As FPGA designs have gone from manageable to humongous, the demands on design tools and design tool expertise has risen exponentially. Long gone are the days when an applications engineer could waltz into your lab, click a few magic keys on a laptop, and walk out an hour later, having helped you achieve timing closure on your problematic FPGA design. Now, FPGA tools demand massive amounts … Read More → "Plunify Cloud-powers Xilinx"
Aaaaand… it’s memory time again. I don’t keep up with every release of memory (who could keep up with that without dedicating their lives to nothing but that?), but here and there we have either technology or application angles to new-memory stories. So, in that vein, we address memory in automotive and AI. Yes, two critical keywords in any tech article these days. … Read More → "High Bandwidth, Modest Capacity"
They say that on a clear day you can see forever. When you look into the clouds, do you see System Verilog? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, you will! Doug Letcher (CEO and President – Metrics Technologies) joins us to chat about details of the Metrics cloud platform, verification 3.0 and why EDA cannot ignore the Cloud any longer. Also this week, we check out a new robotic … Read More → "Infinitely Parallel"
There’s a reason why I’m sitting in a conference room located on the second floor of a small Sunnyvale office building across the street from the Sunken Gardens Golf Course. I’m sitting across the table from Voler Systems’ president Walt Maclay with a pulse plethysmograph optical sensor (that’s an infrared photoelectric sensor used to record changes in pulsatile blood flow from a … Read More → "A Kit of Its Own: Voler Systems’ Health-Sensor Platform"
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” — Jonathan Swift
What started out as an experiment has become an obsession. I wanted to see what happened to the dinosaurs.
I confess, I have (or had) two big concrete dinosaurs in my backyard. They’re awkward and massive and weigh about 200–300 pounds each. They … Read More → "Computer Vision 101"
Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have been dominating the discussion on AI advancement for the past couple of years. But CNNs have one glaring weakness – a heavy reliance on massive amounts of multiplication. This huge arithmetic obstacle has led to a plethora of initiatives to accelerate both the training and inference phases of deep learning with CNNs, and a wide variety of hardware and software architectures designed … Read More → "Brainchip Debuts Neuromorphic Chip"