This week’s podcast is all about the advancements in voice technology. Laurent Pilati (NXP) joins me to discuss the challenges surrounding machine learning for voice tech, the details of NXP’s Voice Intelligent Technology (VIT), and what benchmark metrics are involved for the qualification for a voice design. Also this week, I take … Read More → "Machine Learning Megaphone: Advancements in Voice Technology"
Silicon Valley is like Milan. One is the US center of high tech, the other is the fashion capital of Italy. The Valley has its product rollouts and Milan has its runway shows. Both are glamorous, slick, professionally produced events designed to generate excitement but tell you almost nothing about the actual product. They’re teases; entertainment for the press corps documenting the industry’s every … Read More → "ARMv9: Fashionably Late"
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO – QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: a new open source SoC dev kit that fits in your USB port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this … Read More → "The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape"
What a long, strange trip it’s been. MIPS Technologies no longer designs MIPS processors. Instead, it’s joined the RISC-V camp, abandoning its eponymous architecture for one that has strong historical and technical ties. The move apparently heralds the end of the road for MIPS as a CPU family, and a further (slight) diminution in the variety of processors available. It’s the final arc … Read More → "Wait, What? MIPS Becomes RISC-V"
The walled fortress is a time honored tradition in the FPGA business. Since the beginning of FPGA time, vendors of programmable logic silicon have kept a tight grip on the tool chains that are used to program their devices. If you want to do anything with a vendor’s chips, you need the vendor’s tools and the vendor’s rules. The only exceptions have been … Read More → "QuickLogic Opens Up FPGA Design"