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- A head-to-head comparison of the ARM Cortex-M4 and –M0 processor cores by Jack Ganssle
- Friday Video: SoC in tiny 500mg backpack transforms cockroach into radio-controlled exploration vehicle
- Friday Video: A different kind of fab with some very, very cool machines
- Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design
- Smartphones: Where PCIe has not gone before—but will. Sooner rather than later.
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- 39 low-cost boards for embedded Linux application development starting with Raspberry Pi. Want the list?
- Friday Video: Two more low-cost, ARM-based, embedded-Linux development boards from ODROID and Google
- Nvidia Tegra 3 based on five ARM Cortex-A9 cores is mobile processor of the year declares Microprocessor Report
- Collaboration is key to making DFM work at 28nm and below
- 3D Thursday: Altera adds Avago MicroPOD optical interconnects to FPGA package to handle bidirectional 100Gbps Ethernet
- How about a quick and easy guide to ARM Cortex processor cores? Got one for you from ARM TechCon 2011
- Go for the GHz? 8-core, Bulldozer-based AMD FX processor hits 8.429 GHz using liquid nitrogen and liquid helium!
- 3D Thursday: Micron to present Hybrid Memory Cube status at EDPS in Monterey, April 6—there’s a lot of news
- Friday Video: A blast from the past. Handifax 1000 promo video from mid 1990s shows how far we’ve come
- Friday Video: Dave Jones tears down a Zoom H1 audio recorder. You learn more about system design.
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If you don’t understand why this is here, don’t sweat it.
Once more, EEVblog’s Dave Jones generously dispenses nuggets from his substantial system-level design experience while tearing apart the Makerbot Replicator, an open-source 3D printer.
I wrote about Clock Concurrent Optimization (CCOpt) a year ago (see “Clock Concurrent Optimization: The Primer to the Primer—OR—Want to overcome some major functional hurdles to Silicon Realization and save a lot of power on your SoC at the same … Continue reading
Earlier this week, Micron announced volume production of a combined phase-change memory (PCM) and an LPDDR2 SDRAM in one package. Here’s a video Micron demo of one of the end-product advantages of such a memory over NOR or NAND Flash … Continue reading
Re-imagining Rod Serling as Sean O’Kane of Chip Estimate and “The Twilight Zone” as “The DAC Zone.” This video is just too cute for words.
There’s a solar eclipse coming. Here’s a test shot from a Canon 60D dSLR, a Spiratone 400mm Sharpshooter, and a 2x telextender.
The EDA360 Insider is going on vacation soon and will be dead center in the path of the solar eclipse on May 20. In preparation, I tried out my photo equipment today to see if I’ll be able to capture … Continue reading
For the 27 extroverted people in EDA: sign up to compete in EDA’s Got Talent at the DAC Denali Party
If you feel the urge to strut your stuff in front of a roomful of party-hearty DAC attendees, you’ve come to the right place. Applications are now open for the “EDA’s Got Talent” competition taking place on the Ruby Skye … Continue reading
Friday’s starting off very silly, so why not watch someone attach a laser to a shark, per Dr. Evil’s orders.
Buckaroo Banzai’s Jet Car has nothing on a Swedish racing team called Mobacken Racing. Here’s a video of the team’s homebrew JU-01 gas turbine engine—about the size of the proverbial bread box—revving up outside of the owner’s garage.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading
The first ten pre-production prototypes of the Raspberry Pi beta board are currently selling on eBay, proceeds to help Raspberry Pi build more boards for educational purposes. If you haven’t run across this project, it’s attempt to provide a low-cost … Continue reading
On-chip interconnect: Newly controversial. Live, free presentation on November 8 in Silicon Valley. Pizza and soda: $2
An IEEE Computer Society meeting is not usually the place to dip your toe into a newly controversial area or hot topic of the day, but next Tuesday will be one of those exceptions. On that day, the Silicon Valley … Continue reading
As SoCs become far more software-centric, and multicore SoCs even more so, Realization teams must prototype and debug their designs using virtual platforms before committing to the implementation phase or face the high risk of proceeding down the wrong architectural … Continue reading
Coming this holiday season is the Star Wars edition of the Microsoft Xbox 360. The game unit is styled to resemble the droid R2D2 and the hand controller is plated in gold and silver to remind you of C3P0. Other … Continue reading
Covered this music earlier. Now in video from Weird Al himself:
TheEDA360 Evangelist (and EDA360 Insider blogger) was at the DAC360 video booth today with EETimes’ Brian Fuller. Here are some video survival tips and industry overviews on video.
Friday Video (Bonus): May the Fries be with you! Grillenium Falcon delivers lunch in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Lunch trucks ply the roads all around town here in San Jose but we’ve got nothing like the new Grillenium Falcon that just started to fly, er…ply the streets of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The black delivery truck with a grilled-cheese rendition … Continue reading
Friday Video (Bonus): It’s been a surreal week for me so here’s a suitable video with a nearly new song from The Cars
Back after 24 years. Like me.
I usually log onto the EDA360 Insider blog a few times a day to see how traffic’s going. The main dashboard displays a column graph with the last 16 days of traffic displayed. You can quickly see trends with this … Continue reading
If your team is designing an SoC today, it’s no doubt a mixed-signal design. Every standard interface (think USB, SATA, etc.) now employs mixed-signal PHYs to reach out to the world beyond the SoC’s pins, not to mention the analog … Continue reading
EDA360 Evangelist Steve Leibson discusses chips, packages, and boards with EETimes’ Brian Fuller at DesignCon 2011
Here’s a video of EDA360 Evangelist Steve Leibson discussing the meaning of end-to-end EDA in the context of Silicon Realization (think “chips-packages-boards”). (Note: The video starts 10 seconds into the playback.) EDA360 Evangelist Steve Leibson discusses chips…, posted with vodpod … Continue reading
To all of you who have been reading the EDA360 Insider for the past several months since it first went online, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! See you next week.
Ann Steffora Mutschler just published a meaty article on “Best Practices For Multicore SoC Test And Debug” at Chip Design Magazine’s System-Level Design Community. The article quotes Jason Andrews, an architect at Cadence Design Systems, who says that “multicore debug … Continue reading
Strategic Foundry Relationship expert and industry blogger Daniel Nenni has just published the hundredth entry in his Silicon Valley Blog. The topic is TSMC’s recent conference and Nenni, who writes a lot about TSMC, dishes up some cogent analysis and … Continue reading