I hear you NOCing, But Can You Close Timing?

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?"

Intel’s Agilex 7 FPGAs Take Barcelona by Storm

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"

Winston Kock: Right Place, Right Time, Right Idea

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"

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Posted on Mar 28 at 2:21pm by traneusee
U.S. Patent 879,532 shows Lee DeForest invented the Audion, an intentionally-gassy triode tube for radio-detector use. His circuits lack a D.C. path for the grid, so will not work with a vacuum triode. U.S. Patent 1,297,309 shows Harold D. Arnold invented a triode vacuum tube for telephone use. U....
Posted on Mar 27 at 11:03am by Bret Gustafson
It’s interesting how today so many different processor architectures have found their place in the market. While CPUs and ASICs definitely have their place, there are many applications (like the ones in the whitepapers) where they don’t. You've raised valid points about the cost and performance trade-offs between ...
Posted on Mar 27 at 6:48am by Max Maxfield
The big thing about FPGAs is that they can implement appropriate algorithms in a massively parallel fashion, which lets them race to do things MCUs would do at a crawl. I personally think of soft processors implemented in the programmable fabric more in the form of commend and control as ...
Posted on Mar 27 at 6:39am by Max Maxfield
It's like they say -- "Hindsight is the only exact science" LOL
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Posted on Mar 25 at 11:20am by Karl Stevens
But FPGAs are so expensive! Compared to the cost to build an ASIC? But FPGAs are so slow! Learn what the fast embedded memory blocks can do for you. And they come in true dual port flavors, yummy. And while you are at it brush up on your microprogramming. If ...
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It has longer service life, high power density, fast charging and high reliability at 105°C. Not only supercapacitors, but also some capacitors used in new energy vehicle lights also meet this condition. For example, YMIN's VMM series and VKM series are used for smart lights. Below is the company's official ...
Posted on Mar 23 at 11:46am by Ron Cline
Old PLD/CPLD chip designer here. In addition to the FPGA by-hand-design requirement, I believed that FPGAs had a fatal flaw in that they had to be rebooted from a separate memory like a microprocessor and argued FPGAs would never be accepted by hardware board designers for mass production. Boy ...
Posted on Mar 23 at 10:22am by Steven Leibson
Thanks for this fascinating information, rrestle! I remember BEI and some Googling reveals that Schneider Electric bought them in 2005. Signetics and Siliconix were both founded in the early 1960s and both have been long since acquired. I was not aware of the optical disks in Baldwin organs being the start ...
Posted on Mar 23 at 6:07am by Max Maxfield
"Here are some assignment expressions that I am using for debug." It seems to me that you are having too much fun LOL
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