“This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! …Bereft of life, he rests in peace!” – Mr. Praline
Years ago, a General Motors executive from Detroit told a roomful of press and analysts that “the median age of a Cadillac buyer increases by one year every year.” In other words, their customer base was dying. Only septuagenarians … Read More → "Wind River Modernizes VxWorks"
At this week’s Xilinx Developers Forum (XDF) in San Jose, California, Xilinx announced “Vitis” – a new framework for developing applications that use Xilinx programmable logic devices such as FPGAs, ACAPs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and all the other acronyms they can come up with that refer to what we’d call “FPGAs.” With an abundance of grandiosity, the company proclaimed that Vitis was “five years and a total of 1,000 man-years … Read More → "Xilinx Vitis and Vitis AI Software Development Platforms"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Clay Johnson (CEO – CacheQ) joins us to discuss the history of processor performance demands and why today’s designs require a variety of different technologies to increase compute performance. Clay and I also chat about the details of their QCC platform and how their platform is helping software developers leverage the benefits of heterogeneous distributed compute environments. Also this week, we … Read More → "The Acceleration Situation"
“Fast, cheap, or reliable: pick any two” – Racer’s adage
Storing data used to be so easy. You’d MOV or POKE a few bytes into RAM and leave ’em there. If you had to store a lot of data, maybe you’d use an EEPROM, hard drive, or flash memory. Retrieving the data was almost … Read More → "Embedded File Systems: a Tricky Task"
“People who like eating sausage, and respect the law, should never see either one being made.” – John Godfrey Saxe
The one certainty in law is that it’s unpredictable. Yesterday’s laws didn’t anticipate today’s technical quandaries, so we call upon the courts to apply sober judgment and insightful wisdom. Did the Founding Fathers mean for … Read More → "Can You Copyright Software?"
What we have here is a failure to communicate. – Cool Hand Luke
The farmer and the cowman should be friends. – Oklahoma
There are apparently a couple of silos in the EDA world that could use some breaking down.