I think it’s fair to say that the majority of my friends in Embedded Space (where no one can hear you scream) tend to live on the microcontroller (MCU) side of the fence. To put this another way, relatively few of my chums don their “I’m an FPGA Designer” T-Shirts before heading off to work in the morning.
A few years ago as I pen … Read More → "Eeek Alors! Radiation Hardened eFPGA IP"
We first met Achronix back in 2004 and have been following them constantly for sixteen years now. We’ve seen the company go from a founder-funded startup developing revolutionary asynchronous FPGAs in New York using technology licensed from Cornell – to an innovative, successful, mature, Silicon Valley fabless semiconductor and IP company giving the likes of Intel and Xilinx constant trouble in the programmable logic market and staking … Read More → "Punching Above Their Weight, Achronix Beats the Odds"
Radiation in its various forms has long been the bane of the designers of electronic systems. Unfortunately, the effects of radiation become more insidious and pervasive as integrated circuit fabrication processes employ smaller and smaller structures. The problem is most acute in the case of FPGAs, which also have their configuration cells to contend with. Happily, a new fabrication process can dispel radiation-induced FPGA woes.
More ( … Read More → "Handling Radiation in SRAM-Based FPGAs (Part 1)"
With literally dozens of chip startups working on edge AI inference these days, it’s easy to get caught up in a blur of marketing hype around the various “novel” and “revolutionary” architectures under development. The potential rewards are enormous, as AI has invaded just about every application space, and the intense demands AI inference puts on computing hardware have resulted in a mad dash to … Read More → "Video Ergo Sum – Perceive’s AI Breakthrough in TOPS/Watt"
“If the end of Moore’s Law is a wall, the first one to slam into it will be whoever was ahead.” — Me, today
Days after we published our “No More Nanometers” article discussing the perils and pitfalls of our arcane node-naming conventions, Intel made their quarterly earnings release … Read More → "Intel – Flourish or Flounder?"
“The benchmark of quality I go for is pretty high.” – Jimmy Page
By now it will have escaped no one’s attention that the fastest computer in the entire world is powered by… ARM processors.
Yup, the little Acorn that could is all growed up now and playing with the big boys. … Read More → "The Supercomputing Monoculture"