Category Archives: Software

To the Cloud and Beyond

Watch out world! Fish Fry is taking DAC by storm! In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we tackle of some of biggest themes presented at this year’s show: EDA’s progression to cloud-based design tools, the increased adoption of the RISC-V architecture, and the ever-present IoT. Craig Johnson and Carl Siva (Cadence Design Systems) join us to chat about why now is the right time for the cloud to take off for EDA and some of the advantages and pitfalls that will come along with this movement to cloud-based tools. [remove extra space here] Rick O’Connor (RISC-V Foundation Chairman) also joins us to discuss the growing RISC-V ecosystem and some of the cool stuff offered at the DAC RISC-V Pavillon. Addressing the big IoT presence at this year’s show, we also chat with John Stabenow and Jeff Miller (Mentor) about the unique challenges IoT presents us as engineers and why their booth had a big ol’ car tire as an example of Tanner EDA in action. To wrap things up, we lay out our DAC Details You May Have Missed including best swag, best booth, and best coffee!

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Links for June 29, 2018

More information about DAC 2018

More information about Tanner EDA

More information about the Cadence Cloud - the Future of Electronic Design

Check out the EE Journal twitter feed from DAC 2018

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

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Enabling Intelligence and Designing for a Cause

Work it harder

Make it better

Do it faster

Makes us stronger

-- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk

The Internet of things once again takes center stage in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. First up, we chat with Dianne Kibbey (Newark element14) about the Design for a Cause Design Challenge: Newark element14’s newest design challenge that encourages the development of assistive technologies. Also this week, Martin Croome (VP of Business Development at GreenWaves Technologies) joins us to discuss the details of GreenWaves’ GAP8 IoT Application Processor and the how open source innovation has been integral to the success of this fabless semiconductor company.  

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Links for June 22, 2018

More information about Newark element14's Design For a Cause Design Challenge

More information about GreenWaves Technologies

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Intelligent Power Modules

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

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There’s No Business Like EDA Business

In this week’s podcast, we welcome Bob Smith from the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance to Fish Fry. Bob and I are chat about why the ESD Alliance and SEMI are joining forces, the ESD Alliance’s plans for DAC this year, and we even fit in a little discussion about wine. Also this week, we check out the new artificial intelligence and machine learning program at this year’s Design Automation Conference and I announce my “Do Not Miss List” for DAC 2018.

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Links for June 15, 2018

More information about the ESD Alliance 

 DAC Sponsor ESD Alliance to Become SEMI Strategic Association Partner; Invites Attendees to Learn More

More information about DAC 2018

SKY Talk: DARPA is Building a Silicon Compiler

Free Doulos Lunch'N'Learn Taster Session: Python for Scientific Computing and Deep Learning

The Future of Computing: Pushing the Limits of Physics, Architectures & Systems for AI

 

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

 

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Artificial Intelligence and the Need for Speed

This week’s episode of Fish Fry is all about artificial intelligence, machine vision, and basketball! Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss a couple of use cases that require a mix of both vision and artificial intelligence and why our “need for speed” has pushed for new design requirements in the mobile, AR/VR, surveillance, automotive and drone/robotics markets. We also dive into the details of a thesis by Simone Francia at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia that uses deep learning to classify basketball player actions on the court. Keeping with our AI theme this week, we’ll take a look at a plan to protect the US power grid with AI-powered tower-mounted robots.

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Links for April 27, 2018

More information about JUMP: An advanced sensorial platform to renew the practice and use of sport, wellness, rehabilitation and educational games

Video of JUMP in action

Cadence Boosts Vision and AI Performance with New Tensilica Vision Q6 DSP IP

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect the U.S. Power Grid

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Energy Infrastructure 

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

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Free is a Very Good Price!

When I was a kid, a local furniture mogul gave away free haircuts to entice customers into his showroom. The haircuts were all the same, and on Monday mornings at school it was easy to tell whose mom went furniture shopping over the weekend. Free is an interesting price point. It can mean incredible savings for some really cool stuff, or it can mean a buzz cut that made you look suspiciously like the owner of the local furniture store.

