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July 18, 2024

Open-Source AutoML for Edge AI/ML Development

by Max Maxfield

I was just cogitating and ruminating on the futuristic technologies to which I was exposed when “Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS)” first graced our television screens in 1966. Things like the flip-open communicators, which predated the launch of the world’s first flip phone by 30 years.

Also, there was artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) of a form. However, in hindsight (the one exact science), the greatest machine intelligence on Star Trek TOS was exhibited by the doors, which opened only when someone was walking towards them but not when someone was walking past them.

All of this flashed through my mind while

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July 9, 2024

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featured paper

Navigating design challenges: block/chip design-stage verification

Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

Explore the future of IC design with the Calibre Shift left initiative. In this paper, author David Abercrombie reveals how Siemens is changing the game for block/chip design-stage verification by moving Calibre verification and reliability analysis solutions further left in the design flow, including directly inside your P&R tool cockpit. Discover how you can reduce traditional long-loop verification iterations, saving time, improving accuracy, and dramatically boosting productivity.

Click here to read more


featured video

Unleashing Limitless AI Possibilities with FPGAs

Sponsored by Intel

Industry experts discuss real-world AI solutions based on Programmable Logic, or FPGAs. The panel talks about a new approach called FPGAi, what it is and how it will revolutionize how innovators design AI applications.

Click here to learn more about Leading the New Era of FPGAi


featured chalk talk

Autonomous Robotics Connectivity Solutions

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Samtec

Connectivity solutions for autonomous robotic applications need to include a variety of orientations, stack heights, and contact systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec explore trends in autonomous robotic connectivity solutions and the benefits that Samtec interconnect solutions bring to these applications.

Click here for more information about Samtec Autonomous Robotics Solutions

Accelerating Tapeouts with Synopsys Cloud and AI — Synopsys

  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Vikram Bhatia from Synopsys explore how you can accelerate your next tapeout with Synopsys Cloud and AI. They also discuss new enhancements and customer use cases that leverage AI with hybrid cloud deployment scenarios, and how this platform can help CAD managers and engineers reduce … Read More → "Accelerating Tapeouts with Synopsys Cloud and AI — Synopsys"

Developing a Secured Matter Device with the OPTIGA™ Trust M MTR Shield — Infineon and Mouser Electronics

  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Johannes Koblbauer from Infineon explore how you can add Matter and security to your next smart home project with the OPTIGA™ Trust M MTR shield. They also investigate the steps involved in the OPTIGA™ Trust M Matter design process, the details of the OPTIGA™ Trust … Read More → "Developing a Secured Matter Device with the OPTIGA™ Trust M MTR Shield — Infineon and Mouser Electronics"

Shift Left Block/Chip Design with Calibre — Siemens EDA

   In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Abercrombie from Siemens EDA explore the multitude of benefits that shifting left with Calibre can bring to chip and block design. They investigate how Calibre can impact DRC verification, early design error debug, and optimize the configuration and management of multiple jobs for … Read More → "Shift Left Block/Chip Design with Calibre — Siemens EDA"

ROHM’s 3rd Gen 650V IGBT for a Wide range of Applications: RGW and RGWS Series – Mouser and ROHM

  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Heath Ogurisu from ROHM Semiconductor investigate the benefits of ROHM Semiconductor’s RGW and RGWS Series of IGBTs. They explore how the soft switching of these hybrid IGBTs contribute to energy savings and power generation efficiency and why these IGBTs provide a well-balanced solution for switching … Read More → "ROHM’s 3rd Gen 650V IGBT for a Wide range of Applications: RGW and RGWS Series – Mouser and ROHM"

Easily Connect to AWS Cloud with ExpressLink Over Wi-Fi — AWS, u-blox and Mouser

In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton, Lucio Di Jasio from AWS and Magnus Johansson from u-blox explore common pitfalls of designing an IoT device from scratch, the benefits that AWS IoT ExpressLink brings to IoT device design, and how the the NORA-W2 AWS IoT ExpressLink multiradio modules can make retrofitting an already existing … Read More → "Easily Connect to AWS Cloud with ExpressLink Over Wi-Fi — AWS, u-blox and Mouser"

Infineon and Mouser introduction to Reliable Solid State Isolators – Infineon and Mouser

  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Callen Jr. from Infineon explore trends in solid state isolator and relay solutions, the benefits that Infineon’s SSI solutions bring to the table, and how you can get started using these solutions for your next design.  Click here for more information about Infineon Technologies … Read More → "Infineon and Mouser introduction to Reliable Solid State Isolators – Infineon and Mouser"

Lynn Conway, 1938-2024: The Computer Architect Who Helped to Revolutionize Digital IC Design
I could really get into designing using the FPGA memory blocks. Pipelining has reached the clock speed limit and HLS may never be truly usable. Using HDL for design entry was and still is a colossal blunder. There is no real debugging capability in the tool chain other than waveforms. ...

posted by Karl Stevens on Jul 18 at 1:50pm

I Just Created my First AI/ML App! (Part 2)
2-pet??? That's a cat and a dog isn't it! (oops - watch out for the exclamation mark police!) What my brain meant to say was 2-part but my typing fingers got into a dispute with my brain and guess who won!

posted by RedBarnDesigner on Jul 18 at 9:54am

I Just Created my First AI/ML App! (Part 2)
Hi Max, I have just re-read this 2-pet mini-series after reading your latest post. This article has really stuck with me. I find this really impressive. With a big fast CPU and some signal processing, I can easily believe that you can pick up any anomalies and send an alert. ...

posted by RedBarnDesigner on Jul 18 at 9:51am

ChatGPT will not replace me – yet
Insightful article, Steven! Thank you. In the brouhaha of AI drumming, people are forgetting that the current prowess of AI is surface level. But people often underestimate what can it do in 10 years timeframe. I'm working on a power product which is attempting to answer this question for a very ...

posted by narwal on Jul 16 at 1:15pm

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