Purigen Case Study

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

By Greg Curry | Jan 15, 2020

Prototyping includes initial product testing, design optimization, and problem identification and resolution prior to volume production. Rapid prototyping can significantly shorten a new product’s time-to-market, but certain trade-off decisions must be made and production challenges anticipated.
Nuvation Engineering built Mr. Tipsy, an automated drink pouring machine that can make 22 different cocktails. Mr. Tipsy has access to 10 ingredients that are stored in a bar fridge, which uses stepper motors that dispense the prescribed amount for the given drink.
HBM and FPGAs

HBM and FPGAs

By Mark Bingeman | Jul 22, 2019

An emerging issue is the bandwidth gap between the major communication interfaces (PCIe, Ethernet, USB, etc.), and the external memory interfaces (typically DDR3/4). FPGAs are becoming more capable with the integration of higher-level functional blocks.