I just heard from my friend Reid Wender from Triad Semiconductor (www.TriadSemi.com).
As you may recall, Triad's Via-Configurable Array (VCA) technology integrates analog and digital resources onto pre-configured ASIC arrays. Unique to the patented Triad VCA approach is the ability to configure and interconnect this rich set of mixed signal resources using only a single via mask layer.
Reid says that, as a counterpart to Triad's mixed-signal configurable ASIC solutions, they also have a great mixed-signal EDA environment for their ViaASICs called ViaDesigner.
Here's a "Via Shake" spoof on "Do The Harlem Shake" by ViaDesigner:
As we see in this video, ViaDesigner is used to make a high-level, VHDL-AMS modeled, fast-running design and simulation of a DO_THE_HARLEM_SHAKEdetector circuit.
The circuit detects the low frequency energy from the phrase "Do the Harlem Shake" and appropriately asserts the DO_THE_HARLEM_SHAKE flip-flop output.
Reid says that anyone can get their own copy of ViaDesigner at www.ViaDesigner.com (it's actually a 30-day free trial, but that's more than sufficient to see how good it is).
Reid closed by saying "Maybe you or some of your readers can design a better 'Harlem Shake' Detector." Oooooh! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a challenge to me…
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