New Nonvolatile Memory Takes Shape

“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” – William Gibson

Memory is different from logic. We learn this early in our careers, especially if the job involves fabricating one or the other. Logic gates scale. Memory cells scale, too, but not the same way. In extreme cases, we even do multi-chip modules or flip chips just to keep … Read More → "New Nonvolatile Memory Takes Shape"

VSORA Pushes the PetaFLOPS for Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving is a wildly challenging problem. Of all the headline-grabbing technologies in development today, replacing the human driver in a car probably takes the most computing power, although you wouldn’t guess that from the obvious lack of computing power demonstrated by many of our fellow human drivers on the road. But the invention of “artificial stupidity” notwithstanding (did you SEE the way that idiot … Read More → "VSORA Pushes the PetaFLOPS for Autonomous Driving"

Erasing Your Network Footprint

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Like most things about computers and the Internet, MAC addresses were created with the assumption that people aren’t jerks. Sadly, that notion proved incorrect, and we’ve spent the last 40-odd years trying to curb spam, … Read More → "Erasing Your Network Footprint"

Intel Drives FPGA Expansion

The winds of change are blowing strongly in the FPGA market these days. As programmable logic has matured, a number of lucrative market opportunities have opened up, driven by the rapid deployment of 5G, the revolution in application of AI technology across numerous design types, the transformation of the data center into a complex heterogeneous computing cluster, the overhaul of automotive and transportation technology, and the … Read More → "Intel Drives FPGA Expansion"

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Posted on Nov 30 at 7:46am by Max Maxfield
Hi Fred -- I know what you mean -- on the one hand, I think this stuff is tremendously exciting -- on the other hand, I see a future with me cowering in the ruins hiding from packs of marauding robot dogs. Have you been watching that TV series "Next"?
Posted on Nov 28 at 5:41am by MartinCroome
Nice of you to give me a promotion Jim but I'm VP Marketing not CEO! And it's worth mentioning that we collaborate with both UniBo and ETH Zurich. An open source ISA is essential though. Both from a licensing and technical flexibility standpoint.
Posted on Nov 27 at 1:35pm by TexasBubba
Max, News like this tends to cause me to "toss and turn." Knowing from observing history how well the human race handles anything, news like this can be disturbing to me. No thoughts of "sugar plums", and "fairies" dance in my head but vivid dreams of "Terminator" and "I Robot" ...
Posted on Nov 18 at 1:07pm by lakeside
I'm so glad to see this (now 2 year old) article. Today I had to install Onedrive on my personal desktop PC so that I could more easily interact with some files that my employer keeps in MS Teams. I typically work from a virtual machine on this desktop, but wanted ...
Posted on Nov 9 at 11:06am by Jim Turley
Of course there are other open-source and/or free choices. Always have been. But today, RISC-V seems to be the default choice among those alternatives, for all the reasons you and I enumerated.
Posted on Nov 9 at 11:03am by Jim Turley
Sure. You can run a real-time operating system (RTOS) on any type of processor, large or small. The RTOS does not run *in addition to* another operating system, like Windows or Linux or MacOS. It runs *instead of* those other operating systems. If you want your x86 computer to run ...
Posted on Nov 6 at 7:51am by Max Maxfield
Well, mine is a bit full at the moment -- let's start in yours :-)
Posted on Nov 5 at 11:17am by cowduo
Super cool! I immediately started making a list of all the hacking chips I could make. Wi-Fi passwords (easy); Electric and gas meter mesh networks (already been done); HDMI cracker and converter (not too hard); AI for bots and creeps that automatically identify and self-modify to get through social network ...
Posted on Nov 2 at 1:06am by 迈克尔0820
Different motors can be used in medical instruments. Maybe u will be interested in it! http://metonec.com/
Posted on Oct 28 at 2:04pm by brucehoult
It's simply not true that there are no legal alternatives to RISC-V if your sponsors require you to use an "entanglement-free" instruction set. There are a number of other choices, including OpenRISC, SPARCv8 (fairly widely used in Europe in the form of the LEON core), SuperH (including SH4 now). Proponents ...
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