When Genetic Algorithms Meet Artificial Intelligence

I just heard from those clever chaps and chapesses at Algolux, who tell me they are using an evolutionary algorithm approach in their Atlas Camera Optimization Suite, which — they say — is the industry’s first set of machine-learning tools and workflows that can automatically optimize camera architectures intended for computer vision applications.

As … Read More → "When Genetic Algorithms Meet Artificial Intelligence"

Startup Introduces MEMS Speaker

“Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There’s something about MEMS that seems almost magical, like tiny machines forged by elves. We think nothing of a 7nm CMOS die with billions of transistors, but a wee electromechanical accelerometer with moving parts seems otherworldly. 

So, it’s … Read More → "Startup Introduces MEMS Speaker"

Lattice Launches Certus-NX

Lattice Semiconductor has a knack for finding and exploiting holes in the programmable logic market. Years ago, they gave up chest beating their way into a distant third place in the FPGA market and decided instead to concentrate on the areas that the two dominant players (Xilinx and Intel/Altera) were ignoring. In a broad sense, that meant low-end FPGAs – devices with small form factors, small … Read More → "Lattice Launches Certus-NX"

DSP Group Dives into the Hearables Market

The term hearables (some call them smart headphones) refers to technically advanced electronic in-ear-devices. Most people think in terms of wireless earbuds or hearing aids that fit in the ear canal and use a processor to implement digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to enhance the wearer’s listening experience.

In fact, hearables may feature additional capabilities. If “the eyes are … Read More → "DSP Group Dives into the Hearables Market"

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Posted on Jul 9 at 11:52am by freds
Thank you for raising the alarm about this. To some extent, manufacturers have always built unpurchased options into every car: prepunched holes, threaded bosses, extra wires in cable harnesses, and dangling connectors. However, BMW's plan is very different in that it establishes a tether to the manufacturer. Tethers like this ...
Posted on Jul 1 at 7:26am by tjburke
Hi Max, Back in the dark ages (1990/91 timeframe) I had the opportunity to design an ASIC. At that time the existing FPGAs were not big enough or fast enough to handle what I needed to do so I got to dip my toe into ASICs. This was before HDLs were ...
Posted on Jun 29 at 8:44am by Ian Johns
Regarding the code snippet shown above for a method of debouncing, I appreciate it is just a prototype of actual usable code, but there is a subtle flaw which needs to be addressed. I came across this problem in my last project where I was using Visual Basic under Windows ...
Posted on Jun 27 at 11:13pm by ericwertz
There's lots more about this on Dave Jones' (in)famous EEVblog -- he's been digging into these for probably close to a year now.
Posted on Jun 24 at 10:44pm by Brane212
BTW2: A cole cents for micro is not unheard of. I think some big players have itnrduced a few names in that price bracket, but that was for high-volume orders. Only substatnial change here is that this one serves hign-volumes in CHina, but would like to expand into the world, ...
Posted on Jun 24 at 10:00pm by Brane212
BTW, they have interesti8ng small FLASH-based 4-"core" parts in the catalogue, but not yet on the webpage. It seems they are to be presented soon...
Posted on Jun 24 at 9:03pm by Brane212
@celsokenm: Creepy ? No - it's great. I was waiting for somethingn like this for a long time. Cores ( at least 8-bit ones AFAICT) are trimed-down cross between PIC and 6502. It makes perfect sense to have many of them, most of them running small loops - tasklets. This makes it possible ...
Posted on Jun 24 at 1:05pm by jimbrake
With a builtin 1% oscillator it's cheaper and more accurate than a 555 timer.
Posted on Jun 24 at 12:31pm by celsokenm
Weirder yet are the parts that start with 2xx, they are dual core microcontrollers, running on the same memory on different phases. Creepy!
Posted on Jun 24 at 7:03am by static75
What is the advantage of this contactor over a Gigavac GV240 or HX241?
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Jul 13, 2020
As I write this in early July, we are looking at the calendar of events and trade shows for this year, and there are few survivors.  The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has seen almost all public events cancelled, from the Olympics to the Eurovision Song Contest.  Less...
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[From the last episode: We looked at the convolution that defines the CNNs that are so popular for machine vision applications.] This week we'€™re going to do some more math, although, in this case, it won'€™t be as obscure and bizarre as convolution '€“ and yet we will...
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I need a problem that lends itself to being solved using a genetic algorithm; also, one whose evolving results can be displayed on my 12 x 12 ping pong ball array....
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