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"
I’m starting to fear the world is passing me by. When I designed my first ASIC in 1980, it was a Toshiba gate array device implemented at the 5 µm technology node, which was pretty much state-of-the-art for general-purpose digital ASIC designs at the time.
As I recall, this device contained around 2,000 equivalent gates (2-input NAND gates). My design was captured … Read More → "Distributed On-Chip Temperature Sensors Improve Performance and Reliability"
“Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.” – Edward Tufte
Want to know how much energy your new battery device will consume? The answer may be in Paris.
Wisebatt is an 11-person startup based in the French capital city, and … Read More → "Estimating Power Before You Start"
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"
Work smart. Get things done. – Susan Wojcicki
What’s smarter than smart? This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! Tim Ramsdale (CEO – Agile Analog) reveals how Agile Analog is changing the landscape of analog IP and why their unique design methodology sets their analog IP away from the rest of the pack. In our second interview this week, Tom Yates (Product VP – … Read More → "Get Smart(er)!"