As I’ve mentioned on occasion, I predate many of the technologies that now surround us. I remember the heady days of the first 8-bit microprocessor units (MPUs) and early single board computers (SBCs) that were based on these little rascals. Glancing at the bookshelves in my office, I see my trusty companions of yesteryear in the form of 6502, Z80, etc. data books.
I still find it hard to believe that the first time generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in the form of ChatGPT by OpenAI impinged itself on the public consciousness—including what I laughingly think of as my own consciousness (but only when I consciously think about it)—was only a year ago (give or take a few days) as I pen these words.
My poor old noggin is currently spinning like a top. I was just chatting with Shakeel Peera, who is VP of Marketing, Strategy, and Business Operations for the FPGA business unit at Microchip Technology.
The first piece of intelligence that blew … Read More → "Microchip, PolarFire, and the Imperative of the Intelligent Edge"
Prophesee’s 5th Generation Sensors Detect Motion Instead of Images for Industrial, Robotic, and Consumer Applications
British photographer Eadward Muybridge’s pioneering work on motion pictures in the 1870s and his invention of the zoopraxiscope to display moving images literally framed everything that followed for the next 150 years, first in movies, then in television, and finally in animated GIFs. Muybridge’s developments leveraged human persistence of vision to make the subjects in a sequence of still photos appear to be moving. Since then, … Read More → "Prophesee’s 5th Generation Sensors Detect Motion Instead of Images for Industrial, Robotic, and Consumer Applications"
Do you remember those dim and distant days when the term AI (artificial intelligence) wasn’t on everybody’s lips? I’m aware that researchers and academics have been beavering away on AI since the Dartmouth Workshop in the summer of 1956, but for decades their labors rarely impinged on the public’s collective consciousness.< … Read More → "Winbond’s CUBE Memory Is Anything but Square"
Do you think chiplets are tasty? I think I’ve just seen the future of chiplet-based design—well, one possible future—and it looks finger-licking good to me. Just to make sure we are all tap-dancing to the same skirl of the bagpipes, let’s start by setting the scene. For the purposes of these discussions, we will take the term integrated circuit (IC) to refer … Read More → "Is This the Future of Chiplet-Based Design?"