“Zealots assume the last 5% of their plan will be taken care of by their own greatness or momentum or divinity.” – Keith Olbermann
What do the Golden State Warriors and Imagination Technologies have in common?
No, wait… that’s not right. The Warriors have momentum and Imagination… just doesn’t. While some b-ballers have the hot hands, Imagination can’t seem … Read More → "Want to Buy a Processor Architecture?"
Seems that news of the improved performance of EDA tools comes in waves. We covered some Mentor stories recently; this time it’s Cadence’s turn. And there are three things to talk about – all related to verification.
Let’s start with the venerable art … Read More → "Cadence EDA Update"
For years now, marketing folks at companies who make things like GPUs and FPGAs have been painting a beautiful picture of a gleaming future – a future where dogs and cats get along, unicorns frolic on the lawn, and accelerated computing brings orders of magnitude improvements in computational throughput and, particularly, performance-per-watt. It’s a grand story, and the only thing that’s kept it from becoming reality is the … Read More → "Walking the (Heterogeneous Multiprocessing) Talk"
What has the electromagnetic spectrum done for you lately? I’m guessing not a lot. But it can. In this week’s Fish Fry, I sit down with Hayden Nelson (Abaco) and discuss the future of electronic warfare. Hayden reveals the what, where, and how of cognitive electronic warfare, how spectral allocation in wireless communication can be a battlefield game-changer, and why open standards are critical … Read More → "Electromagnetic Domination"
How do you sum up embedded world, this year spread over three days, with nearly 40,000 people and over 1,000 exhibitors, all around a theme of Securely Connecting the Embedded World? Well you can’t – not sensibly. Instead I am going to look at a thread that recurred in the dozens of conversations that I had in those three days and that is currently a hot topic. Obviously, the IoT was … Read More → "Cars, Connection and Silicon"
“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.” — Donald Knuth
Q: When is a cache not a cache?
A: When it’s a Memory Request Optimizer.
If that sounds tautological (aren’t all caches memory-request optimizers?), then you haven’t talked to Performance-IP, a small startup in the Boston area. P-IP has a Read More → "The Persistence of Memory"