Xilinx made a batch of announcements this week aimed at the data center. The company rolled out a new line of programmable network 100Gb/s SmartNIC interface cards, a “SmartWorld AI” video analytics solution, an algorithmic trading framework, and (finally) the Xilinx App Store. Taken together, they make good on Xilinx’s long-term “data center first” strategy. And, viewed on a more macro scale, they represent … Read More → "Redefining Xilinx?"
If your new car doesn’t come with the radio you wanted, blame Japan. Or Korea. Or the United States, UK, Brazil, The Netherlands, Taiwan, France, or (like Monty Python) the Belgians. It’s all their fault.
Your shiny new “German” car will include assemblies and components from all over the world. Indeed, there’s really no such thing as … Read More → "When Is the Chip Supply Coming Back?"
Many of today’s electronic systems feature multiple printed circuit boards (PCBs) and/or modules. (For the remainder of this column, unless such interpretation is inconsistent with the context, we will assume the term “board” to embrace the term “module.”) Not surprisingly, the system’s designers often wish to pass data back and forth from board to board.
Oftentimes, these … Read More → "SWA Stands for Stupendous, Wizard, and Awesome"
Pop Quiz – which FPGA company has sold the most devices?
Nope, wrong. Guess again.
And… wrong again. Neither Xilinx nor Altera/Intel, despite hovering around 80% combined FPGA market share for the last couple of decades, has shipped the most FPGA devices. That distinction goes to Lattice Semiconductor, and not by a small margin. The … Read More → "Lattice Launches Mach-NX"
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"
Were you wondering if anyone was in the process of using decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) to create a pack of robot dogs? If so, I can put your mind to rest by informing you that the answer to your question is a resounding “Yes!”
Did you notice that I used the term “decentralized AI” as opposed to “distributed AI” in … Read More → "Do Robot Dogs Dream of Cyborg Cats?"