Category Archives: Semiconductor

Seeing is Believing

What has SLAM done for you lately? If you are working on a vision processing application, quite a lot most likely! In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Pulin Desai from Cadence Design Systems. Pulin and I chat about the trends driving the need for more vision processing, the current challenges associated with SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and when he thinks it is best to use an AI accelerator in your next vision of artificial intelligence design. Also this week, we check out how a multinational team of research scientists have created the first IC that can emulate the structure of the brain with artificial synapses the a little help from optogenetics.

Swimming in the SoC

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are swimming in SoCs! Randy Fish (UltraSoC) joins us to discuss the deep waters of embedded analytics and AI platform debug. Ramsay Allen (Moortec) and I chat about the rising tide of advanced chip node designs and the benefits of in-chip monitoring IP. Finally, Rob van Blommestein (OneSpin) and sail through the choppy waters of IC verification. 

EDA Escapade

I hope you have your sunscreen and sunglasses packed my friends because we’re going on an EDA escapade this week! First up, we head down the IP interstate with Neil Robinson (Cadence Design Systems) who is giving us a grand tour of LiDAR, radar, 5G and the Tensilica ConnX B20 DSP. Also this week, Bob Smith (Executive Director - Electronic System Design Alliance) joins us to discuss the details of this year’s ES Design West and why the Design Automation Conference will be co-located with SEMICON West in 2020.

 

The Next Generation of Engineering

“Man’s relationship with technology is complex. We always invent technology, but then technology comes back and reinvents us” ― Atul Jalan
 
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the complex role of machine learning in the future of design automation. Norman Chang (ANSYS) joins us to discuss how machine learning will not only change the course of the evolution of EDA but also how we deal with design for reliability and FinFET degradation. Also this week, we check out a newly discovered form of electronic matter called the Vestigial Nematic State and how it was identified with a little help from a suite of especially trained neural networks.

Up Where We Belong

Fish Fry is flying high this week! We start things off with a little News You May Have Missed where we investigate the technology behind Glasgow, Scotland-based Kite Power Solutions. We take a closer look at out how they plan to make kite energy a commercial reality by 2025, and why their high-flying wind energy plans just got a big boost from the Imperial Department of Aeronautics and the UK’s National Wind Tunnel Facility. Also this week, Joe Sawicki (Mentor Graphics) and I are chatting up a storm about EDA in the cloud and why speed and scalability are super important for cloud EDA deployments.

DAC At It (Again)

The intrepid EE Journal team is back (and taking no prisoners) at this year’s Design Automation Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. First up, we chat with the DAC Monday keynote speaker Galen Hunt (Microsoft - Distinguished Engineer and Managing Director, Microsoft Azure Sphere). Galen and I chat about the seven properties of secure devices and why he thinks IOT isn’t a technology revolution. Next up, we discuss the inclusion of The Design Infrastructure Alley with Derek Magill (HPC Pros) and IP license management with Oren Gabay (OpenLM). To finish things up, I award my annual giveaway, best booth and best expo show floor espresso.  

Faster Interconnect! Go! Go!

What do Moore’s Law, the Von Neuman Bottleneck, and alpha-band brain activity have in common?! This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! Matthew Burns (Samtec) joins us to discuss how we can prepare for the next wave of high speed fabrics in embedded computing and why  these new faster fabrics will make our design lives harder not easier. Also this week, we take a closer look at new research that contends that human brain waves respond to changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields.

More than Just Silicon

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the challenges SoC Design with ClioSoft CEO Srinath Anantharaman. Srinath and I are chat about the hidden advantages of IP management, the challenges of global design teams, and how IP reuse can make all the difference in your bottom line. In this week’s Kickstarter corner, we also take a closer look at the details of a new mind-controlled drone called the UDrone!
 
 

Honey, I Shrunk the Semiconductor

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are headed to the smallest of the small process geometries: 2nm! My guest Ruben Molina (Synopsys) and I are talking about how exactly we are going to get started with these tiny process nodes and how technical advisory boards are driving the charge toward standardization and process architecture specification. Also this week, we take a closer look at the world’s first mobile skin bioprinting system unveiled by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Links for March 8, 2019

Industry Leaders Collaborate with Synopsys on Modeling Standards to Address Design Down to 2nm

Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds (Wake Forest School of Medicine)

Whitepaper: In Situ Bioprinting of Autologous Skin Cells Accelerates Wound Healing of Extensive Excisional Full-Thickness Wounds

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

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

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

 

Hey! Hey! What Did you Say?

Speech recognition is becoming more and more critical in IoT designs these days. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Gerard Andrews (Cadence Design Systems) and I are talking about the trends in voice control user interfaces, the advantages of locally-enabled speech recognition, and the differences between neural network processing for audio and imaging applications. Also this week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special selection of neural network-created candy heart slogans and pick up lines.

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Links for February 21, 2019

More information about HiFi 5 DSP

Candy Heart messages written by a neural network

New paint colors invented by neural network

Craft beers named by a neural network

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Introducing Cadence Cloud Portfolio

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Fish Fry Executive Interviews

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

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