In my previous column — What the FAQ are CPUs, MPUs, MCUs, and GPUs? — we discussed the fact that the electronics industry is replete with acronyms, especially the three-letter variety. We also noted that we tend to learn a lot of things by osmosis, gradually ( … Read More → "What the FAQ are ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs, SOMs, etc.?"
“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Microsoft is still a software company, right? Aren’t they the guys who made Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Flight Simulator? So then why do most of these not work on Microsoft’s own Read More → "Bipolar Bear: Surface Pro X Tries Again, Fails Again"
The upshot: Memories can be arranged such that an “access” becomes a multiply-accumulate function. Storing weights in the memory and using activations as inputs saves data movement and power. And there are multiple ways to do this using RRAM, flash, and SRAM – and then there’s an approach involving DRAM, but it’s completely different.
In the scramble … Read More → "In-Memory Computing"
Are you ready for an EDA smorgasbord? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are laying out virtual buffet of emulation, hardware assisted development, enterprise prototyping, and parser platforms for your friday podcasting pleasure. First up, Frank Schirrmeister (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to dish about our growing thirst for verification, the benefits of FPGA based prototyping and why hardware-assisted development is more and more important these … Read More → "So Many Verification Cycles, So Little Time"
I’m sure you know what the terms CPU, MPU, MCU, and GPU stand for. I’d wager you think you know which functional blocks each of these terms embraces. But are you 100% certain? Would you bet on it?
One of the problems we have in the electronics and computing industries is a surfeit of TLAs (three letter acronyms). The … Read More → "What the FAQ are CPUs, MPUs, MCUs, and GPUs?"
“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"