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A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)

It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"

Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision

It’s funny how, when you keep on hearing stories about companies heading in one direction, the news that someone is going the other way makes you sit up and pay attention. It reminds me of that old saying: “‘Dog bites a man’ is not news; ‘Man bites a dog’ is news.”

In my case, for the past couple of years I’ve been talking with companies … Read More → "Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision"

Video Ergo Sum – Perceive’s AI Breakthrough in TOPS/Watt

With literally dozens of chip startups working on edge AI inference these days, it’s easy to get caught up in a blur of marketing hype around the various “novel” and “revolutionary” architectures under development. The potential rewards are enormous, as AI has invaded just about every application space, and the intense demands AI inference puts on computing hardware have resulted in a mad dash to … Read More → "Video Ergo Sum – Perceive’s AI Breakthrough in TOPS/Watt"

Digital Twins Promote Predictive Maintenance

Industrial facilities are jam-packed with expensive machines of all shapes and sizes. If something goes pear-shaped with one of these little scamps, it can bring a production line to its metaphorical knees. Fortunately, the folks at MathWorks have the 21st century equivalent of a crystal ball that can help predict when the machines might fail.

I love the smell of … Read More → "Digital Twins Promote Predictive Maintenance"

When Genetic Algorithms Meet Artificial Intelligence

I just heard from those clever chaps and chapesses at Algolux, who tell me they are using an evolutionary algorithm approach in their Atlas Camera Optimization Suite, which — they say — is the industry’s first set of machine-learning tools and workflows that can automatically optimize camera architectures intended for computer vision applications.

As … Read More → "When Genetic Algorithms Meet Artificial Intelligence"

The Dividends of Persistence: Intel’s Optane Memory and Advances in DNA Storage

“The world is one big data problem.” – by Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate Intel’s Optane™ persistent memory and how this new innovative memory can help make actionable insights more approachable and make your next data-centric design a whole lot easier. We also take a closer look at … Read More → "The Dividends of Persistence: Intel’s Optane Memory and Advances in DNA Storage"

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Benefits of FPGAs & eFPGA IP in Futureproofing Compute Acceleration   In the quest to accelerate and optimize today’s computing challenges such as AI inference, our system designs have to be flexible above all else. At the confluence of speed and flexibility are today’s new FPGAs and e-FPGA IP. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Fitton from Achronix about … Read More → "Benefits of FPGAs & eFPGA IP in Futureproofing Compute Acceleration"
Smart Embedded Vision with PolarFire FPGAs — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   In embedded vision applications, doing AI inference at the edge is often required in order to meet performance and latency demands. But, AI inference requires massive computing power, which can exceed our overall power budget. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks to Avery Williams of Microchip about using FPGAs to … Read More → "Smart Embedded Vision with PolarFire FPGAs — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
Scaling Up Vision and AI DSP Performance  For high-performance, low-power processing of AI and machine vision algorithms, latency can be critical. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pulin Desai from Cadence Design Systems about the using the new Vision Q6 processor core for embedded vision and AI applications. Click here for more information about Vision DSPs for … Read More → "Scaling Up Vision and AI DSP Performance"
Deep Learning with MATLAB   Many engineers want to take advantage of deep learning in their applications, but don’t have the AI background needed to develop the models. MathWorks is out to change all that. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Girish Venkataramani from the MathWorks about using MATLAB to build deep learning applications. … Read More → "Deep Learning with MATLAB"
Scaling Embedded Deep Learning Inference Performance with Dedicated Neural Network DSP   Neural networks are taking over a broad range of exciting applications these days. But, the amount of computation required for neural network inferencing can be daunting. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pulin Desai of Cadence Design Systems about some new processor IP designed specifically for neural network inferencing. … Read More → "Scaling Embedded Deep Learning Inference Performance with Dedicated Neural Network DSP"
Industrial IoT – Smart FactoryIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has a set of challenging requirements for designers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Dan Isaacs of Xilinx about meeting the security, performance, and flexibility demands of IIoT. Click here for more information about Industrial IoT Solutions powered by Xilinx.