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Understanding and Optimizing SoC Hardware Performance

Are you involved in developing SoCs? Are you banging your head against the wall, desperately trying to determine why you aren’t obtaining the performance promised by the providers of your processor, interconnect, and DDR memory controller IPs? Do I have good news for you? (Spoiler alert. The answer to the last question is a resounding “Yes!”)

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AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs

The awesome new AMD devices to which I’ve just been introduced have sparked a trip down memory lane (I know you’re surprised, because I pride myself on my laser-like focus that prevents me from wandering off into the weeds). I remember the 1970s and early 1980s when we thought the simple programmable logic devices (PLDs) of the time were so cool. Those were heady days … Read More → "AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs"

Will the Renesas RZ/V2H MPU Dominate Embedded AI Vision Applications?

I grew up in the age of 8-bit microprocessor units (MPUs). Consider the MOS Technology 6502, which was introduced in 1975, for example. This was the year I graduated from high school. I was 18 years old, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and totally clueless as to the ways of the world (to know me was to love me—this was long before I became the curmudgeonly, battered, bitter, broken man you see … Read More → "Will the Renesas RZ/V2H MPU Dominate Embedded AI Vision Applications?"

High Flying Digital Signal Processing! New Design Possibilities with HiFi DSPs

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Prakash Madhvapathy (Cadence) and I investigate recent trends in audio digital signal processing. We also discuss how Cadence’s HiFi 1s and HiFi 5s DSPs are simplifying ease of programming, accelerating machine learning applications and opening up new avenues of innovation for audio digital signal processing enhanced applications.

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A Brave New World of Emulation and Software Prototyping

Like so many of the technologies we take for granted today, I managed to find myself embroiled in the very early days of hardware emulation. This refers to the process of imitating the behavior of one piece of hardware (typically a silicon chip you are in the process of designing) with another piece of hardware (typically a special-purpose emulation system).

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AI/ML System Architecture Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec investigate a variety of crucial design considerations for AI and ML designs, the role that AI chipsets play in the development of these systems, and why the right connectivity solution can make all the difference when it comes to your machine … Read More → "AI/ML System Architecture Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
Intel AI Update — Intel and Mouser Electronics  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Peter Tea from Intel explore how Intel is making AI implementation easier than ever before. They examine the typical workflows involved in artificial intelligence designs, the benefits that Intel’s scalable Xeon processor brings to AI projects, and how you can take advantage of the Intel … Read More → "Intel AI Update — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
Advantech Industrial AI Camera: Small but Mighty — Advantech and Mouser Electronics  Artificial intelligence equipped camera systems can be a great addition to a variety of industrial designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ryan Chan from Advantech explore the components included in an industrial AI camera system, the benefits of Advantech’s AI ICAM-500 Industrial camera series and how you can get started … Read More → "Advantech Industrial AI Camera: Small but Mighty — Advantech and Mouser Electronics"
The Future of Intelligent Devices is Here — Alif Semiconductor   In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Henrik Flodell from Alif Semiconductor explore the what, where, and how of Alif’s Ensemble 32-bit microcontrollers and fusion processors. They examine the autonomous intelligent power management, high on-chip integration and isolated security subsystem aspects of these 32-bit microcontrollers and fusion processors, the role that … Read More → "The Future of Intelligent Devices is Here — Alif Semiconductor"
IoT Data Analysis at the Edge — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics  No longer is machine learning a niche application for electronic engineering. Machine learning is leading a transformative revolution in a variety of electronic designs but implementing machine learning can be a tricky task to complete. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Louis Gobin from STMicroelectronics investigate how STMicroelectronics is helping embedded … Read More → "IoT Data Analysis at the Edge — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics"
Machine Learning at the Edge: Applications and Challenges — Mouser and Silicon Labs  Machine learning at the TinyEdge is the way of the future but how we incorporate machine learning into our designs can take a variety of different forms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Dan Kozin from Silicon Labs about how you can add machine learning to your next design. They investigate … Read More → "Machine Learning at the Edge: Applications and Challenges — Mouser and Silicon Labs"