There are whispers that their time has come to fade away into the sunset. Time to drift away on the electronic wind with laser discs, Zune players, and VHS. But can the role of 8 bit MCUs in the electronic engineering ecosystem be dismissed so easily? Maybe not. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Nikos Zervas (CEO … Read More → "Long Live the (8 Bit) King"
“We must understand what infrastructure is needed to support 1 billion parcels a day.” – Jack Ma, Alibaba Executive Chairman
Late in May, Alibaba Group’s Cainiao Network and RoboSense jointly announced G Plus, the world’s first unmanned logistics vehicle to … Read More → "MEMS Lidar for Driverless Vehicles Takes Another Big Step"
“You say you want a revolution? – John Lennon
There’s leading edge, there’s bleeding edge, there’s double-edged, and there’s over the edge. It’s hard to say which term applies to a new style of processor beginning to sneak out of the labs.
It’s called EDGE – for Explicit Data Graph Execution – and … Read More → "Living on the EDGE"
Ross Freeman, co-founder of Xilinx, invented the FPGA in 1984. In the 34 years that have passed, FPGAs have been wildly successful and are certainly among the most important electronic devices ever conceived. But during that entire history, tracing the evolution of FPGAs from dozens of LUTs to millions, the FPGA has been the optimal solution for … exactly zero applications.
Don’t get me wrong. FPGAs do one thing … Read More → "Is AI the Killer FPGA Application?"
Anytime the new cool thing comes around, all the cool engineers have to figure out the best ways to make it work. And we embark on a natural progression – or perhaps succession is a better word – sort of the way a depression along a river changes from pond to wetland to meadow.
In this case, the succession all about the … Read More → "A New ASIC for AI"
This week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at two childhood dreams of mine: an invisibility cloak and robots that can think! (ie. artificial intelligence.) First up, we examine why an invisibility cloak is closer to reality than ever before, the physics behind invisibility/cloaking, and important differences between three new cloaking technologies. Also this week, I sit down with Carlos Macian from eSilicon and … Read More → "What (Invisible) Dreams May Come"