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at Ultra Librarian - the world’s largest library of verified EDA symbols, footprints, and 3D models, and we'll find out why EMA Design Automation has made their robust EDA library free of charge. Also this week, we'll look at a new pyroelectric energy conversion prototype unveiled by the University of California Berkeley that could transform waste heat into a renewable source of energy.

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Links for April 20, 2018

More information about EMA Design Automation

EMA Provides Free Access to Ultra Librarian–the World’s Largest Library of Verified EDA Symbols, Footprints, and 3D Models

Fish Fry: It's Getting Hot In Here - New Technologies for Energy Harvesting and Thermal Management

New Episode of Chalk Talk: AVX Hi CV SMD Capacitor Solutions

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Heavy Lifting

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we tackle lifecycle traceability and standard compliance in the world of safety and security electronic design. Jim McElroy (LDRA) and I chat about about why test management can be especially helpful when designing for the functional safety and secure market, and how newly introduced automation in the LDRA tool suite can your software compliance ducks in a row faster than ever before.  Also this week, we take a closer look at a new research project being developed at the University of Michigan (funded under DARPA’s System Security Integrated Through Hardware and Firmware Program) that could stop half of today’s cybersecurity attacks with a groundbreaking new hardware architecture.

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Links for December 22, 2017

More information about LDRA

Press Release: LDRA Streamlines Automation for Software Safety and Security Compliance Management

Press Release: LDRA Clears Medical Device Manufacturers’ Path to IEC 62304 Compliance for Safe and Secure Medical Device Applications

Unhackable computer under development with $3.6M DARPA grant

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Why are so Many Engineers Choosing Power Modules?

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Paul Kocher, President – Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

Kim Rowe, Founder and CEO — RoweBots

Lawrence Cooke, Founder and CEO — NovaSolix

Gregg Recupero, CTO — Performance-IP

Alan Grau, CEO — Icon Labs

Carl Alberty, Vice President – Cirrus Logic

Maximilian Odendahl, CEO — Silexica

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager -- MediaTek

Sanjay Pillay, CEO — Austemper

Louis Parks, CEO - SecureRF

Harold Blomquist, CEO - Helix Semiconductor

Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss, Co-Founders - Maker Faire

Mike Wisart, CEO - efabless

Chris Giovanniello, SVP and Co-Founder - Menlo Micro

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Enabling A Sixth Sense

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we set our sights on the evolving ecosystem of the MEMS and sensors landscape. First up, Marcellino Gemelli (Bosch Sensortec) joins us to discuss how sensor bots can add intelligence to our sensing systems and why the management of artificial intelligence will be crucial to the further development of the MEMS-enhanced technologies. Also this week, we welcome Michelle Bourke (LAM Research) and Steven Breit (Coventor) to Fish Fry. We investigate the changing topography of the MEMS ecosystem and how modeling technologies can help shorten the lifecycle of MEMS process development.

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Links for December 15, 2017

More information about Bosch Sensortec

More information about LAM Research

More information about Coventor

Lam Research Completes Acquisition of Coventor, a Leader in Simulation and Modeling Solutions

New Episode of Chalk Talk: RSL10 Product Family – New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Paul Kocher, President – Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Mike Wishart, CEO – efabless 

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

Kim Rowe, Founder and CEO — RoweBots

Lawrence Cooke, Founder and CEO — NovaSolix

Gregg Recupero, CTO — Performance-IP

Alan Grau, CEO — Icon Labs

Carl Alberty, Vice President – Cirrus Logic

Maximilian Odendahl, CEO — Silexica

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager -- MediaTek

Sanjay Pillay, CEO — Austemper

Louis Parks, CEO - SecureRF

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Let the Formal Be With You

In a long-forgotten corner of a lab far, far away a bug sits idle. He’s waiting for just the right time to strike. Static analysis and testing will not budge him from his hiding place. Is there anything we can do to root out this software bug from his clever code camouflage? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry we investigate the power of formal verification with Quentin Ochem from AdaCore. With virtual light sabers in hand and the "Formal Force" in our hearts, we investigate why the ever-increasing need for software safety and reliability has made formal verification more important than ever before.

