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BARR-C Aims to Make Us Better Programmers

<i>“I’d spell ‘creat’ with an e.” – Ken Thompson, when asked what he’d change about Unix.</i>Look up “panacea” and you’ll find a bunch of C programming …

Compilers

A More Reliable MRAM Mechanism

The search continues for the perfect memory cell that will replace SRAM, DRAM, and flash memory cells with better performance, power, and reliability …

Magnetism

Re-interpreting Moore’s Law

For two or three decades, there has been raging debate about the longevity and relevance of Moore’s Law. Is it dead? Has it changed? Is it slowly …

Moore's Law

Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 4

The autonomous driving news is really stacking up. Uber and Tesla have both been very active on the self-driving scene recently. There’s so much news …

VirtualLink Removes Tangles from VR Goggles

<i>“Ever since I became a parent… I feel like I’m wearing giant kaleidoscope-goggles.” – Nia Vardalos</i><p>How fat does your pipe have to be before you start …

Virtual Reality

Secure Software

We’ve invested a lot of ink in these pages on security. But security can mean a lot of different things. Usually it refers to the protection of …

Intellectual Property

Deepfake Video is Here. Reality is Fleeting.

<i>“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – Groucho Marx</i><p>Deepfake video is here, now. With it comes …

Jordan Peele

Sigrity Elevates 3D

Signal integrity (SI) is the bane of most system designers. Getting those signals to pass intact through all the twists and turns of your design can …

Databases

Cepton LiDAR Goes Anti-MEMS Route

<i>“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain</i>Chemistry is just applied physics… or so a physicist would tell …

Mark Twain

More Gate-Level Automation

<i> The world is going to hell in a hand basket. I just don’t care anymore.</i> <i>— Unhappy person</i>We’ve all experienced this sort of pessimism, either first- …

Happiness

Xilinx Catapults Itself into AI by Buying DeePhi

<i>I liked it so much, I bought the company.</i> – Victor KiamOn July 17, Xilinx announced that it had acquired DeePhi Technology Co., Ltd. DeePhi is a …

Machine Learning

Fog Computing Gets a Champion

<i>“Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” – Joseph Conrad</i><p>I’ll just go ahead and say it: Fog computing sounds like a stupid …

Internet of Things

Will I Arrive Alive?

How do you build a self-driving car? OK, wait, that’s too loose a question. How do you build a <i>safe</i> self-driving car? A part of the answer involves …

Autonomous Cars

RISC-V Aims for World Domination

<i>“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered…” – Austin Grossman</i><p>Dr. David Patterson, the newest recipient of the ACM’s A.M. Turing …

Compilers

When Your Own Technology Poisons You

<i>“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” — Aristotle</i><p>It seemed like such a good idea at the time.<p>Car keys are going the way of the …

Doorhandle

Intel Acquires eASIC – Why?

Intel announced last week that they are acquiring structured ASIC company eASIC into their Programmable Systems Group (PSG). If you haven’t been …

Prototyping

The Cobalt Wave Continues

Cobalt seems to be making an inexorable move into more and more applications as device features shrink. It’s largely been replacing tungsten in prior …

Cobalt

MEMS Lidar for Driverless Vehicles Takes Another Big Step

<i>“We must understand what infrastructure is needed to support 1 billion parcels a day.” – Jack Ma, Alibaba Executive Chairman</i>Late in May, Alibaba …

Living on the EDGE

<i>“You say you want a revolution? – John Lennon</i><p>There’s leading edge, there’s bleeding edge, there’s double-edged, and there’s over the edge. It’s hard …

Is AI the Killer FPGA Application?

Ross Freeman, co-founder of Xilinx, invented the FPGA in 1984. In the 34 years that have passed, FPGAs have been wildly successful and are certainly …

A New ASIC for AI

Anytime the new cool thing comes around, all the cool engineers have to figure out the best ways to make it work. And we embark on a natural …

Xilinx Hits the Road with Daimler

In what appears to be another win for Xilinx’s formidable Zynq SoC FPGA platform, Xilinx and Daimler announced a collaboration on “an in-car system …

Maybe You Can’t Drive my Car (Yet) Part 3

<i>“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit</i><p>In the last installment of this article series (see “Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part …

Intel’s x86 Turns 40: Full of Vigor or Doddering Retiree?

Forty years ago, the calendar on the kitchen wall said it was 1978. People were taping <i>All in the Family</i> on their Betamax VCRs, the Nobel Prize for …

More Tools in the Cloud

Seems like it wasn’t long ago that we did a piece on EDA in the cloud. And yet here we are again, with yet more developments. One comes from an EDA …

Goodbye to All This

This is a part of my goodbye to an active role in the world of electronics, a world I have been a part of, as a PR person and a journalist, for …

Microchip Makes Two Small Firsts

<i>“Roses are red / Violets are blue / I’m schizophrenic / And so am I” – Oscar Levant</i>Two heads are better than one, and everyone’s stuck their head …

The EDA Enigma

The fifty-fifth Design Automation Conference (DAC) is underway in San Francisco this week. Just let that number settle in for a minute or two. That’s …

MEMS Design Contest Winners

Two years ago at the annual DATE conference in Europe, a MEMS design contest was announced. Sponsored by Reutlingen University, Coventor, X-Fab, and …

Programmable Pile of Parts

FPGAs were conceived as “do anything” chips – Jacks of all Trades. Sure, they were crazy expensive for the number of effective gates they offered, …