Category Archives: Software

The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO - QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: Open Source SoC Dev Kit That Fits in Your USB Port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new desktop 3D hologram printer developed by LitiHolo and how you can start creating your own 3D printed holograms. 

For the Love of Coffee and Design Verification

Happy Engineers Week! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we are celebrating with a whole lot of design verification and even more coffee! Vanessa Cooper (DVCon US 2021 Program Chair) joins us to discuss the details of DVCon US 2021, what’s new with this year’s conference and all of the cool stuff you will learn by attending. Also this week, we check out a new research study that contends that drinking coffee every day may affect our cognitive hardware and reduce the volume of grey matter in our brains. (Spoiler Alert: This might not be a bad thing.)

 

To The Skies And Beyond: Securing the Mission Critical Edge and A New Rocket Thruster to Mars

“If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up a little too much space.” - Morgan Freeman

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is all about mission critical edge and solar flare-inspired rocket thrusters. (Mars here we come!) First up, we take a closer look at a groundbreaking idea for a new type of rocket thruster that could take us to Mars and beyond. We investigate why this technology is different from current space-proven propulsion devices and how this new kind of rocket thruster could make long distance space travel a reality. Also this week, Arun Subbarao (VP of Engineering - Lynx Software) joins us to discuss the challenges facing mission critical security today, what their LynxSecure separation kernel is all about, and where Arun thinks mission critical security is headed in the future.

A Mesh By Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same: Breaking Rules and Making the Impossible Possible with Ansys HFSS Mesh Fusion

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we're making the impossible possible! We start things off with a closer look at the world’s first metamaterial developed by a team of researchers from EPFL Labs. We investigate the unique properties of this new metamaterial and how this research could pave the way for the development of advanced forms of mechanical metamaterials. Also this week, Matt Commens (Ansys) joins us to discuss HFSS Mesh Fusion. We check out the details of this new mesh fusion technology including how it will open up new avenues for simulation, and why it will help engineers break old rules to overcome the most challenging design obstacles.

Full Stack Future Proofing: How LEVL is Changing the Device Identity Game

Step right up ladies and gentlemen! We’ve got all sorts of EE fun lined up for this week’s Fish Fry podcast. Tim Colleran (LEVL) joins us to discuss LEVL-ID, what sets this device identity technology apart from MAC randomization, and why full stack device Intelligence is key to its success. Also this week, we check out a new research study from Georgetown University that contends that mirroring human visual learning will be key to helping AI software to think more like a human brain. 

 

It’s All About Confidence: System on Chip Verification and Building Trust into Neural Networks

How do we know that what our neural networks are telling us should be trusted? Can we build confidence into our neural networks so they can answer that for us? According to a new study out of MIT and Harvard, we can and it won’t break the computational bank! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we first check out a new way for deep learning neural networks to quickly estimate confidence levels in their output. Keeping with our verification theme, Moshik Rubin (Cadence Design Systems) also joins us to discuss the challenges of SoC verification, the increasing need for system level solutions today, and where he thinks chip level verification is headed in the future. 

 

AI for Everything!

Artificial intelligence and machine learning take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First, we take a closer look at how a new algorithm called ART (Automated Recommendation Tool) is ushering in a new age of enlightenment in the world of synthetic biology. We investigate how this revolutionary new algorithm was tested and what it means for the future of bioengineered cells. Aaron Tersteeg (Intel) also joins us this week to discuss Intel’s OpenVINO tool kit. Aaron and I chat about the biggest AI inferencing challenges facing us today, the details of the OpenVINO “write once, deploy anywhere” approach, and what you should keep in mind when starting a new AI project.

Henny Youngman and The Law of Unintended Consequences: Fish Fry Welcomes Eric Bogatin

 
"If there is a fire you are trying to douse, you can’t put it out from inside the house" - Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton 

 

The man, the myth, the signal integrity legend Eric Bogatin joins Fish Fry this week! We discuss the propagation of misconceptions in our design lives, the law of unintended consequences and what the Henny Youngman principle is all about. Also this week, we take a closer look at the 250MWh CRYOBattery Long Duration Energy Storage Facility and the details behind this super cool new energy storage facility. 

What is the Meaning of Test?

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
- Burt Rutan 

In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about testing, testing, and even more testing! We start things off with an investigation into a new microneedle patch developed at Rice University that is hoping to make testing for malaria easier and faster than ever before. Also this week, Geir Eide (Mentor) joins me to discuss the past, present, and future of IC testing. Geir and I discuss why the days of Pass/Fail testing are long gone, why test equipment has evolved into machine learning and data collection equipment, and the details of Mentor’s new Tessent Streaming Scan Network.

Nobody Wants A Failed Prototype - System-Level Simulation with Clarity 3D Transient Solver

In today’s ever-changing electronic engineering ecosystem, system modeling is more important than ever before. In this week’s podcast, Brad Griffin (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss the limitations of system-level modeling today, how system analysis challenges are driving new levels of performance, and how Clarity 3D Transient Solver addresses critical system-level EMI challenges. Also this week, we take a look at the PufferBot - a new Pufferfish-inspired robot developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that aims to improve drone safety. 

 

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