There are whispers that their time has come to fade away into the sunset. Time to drift away on the electronic wind with laser discs, Zune players, and VHS. But can the role of 8 bit MCUs in the electronic engineering ecosystem be dismissed so easily? Maybe not. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Nikos Zervas (CEO … Read More → "Long Live the (8 Bit) King"
“You say you want a revolution? – John Lennon
There’s leading edge, there’s bleeding edge, there’s double-edged, and there’s over the edge. It’s hard to say which term applies to a new style of processor beginning to sneak out of the labs.
It’s called EDGE – for Explicit Data Graph Execution – and … Read More → "Living on the EDGE"
Ross Freeman, co-founder of Xilinx, invented the FPGA in 1984. In the 34 years that have passed, FPGAs have been wildly successful and are certainly among the most important electronic devices ever conceived. But during that entire history, tracing the evolution of FPGAs from dozens of LUTs to millions, the FPGA has been the optimal solution for … exactly zero applications.
Don’t get me wrong. FPGAs do one thing … Read More → "Is AI the Killer FPGA Application?"
In what appears to be another win for Xilinx’s formidable Zynq SoC FPGA platform, Xilinx and Daimler announced a collaboration on “an in-car system using Xilinx technology for artificial intelligence (AI) processing in automotive applications.” We say this “appears” to be a win for Zynq because Zynq isn’t mentioned by name in the very-vague press release. It does say, however, that the … Read More → "Xilinx Hits the Road with Daimler"
This is a part of my goodbye to an active role in the world of electronics, a world I have been a part of, as a PR person and a journalist, for nearly 40 years and, if you add on previous use of computers, including using teletypes on ARPANET, for nearly 50. In a few days, I will close down my commercial activities, and, although I will be … Read More → "Goodbye to All This"