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Machine Learning and The New Age of Intelligent Chip Design

Machine learning is once again taking center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Rod Metcalfe (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the role of machine learning in the future of chip design, why implementation teams are having a hard time keeping up with today’s advanced node designs, and how advancements in computer science are helping usher in a new age of intelligent … Read More → "Machine Learning and The New Age of Intelligent Chip Design"

Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)

Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. The ability to measure things helps in locating and identifying problems and weak spots in production lines and processes. I was just introduced to a new molecular sensor for semiconductor metrology that may be poised to take the chip fabrication process by storm, but first…

When we look around, it’s easy to … Read More → "Metrology Maketh the Man (and Woman, and Silicon Chip)"

Quadric CPU Combines AI with Conventional Code

Another day, another new microprocessor architecture. There was a time in the Nineties when everyone and his dog was designing a new processor. They were all going to revolutionize the world, crush Intel, enable new cutting-edge devices, and show us how it’s really supposed to be done. The nerd journals were filled with new CPU acronyms like RISC, VLIW, IPC, EPIC, ROB, ILP, SSE2, TLB, … Read More → "Quadric CPU Combines AI with Conventional Code"

Boolean Logic Problem Finally Solved

One of the first things we learn in Computer Science 101 is how to reduce and simplify logic truth tables. If you’ve got a bunch of input bits feeding an array of logical OR, AND, and XOR gates, the first thing you want to do is figure out which bits are significant and which are “don’t care.” 

With a … Read More → "Boolean Logic Problem Finally Solved"

Quantum Practicality and You: How Intel is Solving the Quantum Computing Interconnect Bottleneck

“A classical computation is like a solo voice—one line of pure tones succeeding each other. A quantum computation is like a symphony—many lines of tones interfering with one another.” – Seth Lloyd

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Stefano Pellerano (Intel Labs) joins me to discuss the interconnect </ … Read More → "Quantum Practicality and You: How Intel is Solving the Quantum Computing Interconnect Bottleneck"

Growth Everywhere but at Intel

To quote a famous Scotsman, it’s a great day for America, everybody! The semiconductor industry’s Q1 results are in, and they’re good. Really good. The world’s top chipmakers collectively grew by 21% compared to this time a year ago. That’s a huge increase, especially given how large these companies were already. You try growing a billion-dollar business by twenty percent sometime. </ … Read More → "Growth Everywhere but at Intel"

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Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics  Today’s video applications require enormous amounts of compute performance on small power budgets. And, the wide variety of specifications, rates, and resolutions makes flexibility a key design requirement. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Omi Oliyide of Intel about how Intel FPGAs are ideal to take on even the most … Read More → "Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring — Synopsys  In-chip monitoring can significantly alter the lifecycle management landscape. By taking advantage of modern techniques, today’s more complex designs can be optimized even after they are deployed. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Crosher of Synopsys about silicon lifecycle management and how to take full advantage of the optimization … Read More → "In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring — Synopsys"
Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) — Synopsys  Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep on analyzing our IC designs once they are in the field? After all, simulation and lab measurements can never tell the whole story of how devices will behave in real-world use. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Randy Fish of Synopsys about … Read More → "Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) — Synopsys"
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two — Synopsys  Physical verification of IC designs at today’s advanced process nodes requires an immense amount of processing power. But, getting your design and verification tools to take full advantage of the compute resources available can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Manoz Palaparthi of Synopsys about dramatically improving … Read More → "Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two — Synopsys"
Cloud Computing for Electronic Design (Are We There Yet?)   When your project is at crunch time, a shortage of server capacity can bring your schedule to a crawl. But, the rest of the year, having a bunch of extra servers sitting around idle can be extremely expensive. Cloud-based EDA lets you have exactly the compute resources you need, when you need them. … Read More → "Cloud Computing for Electronic Design (Are We There Yet?)"
SLX FPGA: Accelerate the Journey from C/C++ to FPGA   High-level synthesis (HLS) brings incredible power to FPGA design. But harnessing the full power of HLS with FPGAs can be difficult even for the most experienced engineering teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jordon Inkeles of Silexica about using the SLX FPGA tool to truly harness the power … Read More → "SLX FPGA: Accelerate the Journey from C/C++ to FPGA"