Network on Chip (NOC) IP has been around for a while. I wrote an article about academic research papers on NOCs presented at the seventh annual International Symposium on System-on-Chip conference held in Tampere, Finland in late 2005. NOCs were the conference’s theme back then and the jury was out on using NOCs to interconnect large IP blocks, including processors, network controllers, and memory on SoCs. … Read More → "I hear you NOCing, But Can You Close Timing?"
When I wrote the initial six parts of this series on early transistor makers, I worked from a list of initial companies that made transistors using the early Bell Labs transistor patents. That list of attendees to the April, 1952 Transistor Symposium at Bell Labs came from Bo Lojek’s book, Read More → "The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 7"
The man, the myth, the legend Giovanni De Micheli (Nanni) joins me this week! Recently honored with the 2022 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic System Design, Nanni has been a powerhouse in the world of EDA for a very long time. His work has expanded the fields of Network-on-Chip (NoC), high-level synthesisRead More → "High Tech Heavyweights: EDA Legend Giovanni De Micheli"
As part of giving courses on digital logic simulation, along with presentations at technical conferences and guest lectures at universities, I’ve been fortunate enough to have at least sampled a tempting taster of many of the countries in Scandinavia and Western Europe, including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Sad to relate, one of the countries on … Read More → "Intel’s Agilex 7 FPGAs Take Barcelona by Storm"
I think we’re all familiar with the old riddle joke that starts with the question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and ends with the answer, “To get to the other side!” This is one of the things we seem to learn by some form of sociological osmosis without ever being able to recall where we first heard it.
According to … Read More → "Is the Future of AI Sparse?"
During research for my recent 6-part article series on the early transistor makers, I tried to find information on the companies that attended the 1952 Bell Labs Transistor Symposium, yet clearly never made transistors. One of those companies was listed as “The Baldwin Company.” Searching the Internet, the closest match I could find for that corporate name was the Baldwin Piano Company. I wondered, what thread could … Read More → "Winston Kock: Right Place, Right Time, Right Idea"