How To Implement Virtual Memory on x86 Chips

As if it  weren’t already complex enough, x86 processors from Intel and AMD allow you to make software and memory even more indirect and complicated. This week we dive into virtual memory, demand paging, and other advanced features that x86, ARM, RISC-V, and most other modern CPUs all implement but that aren’t well understood. 

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A Mesh By Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we’re making the impossible possible! We start things off with a closer look at the world’s first metamaterial developed by a team of researchers from EPFL Labs. We investigate the unique properties of this new metamaterial and how this research could pave the way for the development of advanced forms of mechanical metamaterials. Also this week, Matt Commens (Ansys) joins … Read More → "A Mesh By Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same"

Eta Compute Pivots to AI Software

When you’re in the processor business, you’re also in the compiler business. Like it or not, inventing a new CPU or MCU with its own instruction set means you’re also on the hook for its entire software-development toolchain. In fact, a lot of “chip companies” employ more programmers than circuit designers. 

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Full Stack Future Proofing: How LEVL is Changing the Device Identity Game

Step right up ladies and gentlemen! We’ve got all sorts of fun lined up for this week’s Fish Fry podcast. Tim Colleran (LEVL) joins us to discuss LEVL-ID, what sets it apart this device identity technology from MAC randomization, and why full stack device Intelligence is key to its success. Also this … Read More → "Full Stack Future Proofing: How LEVL is Changing the Device Identity Game"

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SensorTile. Box - A Ready to Go IoT Node

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and STMicroelectronics

In the highly competitive IoT market, getting your idea to the prototype stage as quickly as possible is critical. But, designing non-differentiated things like connectivity, power supplies, sensor interfaces, and so forth soaks up valuable design time. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Thiago Reis from STMicroelectronics about SensorTile Box - a ready-to-go IoT node development kit that’s just waiting for your great IoT idea.

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Speeding Up Large-Scale EM Simulation of ICs Without Compromising Accuracy

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With growing on-chip RF content, electromagnetic (EM) simulation of passives is critical — from selecting the right RF design candidates to detecting parasitic coupling. Being on-chip, accurate EM analysis requires a tie in to the process technology with process design kits (PDKs) and foundry-certified EM simulation technology. Anything short of that could compromise the RFIC’s functionality. Learn how to get the highest-in-class accuracy and 10X faster analysis.

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Posted on Jan 21 at 9:31am by Jim Turley
I feel your pain. I also fell into the OneNote/OneDrive trap. I use OneNote a lot, and I naively upgraded to the newer slick-looking version a few years ago before realizing that, unlike all previous versions, it doesn't store a local copy of your notes. It's all in OneDrive ...
Posted on Jan 20 at 4:30pm by flasunshine
Great article! And funny-angry-self-righteous commenter who claims "it works for me." He is clueless. I bought a new Windows 10 laptop a few months ago and copied MBs of files from my old PC to my new PC using a thumbdrive. I didn't even know the concept of ONEDRIVE existed and ...
Posted on Jan 13 at 10:48pm by theboom
i must say, based on some of the user support i get, it seems like some of these companies have junior engineers running the asylum. Just because some kid is a genius, that doesn't mean they employ professional best-practices, like, oh i dunno, thoroughly testing code before rolling it out, ...
Posted on Jan 8 at 12:33pm by Kevin Morris
No More "Times Lower Than" Hey Marketers and PR folks - this one's for you. In researching this article I repeatedly ran into official, presumably copy-edited materials that made claims that power was "75X lower" or "30 times less than" other solutions. This is absolutely wrong. Your audience for these materials ...
Posted on Jan 6 at 9:12am by Zhongqing You
Hi Max, You always write a good read! Is there any update on this as to actual sample or any demonstration on what they claim? I would be looking for a pair new TWS based on this! Thank you.
Posted on Jan 5 at 6:10am by traneusee
Back in 1983, my group was developing a realtime multichannel measurement system that did a lot of calculation on each channel's data, so the data area was almost all per-channel rather than common to all channels. The software was written in assembler to run on an 8086. Rather than indexing each variable ...
Posted on Jan 4 at 10:48am by vardistict
Disappointed not to find any link to your "4-bit Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg (HRRG) microcontroller" in this article, or even on this website. And NO, I haven't heard about it, so keep talking .... Got here from The Embedded Muse 413, Jack Ganssle, January 4, 2021.
Posted on Dec 31 at 2:45pm by BenYL
This series was exceptional, thank you for doing it. I actually liked the humor too.
Posted on Dec 19 at 1:51pm by Karl Stevens
Quote:"But, as we pointed out above, a capable hardware engineer is pretty much mandatory to drive the HLS tool." As usual, another synthesis tool instead of what is really needed . Is it too hard to grasp the fact that design has to come before synthesis? If the design is ...
Posted on Dec 16 at 4:02pm by MustardOnCheese
I personally think code obfuscation is silly. However, most companies wan't it not for security but to hide implementation details, what they consider proprietary IP, etc.
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