Starts with a V

June 18, 2013 VHDL (or VHSIC Hardware Description Language – VHSIC stands for Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) is a language that resembles Ada. A few weeks ago I spent a good deal of time talking about Verilog – a description language used to design FPGA circuits. However, several people took me to task for not making much mention of …

Marketing And Technology Collide In Competitive Chip Design

Every engineer needs a little marketing savvy to produce successful ICs. Engineers tend to concentrate on the technical part of a design and ignore the other aspects of a marketable product. Frequently, designers don’t understand marketing and business needs. Also, the marketing department doesn’t understand the limitations and challenges of the design process. Both need to know a little more …