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Podcast EP44: Open Hardware Diversity Alliance

Podcast EP44: Open Hardware Diversity Alliance
by Daniel Nenni on 10-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Kim McMahon, Director of Visibility & Community Engagement, RISC-V International and Rob Mains Executive Director, CHIPS Alliance. Kim and Rob are working with individuals and companies to promote diversity and inclusion in the open hardware industry. We explore their strategies, goals and plans… Read More


Intel Betting The Farm – Shrinking Business, Margins Down For Few Years, But Aggressively Investing $40B-$43B A Year And More With Subsidies

Intel Betting The Farm – Shrinking Business, Margins Down For Few Years, But Aggressively Investing $40B-$43B A Year And More With Subsidies
by Dylan Patel on 10-22-2021 at 8:00 am

Intel Longterm look 2021 SemiWiki

Pat Gelsinger laid it all out on the table and stopped the charade. He was once a farm boy from rural Pennsylvania who moved out to Silicon Valley at the age of 18 to work at Intel. Now he has the keys to the company, and he’s betting the entire farm on its future technological dominance. It’s been very clear Intel will lose market share … Read More


CEO Interview: Jothy Rosenberg of Dover Microsystems

CEO Interview: Jothy Rosenberg of Dover Microsystems
by Daniel Nenni on 10-22-2021 at 6:00 am

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Jothy Rosenberg is a serial entrepreneur, founding nine different startups since 1988, two of which sold for over $100M. Currently, he’s the Founder & CEO of Dover Microsystems, the first oversight system company. Earlier in his career, Jothy ran Borland’s Languages division where he managed languages like Delphi, C++,… Read More


Webinar on Protecting Against Side Channel Attacks

Webinar on Protecting Against Side Channel Attacks
by Tom Simon on 10-21-2021 at 10:00 am

Side channel attack protection

SoC design for security has grown and evolved over time to address numerous potential threat sources. Many countermeasures have arisen to deal with ways hackers can gain control of systems through software or hardware design flaws. The results are things like improved random number generators, secure key storage, crypto, and… Read More


Successful SoC Debug with FPGA Prototyping – It’s Really All About Planning and Good Judgement

Successful SoC Debug with FPGA Prototyping – It’s Really All About Planning and Good Judgement
by Daniel Nenni on 10-21-2021 at 6:00 am

ProtoBridge Debug Blog 181021

Using FPGAs to prototype and debug SoCs as part of the SoC design verification hierarchy was pioneered by Quickturn Design Systems in the late 1980’s, and I have observed a wide variety of FPGA prototyping projects over the years.  In retrospect, three factors have determined the success of the FPGA prototyping project;

  1. A good
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Samtec, Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles

Samtec, Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-20-2021 at 10:00 am

Samtec Otava and Avnet Team Up to Tame 5G Deployment Hurdles

Everyone is talking about 5G deployment. The promises and the hype are finally turning into reality and products. While excitement is appropriate, victory is not yet in hand. There are still technical hurdles to conquer before the full potential of 5G is realized. In this post, I’ll explore one such challenge – the reliable use … Read More


Its all about the Transistors- 57 Billion reasons why Apple/TSMC are crushing it

Its all about the Transistors- 57 Billion reasons why Apple/TSMC are crushing it
by Robert Maire on 10-20-2021 at 8:00 am

Apple M1

The Apple event today was essentially a reveal of the latest and greatest silicon coming out of the Apple/TSMC partnership and how far ahead of everything else it is. The Mac was simply an aluminum container for the new silicon.

More importantly the event and specs of the TWO new chips, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max demonstrate that the M1… Read More


Neural Network Growth Requires Unprecedented Semiconductor Scaling

Neural Network Growth Requires Unprecedented Semiconductor Scaling
by Tom Simon on 10-20-2021 at 6:00 am

Neural Network Growth

The truth is that we are just at the beginning of the Artificial Intelligent (AI) revolution. The capabilities of AI are just now starting to show hints of what the future holds. For instance, cars are using large complex neural network models to not only understand their environment, but to also steer and control themselves. For… Read More


Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab

Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Take the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA for a Test Drive in the Lab

Achronix is known for its high-performance FPGA solutions. In this post, I’ll explore the Speedster7T FPGA. This FPGA family is optimized for high-bandwidth workloads and eliminates performance bottlenecks with an innovative architecture. Built on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process, the family delivers ASIC-level performance … Read More


Using PUFs for Random Number Generation

Using PUFs for Random Number Generation
by Kalar Rajendiran on 10-19-2021 at 6:00 am

3 API Functions

In our daily lives, few of us if any, would want randomness to play any role. We look for predictability in order to plan our lives. But reality is that random numbers have been playing a role in our lives for a long time. The more conspicuous use cases of random numbers are with key fobs, and nowadays mobile phones. And then there are a … Read More