It’s a funny old life when you come to think about it. You never know when something is going to spring up to surprise and delight you or to bite you on the a…sk no questions. As a “surprise and delight” example, I recently received a request to give the keynote presentation at the FPGA Forum in Read More → "Modus Toolbox ML, TinyML, and the AIoT"
The internet of things takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Peter De Backer (Imec) joins me to discuss the challenges of developing neural networks for IoT devices and the details of Imec’s Analog Inference Accelerator (AnIA). Also this week, I take a closer look at how a team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Japan’s Tohoku University (TU) used spin-torque … Read More → "Computations in Memory: Imec’s AnIA Brings Extreme Energy Efficiency to Neural Network Acceleration"
I’m a digital logic designer by trade. In an ever-changing and increasingly unreliable world, I find the certainty of Boolean equations to be extremely reassuring. You know where you are with a Karnaugh map, you can trust a De Morgan transformation, and you can gratify your desire for single-bit transitions with a Gray code. By comparison, I find the wibbly-wobbly nature of analog electronics to … Read More → "Aspinity’s Awesome Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate the analog data conundrum with Tom Doyle and Marcie Weinstein from Aspinity. We take a closer look at the power and data challenges of processing at the edge, what Aspinity’s new analog machine learning IC is all about, and the details of their new evaluation kits that utilize their analogML core. Also this week, I dig into the details … Read More → "The World According to Analog: Why Our Digital Futures Depend on Analog"
What do you think about when you hear the phrase “printed electronics”? To be honest, if you’d asked me yesterday, I would have probably waffled on about using printing techniques to implement components like capacitors, resistors, and inductors on hybrid substrates, multi-chip-modules (MCMs), and some specialized forms of printed circuit boards (PCBs), but I was just talking with Dr. Florian Ullrich from Read More → "Organic Printed Electronics for the 21st Century!"
It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"