Which HDL Coding Style is Best? Flash Poll 9/25/2015 5 comments When capturing ASIC/SoC/FPGA designs in Verilog or VHDL, different people prefer different coding styles. Some prefer to have keywords in uppercase and user-defined signals and variables in lowercase; others prefer things the opposite way round. Which is the best coding style to use?
What stops you from launching your startup? Flash Poll 9/5/2015 Post a comment As we reveal 2015 EE Times Silicon 60 startup list, tell us why you are or aren't involved in your own startup. Drop your questions for our live radio show (Sept. 8) as we talk to venture capitalists about current environment for hardware startups.
Where will the growth be in IoT? Flash Poll 5/14/2015 2 comments GSA published a report Internet of Things, where 48 percent of the CEOs interviewed thought IoT would be one of the top three growth drivers for the semiconductor industry and 17 percent ranked it first. What do you think will be the top driver of semiconductor industry in near term (5 years)?
Designing for Power Savings Flash Poll 8/27/2014 1 comment Saving power, using less power -- it's all an important part of modern computing. Help us understand what techniques engineers expect to be using in the near future to produce the most power savings.
Power Sources for Wearables Flash Poll 8/8/2014 1 comment How do you keep a wearable product up and running without creating just another cursèd device to plug in every day? Obviously, power efficiencies will be designed into devices, but what power source will help untether device owners from daily plug-in chores?
Involvement in Internet of Things Flash Poll 5/27/2014 Post a comment Whether you are a engineer designing electronic devices or creating and selling the building blocks of devices, you may find your work shifting more toward the IoT’s low-power, connected devices. How deep is your present involvement in IoT development?
When will Moore's Law end? Flash Poll 3/28/2014 16 comments As we get closer to the limits of what physics and lithography tools will allow, here's your chance to see what your colleagues think will happen with Moore's Law.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments