Out in the big wide world, there's continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Mark Zuckerberg wants universal Internet access for all, and watch pitchwoman Maria Sharapova is out of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. But who cares, really? THIS is what matters:
Bob Pease Tribute
It's arguably the highest praise for a late and legendary analog design engineer.
Boldport has created a PCB in memory of Bob Pease. You have
to see it (1:43):
Electronic System Level Design Emerges
That's a big focus this week in the wake of a number of blog
posts and one summary webinar on the topic.
First, props to industry analyst Gary Smith, who has been
beating the Electronic System Level design (ESL) drum for many years now. Now the EDA guru says the ESL flow is here now. Smith presented a webinar on the topic recently to push the concept along, and my colleague Richard Goering summed it up nicely.
The question to you is, are you bought into the program yet? How many ESL concepts have you incorporated in your design today? Have you crafted an ESL flow yet?
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is an articulate speaker about the
future of the electronics industry and, perhaps, a Trojan Horse as well? Jacobs
spoke at the Computer History Museum earlier this month about tablets, the
industry's history and Moore's Law ("we can see the end from here."). But what
got the blogosphere blabbering was what he wore on his wrist: an unidentified
Jacobs, at one point in his conversation with museum CEO John
Hollar, referenced the watch but then reportedly pulled his sleeve back down
over the device.
Moore's Law: Saved by Software
We're perpetually hand-wringing about the future of Moore's
Law, and clearly it's running into scaling issues. But Krste Asanovic, a U.C.
Berkeley computer science professor, thinks software will come to the rescue.
"We're actually relying on software developers to pick up
the slack and come up with more efficient code," he said in an interview with Intel Free Press. Here's the 1:38
Delivered with a Bow
Europe's got a new system-in-package. According to David
Manners with Electronics Weekly, the 9-country,
40-partner ESiP (Efficient Silicon Multi-Chip System-in-Package Integration)
project partners completed its system-in-package development.
complete story. Over at EE Times, Junko Yoshida offers her take on the impact of the development.
Tweets of the Week
--Coolest System Design—Ever (Great Reads 8-16-2013)
--3D-ICs; Marvelous Memories; EE, Heal Thyself (Great Reads 8-9-2013)
--Moto X; Noyce Quits; China’s Chromecast (Great Reads 8-2-2013)