My podcast guest this week is Mattias Wagner from Flux! Mattias and I investigate the role that AI plays in the Flux PCB design platform. We also delve into the details of the Flux Method, Flux Model and Flux Copilot, and discuss why working smarter not harder is cornerstone to the Flux mission. I also investigate why the discovery of phosphorus in … Read More → "AI is My Copilot: How Flux is Revolutionizing PCB Design"
As I may have mentioned on occasion, I love reading science fiction books and watching science fiction films. A couple of tomes that really caught my imagination were A Deepness in the Sky and
Shrink rays are a common trope with a long history in science fiction. The first time I saw one “in use” was in the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage and Isaac Asimov’s book based on the film’s screenplay. In Fantastic Voyage, movie and book, the shrink ray is used to miniaturize a submarine named Proteus so that it can be injected … Read More → "Honey, I Shrunk the Switching Regulator (into a 2.2 x 1.6 mm footprint)"
Long, long ago, at the turn of the millennium, two champions of configurable processor IP – ARC and Tensilica – battled for dominance in that arena with unique processor ISAs and custom tools to aid in creating software-development tool chains for their configurable processors. Synopsys bought ARC in 2011, and Cadence bought Tensilica a couple of years later. Fast forward a decade and suddenly, RISC-V has somehow validated the concept … Read More → "Synopsys Takes on RISC-V Configurability with ARC-V Processor IP Family"
FPGAs take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! But not just any field programmable gate arrays – I’m talking about the Speedster7t FPGAs! My guests Scott Schweitzer and Ron Renwick from Achronix and I chat about why Achronix’s FPGAs are particularly well suited for networking and SmartNIC tasks, the advantages of Achronix’s accelerated network infrastructure code and the details of their new FPGA-Powered … Read More → "Extremely Low Latency FPGAs and SmartNICs: How Achronix is Supercharging Networking Innovation"
It’s not often you get to say things like “exponential increase in insatiable demand,” so I’m going to make the most of it by taking a deep breath, pausing for effect, and waiting for the audience’s antici…
…pation to mount. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns (although possibly using different words), we are currently seeing an … Read More → "9.6Gbps HBM3 Memory Controller IP Boosts SoC AI Performance"