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Memory IP – From Cobblestone to Cornerstone

By Mike Gianfagna on July 25, 2019 from

Embedded, on-chip SRAM has been a fundamental building block for custom and standard chips for quite a while. When all this began, there were typically small SRAM blocks of on-chip memory supplemented by off-chip DRAM devices. Those off-chip devices became more sophisticated, with higher ... continue reading

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Google Cloud – A View from the Top

By Mike Gianfagna on June 27, 2019 from

I recently had the opportunity to attend a retreat-style event in Napa Valley hosted by the Google Cloud team. Like many such events I’ve attended over the years, the guests were treated to excellent accommodations, fabulous food, a good amount of free time for networking or to partake in ... continue reading

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High-Speed Communications — On the Road Again

By Mike Gianfagna on March 22, 2019 from

Lately, we’ve had quite a lot of trade show participation. I discussed ISSCC last month. I will be careful right now to state that ISSCC is a technical conference and not a trade show. The organizers are quite particular about that. Nonetheless, we were invited to demonstrate our high-speed ... continue reading