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This got me thinking about the nature of system development. We have all seen descriptions of the various stages of maturity for any technology, but I realized that the ones I have seen are missing a step. Consider the one below.

So what is in place? Hand-held GPS, optical sights for weaponry, thermal or night vision imaging in headsets, and radio-based communications are common. These technologies have been employed for decades, with the military often adopting these techniques some time before commercial equivalents appeared.

But now the semiconductor industry is up against the wall of physical limits, as well as horrendously expensive financial ones. At IBM’s 7nm node, we are not that far away from sub-nanometer devices in the picometer range.

Quantum computing is about accurately modeling the physical in the virtual, and conversely 3D printing is about seamlessly transforming the virtual to the physical. Robotics and autonomous machines are all about computing that is defined by physical interaction.

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So what is in place? Hand-held GPS, optical sights for weaponry, thermal or night vision imaging in headsets, and radio-based communications are common. These technologies have been employed for decades, with the military often adopting these techniques some time before commercial equivalents appeared.

But now the semiconductor industry is up against the wall of physical limits, as well as horrendously expensive financial ones. At IBM’s 7nm node, we are not that far away from sub-nanometer devices in the picometer range.

Quantum computing is about accurately modeling the physical in the virtual, and conversely 3D printing is about seamlessly transforming the virtual to the physical. Robotics and autonomous machines are all about computing that is defined by physical interaction.

Samtec, Inc.

Holy Stone

Laird Connectivity

Ramtron (Cypress Semiconductor)

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Bel Fuse, Inc.

Harris

Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd

  • Since they often design systems for use in an environment containing powerful sources of magnetism, such as motor drives and high-voltage power transmission lines, they are wary of magnetic position sensors.

    Berkeley designers who have enjoyed the impact of the modern language features in Chisel say they’re never going back to a language as primitive as Verilog. Hopefully, this example will inspire hardware engineers to upgrade their programming chops and become as productive as their enlightened software colleagues.

    The many-core architecture is depicted below. A central scheduler assigns tasks to a number of DSPs, each of which executes its task from its cache storage, accessing shared memory only when needed. When task execution is completed, the DSP notifies the scheduler, which can subsequently assign a new task to that processor. Access to off-chip streaming channels, DDR2/3 memory, and other interfaces happens only via programmable DMA channels.

    Digi-Pas Technologies
  • Berkeley designers who have enjoyed the impact of the modern language features in Chisel say they’re never going back to a language as primitive as Verilog. Hopefully, this example will inspire hardware engineers to upgrade their programming chops and become as productive as their enlightened software colleagues.

    The many-core architecture is depicted below. A central scheduler assigns tasks to a number of DSPs, each of which executes its task from its cache storage, accessing shared memory only when needed. When task execution is completed, the DSP notifies the scheduler, which can subsequently assign a new task to that processor. Access to off-chip streaming channels, DDR2/3 memory, and other interfaces happens only via programmable DMA channels.

    What is an EDR in Automotive? An Automotive Event Data Recorder or EDR is in some ways similar to the data recorders used in airplanes and trains. EDRs are also known as automotive Black Boxes” or Crash Recorders”. EDRs were originally designed to capture and record the data from different control modules within an automotive unit and use the captured data for analysis to improve the airbag performance in the next design. Data captured by the EDR includes severity of collision by measuring force of impact, vehicle speed, engine RPMs, steering input, throttle position, braking status, seat belt status, air-pressure in tires, warning signals, and finally the airbag deployment.

    ZEUS Battery Products
  • The many-core architecture is depicted below. A central scheduler assigns tasks to a number of DSPs, each of which executes its task from its cache storage, accessing shared memory only when needed. When task execution is completed, the DSP notifies the scheduler, which can subsequently assign a new task to that processor. Access to off-chip streaming channels, DDR2/3 memory, and other interfaces happens only via programmable DMA channels.

    What is an EDR in Automotive? An Automotive Event Data Recorder or EDR is in some ways similar to the data recorders used in airplanes and trains. EDRs are also known as automotive Black Boxes” or Crash Recorders”. EDRs were originally designed to capture and record the data from different control modules within an automotive unit and use the captured data for analysis to improve the airbag performance in the next design. Data captured by the EDR includes severity of collision by measuring force of impact, vehicle speed, engine RPMs, steering input, throttle position, braking status, seat belt status, air-pressure in tires, warning signals, and finally the airbag deployment.

    What's really needed, Lackey said, is a standard that will allow incremental” changes to design-data to be communicated across all levels of design abstraction.

    AnDAPT, Inc.