Philip Freidin was an architect of RISC (AM29000) and Bit-Slice (AM2900/29300) while at AMD. Later, while at Xilinx, he architected FPGAs such as the XC4000, Virtex, Virtex2, Virtex4 and the Spartan. He also has various patents, including for synchronous dual port RAM on an FPGA and for a programming standard that was the precursor to JTAG. Now he is a design consultant (and has been for the past 17 years) working on a variety of products. Much like some of our other guests, he’s also a hobbyist and has a garage full of metal working equipment for machining and building whatever he can dream up.
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