Tommy Mullane

About Tommy Mullane

Tommy Mullane is a Senior Systems Architect at S3 Semiconductors. He received the B.E. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD) in 1997. He has worked in research in optoelectronic devices and received a Masters in Technology Management from UCD in 2006. He holds 5 patents and has published a number of papers.
8 06, 2018

Can the world afford to power IoT?

2018-06-08T08:04:31+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Blog|

One widely reported analysis claims that Bitcoin consumes more than 40 Terrawatt hours per year. That is more energy than we here in Ireland consume in a year. This makes sense – bitcoin operates by getting proof of work. To complete a transaction the miners in the network perform a series of operations. These consume

24 05, 2018

Do you need to simulate the full chip?

2018-05-24T10:40:24+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Blog|

All chip designers know the importance of making sure our silicon is right first time. But we need to balance that with the reality of finite budgets for development and testing. So where do you draw the line? Ideally, you would test each block rigorously. Then combine them into subsystems that were again tested. Finally,