Voice Activation Gets More Efficient

Science fiction is all about “what if.” What if there were no gravity? What if apes developed an advanced civilization after our own? What if we’re living in a computer simulation? 

What if voice-activated gadgets used a lot less power? Would that change the way people use them, or make them more useful, or open up new applications? What … Read More → "Voice Activation Gets More Efficient"

Achronix Goes Head-to-Head

For leading FPGA suppliers Xilinx and Intel (Altera), the secret to success has always been to beat the other. That’s how duopolies work. For everyone else wanting to wedge their way into the highly-competitive programmable logic market, common wisdom has always been to find a niche. 

The niche strategy is more of a survival trick. Numerous companies have made … Read More → "Achronix Goes Head-to-Head"

Work Smarter Not Harder: Optimized Software Pipelines and A New Brain-Like Device Learns by Association

We are talking about working smarter not harder in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! To start things off, I investigate a new brain-like computing device developed by a team of researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Hong Kong. I take a closer look at how this new device is able to simultaneously process and store information and the details of the new synaptic transistor at the … Read More → "Work Smarter Not Harder: Optimized Software Pipelines and A New Brain-Like Device Learns by Association"

New Paradigms for Implementing, Monitoring, and Debugging Embedded Systems

Are you familiar with the Tracealyzer and DevAlert tools from Percepio? How about the Luos distributed (not exactly an) operating system from Luos? I don’t know about you, but for me, the past few days have been jam-packed with my learning all sorts of exciting nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia pertaining to the implementing, monitoring, and debugging of embedded systems using these little … Read More → "New Paradigms for Implementing, Monitoring, and Debugging Embedded Systems"

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Posted on May 12 at 11:48am by 408wij
Failure to note that 99% of Achronix's revenue comes from Intel is a big omission in this story, as is the failure to note that they're just about to complete their Spac merger just as said revenue stream is nearing it's end.
Posted on May 11 at 9:58pm by gene plichota
think about all the past actions predicated on the supposition that no such thing existed....always better to know as the wise man said, " the truth hurts, but the lies'll kill you "
Posted on May 10 at 4:38am by vharihar
"ITRS ... and then drank lots of wine", Lol! Anyway, in between there was one based on "half metal pitch", I believe, from a time when memory transistors were the higher density kinds. In any case, even that went totally out of sync with what the real situation was, as you ...
Posted on May 9 at 6:22am by RedBarnDesigner
Hi Max, Hmm, I'm unconvinced! After reading the article, I headed over to the Luos git repository but I haven't actually cloned any code. I was unsure exactly what Luos was "bringing to the distributed control systems" party and so I clicked on the URL for the YouTube video presentation. ...
Posted on May 6 at 2:01pm by gene plichota
great stuff!....I hope to one day be able to toggle between application and system views....this looks like it's getting into the same territory
Posted on May 4 at 1:54am by gene plichota
content that is outside the realm of the immediately useful is yet quite valuable for context and perspective, and maybe just for the conversational value....I've always assumed that as the first duty of government is to assert control, so the first duty of the journalist is to be employed.......
Posted on May 3 at 11:10am by dnw
I agree the Arduino environment is great for personal projects as well as learning. Much cheaper than development boards in the past and easier to learn. The Arduino starter kits on Amazon and Ebay are an inexpensive way to get lots of basic stuff. I started with 8048 assembly years ago, ...
Posted on May 1 at 8:31am by AlbertHall
Given that the switch is a human interface and not something like a limit switch then I use no debounce hardware and no special software routine either. I simply read the switch value for instance every 20ms (must be longer than any expected bounce) and use whatever value I read. ...
Posted on May 1 at 2:53am by RedBarnDesigner
Hi Max, another really interesting article - thank you. I shall be watching how this company and technology/devices evolve. What I really need now is a very strong black coffe and a sit down!
Posted on Apr 30 at 10:29pm by rokath
Programming means checking and this is often done by starting with "Hello world!". On a microcontroller this is expensive in terms of space and time and impossible inside an interrupt. The little Trice (https://github.com/rokath/trice) can help with that incredibly.
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