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Acceleration Battlefield

The market for accelerating specialized data center workloads is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years. The acceleration market was estimated to be in the two-billion-dollar range in 2018, and it is expected to grow to a staggering $21 billion by 2023 – around a 50% CAGR. This growth is not unexpected. The world is producing data at an exponentially growing rate. Estimates are that something like 90% of all … Read More → "Acceleration Battlefield"

Driving Down Intelligent Vision

For FPGAs, machine vision represents perhaps the ultimate killer app. First, the video landscape is varied enough that there is no “one size fits all” way to manage the data coming into and out of the compute engine. With so many resolutions, frame rates, encoding standards, and so forth – the permutations are dizzying. So dizzying, in fact, that FPGAs have become a go-to solution for design … Read More → "Driving Down Intelligent Vision"

To the Cloud and Back?

In the 1980s, a dramatic transformation came over the world of computing. Mainframes and minicomputers had long held the lion’s share of the world’s computing workload. Dumb terminals gave users access to the enormous-for-the-time processing and storage resources housed in massive data centers where most of the existing processing and storage capacity lived.

But, microcomputers finally evolved to … Read More → "To the Cloud and Back?"

Accelerating AI at the Edge

What do robotic beehives, FPGAs, and AI at the edge have in common? This week’s episode of Fish Fry of course! First up, we chat with Sammy Cheung CEO of Efinix. Sammy and I explore the challenges of launching a new FPGA company today and why artificial intelligence applications at the edge are perfect for their Trion™ FPGA silicon platform. Also this week, we … Read More → "Accelerating AI at the Edge"

Intel One API

Intel released more information last week on One API – a “unified programming model to simplify application development across diverse computing architectures.” This obviously ostentatious claim evokes a firewall between the functionality of a software application and the computing hardware that is executing it. The most extreme interpretation would be that, using One API, a developer or team could develop code once and … Read More → "Intel One API"

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Aug 23, 2019
Many of our Samtec blogs focus on high-speed, high-bandwidth, cutting-edge connector applications. This makes sense because Signal Integrity is a critical issue for many of our customers, and because it'€™s a more flashy, attention-grabbing, sexy topic. And yes, I did just ...
Aug 23, 2019
The very last presentation at HOT CHIPS earlier this week was by Elene Terry of Microsoft about The Silicon at the Heart of the Hololens 2. She said that her talk was about why they did custom... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ]]...
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High Speed Cable Product Technology   Today’s multi-gigabit high speed serial connections demand a new generation of cables and connectors. With PAM4 and speeds reaching 56 and 112 Gbps, older technology cannot deliver the signal integrity you need. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff from Samtec about keeping those eyes wide open with … Read More → "High Speed Cable Product Technology"
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity   Physical verification can take an enormous amount of time, and catching errors early in the process is the best way to avoid costly and time-consuming iterations. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Christen Decoin of Synopsys about accelerating physical design productivity with tools and methods that can help catch … Read More → "Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity"
Enabling Next-Gen System Design: Samtec High-Speed Backplane Systems   Is your backplane getting a little long in the tooth? If you’ve been upgrading your interfaces to today’s super-high-speed standards, your backplane technology is probably getting left behind. You need to consider a high-speed, high-density, future-proofed backplane solution that can keep up with the demands of your system. In this episode of Chalk … Read More → "Enabling Next-Gen System Design: Samtec High-Speed Backplane Systems"
Sliding Power from TE Connectivity — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics   Power connections present a major problem for hot swapping drawers in racks. Fortunately, there are new sliding power solutions that keep your gear smoothly powered up through those drawer pulls. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Costello from TE Connectivity about the latest sliding power solutions. Click here … Read More → "Sliding Power from TE Connectivity — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"
Introducing the Visual Verification Suite’s New HDL Creator  Finding errors in a complex HDL design can be a daunting task. And, most errors aren’t detected until late in the design flow. If we could catch our errors earlier, when we are initially writing the code, we could save enormous amounts of time in simulation, synthesis, and layout. In this episode of Chalk … Read More → "Introducing the Visual Verification Suite’s New HDL Creator"
What is Intel® Optane™ Technology? — Mouser Electronics and Intel  Memory architecture is often the biggest bottleneck in a high-performance system design. The gap between high-speed DRAM and higher-capacity non-volatile memory sits at an inconvenient place on the cost-performance curve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jeffrey Galinovsky of Intel about how new Intel technologies including Intel® Optane™ memory technology … Read More → "What is Intel® Optane™ Technology? — Mouser Electronics and Intel"