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Links for December 8, 2017

More information about AdaCore

AdaCore Booklet: Implementation Guidance for the Adoption of SPARK

New Episode of Chalk Talk: IDesignSpec: Executable Register Specification

 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Paul Kocher, President – Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon>

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Mike Wishart, CEO – efabless 

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

Kim Rowe, Founder and CEO — RoweBots

Lawrence Cooke, Founder and CEO — NovaSolix

Gregg Recupero, CTO — Performance-IP

Alan Grau, CEO — Icon Labs

Carl Alberty, Vice President – Cirrus Logic

Maximilian Odendahl, CEO — Silexica

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager -- MediaTek

Sanjay Pillay, CEO — Austemper

Louis Parks, CEO - SecureRF

 

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A Second Pair of Eyes

We all know the drill. With fingers crossed and hopes held high, you send your board design off to manufacturing. Unless you’re the world’s most meticulous engineer, your design will get bounced back. In the process of fixing those pesky bugs, a whole lot more errors may work themselves into your original design. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the pitfalls and problems that plague our manufacturing handoff board design process. Hemant Shah (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss how we can fix our bugs sooner with Design True DFM and avoid other problems down the line. Also this week, we take a look at the world’s smallest integrated multimeter, digital storage oscilloscope, and logger called Pokit making its debut on Kickstarter later this month. 

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Links for November 17, 2017

More information about Design True DFM

More information about Pokit - The world's smallest integrated multimeter, digital storage oscilloscope and logger.

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Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we have a special selection of interviews from the 2017 MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress Technology Showcase. To start things off, Aaron Aders (Founder and CEO of LEIF Technologies) introduces us to the world’s first light electric vehicle that is taking the smooth movement of snowboarding to our city streets (with a little help from some on-board MEMS). Next, we check out a new miniaturized optical gas sensor from eLICHENS that utilizes infrared technology, specialized signal processing, and a patented optical sensing chamber to help better analyze air quality and pollution. Also this week, we chat with Chris Giovanniello (SVP and Co-Founder of Menlo Micro) about their micro-switch technology that could improve the size, speed, power handling, and reliability of MEMS switches. Last but certainly not least, we talk with Gerald Harvey from PZFLEX about domain simulation for MEMS sensors and system integration.

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Links for November 3, 2017

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress Technology Showcase

More information about LEIF Technologies

More information about eLichens

More information about Menlo Micro 

More information about PZFlex

 

Click here to check out the Fish Fry Archive.

 

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Paul Kocher, President – Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO – Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO – Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO – Achronix

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Simon Davidmann, CEO – Imperas

Ted Miracco, CEO – SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

Jessica Gomez – Rogue Valley Microdevices

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman – Accellera Systems Initiative

Kevin Bromber, CEO – myDevices

Daniel Hansson, CEO – Verifyter

Mark Papermaster, CTO – AMD

David Fried, CTO – Coventor

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President – Valencell

David Dutton, CEO – Silvaco

Bob Niemiec, CEO – TwistThink

Allan Martinson, COO – Starship Technologies

Zhihong Liu, Chairman and CEO – ProPlus Solutions

Taher Madraswala, CEO and President – Open-Silicon

Kapil Shankar, CEO and Director – AnDAPT

Mike Wishart, CEO – efabless 

Dan Fox, CTO – Local Motors

Kim Rowe, Founder and CEO — RoweBots

Lawrence Cooke, Founder and CEO — NovaSolix

Gregg Recupero, CTO — Performance-IP

Alan Grau, CEO — Icon Labs

Carl Alberty, Vice President – Cirrus Logic

Maximilian Odendahl, CEO — Silexica

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager -- MediaTek

Sanjay Pillay, CEO — Austemper

Louis Parks, CEO - SecureRF

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