ISSCC Focuses on Image Processors for Autonomous Cars

Steve Sandler’s session on engineering bloopers was a hit at DesignCon 2016. In this video, he describes a logic gate whose design makes the chip impossible to properly decouple and about impedances that don’t match. DesignCon 2016 was about more than just the highest speed serial data links. This year’s Chiphead Theater featured a presentation by Steve Sandler of Picotest called “Engineering bloopers.” I managed to catch one on video before my camera battery died. Sandler describes a logic gate with a 200 ps edge speed, but “In their infinite wisdom, the chip designers put the VCC and GND pins on opposite corners of the package.” That makes the device nearly impossible to properly decouple. The result: dips in the power getting to the chip, which can result in unwanted…

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