One of the most interesting announcements in Intel’s tidal wave of “Data-Centric” product and technology rollouts this month was the introduction of the company’s new “Agilex” FPGA families – formerly code-named “Falcon Mesa.” Agilex is the first new FPGA line developed by the former Altera group (now Intel PSG) since the Intel acquisition. Agilex is a milestone in the evolution of FPGA technology, and it … Read More → "Inside Intel Agilex FPGAs"
Today, Intel made what is likely to be their most important announcement of the year, or perhaps the next couple of years. Clearly the biggest headliner is the introduction of the “Second Generation Xeon Scalable Processors,” which are intended to carry the heaviest load in defending Intel’s estimated 99% market share in data center processors. But the breadth of the announcement is staggering and goes well … Read More → "Intel Rolls New Xeon Servers and More"
Get ready to geek out.
I’m a big fan of math. I know… hardly a bold coming-out statement. But I’m also sometimes not a fan. In school, I found that there was sometimes too much blind adherence to math. When you asked why something happened, they’d say, “Because the equations say it happens.” Which isn’t really … Read More → "Negative Capacitance"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the challenges SoC Design with ClioSoft CEO Srinath Anantharaman. Srinath and I are chat about the hidden advantages of IP management, the challenges of global design teams, and how IP reuse can make all the difference in your bottom line. In this week’s Kickstarter corner, we also take a closer look at the details of a new mind-controlled … Read More → "More than Just Silicon"
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
– John F Kennedy, May 25, 1961
The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year… by 1975, the number of components per integrated circuit … Read More → "The Moon, Moore’s Law, and Marketing"
We’ve engaged in a decades-long battle to reduce the area footprint of integrated circuits in an attempt to put more faster stuff on one die and sell it for less money. The much-ballyhooed end of Moore’s Law (whether or not you believe that) has spurred much searching for ways around this endless loop. Wait… we’re already going around the loop. How about ways … Read More → "A Stacked Deck"