I was chatting with a friend earlier today about the videos created by EDA and Electronic companies. In the past, the folks at Cadence were leaders of the pack (in my humble opinion). For example, I still recall the first time I saw their award-winning Amadeus Offering from 1989 (you can’t help but grin at the dig at Mentor Graphics early in this little beauty).
This was a brilliant parody on the motion picture Amadeus that completely blew me away – goodness only knows what it cost. Good Grief! I can’t believe it was created in 1989 – that's twenty-one years ago as I pen these words. Where does the time go?
More recently (and again this is only my humble opinion), I think that the guys and gals at Altium have taken the lead with regard to amusing yet informative video offerings, such as their Dave Goes Nuts skit that always brings a smile to my face.
The point is that I was amazed to discover that my friend hadn't seen either of these little beauties, which made me think that perhaps I should share them again as shown below.
The classic Amadeus offering by Cadence
The more-recent Dave Goes Nuts video by Altium
And, of course, there are some really bad offerings also (I could show you some videos that would bring tears to your eyes ... and these would not be tears of joy :-) But I don't want to have all of the fun (or do all of the work), so if you have any video links you would care to share
with the rest of us, please post a comment on this article telling us
where to go and what we'll see...
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.