Flash memory technologists had a problem. Their customers needed more memory, and so they were trying to make the memory cells smaller so they could fit more onto a chip. But the demand was growing faster than the technology was shrinking, so they needed to get to higher densities more quickly.
The basic flash memory cell had … Read More → "High-Speed Communications: Not Just Binary Anymore"
The 2019 Design Automation Conference (DAC) is in Las Vegas and our EE Journal team is on the scene to learn about recent developments and trends, and new products and technologies in the design and automation of electronic systems.
A few years ago, Lattice Semiconductor was an also-ran in the mainstream FPGA business – lapping up table scraps left by larger competitors Xilinx and Altera. Apparently, that wasn’t all that much fun, so the company set about re-defining themselves as the go-to provider of low-cost, low-power logic devices aimed at high-volume applications. With a smart mix of acquisition and internal development, Lattice created a coherent … Read More → "Edge FPGAs for Security and AI"
This week’s episode of Fish Fry is absolutely brimming with geeky goodness! First, I check out some new Dungeons and Dragons names created by optical research scientist and neural network trainer extraordinaire Janelle Shane. Next, I chat with Matt Burns (Samtec) about the trends in interconnects and how interconnects are going to lead the charge in the advancement of data center technology. Finally, I investigate DOCOMO’s new … Read More → "Drones, Dragons and Data Centers"
We’ve always been pretty impressed by Achronix – and for good reason. In an FPGA market where countless startups have tried and failed, Achronix somehow built themselves into a successful, independent, profit-making FPGA company. That’s not an easy task, and it required numerous “pivots” on the part of the company.
Initially, Achronix developed a family of novel asynchronous FPGAs and associated tools. When it became clear … Read More → "Achronix 7nm Speedster7t FPGAs"
Here at EE Journal world headquarters, we get a lot of press releases informing us that company A has made a deal with important customer B. Seriously. Many per day. Yawn. You may also notice the number of articles we typically do on those topics. Let’s count here… zero… uh, can we borrow from the tens place… no… yeah, zero. And yet, here … Read More → "eASIC’s Big Win"