Started by WAS, June 30, 2019, 03:15:43 pm
Quote from: PabloMack on June 30, 2019, 09:14:56 pmLooks like 3nm is nearly here. I saw a video that talked about conductors being only 10 atoms thick. I think we are about to reach the density wall and end of Moore's Law. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/291507-samsung-unveils-3nm-gate-all-around-design-toolsI just bought an FPGA development kit that is based on 20nm. I should be getting it within the next two days. I'm about to step onto the rapid prototyping wagon. What I am looking for is a way to send my CAD files to an IC foundry to get just a few chips made for only a few hundred dollars. I can remember the delight I felt after I emailed my CAD files for a PCB to be made and they arrived in the mail. The same will be possible one day for ICs. I'll be a happy man when that day finally comes.
Quote from: Dune on July 01, 2019, 01:00:05 amSmallness baffles me anyway; I just bought an usb 'stick', less than half the size of my pinky nail, and it stores 64 Gigs! Now the problem will be not to loose it
Quote from: PabloMack on July 02, 2019, 11:33:31 amQuote from: Dune on July 01, 2019, 01:00:05 amSmallness baffles me anyway; I just bought an usb 'stick', less than half the size of my pinky nail, and it stores 64 Gigs! Now the problem will be not to loose it I have one of those micro SD cards that is about that size. I had to use tweezers to get the darn thing into the tiny socket. It is so small that it can accidentally get pushed in around and past the receiving connector and get lost and loose inside a camera enclosure or whatever device that uses that type of memory. I wonder who thought that was a good idea. Paul