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2D vs. 2.5D vs. 3D ICs 101

4/8/2012 04:08 PM EDT
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David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/11/2012 9:26:54 AM
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PS Max I put FPGA fundamentals into the search box of the EETimes home page and I see you did something on this in 2008...however I get 404 errors on all of the links. Maybe you could resurrect that as a starting point? Not sure if I have seen it before...

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David Ashton   4/11/2012 10:52:36 AM
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PPS. Must have mis-spelt something, your Fundamentals of FPGAs is here http://www.eetimes.com/electrical-engineers/education-training/courses/4000134/Fundamentals-of-FPGAs And very good it is too, almost exactly what I asked for. So you can have the next 3 sundays off....

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Ganeh_K   4/12/2012 11:56:37 AM
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Really good material for starters. Thanks!

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/12/2012 1:04:30 PM
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Phew -- that's a relief :-)

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jonnydoin   4/12/2012 2:55:33 PM
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Max, very good mythbusting material. I recall that National Semi had stacked ICs for the NSC800, a Z-80 clone. You could simply plug RAM chips, eeprom, and a peripherals chip on top of the processor, to have a full computer on the DIP-40-pin socket of the processor. It could be called a "paleo-3D" technology [grin]. - Jonny

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MindTech   4/12/2012 4:53:05 PM
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That was a fantastic summary. Thanks for spending the time to educate us that little bit more.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/12/2012 7:15:36 PM
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Thank you so much for your kind words -- I was worried about putting some of the simple stuff in, but for myself when I'm reading something by someone else, I always like to get the history and suchlike...

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anilsinghal   7/22/2012 6:59:43 AM
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Thank you so much. This was perfect. A true 101 :)

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KB3001   7/22/2012 10:11:13 PM
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Hi Max, Great job! As mentioned above, monolithic 3D deserves to be added. A similar job on various memory technologies: volatile (SRAM, S/DRAM etc.), non-volatile (E/E/PROM, NAND/NOR Flash etc.) would be very nice.... when you have time, no pressure (grin)

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resistion   7/23/2012 4:12:48 AM
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Nice explanations, great figures. That last one really makes me wonder how to heat sink..

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