Shaving Hairs and New Electronics: UChicago’s Nanocrystal Breakthrough

Are you ready for some exciting nanocrystal technology? I certainly hope so! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Igor Coropceanu joins me to discuss how he and a team of fellow researchers at the University of Chicago discovered a new way to make nanocrystals function together electronically. We explore why this breakthrough in nanocrystal technology could lead to future devices with new abilities, what applications this would be …Read More →"Shaving Hairs and New Electronics: UChicago’s Nanocrystal Breakthrough"

Can HLS Partitioning Speed Up Placement and Routing of FPGA Designs? Yes, Oh Yes!

FPGA place-and-route software goes too fast, said no one ever. In fact, FPGA vendors have spent considerable effort in making their design software run faster on multicore processors. A paper recently presented at the ACM’s FPGA 2022 conference titled “RapidStream: Parallel Physical Implementation of FPGA HLS Designs,” describes a very interesting approach to pushing HLS designs through FPGA design software running on multicore processors faster. The …ag亚博国际

Reimagining Moore’s Law – One Glass Chip at a Time

Let’s talk about chips! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Dr. Eyal Cohen (Co-founder and CEO of Cognifiber) joins me to unpack the photonic computing revolution. We investigate the details of Cognifiber’s glass-based chips, proprietary fibers, and embedded waveguides, and why the advancement of this kind of technology could revolutionize the world of edge computing. Also this week, I …ag亚博集团

How the Intel 8088 Got Its Bus

The IBM PC (aka the IBM 5150) had such a massive impact on computing history that origin stories about the machine are legion. Many books have been written to tell the stories of a rag-tag group of isolated engineers in IBM’s Entry Systems Business, down in Boca Raton, Florida. William C. Lowe initially led the group. He got the job after he told IBM’s Corporate …Read More →"How the Intel 8088 Got Its Bus"

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Posted on May 9 at 1:08pm by JohnBirkner
Steve, great article! I still have my original IBM PC, that we used to write a version of PALASM to program PALs. -John
Posted on May 9 at 11:16am by ronl@youknowsolutions.com
With a Flowpro parallel computational machine all of the objects and tasks are already petitioned at the source level of the design. It seems that a true parallel substrate machine such as Flowpro could easily take advantage of multicore synthesis.
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Thanks Wally. Always nice to hear from you. --Steve
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Very much enjoyed this. This is extremely topical right now: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/01/europe/russia-farm-vehicles-ukraine-disabled-melitopol-intl/index.html -- Dag.
Posted on May 4 at 3:05pm by wally
Steven, a really great article that brings it all together! It was a very memorable time when we all chased that secret IBM group in Boca Raton. Wally
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Hi Max, can you clarify 8K per eye? Do you mean 8000 pixels per eye? That's, like, 120 x 66 pixels which doesn't sound that great to me, or am I missing something here?
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If you are working on a telecom, consumer or industrial design, current sense resistors can give you a great way to detect and convert current to voltage. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Clinton Stiffler from Vishay about the what, where and how of Vishay’s WFC and WFCP current sense resistors. They investigate how these current sense resistors are constructed, how the flip-chip design of these current sense resistors reduces TCR compared to other chip resistors, and how you can get started using a Vishay current sense resistor in your next design.
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Energy Storage: The Key to Sector Coupling
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Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply
Long gone are the days of mechanical buttons and knobs in our home appliances. Today’s modern appliances require a variety of different modes, voltages, and motors. Keeping all of those considerations in mind, energy efficiency must reign supreme. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Silvestro Fimaini from Power Integrations about how you can improve the efficiency of your appliance and smart home design power supplies with Power Integrations InnoSwitch3 with FluxLink and PowiGAN.
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