Imagination Technologies Rents Talent

“I don’t want my personality to overshadow my talent.” – Cardi B

What is the IP business, really? You’re buying a product, albeit an intangible one. You pay a license fee and you get a thing in return, like huge and complicated Verilog files or millions of lines of software. Maybe you also get some documentation, or … Read More → "Imagination Technologies Rents Talent"

Passwords Rent Asunder

The upshot: The Tide Organization tested password splintering and, in one study, found an increase of 14,064,094% in security as compared with “conventional, centralized alternatives.”

Passwords are this horrible thing that we can’t seem to escape. If we’re doing it right, each of the 300-odd passwords we need will be random, long, changed every month, and, of … Read More → "Passwords Rent Asunder"

Driving Optimization

What do high level synthesis, FPGAs, and the first 3D printer capable of printing fully-functional electronics have in common? This week’s podcast, of course! First up, I chat with Max Odendahl (CEO, Founder – Silexica) about ins and outs of system level understanding and optimization, what we can do with unsynthesizable C/C++ code and how we can tackle the biggest challenges in using Software  (C/C++) for hardware … Read More → "Driving Optimization"

High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 3

In part 1 of this series, we looked at new high-end FPGA families from Xilinx, Intel, and Achronix and discussed their underlying semiconductor processes, the type and amount of programmable logic LUT fabric, the type and amount of DSP/arithmetic resources and their applicability to AI inference acceleration tasks, the claimed TOPS/FLOPS performance capabilities, and on-chip interconnect … Read More → "High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 3"

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discussion
Posted on Nov 14 at 10:12am by Max Maxfield
"It takes 4 block memories, and about 500 LUTs to run a basic C program." Seriously? Wow! Maybe you should write an article about that (or talk to me and I'll write it -- if you're interested, email me at max@clivemaxfield.com).
Posted on Nov 13 at 8:20am by Max Maxfield
See also my column: "Are Norberts and Norbertinas the Future of the Human Race?" (https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1331340)
Posted on Nov 13 at 8:19am by Max Maxfield
See also my column: "Are Norberts and Norbertinas the Future of the Human Race?" (https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1331340)
Posted on Nov 12 at 12:27pm by Karl Stevens
"Now I’m sitting here pondering what I would like to accelerate here in my office. How about you? Do you have any data-intensive applications that would benefit from a 10X to 100X speedup?" No, But I think it is time to put some effort into control/decision logic optimization. ...
Posted on Nov 12 at 9:43am by Bryon Moyer
What do you think of this approach to splitting up passwords for better security?
Posted on Nov 7 at 11:43am by Karl Stevens
The Boolean logic model is running in debug mode so the design can be both modeled and debugged in C Sharp Visual Studio. In fact since both the data flow and control logic are fully defined the model is an executable spec. Here is a preliminary syntax for functional design ...
Posted on Nov 7 at 7:48am by Max Maxfield
To be honest, I think this is all rather exciting, because new concepts and definitions are sprouting up like mushrooms on a day-to-day basis.
Posted on Nov 7 at 7:30am by Karl Stevens
I realize that some designers want to know as early as possible if there are timing problems, but FIRST the function has to be right. There are different ways to optimize timing, but FUNCTION IS SACRED!
Posted on Nov 7 at 7:24am by Karl Stevens
Absolutely! The logic design phase has been totally ignored since the ridiculous conclusion that Verilog should be used for design entry BECAUSE it can be SIMULATED! Then the first thing that the tools do is synthesize HDL rather than simulate. In fact they do place and route and timing analysis ...
Posted on Nov 7 at 6:52am by Kevin Morris
Tools are the most important element in driving adoption of programmable logic technology. With dynamic new markets for FPGAs such as AI inference acceleration, the demands on tools have grown even more. Do you think tools are still the greatest barrier to FPGA use in our systems?
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