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Punching Above Their Weight, Achronix Beats the Odds

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"

Handling Radiation in SRAM-Based FPGAs (Part 1)

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.

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Video Ergo Sum – Perceive’s AI Breakthrough in TOPS/Watt

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"

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