There are whispers that their time has come to fade away into the sunset. Time to drift away on the electronic wind with laser discs, Zune players, and VHS. But can the role of 8 bit MCUs in the electronic engineering ecosystem be dismissed so easily? Maybe not. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Nikos Zervas (CEO … Read More → "Long Live the (8 Bit) King"
“We must understand what infrastructure is needed to support 1 billion parcels a day.” – Jack Ma, Alibaba Executive Chairman
Late in May, Alibaba Group’s Cainiao Network and RoboSense jointly announced G Plus, the world’s first unmanned logistics vehicle to … Read More → "MEMS Lidar for Driverless Vehicles Takes Another Big Step"
Ross Freeman, co-founder of Xilinx, invented the FPGA in 1984. In the 34 years that have passed, FPGAs have been wildly successful and are certainly among the most important electronic devices ever conceived. But during that entire history, tracing the evolution of FPGAs from dozens of LUTs to millions, the FPGA has been the optimal solution for … exactly zero applications.
Don’t get me wrong. FPGAs do one thing … Read More → "Is AI the Killer FPGA Application?"
In what appears to be another win for Xilinx’s formidable Zynq SoC FPGA platform, Xilinx and Daimler announced a collaboration on “an in-car system using Xilinx technology for artificial intelligence (AI) processing in automotive applications.” We say this “appears” to be a win for Zynq because Zynq isn’t mentioned by name in the very-vague press release. It does say, however, that the … Read More → "Xilinx Hits the Road with Daimler"
“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
In the last installment of this article series (see “Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 2”), the NTSB had just reported preliminary findings regarding the fatal crash … Read More → "Maybe You Can’t Drive my Car (Yet) Part 3"