Looking Forward to DVCon 2017 with Dennis Brophy
Design verification is front and center in this week's episode of Fish Fry. Dennis Brophy, General Chair of DVCon, gives us a special sneak peek into the Design Verification Conference and Expo taking place next week in San Jose, California. Please join me as Dennis and I explore the variety of tutorials, keynotes, and sessions you will find at DVCon. We also discuss how to learn about advanced verification methodologies and techniques, how to apply formal methods to the art of verification, and how to achieve the next level of design verification productivity. Then, for something completely different, our Kickstarter Corner highlights a new campaign launched by a team at MIT Media Lab that transforms air pollutants into unique art supplies.
Hoodoo Rituals for New Technology Implementation
This week’s Fish Fry is a virtual bubbling cauldron of hoodoo rituals, VPX goodness, and bat wings. (OK, kidding about the bat wings). First up, I chat with a team from Elma Electronic about the perfect recipe for high speed wizardry in the world of VPX and the rituals we need to perform to get the newest and coolest technology features in OpenVPX. Continuing with our open architecture theme, I chat with Mike Walmsley from TE Connectivity about rugged embedded computing and the trends driving new interconnect design today.
Standards, Tools, and Solving the Multi-Core Heterogeneous Computing Software Conundrum
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry we tackle the age-old question - What are we going to do with all these cores?! My first guest Maximilian Odendahl (Silexica - CEO) is going to help us solve the multi-core heterogeneous computing software conundrum. Max and I discuss software development techniques for multi-core systems, the biggest challenges facing us in multi-core software development, and the details of Silexica’s new SLX tool suite. Keeping with our embedded system design theme, our next guest Rodger Hosking (Pentek) and I chat about the evolving role of standards and tools in the embedded ecosystem.
Tackling the Challenges of the Next Generation of USB
Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. -- Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz.
This week's episode of Fish Fry starts off with a bang -- the Big Bang! We investigate a new study from a multi-national team of researchers that investigates the cosmic microwave background of the universe. This research team claims that hidden in this cosmic white noise is "substanial proof" that we live in a holographic universe. Next, we dive into the world of USB Type C with Total Phase CEO Gil Ben-Dov. Gil and I discuss the testing and debug challenges of this upstart USB technology and why Type C cabling is much more complicated than previous versions.
Embedded Tech Trends and the Dark Powers of Intel Processor Boards
Watch out Big Easy, Fish Fry is here to stay! This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry takes on the annual Embedded Tech Trends Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. In keeping with this year's conference theme, The VooDoo Behind Critical and Intelligent Embedded Systems, Nigel Forrester (Concurrent Technologies) joins us to explore what he thinks are the “dark powers of Intel-based processor boards”. He also introduces to us a new AdvancedMC module that has been used in some super cool applications in the high-speed physics community and reveals his unique connection to William Shakespeare.
Open-Silicon and the Business of Semiconductor Advancement
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams...
-- Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1873)
Some of us dream that we can fly. Some of us dream that we’re swimming in an endless ocean. Some of us dream we’re in high school again and can’t remember the combination to our locker or how to get to seventh period math class. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we're talking about how we can make our silicon dreams into semiconductor reality. Taher Madraswala (CEO and President, Open-Silicon) joins Fish Fry to discuss how Open-Silicon is helping engineers realize their dreams and translate those ideas into silicon. Taher and I also chat about the trends and challenges facing the semiconductor industry today and the new developments that Open-Silicon is working to create custom SoCs for high bandwidth memory applications.
Micro Analog and On-Demand Power Management
He'd been here before, many times. He had procrastinated until he couldn’t put it off any longer. It had to be done. After a few cans of Mountain Dew and a giant sigh, he dove in. The experience wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. I know you’ve been through it too. Choosing the right power supply for your next design can be a drag, searching through part numbers until your eyes glaze, only to come up with a solution that (most of the time) is still not quite right. In this episode of Fish Fry, we welcome Kapil Shankar from AnDAPT. Kapil and I take an in-depth look at AnDAPT 's on-demand power management solution. Also in this week’s Kickstarter Corner, we check out a new fundraising campaign called JeVois: Open-Source Quad-Core Smart Machine Vision Camera that could bring open-source machine vision to your next Raspberry Pi or Arduino project.
Chirp Microsystems and Their Ultrasonic Sensing Solution
We’ve all heard of six degrees of separation, right? But what about six degrees of freedom? In this week’s Fish Fry, David Horsley of Chirp Microsystems joins us to discuss the details of Chirp Micro’s innovative ultrasonic sensing solutions. David and I chat about what this six degrees of freedom business is all about, how their ultrasonic software library and gesture classification libraries work together, why MEMS-based ultrasound can go toe-to-toe with today’s optical systems, and why you should consider ultrasonic sensing in your next consumer electronic design.
efabless’ On Demand IP and MIT’s Design Your Own Drone Program
How many engineers does it take to turn chip design on its head? Just one. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at how efabless plans to change the face of the semiconductor industry - one integrated circuit at a time. efabless CEO Mike Wishart joins us to discuss the details of their new online community, how they adapted the app store model for the semiconductor world, and how you can participate in their IP development challenge. Also this week, we look at MIT's new Design Your Dream Drone program and check out how you can get started with this super cool new program.
Reinventing the Wheel with Micro-Manufacturing, Co-Creation, and 3D Printing
What you’ve got here is one part engineering co-creation, one part wicked cool 3D printing, and one part automotive revolution. In this week’s Fish Fry, we welcome Dan Fox - CTO of Local Motors. Dan and I discuss the the variety of 3D printed cars micro-manufactured at Local Motors, what their co-creation program is all about, and how you can get involved in their Zelator Drone Build project. In the second half of our episode, we dive into the world of safety and security critical software development. Jim McElroy (LDRA) joins us and we chat about what their “Road to Certification” is all about, what kind of critical safety and security training classes LDRA offers, and why LDRA offers a 30 day trial of their tool suite for free.