge, a design contest intended to help stem the tide of undiagnosed on-field injuries. In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the Sudden Impact Design Contest winners and examine why contests like this one are so vital to our engineering community as a whole. Also this week, we check out Cadence’s new Indago Debug platform (spoiler alert: your printf days may be over for good).  


Links for September 18, 2015

More information about Element14's Sudden Impact Design Challenge

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Announcing Indago Debug Platform

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The Internet of Industry

In this week’s Fish Fry, we’re tackling another side of the multi-sided IoT die - industrial internet. My guest Brian Bedrosian (Broadcom) is here to chat with us about the industrial internet movement, and where Industrial IoT is headed. He’ll also tell us what he thinks the odds look like for another Golden State Warrior NBA title championship next season! Also this week, we take a closer look at a new patent recently granted to Boeing that may make our long sought dreams of a “real” transformer to life.  


Links for September 11, 2015

More information about Broadcom's IoT product portfolio

Fresh Byte: Boeing patents a drone that turns into a submarine

United States Patent for Rapid Deployment Air and Water Vehicle

New episode of Chalk Talk: Stratus™ High-Level Synthesis

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