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Say Hello to Deep Vision’s Polymorphic Dataflow Architecture

Over the years (actually, decades, now I come to think about it), I’ve seen a lot of great silicon chip architectures and technologies pop up like hopeful contenders in a semiconductor Whack-A-Mole competition, only to fail because their developers focused on the hardware side of things and largely relegated the software — in the form of design, analysis, and verification tools — to be “something we’ll … Read More → "Say Hello to Deep Vision’s Polymorphic Dataflow Architecture"

Advancing HLS Adoption – Xilinx, Silexica, Falcon

The history of digital hardware design is one of managing ever-increasing complexity by raising the level of design abstraction. When our digital circuits had four inputs, it was completely reasonable to do logic minimization with a Karnaugh map. When sequential logic was involved, a state diagram was a nice way to work things out, and we could generally draw a single page schematic with a dozen … Read More → "Advancing HLS Adoption – Xilinx, Silexica, Falcon"

It’s All About Confidence

How do we know that what our neural networks are telling us should be trusted? Can we build confidence into our neural networks so they can answer that for us? According to a new study out of MIT and Harvard, we can and it won’t break the computational bank! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we first check out a new way for deep learning neural networks … Read More → "It’s All About Confidence"

VSORA Pushes the PetaFLOPS for Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving is a wildly challenging problem. Of all the headline-grabbing technologies in development today, replacing the human driver in a car probably takes the most computing power, although you wouldn’t guess that from the obvious lack of computing power demonstrated by many of our fellow human drivers on the road. But the invention of “artificial stupidity” notwithstanding (did you SEE the way that idiot … Read More → "VSORA Pushes the PetaFLOPS for Autonomous Driving"

Intel Drives FPGA Expansion

The winds of change are blowing strongly in the FPGA market these days. As programmable logic has matured, a number of lucrative market opportunities have opened up, driven by the rapid deployment of 5G, the revolution in application of AI technology across numerous design types, the transformation of the data center into a complex heterogeneous computing cluster, the overhaul of automotive and transportation technology, and the … Read More → "Intel Drives FPGA Expansion"

Henny Youngman and The Law of Unintended Consequences: Fish Fry Welcomes Eric Bogatin

If there is a fire you are trying to douse, you can’t put it out from inside the house” – Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton

The man, the myth, the signal integrity legend Eric Bogatin joins Fish Fry this week! We discuss the propagation of misconceptions in our design lives, the law of unintended consequences and what the Henny Youngman principle is all about. Also this … Read More → "Henny Youngman and The Law of Unintended Consequences: Fish Fry Welcomes Eric Bogatin"

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