Bridge Over Pixelated Water

We're talking about the building blocks of electronic design in this week's Fish Fry. First, we take a closer look at some groundbreaking transistor technology. We investigate new research coming out of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology that could finally make graphene tunneling transistors a reality. Also this week, we examine Lattice Semiconductor's CrossLink pASSP with Subra Chandramouli. Subra and I dive down into the details of this new programmable bridging device and reveal how ASSP and the FPGA parts of the CrossLink story can help you with your next camera or interface-enhanced design. 

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Links for May 27, 2016

More information about Lattice Semiconductor

More information about CrossLink™

Feature Article by Jim Turley: The World’s Best Multiplexer - Lattice CrossLink pASSP Fits Into the Odd Spaces in New Designs

Abrupt current switching in graphene bilayer tunnel transistors enabled by van Hove singularities (Whitepaper)

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Planes, Trains, and Processors

A vapor trail streams across an empty sky. Steel wheels slowly grind to a halt in the early morning fog. We're headed to the heart of critical embedded system design in this week's Fish Fry. Nigel Forrester (Concurrent Technologies) and I chat about overcoming the challenges of high performance embedded computing, the importance of security in Intel-based processor cards, and what the “Under 17 Car Club" is all about. Also this week, we attempt to unravel  the mysteries of industrial power supply design.

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Links for May 20, 2016

More information about Concurrent Technologies

New episode of Chalk Talk: Powering Non-Isolated 24V Rail Applications Made Easy


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Design in the Fast Lane

On Your Mark! Get Set! Design! In this week’s Fish Fry, I chat with Alex Tan (Marvell Semiconductor) about the emerging trends in automotive design, the biggest challenges that we face as engineers when it comes to automotive product design, and how Marvell’s new Automotive Center of Excellence will help us make our motor-runnin’ dreams become reality. Also this week, we take a slower look at that big ol’ traffic jam called DFT and why emulation may be the key to getting DFT off the critical path on your next chip design.

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Links for May 13, 2016

More information about Marvell Semiconductor

Marvell Announces Automotive Center of Excellence Grand Opening in Ettlingen Germany

New Episode of Chalk Talk: De-Risk Yield Manufacturing Ramp-up with Veloce DFT App 

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The Future is Modular

Whether you're designing a COTS embedded computer, a low power consumer device, or an FPGA mezzanine card enhanced project, this Fish Fry has a little something for you. This week’s episode is all about FMCs, compact PCs, the future of embedded design, and some seriously cool new battery technology. Richard Avry (4DSP) joins us to chat about why he believes the future is modular, and what open standards like FMC and VPX buy us as engineers. Doug Patterson (Aitech) and I discuss the role of compact PCs in low power embedded systems and the challenges of designing compute platforms for millitary and aerospace applications. Also this week, we check out how University of California Irvine is changing the face of battery technology - one nanowire at a time. 

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Links for May 6, 2016

More information about 4DSP

More information about Aitech

All powered up: UCI chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

100k Cycles and Beyond: Extraordinary Cycle Stability for MnO2 Nanowires Imparted by a Gel Electrolyte

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DAC in the Saddle Again

What do algorithmic art, food truck fare, and EDA software have in common? This year's Design Automation Conference! In this week's Fish Fry, we get a special sneak peek into the year's biggest EDA event with DAC Chairman Chuck Alpert. Chucks gives us the lowdown on all of the coolest events at the expo this year (Austin food trucks on the show floor?!), the details of the inaugural DAC art show and super cool keynotes (soccer playing robots?!), and much more. Also this week, we take a closer look at how a unique collaboration between Posterscope and NBS is hoping to stop mosquitoes dead in their tracks - one billboard at a time.

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Links for April 29, 2016

More information about the The 53rd Design Automation Conference

The 53rd Design Automation Conference Announces Keynotes, SKY Talks and Visionary Talk for 2016

More information about Mosquito Killing Billboards

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So You Wanna Startup

Step 1: Visualize your amazing new IoT product. 
Step 2: Assemble your stellar startup team. 
Step 3: Profit.

We all know that the steps to create a successful startup aren't as easy as that. Sometimes we all need a little help: some cold hard cash, a comfy office space, and maybe a little guidance from someone who knows the biz. Steven Webb (element14) is here to introduce us to the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices. Steven reveals how you can pitch your startup to this unique accelerator program and what super cool prizes will be awarded to the winners of this contest. Also this week, we take a closer look at startup success story gridComm. Mike Holt (gridComm CEO and Co-Founder) joins Fish Fry to illustrate how gridComm is making cities across the world a whole lot smarter.

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Links for April 22, 2016

More information about Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices

More information about gridComm

gridComm Among Top Three Startup Companies at IBM SmartCamp

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The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Who doesn’t like a good ol’ robot story once in awhile, right? This week’s Fish Fry has not one but three interviews from this year’s RoboUniverse. Fish Fry field reporter Larra Morris takes us on a special guided tour through all of the rabid robotic rambunctiousness that is this year’s RoboUniverse. Larra investigates the what, where, and how of Cobots with Scott Mabie Universal Robots).  In our second interview from RoboUniverse 2016, Larra chats about trends in automation and where you can get help with your next automation project with Jeff Bernstein (President - Association for Advancing Automation). Lastly, Larra checks out the Model A - a brand new personal Autonomous device with a little help from Phil Mann from 5D Robotics.

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Boxes to Boards and Back Again

Consolidation and innovation in embedded design is the name of the game for this week's Fish Fry. We’re chat with Ken Grob (Elma Electronics) about VPX, getting your box design onto a board, and the many advantages of implementing a system on chip or system on module in your next Embedded design. In a special “This isn’t an April Fools Joke” edition of News You May Have Missed, we investigate how the foam created by a tiny frog from Trinidad may revolutionize antibiotic delivery. Also this week, we check out the many challenges and alternatives for thermal management.

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Links for April 1, 2016

More information about Elma Electronic

Using Frog Foam to Deliver Antibiotics 

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Thermal Management

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Subliminal Code

“The most profound technologies are the ones that disappear.” - Mark Weiser

If you listen closely you won’t be able to hear it. If you squint your eyes you won’t be able to see it. But it’s there. Most of us have encountered Digimarc’s technology and most likely, we were never the wiser. In this week’s Fish Fry, Tony Rodriguez (CTO - Digimarc) and I discuss the details of Digimarc’s Intuitive Computing Platform: A platform that leverages all of the sensors in your mobile device to tell you more about the world around you. Tony and I also chat about Digimarc’s Discover Mobile Software Development Kit and how the Portland Trail Blazers are utilizing Digimarc’s unique digital signal processing technology. 

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Links for April 8, 2016

More information about Digimarc

Chalk Talk episode: Meet PPA and Turnaround Time Requirements at Advanced Nodes with Innovus Implementation System

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Match, Set, Pi!

Attention all makers, engineers, and designers big and small. This week’s Fish Fry is dedicated to everyone’s favorite maker single board computer extraordinaire….the Raspberry Pi 3! In a special interview double feature, my first guest is Richard Curtin from Element14 who is here to deliver the goods on the new Raspberry Pi 3. Richard and I discuss the new features of the Raspberry Pi 3, what super cool stuff you can design with it, and how you can get your perfect Pi with element14’s Raspberry Pi customization service. Keeping with our theme, my next guest is myDevices CEO Kevin Bromber. Did you know that myDevices just announced a Raspberry Pi IoT contest? Kevin will tell you how you can enter, what you can win, and the unique way that entrants of this contest will be judged.

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Links for March 25, 2016

More information about Raspberry Pi 3

More information about myDevices

myDevices Announces Pi Day Project Competition

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